OMEGA USB Loggers vs Eupry

 

We have put together this comparison to help you find the right equipment whether you work in a laboratory, pharmacy, transport company or within the food sector.

The products we have compared with Eupry’s data loggers in this post are USB loggers from OMEGA. The company is based in the US and is specialised in sensors for a wide variety of uses, such as temperature, pressure, force, pH levels, humidity, air quality, voltage etc.

So, what are the differences between OMEGA USB loggers and a WiFi data logger from Eupry? There are some similarities, but as this article will show, there are a number of key areas where there are major differences.

 

Highlights

  • Eupry provides free annual calibration by providing an instant device replacement.
  • Eupry’s WiFi temperature data logger sends alarms via SMS and email when temperature limits are exceeded.
  • Monitor data easily from an app or web browser with Eupry.
  • Eupry’s subscription plan provide an ongoing and proactive support.
  • Eupry’s wireless data logger automatically sends data to servers which prevents loss of data.
  • With Eupry, a single click can change the settings on all your data loggers at once, saving countless hours.
  • If you have a small setup and it is not important that temperatures are sometimes exceeded, you should go for a USB data logger from OMEGA
  • If you have other needs than temperature logging, you should go for a USB data logger from OMEGA.

 

Calibration

Like any machinery, regular inspections are crucial to ensure temperature loggers accuracy and reliability. The majority of data loggers on the market do not include a calibration service, meaning customers each year have to use their supplier or a third party to ensure that their devices are calibrated.

 

In cases where users forget or simply miss the annual calibration deadline, there is a risk of reduction in accuracy and reliability, or more crucial deviations from the quality system. For companies working within food or pharmaceutical industries this could potentially lead to non-compliances with GDP (Good Distribution Practices).

 

A standard calibration of a USB datalogger will typically cost 70-90€ per unit. This is an annual spend that is often overlooked when different solutions are compared. The process can take up to 4-8 days during which customers have to arrange alternative solutions, e.g. by having spare data loggers in place.

 

Eupry relies on a subscription-based concept where Eupry replace data loggers with new, calibrated loggers once a year. This annual service is included in the premium and standard subscription fee. At the standard subscription it is limited to three dataloggers per year.

 

Furthermore, Eupry’s data loggers are calibrated in a state-of-the art calibration laboratory using systematic and validated procedures. The laboratory is accredited according to the internationally recognized  ISO / IEC 17025 standard for calibration laboratories, which is recognized by almost all european countries. Eupry can guarantee highly accurate calibrations, as well as an exceptional level of expertise which is ensured by regular inspections performed by the approved accreditation body, DANAK.

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No Alarm Function vs Alarms via SMS and Email

Typically, OMEGA’s USB loggers have a tiny speaker and a lamp, which will indicate that the temperature is outside the allowed limits. That won’t help though if the logger is placed in a refrigerator, a freezer, an incubator or a distant store room, or outside working hours and weekends.

 

With Eupry’s solution, an alarm is sent via SMS and/or email ensuring that users are notified instantly when limits are exceeded. Users can react in real time instead of discovering too late that the goods have been ruined by a critical high or critically low temperature, followed by time consuming deviation reporting.

  • With Eupry’s WiFi data loggers, an alarm is sent via SMS and/or email ensuring that users are notified instantly when limits are exceeded

Support

The OMEGA USB loggers come with a manual to assist with setting up the system, which is the limit of the support you can receive. With Eupry, there is a dedicated online support centre as well as fully trained staff available to call or email whenever you need help. If allowed by the user, Eupry’s staff can access your system and assist with setting up and configuring the data loggers.

 

Data transfer

The memory of the OMEGA USB loggers needs to be emptied approximately every two weeks. Otherwise data will not be recorded and consequently lost. Eupry’s wireless data logger automatically sends all data to our servers, meaning you don’t need to worry about losing any data and you don’t have to spend time on emptying the memory every few weeks.

Eupry stores data in an ISO9001/ISO27001 certified environment for up to 5 years, where you are able to quickly access documentation if needed.

 

Manual Setup vs Automatic Settings

If you are using several dataloggers from OMEGA, you need to set aside plenty of time to perform custom configurations every time data needs to be exported – especially during deployment. With Eupry however, a single click can change the settings on all data loggers at once. This is possible because the settings are changed directly from Eupry’s online system.

 

Furthermore, Eupry’s web application is separated into three levels, users, locations and profiles. An unlimited number of users can be added. Permissions can be customised to ensure that users only see the data they need.

 

Bottom Line

Both OMEGA’s USB loggers and Eupry’s WiFi data loggers are very good at their main tasks. The main differences between them are in the service. Eupry guarantees free annual replacement of loggers, including calibration, and ongoing support which are all included in the subscription price. With OMEGA’s USB logger you need to pay an annual fee for calibration.

Additionally, Eupry combines compliance and temperature monitoring by enabling easy documentation (with integrated deviation reporting), and calibration. This combination is intended especially for large and small laboratories, pharmacies and pharmaceutical wholesalers.

We aim to be as objective as we can in this article to give a fair comparison between OMEGA USB loggers and Eupry Premium.

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