So I'm friends with the ice manager of a curling club here (and I have been curling for many years now). Several years ago, my friend and I installed a loaner NI 9211 (thermocouple measurement) with a wireless cDAQ chassis. It was connected to some thermocouples in the ice and transmitted to the computer in the office. This gave them a little bit of an idea of the temperature there and what kind of information could be acquired.
The EasyLog line from Lascar looks like a good WiFi solution with thermistor probe units costing $150 each. There's a monthly fee for storing and presenting the data though that ranges from $8 to $200 depending on number of sensors and desired features.
But I was talking to another friend who suggested I look at AcuRite. (Disclosure: AcuRite may be sponsoring his wife's blog in the future.) The set of 5 sensors is only $200, which is a much better price. The above sensors are WiFi and don't need a base station, but the AcuRite system requires a "smartHUB". The monitoring is free.
I'll propose these and we'll see if anything comes of it.
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