Berkeley Nucleonics is offering an upgrade to the SAM 940 isotope identifier for the radionuclide identification of Cs-134, Cs-137 and I-131 to address a growing concern for screening food and water.
The Eagle Operating System (EOS) includes specific features to identify radioactive contamination resulting from the Fukushima nuclear power plant leak of radiation into the local environments.
The upgrade allows an additional mode for less technical users to screen specific concerns without compromising analytical spectroscopy stored in the instrument memory.
In addition, the firmware ensures compliance with federal guidelines for contamination monitoring already in place.
The SAM Defender and the SAM Revealer are the latest in a line of isotope identification technologies offered by Berkeley Nucleonics.
The firmware update, Eagle A, increases operational capabilities for current market conditions.
The new F/W category represents food and water and shows the presence of radiation in light blue peaks.
GPS data is also available and many users are posting live data online for general public considerations.