Newsletter // Issue 6 // August 2011 // 

New feature in SeaStar: Acceleration data

Star-Oddi has been using accelerometers in the Data Storage Tags (DSTs) for several years, giving tilt angle in degrees. A new version of SeaStar is now available that displays accelerationed data (m/s2) in addition to tilt angle and other measured data (depth and temperature).  To get information on velocity it's possible to use PatternFinder analysis software.

The acceleration data is available in SeaStar for the following recorder types: DST tilt, DST pitch & roll, DST magnetic and DST comp-tilt. With the new version of SeaStar it is also possible to reconvert older data from these DST types to get additional acceleration data. Current SeaStar users can access the new version here.  Click on the image of the graph to enlarge. If any questions please send an e-mail to Star-Oddi.

New software updates

Users of SeaStar, Mercury and FoodStar can now upload the latest versions of the software from our website.

Distributor of the month: Instrument Choice

Our distributor of the month is the Australian company Instrument Choice.

Since starting in Australia in 2007, Instrument Choice have focused on providing great customer service along with having access to a diverse range of environmental and scientific equipment to choose from. Their online store features various meters, data loggers and test equipment making it easy for customers to find what they need.

Every day customers throughout Australia contact Instrument Choice with exciting and different applications to help solve, the Star Oddi products are often vital in providing a solution. One out of the box application where we used a Star Oddi data logger was for an agriculture research customer who needed a small data logger to insert under the skin on a number of sheep’s backs to monitor the temperature of the sheep during winter in the field. Even though the data logger was not invented for this purpose the Star Oddi logger excelled and provided accurate data for the research project.

The staff at Instrument Choice are excited about the products that Star Oddi have invented and can’t wait to see more in the future.

You can visit Instrument Choice on their website: 

Star-Oddi would like to thank Instrument Choice for their dedicated work through the years and looks forward to continued collaboration.

Star-Oddi Online

Now you can find product updates, video tutorials and general information about Star-Oddi on: 


Great offers on ebay!

Star-Oddi will now be running special offers on eBay. There will be a variety of products for sale such as recorders*, software and starter kits (recorder + communication box/cable + Application software).                  

Click here to view our offers.

*Please note that as the recorders sold on eBay are "in stock" items we cannot guarantee full battery life and calibration accuracy may vary from the Technical specifications.

Data Storage Tags - DSTs

Star-Oddi has been manufacturing and developing DSTs since 1993. The data loggers are used for various studies, such as fish tagging, fishing gear studies and oceanography. You can find our whole product range here. The following sensors are available:

Star-Oddi at the American Fisheries Society meeting

We welcome you to visit us at booth 26.

Star-Oddi will be attending the 141st annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) which will be held in Seattle, USA, September 4-8.

Culture Night 

Each year at the end of August the City of Reykjavik hosts Culture Night. Culture Night actually starts in the morning with the Reykjavik Marathon where thousands of people run for a good cause.

The rest of the day is packed with cultural activities such as concerts, dancing, theater, art shows and much, much more.

This year over 100.000 people attended the festival which was held on August 20th. The highlight of the night was the lighting of the glass facade of Reykjavik's new concert hall, Harpan, which was officially inaugurated on the same day. The night then ended with a spectacular fireworks show. 

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