and acquires data from popular spectrophotometers. It provides a well
supported alternative to the software supplied by instrument
MEASURE LT supports
Lambda 2 through 45
spectrophotometers as well as Lambda
and Cary 1-3 (100-300). Please contact us for further information.
Flash Video Demos
MEASURE is highly integrated with
FilmStar DESIGN and includes the same FilmStar development
modules. Instruments listed below are currently
supported. Please contact us for information about
other models. Our Hitachi support is only for older
MEASURE when you already have PerkinElmer or Cary
The instruments listed below are
directly supported. MEASURE users can run all; i.e. there is no additional charge
for running a Lambda 900 and Cary 500 from the same computer. Please contact us
for information about other models. MEASURE can also be utilized with other
We are often asked about Shimadzu and Hitachi.
Despite requests from their own sales teams, management
refuses to document control codes and/or drivers. (Our
Hitachi support is only for legacy models.) We recommend
that you buy their instruments only if pleased with the
current capabilities of Shimadzu's UVProbe or
Hitachi's UV Solutions. We are unable to
provide automation support; the best we can do is import
and convert spectral data files.
2/10/12/14/20/40/25/35/45, 9, 19, 650-1050 (URA, TDM); 580B-983G (IR); Spectrum
& Frontier Optica (FTIR)
8453 Diode-Array (GPIB, serial/USB, LAN);
Cary 50/60, 1-5, 100-500, 4000-6000i, 7000 supporting UMA and Solids Autosampler.
Click here to
||Legacy U-3210, U-3410 (3200/3400)
|Nicolet (Thermo Scientific)
Models supported by
OMNIC. Click here for Flash demo.
Models supported by
OmniDriver. Click here for Flash demo.
MCS 500 Series
Instruments supported by SpectraWiz
The FilmStar MEASURE
fee covers all supported instruments. Program
- Transmittance (optical density)
- V (relative) reflectance
- VW (absolute) reflectance
Data file types include
- Sample...scan of coated part
- Baseline...scan of black sample,
- Reference...transmittance of empty
sample holder, reflectance of uncoated optic, etc.
- Standard...known values
corresponding to reference scan
Data files may be loaded from disk,
scanned or replaced by constants where appropriate. During
data acquisition results are plotted on-screen in
spectrophotometer units (usually 0-100%); final reduced
values are displayed in physical units. Spectra can be
utilized in DESIGN and INDEX for inverse synthesis.
Scan range is defined by wavelength/
wavenumber minimum, maximum and interval. In addition a
Wave List can be specified; this is useful for filters
with varying characteristics in different bands, i.e.
broad-band blocking in two regions and narrow band
transmission in another. The Wave List is also useful for
devices whose specifications are defined at particular
Supported formats for measured
data files include
- .csv, comma-separated values
- .dx, J-CAMP spectroscopy format
Galactic Industries GRAMS format
- .xls/.xlsx, Excel (Excel
PE Lambda 900 Settings
PE 983G Settings
PE Spectrum GX (2000)
Scan methods are
edited in MEASURE and uploaded as required. While application software supplied by spectrophotometer
manufacturers is not run during MEASURE operation, there are cases where
manufacturer's driver software and FTG servers
- Perkin Elmer's Spectrum software (32-bit
Windows) is required
for legacy GX (2000) initialization and setup. Configurations are stored as Setup
Files (*.set). The name of the setup file is subsequently specified in
MEASURE. Since MEASURE can change scan range, only a few Setup Files are
required in practice.
Click here for information about PE Spectrum FTIR. Spectrum Express
users are advised to update to Spectrum 10.
here for information about Ocean Optics. Nicolet is supported via
commands sent to OMNIC software.
- Agilent's WinUV is required for Cary operation. Only a minimum installation (Cary System + Scan
application) is needed.
- Perkin Elmer's UV Winlab 6.04 or newer is
required for Lambda 650-1050 operation with Universal Reflectance Accessory
or Triple Detector Module.
PerkinElmer Lambda 16/18/19 is
supported on 32-bit Windows XP/Vista/7 via a PCI board and custom
cable. Click here for important
details. The Agilent 8453 version supports NI IEEE-488 cards, LAN,
Need someone to service older PerkinElmer
instruments? We suggest you contact
8453 Lamp Intensity Test
The Agilent (HP) 8453 version of
MEASURE adds diagnostic capabilities. This reduces or
eliminates the need to use ChemStation software for diagnostic
purposes. Unlike ChemStation, MEASURE supports the 8453's serial
(USB) interface as well as LAN. It also supports NI GPIB, but this offers
no advantage for most users.