The Shearwater Transmitter is compatible with an air integrated dive computer, which in turn, displays tank information in addition to your depth and bottom time. The Shearwater Teric and Shearwater Perdix AI does that perfectly.
With the availability to connect up to 2 dive tanks, it makes a perfect companion for side mount diving!
Shearwater recommends using one grey and one yellow AI transmitter if using two tanks. Using the same colour transmitter may result in interference intervals with loss of communications.
So why do we have the air integration system, one might ask? Is that dangerous? What if I run out of battery? What if it fails to communicate suddenly? These are some of the questions we often get from divers.
The simple use of the air integration gives one a good sense of how much remaining time you get at the view of your dive computer. The dive computer will calculate your rate of breathing and will offer you a good gauge of how much air you have left.
You need not keep looking at your depth gauge anymore! This is one of the preferred choice for technical divers, side mount divers, and underwater photographers and videographers!