Innovations in 2012, outlook for 2013

29.01.2013  by  Bouke Krom


One of our interns working on the next generation of electronics.

Now that we're back on our regular working schedule it's a good time to take a look at the achievements of Cytobuoy over 2012. It was a very productive year, in which we sold more products than ever before. In the first half of 2012 we did several research projects that led to results we are using almost daily now: smart triggering was developed, the high speed USB upgrade reached its final stage and the pilot project on the EOL buoy gained us valuable experience with measuring and monitoring in remote locations. We increased the transparency of our servicing and have made a lot of constructive visits to customers and projects. The Dymaphy and UVmon-projects are really getting up to speed, and enable us to gain competences in new fields, as well as reinforce our expertise.

Of course there is also a lot of research and development going on. For example: our new and more air-repelling injector is in its final stages of testing, hardware designs have improved in quality and manufacturability, and our electronics department is well on their way with the design of a whole new generation of electronics. Another major improvement that was introduced during 2012 are switchable PMT's: the sensitivity of the detectors can be controlled from CytoUSB. We are now working to make them even less sensitive to temperature changes. The software release cycle has been streamlined behind the scenes, and some major updates are upcoming. At the moment of writing this text, our office is expanded to include the neighboring building, an operation that is expected to be finished in a couple of weeks. All in all, 2012 has been a year of growth and improvement, but 2013 seems to be equally as promising!
If you are an existing customer and want to know about the options to upgrade or retrofit your instrument, don't hesitate to contact us.