The new compact FireSting-PRO is an unprecedented one-device solution for multiple analytes and sensor heads. It is a PC-controlled (USB) fiber-optic multi-analyte meter, which can be combined with the complete sensor portfolio for optical O2, pH, and temperature sensors from PyroScience. Each optical channel is freely configurable for several analytes and sensor types. These range from microsensors (50 µm tip) to robust probes (3 mm tip), and include diverse smart contactless sensor solutions (for measurements in closed systems / respirometry, microfluidics and complex geometries), as well as sensors for different ranges (full and trace range O2, pH ranges). A precision Pt100 temperature sensor can be connected to the temperature port, allowing automatic zero noise and zero latency temperature compensation of the optical sensor measurements in samples with varying temperatures, even during high speed measurements. The new FireSting-PRO features improved ambient light suppression for applications at in situ light conditions, as well as smart measurement modes for prolonged sensor lifetime. Several FireSting-PRO devices can be simply operated with a single PC in a single Pyro Workbench window, offering scalable fiber-optic multi-parameter sensor systems with e.g. 8, 16, 32, or 64 channels. It has never been easier to measure important parameters in a single sample at high precision with maximum flexibility concerning analyte, sensor format, measuring mode, and application range.
Innovative REDFLASH technology. The REDFLASH technology from PyroScience is based on the unique analyte-sensitive REDFLASH sensor materials. The REDFLASH sensor materials are excitable with red light and show an analyte-dependent luminescence in the near infrared (NIR). The REDFLASH technology impresses by its high precision, high reliability, low power consumption, low cross-sensitivity, and fast response times. The red light excitation significantly reduces interferences caused by autofluorescent samples. Further, the NIR detection technology significantly reduces interference with ambient light, known from the old blue-light techniques.
Supported analytes. This meter is compatible to a broad range of optical pH, oxygen and temperature sensors. External Pt100 temperature probes for temperature compensation are supported and can be connected to the LEMO-connector of this device and are supported.
Laboratory device. This plug & play solution comes with a standard USB connection and a free Windows logging software.
Next generation PC software. The Pyro Workbench is our newest software solution and available as free download in the Downloads tab. Up to 10 PyroScience meters can be operated by the Pyro Workbench at once. It is used for configuring the device, calibrating the sensors, starting the logging, and finally for retrieving the logged data. The sensor readings are displayed numerically and graphically and can be logged in respective data files for further data processing. Additionally, the integrated Pyro Data Inspector features multiple data processing options like drift compensation or calculation of oxygen rates.
Optical channel. This meter features four optical channels with ST-connectors, compatible to a broad range of fiber-optic and contactless sensors. The optical sensor of your choice must be purchased separately.
Temperature port. This device is equipped with a LEMO-connector for Pt100 temperature probes, which can be used for automatic temperature compensation of optical sensor measurements, or simply for logging temperatures in liquids and gases.
Integrated pressure and humidity sensors. All FireSting devices come with integrated sensors for atmospheric pressure (mbar) and relative humidity (%RH) of the ambient air for a user-friendly precision calibration procedure in water or ambient air. The integrated pressure sensor can be used for automatic pressure compensation of oxygen measurements performed e.g. in units of %O2, %air saturation or in DO concentration units (µmol/L, mg/L). These oxygen units show a strong dependence on atmospheric pressure changes (weather changes, altitude). Automatic pressure compensation is integrated seamlessly into the included innovative logger software / user interface.
Analog output. This device has 4 integrated analog outputs (0..2.5V), which can be configured and scaled with the included software. Optionally, each analog output can be also configured as an alarm output (e.g. for control tasks like observing a defined oxygen level in fish tanks).
Broadcast Mode. This meter can be operated optionally without any PC connected in the so-called broadcast mode. Simply activate the broadcast mode by connecting and powering the meter with a standard micro-USB charger (as used for mobile phones). The measured sensor data are read out via the analog output (or via the serial interface of the extension port).
LabVIEW library. For customer software solutions, a fully functional LabVIEW library is available in the downloads tab. On request, a respective Python library (in beta version) will be sent to you. Just let us know.