The handheld reader is a low cost, convenient device that allows you to read and collect data from temperature sensor cables or sensor lances. Each sensor cable or lance is connected in a sequential series and assigned a location number. Temperatures are read automatically and displayed by simply scrolling through each sensor location and viewing the temperature data for each sensor. The handheld reader comes in a handy carrying case with accessories including a USB cable for charging the unit, a universal connector cable that works with either temperature cables or lances, and a flashlight. Data can be automatically transferred to a PC using the software on the memory stick included in the kit.