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Many answers to common questions about our radiation detectors can be found here. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for in the FAQs, feel free to submit your own question and we’ll find an answer for you if we can! You can also ask questions about each FAQ in the “Comment on this FAQ” section if you need some elaboration on the answer.

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If you have one unit that you share, or multiple units, you can use the serial number field in the SentryCom Software to use letters and numbers to name and identify each unit.

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Yes. However, you have to turn off the User Access Control (UAC) feature in Vista for it to run properly.

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Yes. PEN Dosimeters are designed to satisfy military specifications for the RADIAC METER IM-264/PD and ANSI N 13.5 and N322 requirements.

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Depending on whether or not you are able to start taking an acquisition with both the Observer Software and the instrument you are using at exactly the same time, the averages will be slightly different.

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Plutonium emits an energy below 14 KeV. However, when searching for plutonium, the common practice is to look for the Americium 241 present (59.5 KeV) that is always present with plutonium. The EPA has guidelines on calculating the ratios between the two isotopes.

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