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C-FINS Fluorometric Integrated Nautical Mapping System

Driver for Communication and Integration Cable

The Communication and Integration Cable (P/N 2300-115) works with the Computer Interface Cable (P/N 2200-150) as an adapter cable that allows users to upload firmware to the instrument using a USB plug/port or to stream real-time digital (ASCII) data continuously to a serial port using the RS232 plug.  Either plug can be used to communicate with and/or configure the instrument.
(Note: Due to the Computer Interface Cable’s wiring configuration, we do not recommend using the Computer Interface Cable for serial data output without the adapter cable)
For more information on cabling for the C3, C6, and all Turner Designs instrumentation please refer to the Cable Guides or contact Technical Support.

-    Installation & Operating Instructions
-    Drivers Required for Cable Installation

Add-In Module for ArcGIS® 10.0 or 10.1 (for use with C-FINS package)

To use the Add-In Module please do the following: 

• Ensure ArcGIS® 10.0 or 10.1 is installed on your PC.
• Download the free C3 Add-In Module (zip file) to your desktop.
• Unzip and open the file and click on the File TD_C3.esriAddIn
• This is a self-extracting file that will add the C3 Add-In Module to your ArcGis 10.0 or 10.1 system.
• Open the C3 Add In Module Quick Start file (pdf) for information on using the Add-In Module 

Please contact Technical Support if you have questions.

C-Soft Firmware Upgrade & Software Download

C-Soft Firmware Upgrade & Software Download for C3 Submersible Fluorometer or C6 Multi-Sensor Platform Firmware version 2.1 does not allow data output to continue when the instrument’s memory is full. We revised the current firmware and released version 2.2 allowing users to continue capturing data output even though the memory’s maximum capacity has been reached. We recommend all C3 and C6 users to upgrade to firmware version 2.2 enabling this feature and keeping up to date with the latest functions available for the C3 Submersible Fluorometer and C6 Multi-Sensor Platform.

Users who received their C3 Submersible Fluorometer or C6 Multi-Sensor Platform on or before 02/16/2011 should upgrade their instruments using the Firmware and Software upgrades below to maximize performance of their instrument.

Note: Upgrade is not required for customers using the C3 Submersible Fluorometer for the SMART protocol.

Firmware Update
• Easy to download - firmware upload instructions
• TI Downloader Program (required for uploading firmware; 2.3MB)
• C-Soft Hex File Version 2.2 (0.03MB)

C-Soft Software Download
• Easy to download - software installation instructions
• C-Soft Software Version 2.1 (90.8 MB)

Please contact Technical Support if you have questions.

USB Serial Adaptor Cable Information

Currently many of the new computers only have USB ports for Serial communication, they have eliminated the older style 9 pin serial connectors, known as DB9 connectors. Turner Designs still supplies Fluorometers and cables with these DB9 serial connectors. If you want to use the USB port on your computer to connect to our Fluorometers, you will need to purchase one of these USB Serial Adaptor Cables. We have developed and tested a Communication Integration Cable that works with our instruments.  View Product
Please contact our Technical Support department if you have questions.