Frequently Asked Questions
Sentia™ is designed for winemakers and other winery personnel that want to measure free sulfur dioxide and malic acid in post-fermentation red and white wine. No specialist skills are required.
Sentia™ currently measures free sulfur dioxide and malic acid in post-fermentation red and white wine. We are currently working on more tests including glucose, fructose and others.
Sentia™ has regulatory approval in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe (EU) and the United States of America.
Sentia™ is truly portable. It has the same form factor as a typical smartphone so it will even fit in your pocket. You can use Sentia™ wherever you need a test result.
No sample preparation is required for free SO₂. Simply apply a drop of post-fermentation red or white wine to the Test Strip when prompted by the Sentia™ Analyzer.
After a simple 1 in 5 pre-dilution with the Sentia malic acid buffer, in less than a minute you’ll have an accurate and reliable malic acid result.
After you apply your wine sample, Sentia™ delivers a result in less than a minute for free SO₂.
Yes. Sentia™ stores up to 1000 results in its memory and can export those results over Wi-Fi.
You can export your past results from Sentia™ over Wi-Fi in CSV format (a test file format that is very easy to import into a spreadsheet). Once in a spreadsheet, it is easy to analyze, sort and filter your results.
Sentia™ is able to run tests without a Wi-Fi connection. You will need to have a Wi-Fi connection when you first use Sentia™ so that you can download calibration data from the internet. After that, you will need to connect once every three months or so to download the latest calibration data for new strips made at our production facility. However, we recommend that you stay connected to Wi-Fi as often as possible so that your software can be upgraded when a new version is available.
Sentia™ has been designed for the testing of post-fermentation red and white wine. If you want to test another liquid, we recommend that you cross-check the results you get from Sentia™ with another independent method.
Sentia™ contains a fully enclosed rechargeable battery and comes with a power adaptor.
Sentia™ can run at least 100 free SO₂ tests between battery charges. Charging the battery is as simple as plugging in the power adaptor (provided).
Sentia™ will automatically check for software upgrades whenever it is connected to the internet (via Wi-Fi). If an upgrade is available, Sentia™ will perform the upgrade (after confirming with you that it is a good time to do so).
Yes, we warrant that this product will operate substantially in conformance with UBS’s published specifications, when subject to normal, proper and intended usage by properly trained personnel, for a period of twelve(12) months from the date of shipment to the customer. Lamps, fuses, bulbs and other expendable items are expressly excluded from the Warranty. The Warranty Period for spare parts for this product is three (3) months from the date of shipment to the customer. UBS does not warrant that the operation of this product will be uninterrupted, error-free or will accomplish any particular result.
The Warranty is given to the original customer only and, subject to applicable law, is not assignable or transferable.
If you need technical support, start with your local distributor. To find your local distributor, check the Sentia™ website (www.mysentia.com)