To be used with the Hydrolab Series 5 multiprobes and the YSI 6 Seires multiprobes    


The HydroTech custom NX8 is especially designed to communicate with all HydroTech, Hydrolab® / Hach® Series 5, and YSI® Series 6 multiprobes. The custom built-in power supply is powerful enough to power all sondes, even with sondes without internal batteries. The communication can be established via a terminal emulator or via the Hydras LT mobile. 

On the terminal mode, the HydroTech custom NX8 supports all sonde menu functions, from calibration to sonde setup, just like a regular PC. 

A front-runner in the new generation of hand held computers, the ergonomic NX8 delivers the largest, most brilliant capacitive touchscreen in its class, along with an unprecedented combination of processing power, connectivity and field ruggedness. 

Standard options:

Barometer, GPS, Bluetooth, Camera, Audio, Wireless LAN, USB A Host, USB micro (PC sync and charging), 9-pin serial RS-232 port, 3.5 mm headset (stereo and mic)


  • Size:                          190.9mmx79.7mmx 34.6mm(7.5x3.1x1.3in)
  • Weight:                      490 grams (17.3 ounces) (including battery and hand strap)
  •  Processor:                Texas Instruments 4470 dual-core @ 1.5GHz
  •  Memory / Disk:         1 GB RAM/4 GB iNAND Flash
  •  Operating System:   Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3 Android 4.2.2
  •  Screen:                    4 .7" FWVGA (854x480); IPS; 600 nits, capacitive multi-touch Asahi Dragontrail chemically strengthened glass
  •  Keypad:                   Numeric with 3 programmable function keys
  •  Battery:                    Li-Ion, 3.7V 5200mAh (19.2 Wh) (Warm-swappable) with smart gauge
  •  Connection:             
    • USB A Host
    • USB micro (PC sync and charging) DB9 RS-232 serial
    • 3.5 mm headset (stereo and mic) 
  • I / O:                         SIM (user accessible) MicroSD/MicroSDHC slot
  •  Expansion:              Embedded expansion connector for custom hardware integrations in conjunction with expansion cap.                          

                                      USB Host, serial, and 3.3v/5v power connections available via proprietary connector

  •  Communication:  
    • Audio: Built in: Receiver, loud-speaker; mic                                                                                                                                           
    • Bluetooth: Class 2 (10 m), v3.0 in Android OS and v2.0 in Windows Mobile OS
    • Cellular (WWAN): Voice and data, 3.8G GSM HSPA+/HSUPA or CDMA EVDO Rev. A
    • Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Navigation:             Integrated with stand-alone u-blox® GPS
  •  Camera:               8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED illumination 
  • Indicators: LEDs:  1. Charge state, 2. GPS, 3. Notification; Vibration motor
  •  Sensors: 
    • 3-axis accelerometers 
    •  3-axis gyroscope 
    •  Ambient light sensor 
    •  Digital compass 
    •  Altimeter/barometer 
    •  Proximity 
    • Ambient temperature 
  •  Environment: 
    • Operating: 
      •  -30°Cto+60°C  MIL-STD-810G 501.5/502.5 I, II and III 
      • -40°Cto+70°C  MIL-STD-810G 501.5/502.5 I, II and III
    • Drop:  4'/1.22 m; MIL-STD-810G 516.6 IV 
    • Vibration:  MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6, Procedure I and II, Category 5
    • Sand and Dust:   IP67, IEC 60529
    • Water:   IP67, IEC 60529
    • Humidity:  90% relative at -30 °C to +60 °C; MIL-STD-810G 507.5 II
    • Altitude:   15,000'/4,500+ m; MIL-STD-810G 500.5 I, II and III 
    • Solar Exposure:   Survives prolonged UVB exposure, MIL-STD-810G, Method 505.5, Procedure II 
    • Temperature Shock:  Cycles between -22 °F and 140 °F. (-30 °C and +60 °C),. MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5, Procedure I-C 

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