The upgrade allows the HALO pH electrodes with Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0) technology to be used with an Android device.
With the Hanna Lab App, analytical testing can be integrated into the food production process for users of all experience levels.
It turns the Android device into a pH meter when used with Hanna’s HALO pH electrodes. Functions include calibration, measurement, continuous data logging, graphing, and data sharing.
Measurement and logging of pH and temperature at one-second intervals start when the probe is connected. They can be displayed as tabulated data or as a graph and graph axes may be expanded using the pinch-to-zoom technology for enhanced viewing.
The Hanna Lab App allows the display of GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) calibration data which includes date, time, offset, mV values, temperature, calibrated buffer values, and slope of the electrode.
Calibration can be done with up to five pH buffers that are automatically detected and temperature corrected to 25°C.
Hanna’s line of HALO Foodcare pH electrodes can be used in the field, laboratory, or on the production line. The Foodcare line provides application-specific electrodes for industries including wine, dairy, and meat processing.
Michelle Salisbury, applications manager for Hanna Instruments, said it aims to make science accessible to the masses.
“It is a real game changer, making pH measurements easier and more affordable than ever. From the home cheesemakers to the commercial food producers…virtually anyone can perform accurate pH and temperature measurements with their compatible smart device, the Hanna Lab App, and a HALO pH electrode.”