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Fathom Software for the HR2



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Fathom Software is required for the VEMCO HR2 High Residence Receiver


fathom-webFathom Software is used for initialization, configuration and data upload from the VEMCO HR2 High Residence receiver.

IMPORTANT: Always use the latest version of Fathom Software on your entire suite of PC’s and Laptops. This ensures that you always have access to the latest new features and assures compatibility with all versions of HR2 receivers. The latest version of Fathom Software is 2.2.


Download the current version of Fathom Software (Version 2.2)


Fathom Software 2.2 (Released April 2018)

New Features+

    • Support has been added for VEMCO’s new 180 kHz sensor tags. If your study includes 180 kHz sensor tags, you will now see the raw sensor data (ADC units) from detections in the DET records of your exported CSV files.


    • Extended ASCII characters (e.g. Ø, ß) are now supported in filenames in the Export Data application
    • Open-source licenses used in the development of Fathom are now listed under the “About Fathom” window
    • Miscellaneous minor enhancements



Fathom Software 2.1.1 (Released January 2018)

New Features+

    • Automatic firmware update notifications for HR2 receivers: get notified automatically when new firmware is available for your HR2
    • Data visualization (HR2 and VR2W receivers):  you may now load multiple files into the data visualizer simultaneously, switch between tabs while files are loading, and abort file imports that are taking too long


    • Data visualization (HR2 and VR2W receivers):
      • More options for filtering displayed detections have been added, making it clearer which data are being viewed
      • Crosshairs have been added to “Selection” area plots to make it easier to line up events across plots by date and time
      • Improvements to the Relative Detection Density plot
    • Data export (HR2 and VR2W receivers):
      • Detection data filtering:
        • Filter reporting (DET_FILTER record) has been clarified
        • HR detection data: low quality detections are now considered when the HR Residency Filter is applied
    • Live Detections and Live Tiles displays (HR2 receivers):
      • Options for filtering displayed detections have been added, making it clearer which data are being viewed
    • Data offload (HR2 receivers):
      • Information in the detection data summary window that appears following offload of an HR2 receiver has been expanded and clarified
    • Software update system:
      • The Fathom software update wizard has been simplified

Recent Fixes+

    • Data export (HR2 and VR2W receivers): a bug causing data export failure if more than 256 files were selected has been fixed
    • HR2 receiver data visualization: a bug in PPM detection count reporting for HR2 receivers has been fixed


Fathom Software 2.0.0 (Released June 2017)

New Features+

    • Program a watch table into your receiver, allowing you to view detection counts for tags of interest from the surface using a VR100 (requires VR100 firmware version 3.4.3 or greater)
    • Convert VRL files from VR2W receivers to Fathom CSV output format:  get both detection and events data in a new easy-to-use format
    • Visualize detection data from VR2W receivers
    • Automatic software update notifications:  get notified automatically when new versions are available for download


    • Improvements to data visualization interface:
      • Visualize time series of binned detection counts over entire data files, and zoom in to areas of interest for finer-scale viewing
      • View relative detection densities and detection counts of different tag IDs within the selected time period
      • View time series’ of diagnostic data (noise, tilt, temperature) within the selected time period (HR2 receivers only)
    • Improvements to CSV data export format:
      • New record types and improvements to existing record types
      • Automatic time correction for all records containing timestamped data
      • File version information added to CSV file
    • Improvements to layout of options under the Advanced Tab in the Receiver Communications window

Recent Fixes+

    • Minor bug fixes


Fathom Software 1.1.0 (Released August 2016)

New Features+

    • Visualize time series plots of offloaded detection data
    • View detection data summaries at offload
    • Support for new high speed offload cable


    • Faster export from VDAT to CSV format

Recent Fixes+

    • Minor fixes


Fathom Software 1.0.0 (Released June 2016)


    • Fast and easy communication with your receiver through a cabled connection
    • Automatic detection of incorrect clock settings on your computer
    • Prepare your receiver for deployment (start a study) with the click of a button
    • View receiver status information (battery life remaining, memory usage, built-in transmitter settings, tilt, temperature, and noise sensor readings, total detections and pings on the receiver) in real time all at once in a single window
    • View live detection data, including signal strength and noise diagnostics, in real time
    • Easily configure your receiver’s built-in transmitter settings for range testing or long-term deployment
    • Easily configure the logging frequency of the receiver’s built-in tilt, temperature, and noise sensors
    • Offload all data on the receiver, or just the new data since the last offload
    • Export offloaded receiver data to an easy-to-use CSV format for import into programs of your choosing
    • Suspend receiver operation during storage to conserve battery power
    • Integrated interactive and context-sensitive help


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Key Features

  •  Initialize, configure and upload data from VEMCO HR2 receivers
  •  View live detection data in real time (great for testing and troubleshooting)
  •  Integrated easy-to-search help (for both the Fathom software and the HR2 receiver)
  •  Export receiver data to CSV format for inspection and manipulation in a program of your choice
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