How to set up and use the A3 system

The A3 Lumitester Smart is a quick and simple device designed for hygiene control and rapid detection of food residues on surfaces. It can be used in conjunction with the app available on PC, mobile, and tablet devices for effective use and analysis.

The following guide will take you through how to set up and use the A3 Lumitester and its app, so you can quickly get started and begin measuring.

Installing and Setting Up Application

To download the software, click here or visit Lumitester A3 SMART – Klipspringer. Once software has been downloaded, you will be able to click on the installer package and follow the steps on the screen.

When first opening the Lumitester app you well need to fill out the account details and create an account:

Once this has been filled out you will be ask to type in temporary password.
Then you can move onto selecting the type of location the unit will be used in, select the location based on your use.

Setting up the test point can be done at both the initial set up stage or accessed through the dashboard. Click here to see the guide on setting up test points.

A tester is the person who is performing the test, this is important for traceability on the person performing the tests.

Tester can be set up by clicking on the plus (highlighted in green):

Once tester has been added you are able to rename it.

The device can be connected both wired and wirelessly. To connect it wired, it is simply a case of plugging in the device with the wire attached. To connect wirelessly, follow the steps below:

1. Ensure the Bluetooth Function is turned on, on the A3 unit:

2. Open up the app and select the menu option at the top left hand corner:

3. Now press the ‘Not Connected’ button below the unit image:

4. Now on the unit, hold down the power button on the side of the unit until the below screen appears:

5. To connect a new device you will need to press start twice:

6. Now you will need to go to the app and back to the connection page. Press on the banner highlighted in green, the device should appear:

7. Press on the device that appears below the banner:

8. Once the device is connected, the below will appear on the unit:

Adding Test Points

Test points are the specific points/surfaces that are being tested. If these are defined, this will help keep reading fully traceable and easy to track results over time.

The ‘Test Points’ tab can be found, as displayed below:

Click the add button, to add or amend current test groups and test points.

Once you have added a Test Point Groups, you are able to rename and delete a Test Point Groups

Press to rename a Test Point Group:

Press to delete a Test Point Group:

To add a test point you will need to press the below add button:

Next, you will be asked to choose the most relevant Test Point. If the test point icon isn’t relevant you are able to load your own image:

Once you have added a Test Point you are able to amend the benchmarks or delete a test point:

To amend the benchmarks:

To delete the Test Point, press of the below:

To view suggested benchmarks click here.

Press ‘OK’ to save the Test Points:

Setting up a PLAN

The PLAN function lets you test individual test points on the unit. It displays a pass or fail result according to the benchmarks set for those points. Additionally, the PLAN function provides a history of test point readings for tracking purposes.

The ‘Setting up PLAN’ tab can be found under the ‘Setting up’:

To edit current plans and a new plans you can press on the below:

After this you will be able to edit a PLAN, or create a new PLAN by pressing the below:

To rename the PLAN:

You will need to give the PLAN a name on the unit, this is limited to 11 characters:

To delete the PLAN:

To duplicate the PLAN:

You will need to add a tester to the PLAN, this will show you who is the user of the PLAN. This can be done by selecting the below:

Test points can be added by selecting the below:

Now you will be able to select the test points, the selected test points will be highlighted in blue. Once you have selected the test points you want to include in the plan, you can press ok to continue:

Ensure that the test points have a unit name. This can be achieved by selecting on the test point.

To save the PLAN, press:

First, you will need to connect the unit to your device, click here for a guide to connecting your device.

After you device is connected, you can select ‘Send PLAN’ this will upload all PLANs to the device:

Performing and Uploading Measurements

Learn how to use the swabs to take A3 measurements:

To prepare the swab, you will need to firstly remove the swab from the reagent:

Once you have removed the swab, soak the swab in water.

To perform the swabbing, simply swab the target surface with an even coverage.

After this place the swab stick back into the main tube. Push the swab stick downward into the tube to break the capsule:

Shake to tube to ensure all the liquid in the capsule falls into the reaction tube and dissolves.

To start the measurement open the chamber cover on the unit and place the reagent tube inside the unit:

Now close the unit and press ‘START’, you start the measurement.

Learn how to load data from the unit and perform test from the app:

To load the data from the unit, once the unit is connect click on the below:

Proceed to the ‘Test Point’ tab:

Press on the specific test point you wish to test and then press start:

Follow the procedure and press start to initial the measurement: