- The PR-23 includes an Ethernet based communications solution. This allows connection to computer networks, and real-time measurement data and diagnostic information on the Web and Ethernet access from anywhere in the world by an Internet (IP) address. This also makes it a valuable service tool for parameter changes and software up-dates.
- The benefit of having Ethernet connectivity in a field instrument is that it is the most widely used local area network (LAN) standard with most types of computer having such a connection. Therefore, only a cross-over cable and some data acquisition software is needed for collecting the data from the PR-23 refractometer. Communication is built on standard protocols (UDP/IP) and K-Patents offers ready-to-install software for data acquisition.
- Additional features include interchangeability and dual connectivity of the sensors. All PR-23 sensors have identical calibration and each sensor gives Refractive Index nD and temperature as output. These enable sensors to be freely interchanged without optical calibration or parameter changes. It is simply a matter of plug and play!