The Starmon mini records water temperature at a user defined interval and stores the data in its internal memory. The recorder is supported by the Communication Cable and the SeaStar software. Every Starmon recorder is calibrated in a stable, high accuracy temperature bath and has its individual calibration constants stored in its memory. Every Starmon recorder is delivered with a calibration certificate. Starmon mini is available in plastic (400m depth range) or titanium (11,000m depth range) housing.
Using Starmon mini is simple and easy. The end cap of the housing is removed and the recorder is connected to a PC computer with the Communication Cable, either to a 9 pin RS232C serial port or USB. The user can connect to the recorder through the SeaStar software and define the sampling interval and start time of recordings. After the recorder has been started, cable is unplugged, end cap is screwed firmly on and recorder is ready for deployment. After the measuring period, data is uploaded from the recorder into a PC computer using the Communication Cable and SeaStar software. In SeaStar the data is shown in graphic and tabular form along with date and time of each measurement. Data can be imported into other data processing software.
The Starmon mini is designed for use in oceans, rivers and lakes and has a reputation of being a reliable instrument in demanding environments. Starmon mini is mainly used for researches within the fields of marine biology, oceanography, hydrology, aquaculture, oil & gas, geology, geothermal and boreholes.
A stainless steel housing can be provided for the Starmon mini. The housing can be used to protect the recorder from harsh conditions or to better attach the recorder to moorings, deployment lines and other underwater gear. Star-Oddi also offers a battery replacement kit.