Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation brand, today announced at Photonics West, the Quasar App, the first mobile application that displays laser meter data on Android devices. The Quasar App connects to Ophir's Quasar device via Bluetooth. Once connected, the App displays power readings from the laser measurement sensor that is connected to the Quasar device within a range of 10 meters.
The broad availability of mobile devices is changing the face of the laboratory environment, providing easy access to data and less clutter from big pieces of equipment and hundreds of miles of cables, stated Ephraim Greenfield, CTO, Ophir Photonics. With the Quasar App, users can select the wavelength and then just watch the data come in and be displayed on your Android phone. Quasar allows operators to separate the placement of the remote laser energy sensor and the operator's mobile app-based display device to provide optimal flexibility for complex laser measurement applications.
The Quasar device and Quasar App are available for use with most Ophir thermopile and photodiode sensors. The Quasar device broadcasts to your Android smartphone or tablet. Quasar offers a rechargeable NiMH battery which provides more than 20 hours of use. Ophir's StarLab PC software is included with each interface and converts any PC into a comprehensive laser power/energy meter, with features such as log power and energy, averages, statistics, histograms, and more.
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The Quasar Bluetooth interface will be available February 2012.