The SDI-12 Verifier gives you assurance that your SDI-12 sensor is in compliance with the SDI-12 standard. If your sensor is not in compliance, it will help you find the problems. The Verifier performs complex tests quickly, saving you time and money.
Please visit www.sdi-12.org for information about SDI-12.
The Verifier can also simulate an SDI-12 sensor and monitor the SDI-12 bus to help test SDI-12 data recorders.
The Verifier is a PC based system with three components:
- Hardware to interface a USB port to the SDI-12 bus. This interfaces PCs to SDI-12 sensors and data recorders;
- Firmware to communicate with the PC and SDI-12 devices, execute tests, time events, simulate sensors, and control the SDI-12 bus;
- PC software to test SDI-12 sensors and recorders (runs on Microsoft ® Windows: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10).
The Verifier can test:
- all SDI-12 commands;
- all versions of SDI-12 (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3);
- the timing of SDI-12 bus transactions;
- the ability of sensors to respond to a break;
- the ability of sensors to wake up within 100 milliseconds after a break;
- the ability of a sensor to respond within 15 milliseconds after receiving the last byte of a valid command;
- the ability of sensors to return to low power standby mode;
- the ability of sensors to reset upon receipt of a break when taking a measurement;
- the ability of sensors to take concurrent measurements;
- the correct use and timing of service requests;
- the proper use of parity;
- data retention after taking a measurement;
- the correct computation of CRC values;
- extended commands;
- and more ...
The Verifier also:
- monitors the SDI-12 bus and displays all commands and responses exchanged between an SDI-12 recorder and sensors;
- operates as an SDI-12 data recorder;
- simulates an SDI-12 sensor to help test data recorders;
- has an SDI-12 transparent mode;
- can have numerous sensors connected to it;
- has a detailed user's guide;
- functions as a interface between a PC and one or more SDI-12 sensors using a PC communications program such as HyperTerminal, without using the Verifier's PC software.