Learn how to connect Vernier spectrometers to your data-collection platform. Select the appropriate tab to view detailed connection instructions for your specific platform.

Select which software and connection type you are using.

Spectral Analysis

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Spectral Analysis.

Supported USB Spectrometers

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis
Fluorescence / UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
Emissions Spectrometer

Connection Instructions

  1. Connect your spectrometer to the USB port of the computer.
    • When using a Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
      • Do not connect the power supply, it is not needed when connecting via USB.
      • It is recommended that you remove the battery when connecting via USB.
  2. Launch Spectral Analysis.
  3. The app will identify the spectrometer and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Spectral Analysis.

Supported Bluetooth Spectrometer

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus

Connection Instructions

  1. Ensure your spectrometer is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on your spectrometer by pressing the power button once.
    • The power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  3. Launch Spectral Analysis.
  4. Click or tap .
  5. Choose your sensor from the list of discovered devices.
    • Your sensor’s ID is located near the barcode on the sensor label.
    • You can type part of your sensor’s ID in the to quickly find your sensor.
    • The Bluetooth LED on the sensor will glow blue (no longer flashing) when successfully connected.
  6. Click or tap .
  7. The app will load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Logger Pro 3

Make sure you are running the latest version of Logger Pro 3.

Supported USB Spectrometers

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis
Fluorescence / UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
Emissions Spectrometer
Vernier Spectrometer
Red Tide Spectrometer
Red Tide UV-VIS Spectrometer
Red Tide Emissions Spectrometer

Connection Instructions

  1. Start the data-collection software and choose New from the File menu.
    • When using a Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
      • Do not connect the power supply. It is not needed when connecting via USB.
      • It is recommended that you remove the battery when connecting via USB.
  2. Connect the sensor to your interface.
  3. Connect the interface to the USB port of the computer.
  4. The software will identify the spectrometer and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting a spectrometer via Bluetooth is not supported in Logger Pro 3.

Data Sharing lets you stream data collected with Logger Pro 3 to multiple devices that are running Graphical Analysis 4. Your computer must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your devices.

  1. Connect the spectrometer to Logger Pro 3 as described above.
  2. Enable Data Sharing in Logger Pro 3.
  3. Launch Graphical Analysis 4 on the device you wish to Data Share with.
  4. Click or tap
  5. Choose your computer from the list of discovered Data Sharing sources.
    • If your computer does not show up in the list, click or tap and enter the IP address and port of your computer.
  6. The Graphical Analysis app will connect to your computer. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Note: Logger Pro 3 cannot receive data via Data Sharing, it can only act as a Data Sharing source.

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Spectral Analysis.
Note: You cannot use the Google Play version of Spectral Analysis on a Chromebook for spectrometer data collection.

Spectral Analysis

Supported USB Spectrometers

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis
Fluorescence / UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
Emissions Spectrometer

Connection Instructions

  1. Connect your spectrometer to the USB port of the Chromebook.
    • When using a Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
      • Do not connect the power supply, it is not needed when connecting via USB.
      • It is recommended that you remove the battery when connecting via USB.
  2. Launch Spectral Analysis.
  3. The app will identify the spectrometer and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Supported Bluetooth Spectrometer

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus

Connection Instructions

  1. Ensure your spectrometer is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on your spectrometer by pressing the power button once.
    • The power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  3. Launch Spectral Analysis.
  4. Click or tap .
  5. Choose your sensor from the list of discovered devices.
    • Your sensor’s ID is located near the barcode on the sensor label.
    • You can type part of your sensor’s ID in the to quickly find your sensor.
    • The Bluetooth LED on the sensor will glow blue (no longer flashing) when successfully connected.
  6. Click or tap .
  7. The app will load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Spectral Analysis.

Spectral Analysis

Supported Bluetooth Spectrometer

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus

Connection Instructions

  1. Ensure your spectrometer is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on your spectrometer by pressing the power button once.
    • The power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  3. Launch Spectral Analysis.
  4. Click or tap .
  5. Choose your sensor from the list of discovered devices.
    • Your sensor’s ID is located near the barcode on the sensor label.
    • You can type part of your sensor’s ID in the to quickly find your sensor.
    • The Bluetooth LED on the sensor will glow blue (no longer flashing) when successfully connected.
  6. Click or tap .
  7. The app will load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting via USB interface is not supported on this platform.

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Spectral Analysis. In order to connect to a sensor, you must turn on the Location Permission.

Spectral Analysis

Supported Bluetooth Spectrometer

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus

Connection Instructions

  1. Ensure your spectrometer is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on your spectrometer by pressing the power button once.
    • The power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  3. Launch Spectral Analysis.
  4. Click or tap .
  5. Choose your sensor from the list of discovered devices.
    • Your sensor’s ID is located near the barcode on the sensor label.
    • You can type part of your sensor’s ID in the to quickly find your sensor.
    • The Bluetooth LED on the sensor will glow blue (no longer flashing) when successfully connected.
  6. Click or tap .
  7. The app will load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting via USB interface is not supported on this platform.

Before you begin, make sure you are running the latest version of the LabQuest App.

LabQuest App

Supported USB Spectrometers

Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis Plus
SpectroVis
Fluorescence / UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
Emissions Spectrometer
Vernier Spectrometer
Red Tide Spectrometer
Red Tide UV-VIS Spectrometer
Red Tide Emissions Spectrometer

Connection Instructions

  1. Ensure your LabQuest is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on LabQuest and choose New from the File menu.
  3. Connect the spectrometer to the USB port of the LabQuest 2.
    • When using a Go Direct SpectroVis Plus
      • Remove the battery from the spectrometer.
      • Do not connect the power supply to the spectrometer.
  4. The app will identify the spectrometer and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting a spectrometer via Bluetooth is not supported with LabQuest 2.

Data Sharing lets you stream data collected on a LabQuest 2 to multiple devices that are running Graphical Analysis 4. Your LabQuest 2 must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your devices.

  1. Connect the spectrometer to your LabQuest 2 as described above.
  2. Enable Data Sharing on LabQuest 2.
  3. Launch Graphical Analysis 4 on the device you wish to Data Share with.
  4. Click or tap
  5. Choose your LabQuest 2 from the list of discovered Data Sharing sources. If your LabQuest does not show up in the list, click or tap and enter the IP address of the LabQuest 2.
  6. The app will connect to LabQuest 2. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

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