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Vernier Go Wireless Link helps teachers collect scientific data

By Laura Devaney
July 14th, 2015

Educators can wirelessly collect data from more than 40 sensors on tablets and mobile devices in science and STEM classrooms

wireless-dataVernier Software & Technology has launched the Go Wireless Link to provide a cost-effective way to wirelessly collect data from more than 40 sensors on tablets and mobile devices in science and STEM classrooms.

Using the low-cost Go Wireless Link and Vernier sensors, students and teachers can now wirelessly collect data and perform data analysis on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Compatible sensors include the CO2 Gas Sensor, Gas Pressure Sensor, O2 Gas Sensor, Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, Dual-Range Force Sensor, Magnetic Field Sensor, Optical DO Probe, and more than 30 additional sensors.

“Go Wireless Link makes it possible to use one of more than 40 Vernier sensors to wirelessly collect data on Bluetooth Smart Ready tablets and mobile devices,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “Educators today are teaching with a variety of devices—iPad, Android tablets, Chromebooks, and computers. It’s our goal to develop innovative technology that is versatile, affordable and durable enough for the demands of classroom science experiments.”

Students plug in a compatible Vernier sensor to Go Wireless Link, pair it with their mobile device, and they are ready to collect scientific data for analysis using the free Vernier Graphical Analysis for iOS app.

Go Wireless Link ($99) is currently available for purchase. Support for Android™ devices and LabQuest® 2 will be available back-to-school 2015. Additionally, free updates to the Graphical Analysis for iOS app, planned for fall 2015, will enable support for more than 15 additional sensors.

To learn more about Go Wireless Link and to view the complete list of compatible Vernier sensors, visit http://www.vernier.com/products/interfaces/gw-link/.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura