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Datamask

 

Summary



This really does change things. Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. The DataMask is not just about having a computer in your mask – it is about the many practical benefits provided by truly “Hands-Free” diving.


The DATAMASK contains a miniature liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, proprietary Digital Optic System, microprocessor, depth transducer, wireless cylinder pressure receiver, diver replaceable battery, and controlling software. The miniature LCD allows you to keep your eyes focused on the dive while presenting critical dive data including: current depth, elapsed dive time, cylinder pressure, and dive time remaining. The Digital Optic System provides a clear, highly magnified image of the LCD, which is viewable regardless of environmental conditions and may be seen clearly by the vast majority of people, regardless of vision.

 

  • In-mask Digital Optic System provides a clear, highly magnified image of the LCD, which is viewable regardless of environmental conditions and may be seen clearly by the vast majority of people, regardless of vision

  • Allows “Hands-Free Diving” for greater convenience, enjoyment and safety during the dive

  • Wireless Air Integrated Technology with patented Air Time Remaining Algorithm

  • Audible Alarms with User Acknowledgment

  • Adjustable backlight intensity may be set on the surface or underwater, allowing the user to fine-tune display so that it is easily readable, yet not distracting

  • Advanced User Settings & Options

  • Diver Replaceable Batteries

  • OceanLog® PC Download and Settings Upload Software and USB Cable included




Full Description



"Hands-Free" Diving


It seems ridiculous to explain to someone that looking at their watch or console takes so much effort that this mask is a great benefit - but after diving it, you quickly begin to realize just how much of a distraction monitoring your instruments actually is – and how liberating diving “hands-free” can be.  Imagine driving down the freeway and having to reach down to locate a gauge to check your speed. Diving with the DataMask makes monitoring your dive data just as easy. Before you complete the thought “I wonder how much air I have?” or “How deep am I?” or “Am I ascending too fast?” – You have the answer – instantly. Imagine how enjoyable it is to complete an entire dive without taking your eyes off the reef, ever.  Ascents are completely changed – you’ll see people ascend trying to manage their buoyancy and check their gauges with their left hand while their right is holding a line, assisting a buddy, shining a light on their gauge, or a combination of them all and appreciate your DataMask more than ever.  Safety stops are a completely different experience - with the DataMask you’re perfectly able to observe your surroundings while seeing current depth and countdown time.  For anyone that has downloaded their dives, you’ll find that regardless of buoyancy skills, most divers experience fairly significant depth and ascent rate fluctuations without ever knowing it. With the DataMask, these variations are instantly recognized, giving you an opportunity to correct them – ultimately providing much greater control and safety during the dive. And finally, you’ll enjoy the ability to easily monitor your air time remaining – and will see immediate benefits of reduced air consumption.

 

In-Mask Digital Optic System


The DATAMASK contains a miniature liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, proprietary Digital Optic System, microprocessor, depth transducer, wireless cylinder pressure receiver, diver replaceable battery, and controlling software. The miniature LCD allows you to keep your eyes focused on the dive while presenting critical dive data including: current depth, elapsed dive time, cylinder pressure, and dive time remaining. The Digital Optic System provides a clear, highly magnified image of the LCD, which is viewable regardless of environmental conditions and may be seen clearly by the vast majority of people, regardless of vision.

 

Wireless Air Integration


The DataMask HUD is a sophisticated Personal Dive Computer featuring Oceanic's wireless air integration technology. A transmitter threaded into the first stage high-pressure port continuously sends cylinder pressure data to the mask. Frequencies are individually coded to allow multiple divers to swim side by side without interference with other units. Because the transmitter and display module are independent and separately powered units, the mask may also be easily used as a stand alone, non-air integrated dive computer.

 

Advanced Free Dive Mode


The DataMask HUD provides accurate depth and time with an amazing 1-second sampling rate for subsequent PC download and analysis. Dive Time is displayed in seconds and minutes. Custom audible alarms include Elapsed Dive Time, Countdown Timer and (3) Independent Max Depth Alarms. The DataMask HUD is the first Free Diving Computer to calculate and track Nitrogen Tissue Loading, allowing you to switch between SCUBA dives and Free Dives on the same dive day.

 

Patented Air Time Remaining Algorithm


You're at 80 feet with 1300 psi remaining in your cylinder - how long before you need to begin an ascent to a shallower depth? Our patented Air Time Remaining feature calculates your current depth, breathing rate, cylinder pressure, ascent time, and decompression status to tell you exactly how much time you can remain underwater.

 

Full-Time Air Time Remaining Display


The DataMask HUD’s primary dive mode always displays approximate Air Time Remaining in 10 minute increments.

 

Dive Time Remaining


Dive Time Remaining, like Air Time Remaining provides a 'real' number in minutes, considering Air Time Remaining, Nitrogen and Oxygen absorption, and automatically displays whichever allows less time.


Turn-Around Pressure Alarm


The 'Turn-Around' Pressure Alarm is a unique patent-pending feature that allows you to pre-program an audible reminder when you reach 1000 to 3000 psi in 250 psi increments. This helps ensure that you return to your exit point with plenty of air.

 

Oversized Digits


Take the Oceanic challenge: When shopping for a new dive computer, compare the displays. When it comes to viewing critical information, which would you rather see at 100 feet?

 

Audible Alarms


The DataMask HUD features a variety of system and user-customized audible alarms, alerting you to situations that pose a potential danger, or simply serve as a convenient reminder.

 

Audible Alarm Acknowledgement™


Have you ever had difficulty hearing your computer's audible alarm? Perhaps that little beep signifying a potentially dangerous situation was timed perfectly with your exhaust bubbles rushing past your ears. Or maybe it seemed insignificant as that huge manta ray soared overhead. You won't miss the DataMask HUD's audible alarm. Once triggered, the alarm will sound continuously for 10 seconds. We know what you're thinking. "That's nice, I'll definitely hear the alarm, but isn't that going to annoy me and everyone else in the water?" We thought of that too. The alarm's job is to get your attention so that you look at the computer. Once it does that, simply press the button and it will stop. You're a responsible diver and the DataMask HUD treats you that way.

 

Air or Nitrox


The DataMask HUD acts simply as an 'Air' computer until you tell it otherwise, whether that is this weekend or 2 years down the road.

Oceanic Personal Dive Computer Algorithm


Decompression theory can be trusted only as far as it has been demonstrated by actual test dive data. In 1987 a unique series of experiments were conducted by Diving Science and Technology (DSAT). Commissioned by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), these Doppler ultrasound monitored human experiments conducted by Dr. Michael Powell produced the most comprehensive data set that exists for recreational divers to this day. These data were used to validate the PADI Recreational Dive Planner and are the basis of the algorithm used in all Oceanic Personal Dive Computers (PDCs).

 

Personal Conservative Factor Adjustment


When the Conservative Factor is set On, the no-decompression limit times are reduced to values equivalent to those that would be available at the next higher 3000 foot (915 meter) altitude.

 

"The Ultimate Adjustable Algorithm"


That's the way divers, instructors and Authorized Dealers refer to Oceanic PDCs. Our tissue loading bar graphs provide complete control of your margin of safety for each dive. Want to be a bit more cautious? Make it a personal rule to never enter into the caution zone; or stay one or more pixel away. Now you can even program several of our PDCs to do it for you with our patent pending Nitrogen Bar Graph Alarm; set it once and let the DataMask HUD alert you when your bar graph reaches that level.

 

No Deco Safety Stop Prompt with Adjustable Depth and Time


An audible and visual alarm remind you as you approach your programmed no decompression safety stop depth and an automatic timer counts down to zero. As in any other dive mode, you still have access to other pieces of information, and there is no penalty should you choose to disregard the safety stop.

 

FastSet User Interface


Speed through menu items and set modes easily and quickly with Oceanic's FastSet Menu and intuitive button operation.

 

Date and Time Stamp


The DataMask HUD features time of day on the surface as well as underwater for quick reference. Time and date stamp also helps you to easily identify specific dives in Log Mode or PC download memory.

 

Alphanumeric Display


An alphanumeric "Message Box" is incorporated in the upper portion of the DataMask HUD display to provide text and numeric readouts in simple, unambiguous terms. Imagine beginning an ascent and as the ascent speed increases hearing a warning beep from the DataMask HUD as the message box alerts with the words "TOO FAST".

 

Automatic Altitude Compensation


The DataMask HUD automatically compensates for altitude dives up to 14,000 feet, giving adjusted no-decompression times and depths. The DataMask HUD even automatically recalibrates the depth displays for freshwater instead of seawater above 2,000 feet.


Diver-Replaceable Batteries


The DataMask HUD and wireless transmitter feature diver replaceable batteries. This can be a real trip-saver on board a live-aboard boat!

 

Battery Hot Swap


Should you be in a tight spot between dives, the "hot-swap" feature allows you to change batteries between dives while maintaining all calculations.

 

24-Hour Fly Countdown and Calculated Desaturation Time


The DataMask HUD features both a 24-hour countdown timer and calculated Desaturation Time, the theoretical time required to off-gas all residual nitrogen at sea level.

Depth-Dependent Ascent Rate


The DataMask HUD features a depth-dependant ascent rate, allowing increased rates at deeper depths and providing additional safety as you near the surface.

 

Adjustable OceanGlo® Backlighting


Backlighting may be adjusted before the dive or "on-the-fly" underwater for brightness as well as full-time or on demand use.

 

24 Dive On-Unit Log Book


The DataMask HUD features on-unit data storage capacity for 24 dives. Date and time stamp makes locating and viewing a specific dive quick and easy .

 

History Mode


History Mode displays accumulative information for up to 9999 dives, 9999 dive hours and the maximum depth achieved. History information is maintained indefinitely, even if the battery is replaced .

 

OceanLog® PC Download and Settings Upload Interface


Oceanic's DataMask HUD OceanLog PC Interface is an exquisitely detailed digital dive log. OceanLog allows you to easily transfer dive data from your DataMask HUD to your PC via a plug-in USB cable. Following download, your dive data is automatically formatted for easy viewing, sorting, analysis, and printing. Enter location, dive buddy and your notes and you've instantly created your own digital logbook.


In addition to detailed dive analysis, the DataMask HUD OceanLog PC Interface also allows you to quickly and easily set most of your user settings and options through your PC.

 

Gauge Mode


Divers using advanced breathing gas may utilize the DataMask HUD as an advanced air integrated digital depth gauge and bottom timer with detailed PC Interface.

Set Mode Access


To make easy work of customizing your DataMask HUD, our user settings and options are organized in one of four set modes. Set F (FO2) includes all Nitrox settings. Set A (Alarms) allows you to activate and customize all audible alarms. Set U (Utilities) includes units of measurement, PC sampling rate, transmitter link codes, and conservative factor settings, and Set T (Time) includes date and time.

USER SETTINGS AND OPTIONS

 

Air or Nitrox

The DataMask HUD acts simply as an 'Air' computer until you tell it otherwise, whether that is this weekend or 2 years down the road. As your training and experience grow, the DataMask HUD is designed to grow with you, being easily programmed for Nitrox mixtures from 21% to 50%.

 

FO2 50% Default On/Off

Following a Nitrox dive, many dive computers calculate your next dive based on a "worse-case scenario", mix of 50% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen should you forget to reset your actual mix. With FO2 50% Default OFF, your mix remains at the original set point until you change it again.

 

Receiver ON/OFF

Since the only information sent by the wireless transmitter is cylinder pressure and transmitter battery status, the DataMask HUD is actually a fully functional Personal Dive Computer without air integration features when the Receiver is set Off.

 

Dive Mode Selection

Activate Digital Gauge Mode for dives conducted beyond the limits of the Air/Nitrox computer, Free Dive Mode or NORM Mode for Air and Nitrox dives.

 

Audible Alarm On/Off

You may choose to deactivate all audible alarms.

 

Maximum Depth Alarm

The Maximum Depth Alarm provides an audible warning upon reaching your planned maximum depth. This is an important safety feature for deeper dives or less experienced divers, and it comes in handy for rebreather diving where you can pre-set another level of safety.


Elapsed Dive Time Alarm

You're on a boat trip and the captain says, "Dive your own profiles, but be back in an hour - we're having lunch!" Just set your DataMask HUD to alert you when your elapsed dive time reaches one hour.

 

Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph Alarm

Oceanic's trademark nitrogen bar graph design provides the ultimate user-adjustable computer. Want to be a bit more cautious? Make it a personal rule to never enter into the caution zone, or stay one pixel away, or - you get the point. Now you can program the DataMask HUD to do it for you. Set it once and let your computer alert you when your bar graph reaches a pre-determined level.


Dive Time Remaining Alarm

Dive Time Remaining provides a 'real' number in minutes. This calculation considers both Nitrogen and Oxygen absorption, displaying whichever allows less time. With this unique DataMask HUD feature, you are able to program an audible alarm to alert you upon reaching a pre-set number in minutes.

 

Turn-Around Pressure Alarm

The 'Turn-Around' Pressure Alarm is a unique patent-pending feature that allows you to pre-program an audible reminder when you reach 1000 to 3000 psi in 250 psi increments. This helps ensure that you return to your exit point with plenty of air.

 

Ending Pressure Alarm

Air Time Remaining calculations are based on the 'Ending' Pressure Alarm. You define how much air you want in reserve upon reaching the surface.

 

Maximum PO2 Level Alarm (Nitrox)

When diving Nitrox, do you prefer your maximum PO2 exposure to be 1.2 ATA? 1.6 ATA? Depending on where you learned and your own personal comfort zone, the answer may be very different from diver to diver. The DataMask HUD lets you set your own limit. Program an audible alarm to sound at the level that you prefer.


Water Activation On/Off

The DataMask HUD automatically enters Dive Mode when the water contacts are wet, and the unit is submerged past 4 feet. To avoid this when swimming or enjoying other water sports, simply set Water Activation Off.


Units of Measurement

Choose between Metric and Imperial settings for date, temperature, depth and pressure.

 

Automatic Safety Stop Prompt with Adjustable Depth and Time

Set the Automatic Safety Stop Prompt On or Off. Set the Stop Depth to 10, 15 or 20 feet and the Stop Time to 3 or 5 minutes.

 

Personal Conservative Factor

Set the Conservative Factor On to further reduce your exposure to decompression sickness.

 

OceanGlo® Backlight Duration and Intensity

Would you like the backlight to shut off as soon as you release the button? Would you rather it remain on for 0, 5, or 10 seconds? Would you rather it remain on continously during the dive? We don't need to make these decisions for you; it's your choice. The DataMask HUD even allows you to make modifications to these settings "on-the-fly" during the dive.


PC Interface Sampling Rate

You have the option to choose at which rate the DataMask HUD samples and stores data for later download to your PC.


Transmitter Link Code

The DataMask HUD wireless transmitter sends an encoded serial number, so that multiple units may be used side-by-side without interference.

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