The TARGAS-1 Portable Photosynthesis System: The cost-effective, easy-to-use solution for teaching and basic research!
"The ease of use of the TARGAS-1 strongly facilitates student research projects, allowing students to take the lead investigating photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration after just a few times using the system."
Robust & lightweight: Ideal for field measurements.
CO2 & H2O Gas Analysis
The TARGAS-1 Portable Photosynthesis System incorporates two non-dispersive infrared gas analyzers for CO2 and H2O ensuring accurate measurement and control of both CO2 and H2O.

Rugged & Reliable
The compact and lightweight (2.1 kg) TARGAS-1 console is packaged in a rugged, aluminum enclosure with a shock absorbing polyurethane base making it extremely robust and reliable under harsh environmental conditions.
Minimal Maintenance & Highly Accurate
Both the CO2 and H2O gas analyzers employ a non-dispersive, infrared measurement technique and microprocessor-based signal processing to achieve excellent stability and specificity to CO2 and H2O. Our innovative “Auto-Zero” technology ensures fast warm up, long term stability, accuracy and analyzer calibration.

Powerful Battery Technology
The TARGAS-1's rechargeable Li-ion battery is capable of providing operation in the field for up to 10 hours.

Data Storage
Data is stored on a USB flash drive (memory stick) for easy data transfer to your PC.

Touch Display
An Innovative, large, touch display features simple and intuitive system navigation and it offers excellent viewing under high sunlight.
User-friendly & affordable for teaching & basic research.
PLC5 Leaf Cuvette
Extremely versatile and lightweight (0.7 kg), the PLC5 Cuvette is ideal for measurement on a wide variety of vegetation including broad leaves, narrow leaves, grasses and small needle conifers and includes sensors for measurement of air temperature and PAR. The leaf gaskets provide an air-tight seal without causing damage to vegetation.

Light Unit (Optional) 
An optional, low power LED-based light unit is a useful option for light response curves as well as cloudy days. The unit clips onto the head of the PLC5 Leaf Cuvette and can easily be removed for measurement under ambient conditions.
 “I very much like the easy-to-use interface and auto-zero function that together allows for quick training of students. Undergraduates with zero experience learn to take gas exchange measurements within a single class meeting, including taking full steady-state photosynthetic light response curves and A/Ci curves. The ease of use of the TARGAS-1 strongly facilitates student research projects, allowing students to take the lead investigating photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration after just a few times using the system. Students can confidently manipulate carbon dioxide, humidity, temperature, and light levels to interrogate plant responses, and the ease of portability allows the TARGAS-1 to move seamlessly from classroom to greenhouse, to field settings.”

– Chase Mason
University of Central Florida
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