PC control from Modfluor32 Windows® software allows real-time trace plotting as a chart-recorder emulation with calculated parameters written to a text parameters window. Instrument features and parameter measurement routines are selected from a toolbar with drop-down menus to control file handling and instrument configuration.
Complex experimental protocols may be automated to reduce repetitive work by developing scripts using an iconised script editor which allows a sequence of control functions and measurements to be developed into a protocol. Once created, scripts may be executed directly from the Modfluor32 program and data viewed while the instrument automatically completes a user-defined experiment. A maximum of six scripts can be downloaded to the instrument’s internal memory for operation without a computer.
The connection of an optional external battery to FMS 1+ (FMS 2+ is supplied with batteries) enables portable operation with data stored to instrument memory for subsequent upload and full graphical presentation on the computer.
A further application is also included with the FMS 1 and FMS 2+ chlorophyll fluorimeters. Parview32 is a stand-alone utility designed to allow easy upload and transfer of multiple parameter files to a spreadsheet type program.