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RAFTER for Windows

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Buildings • Cool Rooms • Refrigeration units • Server Rooms • Equipment


Standard temperature display
Standard temperature display for up to 64¹ sensors (Celsius or Fahrenheit)


Live updating temperature floor plan
Floor plan image overlayed with live temperature data.
Showing minimum, maximum and current temperature
for each sensor. (Celsius or Fahrenheit)
SMS temperature alert



Records and Charts Temperatures

An overlay of 2 temperature sensors

Screen shot of a temperature graph showing an onverlay of inside and outside temperatures.

The graph is interactive so when the mouse is moved over the graph the description of the sensor, the date, the time and the temperature is displayed for the current cursor location. (This image is not interactive).

Any number of sensors can be selected and charted to create a multiple sensor temperature chart.

The Cheapest IP Enabled Temperature Data Logger
net book  Simply combine a net book PC with a Rafter kit and you create a network enabled temperature data logger at a crazy low price.

Environment Alerts - Smoke - Fire - Water - Loss of Power
Environment alarm sensor RAFTER supports up to four external alarm inputs that will generate alert notifications.

The alarm message and the time it takes for an alarm input to trigger an alert are configurable.

Example Installations For Recording and Monitoring Temperature
 Building energy management
 Cool rooms, cellar and storage rooms
 Server and equipment rooms
 Vaccine fridges

Built in web server for Internet and remote access

Example Web Browser Display

Example Web Browser Display

Example Web Browser Sensor List Display

Example Web Browser Sensor List Display

Connecting Sensors
Parallel sensor connections

Image showing how temperature sensors are connected to a PC computer via a RS232 adapter. The cable length can be extended up to 100 metres.

Sensors are added by simply "chaining" additional sensors in parallel to other sensors already connected to the network.

Temperature Alerts
Up to 4 different mobile telephone numbers may receive a SMS temperature alert. To send SMS temperature alerts you will need to subscribe to an on-line SMS service. The service must accept an E-mail containing a SMS text message and send the contents of the E-mail as a text message over the telephone network. Subscribing to this service is a straight forward process. Some providers let you simply pay in advance for a specific number of messages.

The Rafter software must be given a user name and password to an SMTP mail server that it can use to send an e-mail with. When a temperature alarm is raised the Rafter software will send an e-mail to the SMS provider who accepts the e-mail and performs the delivery of the text message.

A roster is used to select who will receive a temperature alert depending upon the day of the week and the hour of the day. Each day of the week is broken up into 12 two hour slots. For each slot up to 4 different numbers can be selected for notification.

Indexed Help
Complete documentation is supplied and will automatically display the first time the software is used.

System Requirements
  Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000/Server computer (32 or 64 bit) with spare USB port.

Access to a SMTP mail server required for sending E-mails and SMS notifications.

DB9 Communication Port - Only for connecting alarm inputs to the computer when alarm inputs are required.

RS232 DB9 port   Image of a RS232 DB9 port usually found on rear panel
(Most new computers and laptops no longer have this port so a USB adapter is required.)

One of these ports provides 2 alarm inputs.


  • Temperature units selectable between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  • Temperature range: -55°C to +125°C (-67°f to 257°f).
  • System: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000/Server PC (32 or 64 bit).
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.5°C from –10°C to +85°C
  • Recording rate: selectable from 1 minute to 255 minutes.
  • Displays and records temperature continuously while computer and RAFTER software is running.
  • Maximum cable length is 100 metres. ¹ Maximum 64 sensors per cable depending on cable length.
  • Dates will be formatted according to custom of country.


If you are not satisfied with this product you can contact us within 30 days of purchase to receive a full refund.

 Dec 2009 "Purchased Oct 2008. Use for recording wood boiler water temp., works perfect."
Don V. Michigan
 Feb 2010 "Purchased Oct 2008. This is a great solution, with easy installation. Best of all support is fantastic."
Marc T. Texas
 Mar 2010 "Purchased June 2009. We spent alot of time researching the Internet for a new temperture monitoring system to suit our requirements and food safety program that was easy to use, could SMS or email and wasn't over complicated. Insmart's RafterPlus has fitted in purfectly to what we were looking for, Rod has been very agreeable to making changes to the software that we have asked for, we have been running the system for several months now, and it's been running like a swiss clock, Thanks Rod"
Paul C. New Zealand
 May 2010 "Purchased October 2008. A bargain for such an accurate and stable measurement system. It's a complete and straightforward system I've been happily using for more than 2 years without fail and support is top notch!"
François L. Montréal, Canada



The 5 sensor kit contains:

  • 1 x TM064U Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000/Server RAFTER PLUS PC software on CD
  • 1 x TSR digital thermometer RS232 network adapter and
  • 5 x TS2 digital thermometer temperature sensor (expandable to 64 sensors).

Cable to connect the sensors back to the PC computer is not supplied. For connections under 30 metres you can use any 2 wire low capacitance cable (telephone cable). To extend the connection up to 100 metres you will need to use a twisted pair cable such as Cat-5.

Note: Computer and RAFTER software must be running for temperature to be recorded and alerts issued.
Maximum 64 sensors.
Use of software subject to license agreement.

Delivery - World wide from Perth Australia.

RAFTER is a low cost non critical temperature monitoring and alert system. Operating from a Windows computer relying on the Windows operating system, network, other systems and third party service providers Insmart will not accept any responsibility for damaged equipment or spoiled food or spoiled pharmaceuticals or any other spoiled or damaged items. It is the responsibility of the customer to configure and test the RAFTER software. The customer shall agree and accept that the limit of Insmart liability shall be to repair any defects in the RAFTER software only.

Notwithstanding anything herein contained Insmart shall continue to be subject to any implied warranty provided by the Trade Practices Act 1974 (as amended) or any other legislation in force within the Commonwealth of Australia if and to the extent that the said Act or other legislation is applicable to this Agreement and prevents exclusion or modification of any such warranty.

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Additional sensors sold with a kit   $18.00 each  
Additional sensors sold separately   $19.00 each  
Dedicated USB adapter

USB adapter and software CD   $77.00 each  
USB to RS232 adapter with kit   $19.00 each  
USB to RS232 adapter sold seperately   $29.50 each  

Using our process control experience Insmart can supply customised control solutions to manage facilities that require temperature related automation.

Please use our contact form to request further information.

Additional Temperature Alert Information - Learn more about how RAFTER temperature alerts work.


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