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Subject: Dataloggers


From: Samantha Alderson <saman>
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 1996
We are looking into purchasing several dataloggers in the near
future.  I have done some calling around and read relevant postings
in the Cons DistList archives.  I have been able to acquire a lot of
information on the ACR smartreaders and I have spoken to several
people who are currently using this system to get their opinion.  I
even found some useful basic information on the ACR's on a web page
for those that are interested

I have been less successful gathering information about other
datalogger systems and their comparative performance.  These are the
other systems I have come across and I would appreciate hearing from
anyone that has used them or can provide more information:

    *   The Rustrak Scout (replacement for the Rustrak Ranger
        previously used by some museums) which has the advantage of
        a real-time digital display on the unit (ACR system does
        not) but has the disadvantage of being somewhat larger and
        more expensive.

    *   The Testo 171 distributed by Conservation Support Systems,
        which I know nothing about beyond the entry in their

I am also aware of the Hanwell Monitors RL System (Radio Telemetry)
but believe at this point this system is too complex (and expensive)
for our current needs.  Again, I would appreciate hearing from
anyone with information about the ACR's, Rustrak Scout, Testo 171 or
other systems of which I am not yet aware. Feel free to contact me
directly by e-mail or phone (212) 769-5447.  Thank you.

Samantha Alderson
Assistant Conservator of Objects
Department of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, N.Y.  10024-5192

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:61
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Received on Tuesday, 5 March, 1996

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