What are the differences between an 8000C in Canada and an 8000 in the US?
Intoxilyzer® 8000 hardware in the Unites States usually uses dry gas calibration checks and/or Internal Test Procedure calibration checks. Ontario Intoxilyzer® 8000Cs always use wet-bath calibration checks but the Internal Test Procedure pass or fail is reported on the test record.
Intoxilyzer® 8000C software in Ontario is very different from anywhere else. There are 2 Diagnostics checks conducted within each subject test sequence. To save time, the software displays dots rather than the test name and "Pass" for each item in that subject test Diagnostics sequence. There are more Air Blanks in the Ontario breath test sequence. A prompt asks the operator in Ontario to key in the wet bath simulator temperature immediately before the calibration check. ITP values are not displayed in Ontario. Subject breath volume, unfortunately, is switched off in Ontario. This valuable feature would be very helpful in Ontario refuse or fail to blow cases but for some strange reason has been disabled. When a subject blows in the United States the instrument either accepts or rejects the sample as suitable, althought the operator can abort. In Ontario, a prompt asks the breath tech to key in yes or no to "Suitable Sample?
You can learn a lot more about evidentiary breath testing in Ontario by joining the Udemy course: "Defense of a DUI Breathalyzer Charge by an Ontario Attorney". This Course is applicable to Canadian residents only. It is designed for defence lawyers in Ontario. Other lawyers or police officers in Canada may find it of interest. However, it is NOT training authorized by the manufacturer or the government.
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