Video: Comparing the SeaFET V1 and SeaFET V2 Interface
Back in May 2018, Sea-Bird Scientific upgraded the SeaFET™ pH sensor to the “SeaFET™ V2”, improving upon the performance of the original SeaFET™ while retaining the same underlying ISFET sensor technology.
The SeaFET™ V2 improves upon the original SeaFET’s reliability, data quality, ease of operation, and deployment endurance. Among these changes, the SeaFET™ V2 has a completely restructured RS-232 interface. This has a few implications for communicating with the SeaFET™ V2/SeapHOx V2/Deep SeapHOx V2:
- The Sea-Bird Scientific UCI 2.0 software (also compatible with the SUNA V2 and HydroCAT-EP) is now the primary software interface. UCI looks and behaves similarly to SeaFETCOM and retains the same ability to configure the SeaFET™ V2 and upload/process data. SeaFETCOM is not compatible with the SeaFET™ V2.
- The SeaFET™ V2 has a completely revised command set that includes commands common to other Sea-Bird Scientific CTDs. The original SeaFET™ V1 commands are no longer valid for the SeaFET™ V2.
- The SeaFET™ V2 no longer utilizes Burst Sampling and Sample Averaging. Instead, autonomous and polled sampling routines are identical to standard Sea-Bird moored CTDs.
- The SeaFET™ V2 data output is more consistent with Sea-Bird Scientific CTDs. Due to differences between the V2 and V1 output, any system configured to accept the SeaFET V1 output must be reconfigured for the new V2 output.
Watch our video to learn more.
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