Lynx Technical Specifications
The Liquivision Lynx Omniscient Family consists of the Lynx air and nitrox color OLED dive computer, Lynx tank transmitter, Lynx location transmitter and the Lynx Omniscient Boat Kit. They can be used in combination or separately. Each wrist computer can monitor up to 10 wireless (tank or location) transmitters and it can receive text messages sent from the Lynx Omniscient Boat Kit.
Using ultrasonic technology, the Lynx computer can reliably receive a signal within 330 feet/100 meters - over 100 times the distance of existing products! It can also detect the direction of the wireless signal, and guide the diver towards it. Best of all, the ultrasonic signal is extremely reliable - it cannot be interfered with by HID lights or strobes.
The Lynx is affordable and compact enough for use by recreational divers as well as by dive shops, dive instructors and dive boats. It is not only an amazingly convenient product, it also offers a revolution in diver safety.
Lynx Computer Features
The Lynx air and nitrox computer offers similar features to our Kaon unit however, it is equipped with 3 ultrasonic transducers which allow it to receive wireless transmission from up to 10 Lynx transmitters, within a range of 330 feet/100 meters, and to triangulate the source of each signal. The Lynx then translates the wireless signal into a continuously adjusted bearing, which allows the diver to swim confidently towards the source of the signal (e.g. the wireless transmitter on another diver's tank, or a location transmitter affixed to a landmark, such as the dive boat's anchor line).
- Readable full color OLED display
- Intuitive tap-based menu navigation
- Secure monitors air supply of up to 10 divers
- Omniscient triangulates location of 10 transmitters
- Simple user changeable battery
- Compact wrist-fitting shape
- Reliable ceramic pressure sensor
- Rugged 660 ft / 200m rating
- Customizable Choice of screen layouts
- 1 gas (Air or nitrox 21-40%)
- NDL calculator
- Dive simulator
- 3 gases (Air or nitrox 21-100%)
- Dive planner & dive simulator
- PO2 settings
- Deep stops with adjustable conservatism
- Depth, Time, Stopwatch
- Resettable average depth
+ Graphic and numerical indications of air-time remaining
+ Monitoring of air supply and location of up to 10 divers
+ Runs well-established Buhlmann algorithm*
+ User-changeable battery: disposable & rechargeable options
+ Lifetime dive log memory
+ Computer connectivity (PC/MAC)
The Lynx (tank or location) transmitter uses ultrasonic waves to communicate with any Lynx computer it has been registered with, within the specified range of 330 feet/100 meters. In addition to its exceptional range, it also addresses all major issues of existing devices. There is no "pairing" of computer and transmitter required; all the diver needs to do is enter the transmitter ID into the Lynx computer. This eliminates the guessing game of "will my computer 'see' my transmitter?" many divers experience. Since the transmitter uses ultrasonic rather than radiofrequency waves, its signal will never be affected by electromagnetic interference from HID dive lights or camera strobes. It uses the same user-changeable batteries as the Lynx computer, with both disposable and rechargeable battery options available.
+ 330 foot/100 meter range
+ 660 foot/200 meter depth rating
+ Dimensions: 1.6" diameter x 3.5" long (D: 40mm x L: 90 mm)
+ Fits any standard HP port or HP hose
+ User-changeable battery (same as Lynx)
*Note on Buhlmann Algorithm
The Kaon runs Buhlmann ZH-L16C algorithm as per the following publication:
Bühlmann, A. A., E.B. Völlm, and P. Nussberger.
Tauchmedizin: Barotrauma, Gasembolie, Dekompression,
5th ed. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2002.
And the levels of conservatism are based on Gradient Factors as per the following publications:
Baker, Eric C. "Understanding M-Values". Immersed.
Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 1998.
Baker, Eric C. "Clearing Up The Confusion About 'Deep Stops'".