Turner Designs’ Databank Handheld Datalogger is upgraded to include an internal GPS chipset allowing users to log GPS coordinates along with measurement data for location tracking. Using GPS & GLONASS Global Navigation Satellite System, DataBank provides horizontal position accuracy of 2.5 meters. DataBank stores up to 9,999 records as well as 16 calibrations and uses an intuitive GUI interface for configuring and calibrating Cyclops sensors; logged data are downloaded via USB. DataBank’s internal rechargeable battery provides continuous measurements up to 15 hours or continuous GPS data collection up to 5 hours.
Databank comes with one factory-installed cable that supplies power to and communicates with Turner Designs’ Cyclops sensors. Standard Cyclops sensors are available for detecting: in vivo Chlorophyll, Crude Oil, Refined Fuels, CDOM/FDOM (dissolved organic material), Blue/Green Algae, Fluorescein Dye, Rhodamine Dye, PTSA Dye, Optical Brighteners, Tryptophan, and Turbidity. Cyclops sensors can also be configured with custom optics for specialized applications per customer request.
Integrated GPS data are important for field work such as conducting dye trace studies, mapping algal blooms, or looking for the presence of optical brighteners as an indicator of wastewater contamination. Small and lightweight, DataBank is ideal for such remote field work.