Getting started

What is the LI-8100A?

The LI-8100A is an automated system for measuring soil CO2 flux. It can be used to survey a study site with one portable chamber or deployed for long-term measurements with one chamber. It can also support up to 16 chambers with the multiplexer. For gases other than CO2, you can add another trace gas analyzer to the LI-8100A system and compute flux of the other gases.

The LI-8100A is configured from a computer running the Windows® operating system, but with the optional wireless communication card you can configure and operate the LI-8100A from older iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® (iOS version 8.4.1 and older). With the TP-LINK battery-powered router you can use any iOS device and most Android devices.

Useful software

The following software applications are available for the LI-8100A.

The LI-8100A PC Software

The PC software provides all the functionality of the app and more—including charts and data transfer capabilities—through computer running the Windows operating system. With this software, you can connect using Ethernet, RS‑232, or wirelessly if the LI-8100A is equipped with a wireless communication card.

The LI-8100App

The LI-8100APP is the simplest way to use the LI-8100A. Download the LI-8100APP on the Apple® App Store or Google Play™.

Note: The Android app is only compatible with devices that use 32-bit architecture (ARMv7 or earlier). It will not run on devices that use 64-bit architecture.

SoilFluxPro Software

SoilFluxPro™ software (formerly FV8100) is a free PC- and Mac-compatible application for analyzing data from the LI-8100A. In SoilFluxPro, you can recompute data sets, graph data, analyze results, and create .kml files for mapping georeferenced measurements. SoilFluxPro is an essential part of the LI-8100A system.

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