Customer’s Last Word:
“The DataNet solution provided us with a continuous monitoring and alarm system, enabling us to constantly evaluate the state of the collections which are stored in the museum’s storage area.”Sigal Benzoor, Director of Conservation Labs, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv
Application: Museum temperature and humidity monitoring
Organization: Eretz Israel Museum
Museums aspire to ensure the long-term safety and preservation of their collections while displayed and while kept in storage. In order to achieve this goal, museums need to monitor and control the temperature and relative humidity in the museum and in the storage area. Improper environmental levels may harm the artefacts due to deterioration of the art exhibits at significantly greater rates.
About the Customer:
The Eretz Israel Museum is a multidisciplinary (historical, anthropological and archaeological) museum in Tel Aviv, Israel. The museum was founded in 1958 and has its artefacts organized in a variety of exhibition pavilions. Each pavilion is dedicated to a different subject: glassware, ceramics, coins and copper in addition to a planetarium.
Key Customer Challenges:
The installation comprised three Mini DataNet DNL810-BXT loggers measuring temperature and relative humidity, in addition to one DNR900 Receiver. The administrator computer is located at the conservation lab, which is in another building distanced 100 meters away. The distance issue was solved by connecting the Receiver to the museum’s LAN network (USB over IP). Data is sampled and transmitted to the central computer in the conservation lab. When data crosses the pre-defined thresholds, alarm notifications are sent to the control room, and SMS alerts are also applied, allowing technicians and security personnel to immediately address issues that arise.
USB over IP – solving the distance issue and enables reliable transmission of data from the Receiver in the storage are to the control room located in a different building.