SOFTWARE / LIGHTSCAN
Simple, intuitive and flexible software
LightScan software was developed to be simple to work with, but at the same time efficient and powerfull. Within a few minutes users can get results without complex settings.
The LightScan software is divided in the Spectrum tab and the Application Modules for Absorbance, Transmittance, Reflectance and Fluorescence. Each one of these modules has one Calibration Module.
The Kinetics module is specific for time measurements where it's possible to select any of the measurements above.
Full control in the Spectrum Tab
The LightScan software is divided in the Spectrum tab and the Application Modules. Once the spectrometer is connected the Spectrum Tab is available for setting the operation parameters. On this main window it’s possible to fully control the spectrometer by setting Integration Time, Gain, Smoothing, Average and Trigger functions for synchronization with external devices. All these settings are automatically saved and loaded every time LightScan is open.
The spectrum tab offers also the possibility of raw spectra acquisition with a single click and real time comparison with stored spectra from previous analysis. Dark and Reference measurements are also performed in Spectrum Tab with Dark subtraction possibility.
The graphic functions allow real time peak finding for Max/Min, Single or Multi Peak with Thresold, as well all set of standard grahic functions such as zoom, pan, cursor, initial scale, auto scale Y, manual axes, screen shot, pause/play and delete all.
Synchronization with external devices is a feature that allows extended flexibility for Sarspec’s spectrometers.
With this functions users can accurately synchronize our spectrometers with light sources, sampling accessories, etc. It is possible to set Delay Time and Pulse Width in the Trigger Mode.
It makes it easier also to integrate the SPEC series in process or in-line measurements as it allows to obtain results at a specific frequency or at specific timing.
Work only with the necessary information in each Application Module
The application modules are used to specific analysis based on conditions and the data acquired on the Spectrum Tab.
For the Absorbance, Transmittance, Reflectance and Fluorescence modules LightScan offers a simple and intuitive interface where direct results can be obtained, without any initial setup or calibration. In this mode the spectrum is obtained and can be saved for posterior data analysis, if required.
There are two additional modes when working with Analysis, the calibrated mode where the calibration made in the calibration window is used for quantification of a specific property and the uncalibrated mode where the result for Absorbance, Transmittance, Reflectance or Fluorescence is obtained for a specific wavelength without any previous calibration.
On all these modules is available one powerfull calibration tool where it’s possible to perform a calibration procedure for a specific property by standards measurements for single or multiwavelength. The calibration tool also allows the creation of automatic reports where is gathered all the information in the corresponding file.
The Calibration file can be used in the Analysis where the result for a measured property is obtained without any additional calculations. When doing a calibration, users are allowed to set the initial number of calibration levels and add or remove levels during the calibration, set the type of regression and include or force zero coordinate.
Perform time measurements with Kinetics mode
The Kinetics module allows to acquire the intensity at one or more wavelengths simultaneously in a period of time defined by user. These wavelengths can be selected from a real time spectrum that could be Absorbance, Transmittance, Reflectance or Fluorescence (when in Spectrum mode).
The Kinetics module offers one of the best advantages of the CCD technology alllowing full spectra, single or multi wavelength to be measured for the required property vs. time. This module is quite useful when following chemical reactions with quantification of reagents and products in time by using Absorbance or in a general way to track changes of a certain property through time that can be characterized by Absorbance, Transmittance, Reflectance and Fluorescence.
When using full spectra acquisition, all spectra are saved in a single file which makes it very convenient for posterior data analysis.
The Kinetics module configuration window allows to control different parameters. The frequency (or time interval) and duration of the acquisition, or set an initial and ending hour. It is also available continuous acquisition mode, initial delay, intensity factor/offset and save spectrum (global or individual files).
Time acquisition can be made for as many wavelengths as required and with bandwidth option.