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S3 - Simplified Spectroscopy Solution

S3 - Simplified Spectroscopy Solution

Description

S3 is a new Users interface to the Genie 2000 Spectroscopy Suite. Developed to use the modern PC OS and hardware, both traditional and touch screen operated. S3 combines the proves Genie2000 analysis routines with the novel and ergonomic Users Interface.

Its Ease of Use makes it an ideal tool for each user looking for performant operation of his spectroscopy chains.  

S3 integrates novel user interface :

  • Context specific icons.
  • Advanced navigation between spectra, calibrations, analysis reports, libraries…
  • Visualisation and control of the acquisition parameters
  • Automatic Analysis during live acquisition
  • Automatic Energy calibration.
  • Interactive help during definition of ROI..
  • Uncertainty of efficiency calibration shown on curves
  • Delayed Acquisition Start
  • Compare multiple spectra with automatic scale adjustment.

All main gamma spectroscopy functions are accessible through these novel principles of use.

S3 builds on well accepted Canberra spectroscopy software, giving it high analysis power and reliability of results. Your existing calibrations, libraries and analysis sequences can be used just as the full range of Genie 2000 supported hardware.

Features

  • Large range of gamma spectroscopy applications
  • Independent and easy control of different detectors
  • 100% compatible with Genie 2000 (Hard- & Software)
  • Compliant with ISO 11929
  • Works with all current Canberra MCA's

S3 - Simplified Spectroscopy Solution

Strong points

  • Modern graphical Users Interface with innovative and intuitive controls
  • Simple and intuitive operation allows use with limited training
  • Get started immediately
  • Drag&Drop and hyperlink techniques
  • User-friendly navigation through the different functions
  • Easy access to acquisition parameters
  • Simplified and easy access to Setup of Analysis Sequence parameters
  • Start Acquisition and analyis in 2 clicks
  • Simplified creation and editing of nuclide libraries.
Genie-2000 CAMtools (S-6500)

Genie-2000 CAMtools (S-6500)

Description

In our time there is a growing tendency to record large amount of spectral data in sophisticated or unattended measurements systems. These measurements result in a large amount of files.

It is common that users perform computations or analysis on these data for different purposes: e.g. quality assurance, quality control, resume of operations, presentations, equipment performance control, hardware fine-tuning, etc.

Due to multiple reasons, as for example:

  • the proprietary binary format of the Canberra spectral files (CAM CNF files)
  • large amount of data files to evaluate
  • similarity in the acquired spectra
  • necessity to interact/export data or parameters to other programs
  • and many others

The existence of a "tool" capable to operate or extract specific data on large amount of Canberratype (CAM) files in an unattended mode of operation would be of great importance and need. In some cases (e.g. when many similar spectrum are acquired), it is also convenient to have a program that applies methods or actions to a large amount of spectra in an unattended mode of operation. That is the case of applying a single report template to multiple recorded files or applying a single Genie-2000 analysis sequence to multiples similar files.

CAMtools is a program that complements the work with the Canberra main spectroscopy software Genie-2000.

The program is very flexible to use and its way of operation can be well fine-tuned using an extensive set of Program's preferences.

All actions results are recorded in a Log Window. The Log contents can be printed and/or saved into a file.

In the case of applying an analysis sequence or report template to files, results can be shown in a sequential mode in the Report Window. The contents of this window can be printed or saved into an individual file.

When exporting CAM data or spectrum contents to MS Excel, file automation can be used as well. For example, parameters' values of CAM files with same day of acquisition can be grouped together in a single Excel file or in the same Excel worksheet.

Automation settings are controlled via Program's preference setup.

Genie-2000 CAMtools (S-6500)

Features

CAMtools is an utility program that complements the work of the Canberra spectroscopy software Genie-2000. CAMtools can perform below described operations on multiples files in an unattended (batch) mode of operation.

  • Convert Genie-2000 files (.cnf) into ASCII formatted files.
  • Convert Genie-2000 files into ASCII formatted files following the international standard IEC-1455.
  • Convert Genie-2000 files into AXIL formatted files (.spe)
  • Export CAM parameters from Genie-2000 files into Microsoft Excel.
  • Export spectral data (MCA channel contents) from Genie-2000 files into MS Excel.
  • Search for CAM parameters values into Genie-2000 files.
  • Apply a single Genie-2000 Report
    Template to multiple Genie-2000 files.
  • Apply a single Genie-2000 Analysis Sequence (ASF) to multiples Genie-2000 files.
  • Flexible operation of the program CAMtools through an extensive "Preferences" option.
Genie-2000 G2kBatch (S-6600)

Genie-2000 G2kBatch (S-6600)

Description

For different purposes, e.g.: large areas scan, industry analysis, routine analysis, QA\QC, etc. there are occasions were it is compulsory to perform data acquisition multiple times. In many of these occasions routine data acquisition with minimal user or operational intervention is required.

Genie-2000 data acquisition and analysis software provides a sophisticated and powerful environment for data acquisition, control and analysis of spectra, but where the expert user intervention is essential.

The existence of a "tool" capable to operate or extract specific data on large amount of Canberratype (CAM) files in an unattended mode of operation would be of great importance and need.

G2kBatch is a program that complements the work with the Canberra main spectroscopy software Genie-2000 and allows the collection of data in sets of measurements (batch) using any Canberra instrument.

The program performs the data collection and hardware control with predefined operational parameters and no user intervention.

The control of the whole batch as well as for each individual measurement is via an ASCII and block-structured Setup file, which can be edited with any ASCII editor.

Genie-2000 G2kBatch (S-6600)

Features

G2kBatch is an utility program that complements the work of the Canberra main spectrometry software Genie-2000. Using G2kBatch you can perform series of data acquisitions in a mode with no operator intervention: Batch mode.

Main features of G2kBatch program are:

  • Performs unlimited and unattended (Batch mode) series of spectrum acquisition using any Canberra equipment.
  • Resulting CAM files are automatically saved under specified location with a predefined file name.
  • Limited hardware control is provided. E.g., Rise Time, Flat Top, High Voltage, Preset Time and Acquisition Preset Mode.
  • The entire Batch can be controlled via a set of parameters, defined under a Setup file; as well as individual parameters for each specific measurement.
  • Minimum, but sufficient and practical user interface for setting up a batch measurement and monitoring its current status.
  • Setup files in block formatted ASCII files (similar to INI files) for easy edition with standard text editors (e.g. MS Notepad).
  • No need of Genie-2000 protection key.
  • GPS control and readout. When the corresponding hardware available the readout of the GPS device will be stored into the resulting CAM file (*.CNF)
Genie-2000 BatchGPS (S-6200GPS)

Genie-2000 BatchGPS (S-6200GPS)

Description

With increasing public awareness of radiation issues and tightens of radiological safety around the world together with the remarkable evolution of spectrometry equipment and GPS devices new frontiers have been open. Presently, there is a great need for large area radiological surveys for accessing the total level of radioactivity and the specific presence of radioactive nuclides. These inspections are often done using mobile vehicles at terrestrial level or using aircrafts, therefore the exact geographical positions need to be known and attached to the measurements results.

G2kBatch is a software that complements the work of Canberra main spectroscopy software Genie-2000. The software executes the collection of data in set of series of measurements (Batch) without any operator intervention using any Canberra instrument and with the capabilities of controlling a GPS receiver. Each resulting spectra is automatically saved into pre-defined location following a specific naming convention. Waiting time between acquisitions can be defined as well. When a GPS is active, the control of a GPS device is established and its data is saved into the CAM files as well.

The software exposes minimal GUI, but at the same time a sufficient one to inspect the status of the batch measurements, report the actual throughput (CPS) and GPS data. The GPS GUI part can be hidden\expanded as desired.

The batch can be controlled via a few parameters, which are stored into Setup initialization (INI) file. Therefore, sets of batch parameters can be stored into different Setup files and loaded at convenience. The Setup file is a block-structured ASCII formatted file and can be edited with a simple text editor (e.g. MS Notepad). Parameters for each particular measurement in the batch can be changed to have its individual value, different from the rest of measurements in the batch (e.g. acquisition time, waiting time, etc). The control of the GPS can be enabled or disabled and its settings are stored into the setup file as well.

The program can be provided with a GPS receiver (see below) or, alternatively, you can plug-in your own GPS device. BatchGPS software is able to communicate with any NMEA0198-compatible GPS device.

Genie-2000 BatchGPS (S-6200GPS)

Features

BatchGPS is a utility program that complements the work of Canberra main spectrometry software, Genie-2000. Using BatchGPS you can perform series of data acquisitions with a minimum operational intervention and with possibilities to store together with the full spectral data (CAM files) the geographical coordinates from a Global Positioning System (GPS) device.

Therefore, BatchGPS is ideally suited for:

  • Large area scanning measurements, being from terrestrial or aerial vehicles.
  • Scanning measurements of large objects, like rods, walls, pipes, etc.
  • Automatic and repetitive spectrometry measurements of any kind.
  • Cyclic measurements for QA\QC.

Main features of BatchGPS program are:

  • Performs unlimited and unattended (batch) series of spectrum acquisition using any Canberra equipment.
  • Resulting CAM files are automatically saved under specified location with a pre-defined file name.
  • GPS control and readout. When the corresponding hardware available the readout of the GPS device will be stored into the CAM file (*.CNF) using predefined CAM parameters.
  • The batch is controlled via a set of parameters, stored into a Setup file;which is a block-structured ASCII file. Individual measurements in the batch can be modified to have different settings.
  • Practical and minimum, but sufficient, graphical user interface (GUI) for setting up a batch measurement and monitoring its current status and GPS data.
  • Limited hardware control is provided. E.g., Rise Time, Flat Top, High Voltage, Preset Time, etc.
  • No need of Genie-2000 protection key to run the software.
PArameter Monitor Software (PAMS) (S-7500)

PArameter Monitor Software (PAMS) (S-7500)

Introduction

PAMS was developed to satisfy the need for a user-friendly software package, capable of following events as a function of time or a physical condition. Mostly it involves the follow-up of a radioactive signal. However it is also possible to monitor trends of other phenomena is case they can be fed to the system as an analog input.

Descritpion

Up to 100 different parameters can be monitored on-line during an experiment. The trends of these parameters are shown in a graph on the screen. A high sampling frequency is possible during a measurement, because of the fast update of the trends in the charts.

For each experiment, the operator can set the sampling frequency (dwell), the number of data points in the trend (number of dwells), the experiment model and other conditions. It is even possible to perform continuous experiments. Displayed data are then regularly shifted to show the most recent data only.

Different experiment models can be set up. For each model, the number and type of parameters has to be specified. For each parameter a powerful parameter setup screen lets you link an algorithm stored in a calculation sheet, to a working set: the variables of the algorithm are chained to information, entered directly or stored in a spectrum file. In the latter case, the necessary tools are provided to save the required data.

Each parameter can be a single net or total ROI, a single nuclide activity (S501 Genie™ 2000 Gamma Analysis required), a peak parameter (position or width) or a mathematical combination of these items, which may originate from different detectors. Activities can also be determined without a real nuclide identification, based upon simple ROI calculations. Analog inputs can be added to this picture, in case additional National Instruments hardware has been set up. The items of a given parameter and the mathematical operations on these items are defined via an algorithm, stored in a given calculation sheet.

Other user definable parameter settings are the scales for the x- and y-axes of the parameter plots and the alarm range. When a parameter value falls outside this range, an alarm message is generated on the screen and stored in a log file. A visual alarm on the screen is also generated. When the required National Instruments hardware is available and properly set up, a remote alarm device can be linked to a TTL signal, the level of which corresponds to the alarm status.

PArameter Monitor Software (PAMS) (S-7500)

Features

  • Follow-up of up to 100 signals from a PHA MCA device or an analog input
  • Powerful on-line charting of the data
  • Reanalysis of saved data
  • Supports up to 6 MCA devices
  • Based on the Genie 2000 architecture
  • Simultaneous data and MCA display
  • Optional conversion to analog output
  • Privileged options can be password protected
  • Flexible alarm settings
  • High degree of flexibility, various utilities
  • Contains all required tools to set up the PHA environment for the MCA devices
  • External control of the measurements
  • Customizable calculations via a math library
  • Running multiple PAMS instances multiplies the number of parameters and MCA devices
Chromatogram 2000 Scanner Software (S-6000)

Chromatogram 2000 Scanner Software (S-6000)

Introduction

Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) is a wellestablished radioactive-based analytical technique. It is widely used in many fields, particularly in nuclear medicine laboratories, for controlling radioactive pharmaceuticals used in several nuclear-medical diagnoses. Now a day a radiochemical purity control is absolutely essential to ensure the correctness of the radio pharmaceuticalbased medical analysis.

Description

Chromatogram 2000 software package has been designed to perform TLC analysis, particularly Medical Chromatography.

Two modules compose the software:

  • ChromatogramDB and
  • Chromatogram 2000

In Chromatogram 2000 all elements related to the chromatogram analysis are organized and stored in unique common data space. In such a way, different parameters or elements are called by the software at any time or step of the analysis. This common data space has been built as a structured relational database of MS Access format.

The ChromatogramDB is the software for maintaining and organizing this database.

The main module is Chromatogram 2000, which performs the chromatogram analysis itself, in all its steps:

  • Control of the acquisition and scanning hardware.
  • Spectral data acquisition and display.
  • Spectrum manipulation and storage.
  • Spectrum analysis and report.

Since all parameters in a TLC analysis are defined and stored in the database; they are grouped to conform Protocols. Using these defined protocols TLC measurements and analysis are always guided through an unique and standard way, ensuring repeatability and resulting also in less probability of errors due to wrong operation.

Records are kept in the database for every measurement. Generation of the bookkeeping reports is done automatically in the program to a MS Word document or to RTF file.

Chromatogram 2000 Scanner Software (S-6000)

Features

  • Performs Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC).
  • Hardware control on any Canberra Pulse- Height-Analysis (PHA) acquisition system, and Multi Channel Scaling (MCS) system.
  • Protocol-guided measurements, for best reproducibility and quality control
  • Fully automation process and control for the TLC scanners Veenstra and Positronika.
  • Comprehensive organization of Chromatography elements into a relational database.
  • Automatic bookkeeping generation report for MS Word or Rich Text Formatted file.
  • Software on Windows 95/98/NT platform.
WinAxil X-Ray Analysis Software (S-5005)

WinAxil X-Ray Analysis Software (S-5005)

Description

The analysis of X-ray spectra is still the most critical step in X-ray analysis due to the complexity of it; e.g. overlap of different elemental lines, presence of escape- and sum peaks, different and complex type of continuum, etc.

WinAxil is a new program developed for the analysis of complex x-ray spectra. It is a complete 32-bit application, that makes use of all advantages of a modern Operating System such as MS Windows XP or Windows-2000.

Compared to the older DOS version the advantages of this version, among others are: the speed and stability of spectrum analysis, the enhanced graphical user interface (GUI), reporting capabilities, unified environment for storing and retrieving calculation parameters and the completely new module for quantification (WinFund) based on the fundamental parameter approach.

The graphical capabilities have been extensively enhanced. The program is fully menu-driven and many common tasks can be performed with a click of the mouse via toolbar buttons or popup menus. All in all, it provides a powerful environment for spectrum analysis and manipulation.

WinAxil X-Ray Analysis Software (S-5005)

Features

  • Analysis of x-ray spectra for PCs
  • Operates under Windows 95\98, Windows NT, Windows-2000 and WindowsXP
  • Analysis of different spectrum formats
  • Comprehensive, flexible and user-friendly
  • Completely menu-driven
  • Enhanced graphical capabilities
  • Unattended batch analysis mode using WinAxilBatch and direct export of peaks' data into MS Excel.
  • WinFund: A Quantitative analysis based on the Fundamental Parameter approach
  • Consolidate and database-like environment for storing and interrelations of all calculation parameters. WaxLibManager software module is provided for its management
  • Flexible export functions (reports, models)
  • High degree of traceability
  • Optional: Acquisition support for InSpector Portable MCA (WinSpector: S-5007)
iRSS - Intelligent Radiation

iRSS - Intelligent Radiation

Description

Applications in the fields of radiological control, homeland security, radioactive decontamination, geological surveys, construction parcel categorization, etc; require sophisticated measurement systems for large area survey of radioactive levels classification or contamination survey.

The intelligent Radiation Search Software (iRSS) is the heart of a large-area radioactive survey system.

The software provides an unattended set of measurements and continuous total count monitoring; controls any CANBERRA data acquisition hardware (detector) and communicates with a generic Global Position System (GPS) receiver. The resulting energy-distributed spectra with GPS information are saved into CAM files without the need of user intervention.

iRSS is able to continuously measure the radiation levels via its monitor mode. Two monitor modes are implemented in the software:

  • Total counts per second (CPS) in the spectrum, or
  • Differential CPS mode relative to previously averaged CPS over a number (user selectable) of spectra.

The graphical capabilities have been extensively enhanced. The program is fully menu-driven and many common tasks can be performed with a click of the mouse via toolbar buttons or popup menus. All in all, it provides a powerful environment for spectrum analysis and manipulation.

iRSS - Intelligent Radiation

Features

  • Performs radioactive survey and mapping for large area
  • Communicates with a generic NMEA0183-compliant GPS receiver
  • Automatically stores energy spectrum (in CAM formatted files) with current GPS coordinates
  • Real-time visualization of the trajectories with notification of the counting alarm/warning readings
  • Total counts per second (CPS) monitoring. Built in two modes of monitoring: total CPS or differential with respect to previously averaged CPS readings
  • Up to six regions of interest (ROI) in the PHA spectrum can be individually monitored. Each ROI can be set with its specific alarm value and data plot
  • Practical and user customizable graphical user interface (GUI) featuring dedicated view panels for GPS information, map location, ROI monitoring and spectrum view
  • The software is fully customized via its setup files and a comprehensive built-in setup editor
  • Provision of the iRSS Viewer software for off-line analysis and visualization of data