Release Date: October 4, 2011

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

·        Supports new trigger modes for the USB2000+ and MayaPro spectrometers (version 3 or newer of the firmware).

·        Supports new 7.2ms minimum integration time for the MayaPro (with version 3 or newer of the firmware)

·        Some new signed drivers for 64-bit Windows.  Note that these are only available through the installer and will not be updated through the Update Center.  The following devices now have signed drivers: HR4000, Jaz, QE65000, STS, USB2000, RedTide (325 and 650), and USB4000.

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        ADC1000-USB support was broken and has been fixed.

·        MacOSX would not properly render some dialog windows (e.g. wizard screens).  This has been fixed.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.162

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.56

Chemistry

2.0.26

Color Measurement

2.0.28

Spectral Correction

2.0.16

Strip Chart

2.0.26

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.14

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.54

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.120

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.46

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.20

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.9

 

 

Release Date: July 13, 2011

 

Changes in this release:

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        Update center fixed.  Downloading updates will no longer cause library files to fail to be found regardless of the architecture.  Only the update center files are being updated; no new installers are being released as part of his update.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.159

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.55

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.27

Spectral Correction

2.0.15

Strip Chart

2.0.25

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.14

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.52

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.113

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.46

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.20

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.9

 

 

 

Release Date: July 12, 2011

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Support for new triggering modes in the QE65000 and USB2000+

·        Updated user manual

·        Added improved support for STS

·        Added ability to store irradiance calibration on many spectrometers and to recall it for measurements

·        Added signed drivers for more spectrometers in 64-bit Windows installer, including USB4000, QE65000, and STS

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        ADC1000-USB was not recognized in some cases in the previous release.  This has been fixed.

·        64-bit Windows installer will now properly create shortcuts in the Start menu and desktop

·        Two GPIO pins were not shown for the USB2000+.

·        Slight errors in the electric dark correction have been resolved.

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.158

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.55

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.27

Spectral Correction

2.0.15

Strip Chart

2.0.25

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.13

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.52

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.113

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.46

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.19

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.8

 

 

 

Release Date: December 30, 2010

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Support for new triggering modes in the HR2000+

·        Support for the Jaz Industrial Control module (Indy)

·        Support for Torus and STS spectrometers

·        Installer adds files containing spectra for reflection standards (WS1, WS1_SL, STAN-SSL and STAN-SSH).  These can be found in the installation directory under “standards”.  Note that the MacOSX installer does not yet contain these files.

·        Added nonlinearity and stray light correction support for Jaz when connected via Ethernet

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        SPI feature in spectrometers that support it has been fixed

·        Arcoptix spectrometer wavelength calibration was incorrect and has been fixed

·        Linux installer was not properly installing udev configuration file.  Note that udev will now be configured, but hotplug (which is deprecated) will no longer be.

·        When using the Board Temperature feature interface, the “Update” button would only work if the checkbox to periodically update was checked.  This has been fixed.

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.154

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.54

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.27

Spectral Correction

2.0.15

Strip Chart

2.0.25

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.11

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.49

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.105

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.43

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.16

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.6

 

 

 

Release Date: March 8, 2010

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added support for the Maya Pro 2000 Programmable Saturation Feature

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.151

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.54

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.27

Spectral Correction

2.0.15

Strip Chart

2.0.25

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.11

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.47

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.99

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.40

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.14

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.6

 

 

Release Date: February 26, 2010

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added support for 64-bit operating systems

·        Added support for the ARCoptix spectrometer

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        Fixed a bug that caused GPIO-capable Jaz spectrometers to not show up correctly in the software trigger wizard

·        Fixed a bug with Japanese translation of the Absolute Irradiance module

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.151

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.54

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.27

Spectral Correction

2.0.15

Strip Chart

2.0.25

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.11

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.47

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.98

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.40

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.14

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.6

 

 

Release Date: November 3rd, 2009

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added the ability to change SpectraSuite’s default language settings

·        Added additional multi-spectrometer support

·        Added the ability to quickly import Absolute Irradiance measurements from the Jaz

·        Added the ability to save data intermediately while using the logging functions in the Photometry and Color modules

·        Added additional functionality to the PARSpec module

·        Added the ability to trend the ratio of two spectra or integrals in the Strip Chart

·        Added Date/Time information to log files

·        Added the ability to change the Color Temperature in the Relative Irradiance wizard by clicking the light source type in the table

·        Added the ability to synchronize data exports from multiple channels on a Jaz

·        Fixed a bug with software triggering that resulted in empty spectrum files

·        Added keyboard shortcut to make Ctrl+S bring up the Pause/Resume dialog to allow customers to more easily start/stop spectrum exports

·        Provided a feature in the Strip Chart to more easily set up multiple wavelengths from the same source

·        Added support for External Triggering of the Jaz

·        Added support for Strobe Delays when using a Jaz

·        Added support for Jaz GPIO

·        Added the ability to open multiple .ProcSpec files at once

·        Added support for Continuous Strobe delays with a Jaz

·        Added Jaz light source’s color temperature to the relative irradiance color temperature entry screen

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        Fixed a bug that caused the wrong number of significant digits to be used in the Absolute Irradiance wizard

·        Clarified wording in the software triggering interface

·        Fixed a bug that caused the default chart color setting in the user options to be ignored

·        Removed Spectral Splicing from the menu

·        Fixed a bug with MonoScan support that caused the resetting of the velocity to alter the set position

·        Fixed a bug with the Non-Unity Correction file parser that prevented it from importing files exported from Excel

·        Fixed a bug with Autonulling on multi-channel Jaz units

·        Fixed a bug that caused the Remora to not show up correctly when attached to a NIRQuest-512 spectrometer

·        Fixed a bug that caused the Continuous Strobe delay to default to 1 millisecond

·        Fixed a bug that caused the HR4000 baseline to incorrectly drift in the software

·        Fixed a bug that caused some newer Maya Pro 2000 units to not correctly saturate

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.146

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.53

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.27

Spectral Correction

2.0.15

Strip Chart

2.0.25

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.10

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.47

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.94

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.39

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.13

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.6

 

 

Release Date: June 25, 2009

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Updated the SpectraSuite password

·        Added more complete OmniDriver support for Remora

·        Added the ability to synchronize data exporting from multiple spectrometers and channels

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        Fixed a bug that caused the Acquisition Console to not show up

·        Fixed a bug that caused the conversion of .ProcSpec files into the new combined file format to give the wrong output file

·        Fixed a bug that caused the date to be off by one month when logging color chart values

·        Fixed a bug that caused an error in the output file when auto-saving color values

·        Fixed a problem with the use of EEPROM slots on the NIRQuest

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.140

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.49

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.26

Spectral Correction

2.0.14

Strip Chart

2.0.24

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.9

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.46

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.87

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.36

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.12

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.6

 

 

Release Date: June 18, 2009

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added support for Remora Network Spectrometer

·        Added support for new Jaz “All in One” multi-columned file format

·        Added an easier method to save data from multiple spectrometers

·        Added support for the Mikropack MonoScan 2000 and MPM

·        Added the ability to copy graphical spectra directly to clipboard

·        Added support for the External Trigger Delay feature for the NIRQuest

·        Updated the NIRQuest trigger modes to reflect what is available in the firmware

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        Fixed a bug that caused data to sometimes be written to the wrong data file when saving from multiple spectrometers at the same time

·        Fixed a bug that caused manually entering the save location in the file save dialog (rather than browsing to the location) to not work

·        Fixed a bug that caused .ProcSpec files to gradually grow larger over time when continuously saving

·        Fixed a bug that prevented the ability to save from multiple Jaz channels at once

·        Fixed a bug that caused the “Stop Export” dialog box to not show up (introduced in the previous release candidate)

·        Fixed a bug that caused the wrong type of dialog to be shown when the “Load Spectrum Collection” menu item is clicked, but an invalid directory is selected

·        Fixed a bug that prevented the loading of a directory of Jaz (.jaz) files from being loaded as a data source with the “Load Spectrum Collection” menu item

·        Fixed a bug that prevented Jaz (.jaz) files from being loaded as overlays

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.138

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.48

Chemistry

2.0.25

Color Measurement

2.0.24

Spectral Correction

2.0.14

Strip Chart

2.0.24

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.9

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.46

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.86

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.36

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.12

UniRS232 Wrapper

2.0.6

 

 

Release Date: March 20, 2009

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added ability to set parameters for all connected spectrometers at one time

·        Added a way to setup several Strip Chart trends at once

·        Added a way to let the user persistently change the displayed name of their spectrometer

·        Made the Jaz Network Spectrometer wizard persist the previously used IP address

·        Updated the minimum integration times for Maya and MayaPro spectrometers with FX/2 firmware version 1.01.0 or later

 

Bugs Fixed:

·        Fixed High Gain Mode Implementation for NIRQuest units to work with new FPGA firmware

·        Fixed a bug that caused SpectraSuite to lock up when killing several acquisitions at once

·        Fixed a bug that caused SpectraSuite to throw exception if un-initialized graph is clicked

·        Fixed a bug that caused SpectraSuite to throw an exception on creation of a second graph if the first is not done yet

·        Fixed a bug that caused clicking the diskette icon to save a spliced spectrum  to no longer function

·        Made Graph Legend Layer be the top Layer by default

·        Fixed issue with new layers in SpectraSuite

·        Fixed some problems with the New Color Measurement and New Percent Reflection Processing wizard windows

·        Fixed a problem that caused the High Sped Acquisition Panel to not save settings

·        Fixed a problem that caused new graph layers to be hidden unexpectedly

·        Fixed a problem that caused Japanese Bundle Files to be corrupt

·        Removed the non-working UV/VIS tab on the Jaz

·        Fixed a bug with the Single Strobe Delay time increment on the USB2000+ and USB4000

·        Fixed some Strip Chart rendering and stability issues

·        Fixed a bug that caused not all source name rows in the acquisition console to update when renaming spectrometers

·        Fixed some Strip Chart deadlocks

·        Fixed a bug that caused Strip Chart to drop updates when set to update infrequently

·        Fixed a bug that caused the NIRQuest High Gain Checkbox to do the opposite of what was expected

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.135

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.47

Chemistry

2.0.24

Color Measurement

2.0.23

Spectral Correction

2.0.13

Strip Chart

2.0.23

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.9

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.46

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.84

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.35

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.12

 

 

Release Date: January 27, 2009

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Updated the NIRQuest High Gain Mode implementation to work with new/future units

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Changed the default color temperature for relative irradiance to be correct
  • Fixed bug that caused the title of the color temperature dialog to be incorrect
  • Fixed bug that caused triggering modes for Mayas to not show up correctly
  • Fixed bug that caused SpectraSuite to freeze when users clicked on the Strip Chart
  • Fixed bug that caused save dialog to not consistently show trendlines in the preview graph
  • Fixed bug that caused the Visible Spectrum Layer to crash SpectraSuite when in non-English Locales

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.129

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.44

Chemistry

2.0.21

Color Measurement

2.0.20

Spectral Correction

2.0.10

Strip Chart

2.0.18

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.9

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.46

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.79

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.33

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.12

 


Release Date: December 3, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Overhauled 3D Visualization in SpectraSuite

·        Updated SpectraSuite Splash Screen

·        Added Persistence of Graph Options

·        Lowered the Integration Time for Maya Spectrometers

·        Added External Hardware Triggering to Maya Spectrometers

·        Made Strip Chart give different labels to different channels on a multi-channel Jaz

·        Made save dialog indicate channel numbers on a multi-channel Jaz

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed bug that caused integration time imported from tab-delimited w/ header format to be interpreted in incorrect units
  • Fixed bug that caused absolute irradiance wizard to do nothing when user clicked “Browse…” on the Store Dark screen

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.127

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.44

Chemistry

2.0.21

Color Measurement

2.0.19

Spectral Correction

2.0.10

Strip Chart

2.0.17

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.9

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.46

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.77

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.32

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.12

 


Release Date: October 23, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added translations for Chinese and Japanese

·        Updated icon for Jaz

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed a bug that prevented preview graphs from appearing in some cases
  • Fixed a bug that caused an exception to be thrown when clicking the “stop averaging” button
  • Updated support for multi-spectrometer Jaz systems, including display of bench information for all modules
  • Fixed a bug that may have prevented printing
  • Changed Jaz control to limit integration time changes to whole milliseconds
  • Changed the code for calculating photometry values when using an integrating sphere to ensure the correct value is computed

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.125

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.44

Chemistry

2.0.21

Color Measurement

2.0.19

Spectral Correction

2.0.10

Strip Chart

2.0.17

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.9

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.46

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.76

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.32

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.12

 


Release Date: August 20, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added support for two new spectrometers that are as yet unreleased

·        Moved the Update Center to a new server that should be better able to handle the network traffic.  Note: SpectraSuite may cache the old server settings and refuse to check the new update site for changes.  If this occurs, the user can correct this problem by removing their cached user settings.  The simplest way to do this is as follows.  First, apply this update.  Next, find the “userdir” (in the menu, go to “Help”, then “About” and click the “Details” tab, then look for a line that shows which directory is the “userdir”).  Next, shut down SpectraSuite and then move or delete the “userdir” directory.  Finally, restart SpectraSuite.  SpectraSuite should then look for updates from the correct server.  This change was necessary so that the server could be relocated as needed to obtain more network bandwidth.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed bug that prevented setting the laser wavelength (for computing Raman Shifts) while in Absolute Irradiance mode
  • Spliced-Spectra view would allow users to switch processing modes and stitch together spectra with incompatible Y-axis units
  • Connecting to a multi-channel Jaz system would take a very long time to complete
  • Y-axis on preview graphs would not correctly show logarithmic values when the minimum Y-axis value was less than zero
  • Exception when clicking on a preview graph
  • Maya 2000 and Maya Pro 2000 did not work under Linux
  • Exception when canceling out of “Show Overlay” dialog from a processed spectrum file icon
  • Strip chart would not save to file at specified time intervals
  • Laser wavelength editor dialog had an extra character in the title
  • Exception when ADC1000-USB and NIR spectrometer data are spliced
  • Update Center tries to use FTP when HTTP updates are specified, which prevents those behind firewalls (that block FTP) from obtaining updates.  Note that the new update center configuration will use HTTP, but there may be other technical problems keeping files from being provided.  This issue should be resolved prior to the next release.
  • Spliced spectrum made did not update correctly when multiple channels of an ADC1000-USB were spliced together
  • Manual was out of date.  The current manual is still somewhat old, but should be updated further in the next release.
  • Strobe/Gate delay toolbar did not appear to work
  • Units/input values for the Strobe/Gate delay were invalid (was milliseconds, is now microseconds)
  • The graph produced via the Fluorescence Measurement wizard would be in scope mode instead of relative irradiance mode

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.123

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.43

Chemistry

2.0.20

Color Measurement

2.0.18

Spectral Correction

2.0.9

Strip Chart

2.0.16

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.8

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.45

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.74

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.31

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.12

 


Release Date: April 3, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added the ability to control a USB-ISS-UV/VIS with the USB2000+ (compatible firmware is required for the USB2000+ for it to work with the USB-ISS-UV/VIS).
  • Added a new feature in SpectraSuite to allow users to put the NIR-256 and the NIR512 into High Gain Mode.  Additionally, users can store a default enable/disable value for the High Gain Mode in the EERPOM of the NIRs, and SpectraSuite will respect this default enable/disable accordingly.
    To utilize this mode, right-click on the NIR spectrometer in the Data Sources window, choose “Features” and then click on the ”High Gain Mode” tab.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed bug that caused the graph cursor bar to not move with the wavelength spinner when the acquisition was paused.
  • Fixed bug that caused the Centice MMS-Raman spectrometer’s features to not show up correctly under “Spectrometer Features”.
  • Fixed bug that caused the “Save Spectra Collection” dialog box to not resize properly and also caused the buttons to show up too small on Mac OS X.
  • Fixed bug that caused the “Percentage” text boxes on the PARSpec Module view to show incorrect values.
  • Fixed bug that caused users of the USB650 and USB325 to always be presented with an “Invalid Spectrum” error when trying to load a dark or reference sample from a file in one of the wizards (Absorbance Wizard, etc).
  • Fixed bug that caused the Spectra Splicing Feature to not work correctly when trying to splice an acquisition from a USB650 or USB325 with another spectrometer.
  • Fixed small bug in the Trigger Configuration Wizard that prompts the user to select an action for his/her trigger.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.118

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.41

Chemistry

2.0.18

Color Measurement

2.0.16

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.42

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.69

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.28

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.10

 


Release Date: March 31, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added some file-checking to make sure that users aren’t trying to open the text file that is saved by default when performing a High Speed Acquisition.  Before, SpectraSuite would attempt to load this file, despite it being in the wrong format.  Now, if it is detected that the user is trying to load this file, the user is presented with an error message dialog box instead, informing him/her that he/she needs to save a High Speed Acquisition via the “Save Spectra Collection…” action first.
    The High Speed Acquisition capability is invoked by right-clicking on a spectrometer and choosing “High Speed Acquisition”.
    To open a saved set of spectra, click on the menu item: File.Open Load Spectra Collection

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed bug that caused Auto-Toggle Strobe/Lamp enable feature to not respect the state of the Strobe/Lamp Enable.  Now there are 3 possibilities:
    • Strobe enable on, auto toggle on: Lamp toggles on for each scan and off afterwards
    • Strobe enable on, auto toggle off: Lamp comes on and stays on
    • Strobe enable off, auto toggle on or off: Lamp is off      
  • Fixed bug that caused Spectrometer Simulation to not work.
  • Fixed bug that caused “Save Spectrum Collection” action to balk when provided with an already-existing directory to save files to.
  • Fixed bug that sometimes prevented SpectraSuite from starting up on Windows platforms.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.117

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.41

Chemistry

2.0.18

Color Measurement

2.0.16

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.42

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.68

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.28

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.10

 


Release Date: March 28, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added a new calculation for PAR in the PARSpec module and Photometry.  Results are now shown in both the units of μmol as well as μmol/m2/s2.
  • Added a new calculation in the PARSpec module that shows the % of total light in each of the 3 user-defined bins.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed bug that caused the USB-ISS-UV/VIS to not show up correctly in SpectraSuite when used with a USB650 or USB325.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.116

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.41

Chemistry

2.0.18

Color Measurement

2.0.16

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.42

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.67

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.28

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.10

 


Release Date: March 12, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Reduced the minimum allowed integration time for the Maya 2000 from 15 milliseconds down to 13 milliseconds. You can set the integration time for all spectrometers via the “acquisition parameters” panel near the top-left corner  of the main SpectraSuite application window.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • The USB-ISS-UV/VIS light souce now shows up in the “Data Sources” window when attached to the USB325 spectrometer.
  • Removed the external hardware trigger mode feature from the Maya and Maya Pro spectrometers (this mode was not supported by these devices).
  • The “Blackbody” label now displays properly when you choose “graph layer options”.  To see this, right-click within a graph panel and choose “Graph Layer Options”.  One of the tabs that will appear should now be labeled “Black-Body Layer”.
  • Corrected a problem that caused an exception when the user clicked within a graph panel, then clicked the “peaks” icon and then the “Configure” icon button.
  • Text fields were widened in the “Version Info” feature panel so it no longer clips the version numbers displayed for certain spectrometers.  To bring up the “Version Info” panel, right-click on the spectrometer in the “Data Sources” window and choose “Spectrometer Features”.  Then click on the “Version Info” tab.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented saving of irradiance calibration factors.  To save irradiance calibration factors, right-click on the spectrometer in the “Data Sources” window and choose “Spectrometer Features”.  Then click on the “Irradiance” tab.  Enter the factors and click the “Save Factors” button.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.114

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.40

Chemistry

2.0.18

Color Measurement

2.0.16

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.40

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.65

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.27

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9


Release Date: March 4, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Support for Microsoft Vista (32-bit only) has been added.
  • Enhanced the feature that saves Omni Spectrum Collections from a High Speed Acquisition.  High Speed Acquisitions are initiated by right-clicking on the spectrometer in the “Data Sources” window and choosing “High Speed Acquisition”. This feature now saves a series of single files, each containing one spectrum in a user-defined directory.  This does the following:
    • Fixes the issue with the OmniSpectrumCollection file taking a large amount of time and memory to load
    • Allows users to save collections as a series of text files which is much faster to load
    • Makes it possible to load a single spectrum file and keep running the data though as an acquisition.  This results in the ability to re-process previously-acquired data, so long as a suitable reference and dark spectrum are saved and loaded.
  • Added the ability to change the integration time for a QE65000 in 2D mode the same way the integration time can be changed for 1D mode.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Strip Chart file saver no longer drops zeroes from the acquisition time’s millisecond portion.
  • We are now able to access more than one Jaz spectrometer on a multi-channel system.
  • Fixed bug that caused SpectraSuite to hang when writing data to spectrometers’ EEPROM (Wavelength Coefficients, etc)
  • Fixed a bug causing the USB-ISS-UV/VIS to not work properly with the USB4000

 

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.113

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.40

Chemistry

2.0.18

Color Measurement

2.0.16

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.39

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.63

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.26

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9


Release Date: February 13, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added a wizard for configuring the JAZ Network Spectrometer.  To access the new wizard, select the “Spectrometer” menu item and then “Jaz Network Spectrometer”.
  • The “Network Spectrometer” feature panel for the JAZ network spectrometer now accurately reflects the start-up state of the spectrometer (ie. IP address, connection state, etc.).
  • Additional enhancements to the SpectraSuite Spectrum-Splicing feature accessible under Tools | Splice Spectra
  • Added Analog-Out with an HR4000 or HR2000+ as an option for Triggering.  This can be found under Tools | Triggers | Configure New Triggers.
  • Added the ability to transpose the 2D data when saving the spectrum to a text file.  This will allow the resulting text file to be opened in Excel.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Removed “Rescan Devices” and “Remove Spectrometer” from the display thread so that SpectraSuite is not frozen until these finish executing.
  • Enhancements/clean-up to the Trigger Configuration Wizard GUI.
  • Fixed a commonly-thrown exception in the Absolute Irradiance Graph.
  • Fixed some bugs in the graphing code that caused the X-Axis to sometimes be incorrectly placed.
  • Fixed some bugs in the graphing code that caused rectangular zooming to not always work correctly.
  • Fixed a bug causing the USB-LS-450 to not work correctly with a USB2000+.
  • Fixed a bug that caused graphs to not print correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the top-most tick mark label on the Y-Axis to sometimes not paint correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an extra tick-mark to sometimes show up at the top of the Y-Axis.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the chart’s grid-lines to be painted on top of the X-Axis (instead of behind).
  • Fixed a bug that caused the right-most tick mark on the X-Axis and the right-most column of grid line marks to be chopped off.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.109

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.40

Chemistry

2.0.18

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.38

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.60

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.25

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9

 


Release Date: January 21, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added a “Save Spectrum to File” event in the SpectraSuite triggering system accessible under Tools | Triggers.
  • Made several enhancements to the SpectraSuite Spectrum-Splicing feature accessible under Tools | Splice Spectra:
    • Added a color legend to show what the green and yellow regions mean.
    • Optimized the user interface to reduce flicker when moving sliders.
    • Enhanced the preview graph shown at the bottom of the Spectra-Splicing window.
    • Made the user interface more intuitive so that it will prevent users from accidentally splicing spectra of different processing modes together.
    • Made it possible to splice together multiple acquisitions from the same spectrometer (consequently allowing users to use a spectrometer at multiple integration times in the same spectrum).
  • Added a Full Width at Quarter Max (FWQM) measurement.
  • Added ability to scale current out signal on a USB-AOUT or USB-LS-450-4/20 to user-defined min and max.  This functionality can be found when selecting a “Continuous Current Out” trigger under Tools | Triggers | Configure New Trigger.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Various bug fixes in graphing code (this fixes some weird behavior that occasionally caused the X-Axis to show up at a weird place on the Y-Axis)

·        Fixed problem that sometimes the preview graph on the Combine Calibration File dialog to show up incorrectly.

·        Fixed bug that caused the Y-Axis label to change when changing the X-Axis units.

·        Fixed bug that caused the Y-Axis label to always show up as “Intensity (counts)” when splicing spectra of other processing modes together.  (For instance, if you’re splicing two absorbance measurements together, the Y-Axis label on the spliced graph will now reflect the appropriate units).

·        Fixed bugs with “Show Raw” and “Auto Equalize” buttons on the “Exposure Image” feature panel of the QE65000 and MMS-Raman spectrometers.

·        Fixed bug causing the image on the “Exposure Image” feature panel on the QE65000 and the MMS-Raman spectrometers to sometimes disappear if the feature panel is resized.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.107

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.40

Chemistry

2.0.18

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.38

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.58

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.24

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9


Release Date: January 4, 2008

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Replaced 3rd party charting library with a version devloped in-house.  This fixed several long-standing issues.

1.      Font colors and typefaces are now configurable.  To change these items, right-click the graph and choose “Graph Layer Options”.

2.      Eliminated the superfluous “Min must be less than max” warning message.

3.      Fixed various anomolies when drawing preview graphs.

4.      Fix a problem with panning and zooming which caused trend lines to occasionally fail to line up correctly with the axes.

·        Added preliminary support for the current-loop output feature of the USB-AOUT and LS-450-4/20 devices.  Users can now generate a 4 to 20 milliamp signal that is proportional to scope mode intensity.  The output signal can be based on three different input modes (all based on scope mode values).

1.      Intensity at a single wavelength.

2.      An average of intensities for a range of wavelengths.

3.      The value of an integration over a range of wavelengths.

To activate the current-loop output signal, go to the “Tools” menu and choose “Triggers” and then “Configure New Trigger”. Then choose “Continuous current out”.  Next, give your trigger a unique name.  Then choose the spectrometer that will supply the input intensity values. Click “Next” and choose the input mode (single wavelength, averaged wavelengths, or integration) and specify a wavelength value(s).  Lastly, choose the spectromter to which the USB-AOUT or LS-450-4/20 device is attached.  The current-loop output signal should immediately begin to track the input intensity values.

Note: the signal will appear across the following two connector pins:

·        pin 6 -- ground

·        pin 8 – signal

Refer to the “Installation and Operation Instructions” document for the USB-AOUT for more details. You can download this PDF document from www.OceanOptics.com

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Further improvements to photometry on spectrometers that don’t cover the entire visible range.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.103

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.39

Chemistry

2.0.17

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.14

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.36

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.55

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.23

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9

 


Release Date: December 14, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added “Absorbance by Relative Transmission” to the “Processing” menu.  To invoke this feature, click on the Processing menu, click on “Other” and then click on “Absorbance by Relative Transmission”.

·        Added the Kubelka-Monk calculation, which is based on “Reflection %” numbers.  To produce a graph showing the Kubelka-Monk values, click on the Processing menu, click on “Other”, and then click on “Kubelka-Monk K/S Calculation”.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Stray Light coefficients are now more tolerant of other locales.

·        Photometry now works on spectrometers that don’t cover the entire visible range.

·        Fixed some problems with the German language translations.

·        Fixed a bug with autonulling support for the JAZ running over the ethernet.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.101

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.38

Chemistry

2.0.15

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.13

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.35

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.55

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.23

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9


Release Date: December 6, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added “Jaz Network Spectrometer” to the Spectrometer menu.  This is intended for use with the Ocean Optics Jaz spectrometer, when released, to connect to spectrometers via Ethernet.  When this menu item is selected, it will create a placeholder for the spectrometer in the Data Sources area.  Right-click on the icon, select “Spectrometer Features”, and go to the “Network” tab.  Enter the IP address of the Jaz unit on the network (leaving the port as 7654) and press “Connect”.  It is recommended that you then click “Update Status”.  If the spectrometer is found, it will indicate that you are connected.  At this point, you may start acquiring from that spectrometer as usual.  Note that this feature is still somewhat experimental and will be improved in the near future.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Fixed a bug in the chemical concentration calculations.  When using the calibrated concentration mode, the resulting concentration was using the inverse of the correct extinction polynomial.

·        Made the QE65000 image mode tool properly recognize the firmware version of supported spectrometers.

·        Fixed an issue that may have limited SpectraSuite to a maximum of four spectrometers connected at one time, and may have prevented Windows from recognizing a spectrometer after it had been plugged/unplugged four times.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.100

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.37

Chemistry

2.0.15

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.13

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.34

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.54

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.22

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9


Release Date: November 11, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added a tool to splice spectra together.  This is primarily intended for combining the outputs of different spectrometers for broad-band analysis (for instance, combining a UV/VIS spectrometer with an NIR spectrometer).  To use this feature, select “Splice Spectra” from the Tools menu.  There is an interactive editor that will allow the user to specify the wavelengths that are contributed by each spectrometer, and an overall graph at the bottom that shows the current splice result, with any gaps denoted in yellow.  Note that this feature should be selected after starting the acquisitions on the spectrometers.  That is, to combine two spectrometers and do a broad-band absorbance measurement, first start absorbance measurements on both spectrometers and then splice the spectra together.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Fixed an error in the USB interface on the Mac that may have prevented multiple spectrometers from being available at once.

·        Fixed a lingering issue under Linux that sometimes prevented a spectrometer from being detected.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.98

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.37

Chemistry

2.0.14

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.13

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.33

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.53

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.22

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.9


Release Date: November 5, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added support for self-triggering in spectrometers with the appropriate firmware.

·        Improvements in imaging for QE65000 and MMS-Raman spectrometers, allowing the CCD image to be visualized and saved as a tab-delimited file.

·        Added a Strip Chart Table option that tracks a value over time and updates a table with a new row for each observation.

·        Added preliminary support for the Jaz spectrometer.  Note that some system files may not update through the Update Center, and require a new installation.

·        Rewrote the USB interface for all operating systems.  This has the following benefits:

·        Adds Linux support for any spectrometers not previously supported (e.g. MMS-Raman)

·        Removes the requirement for libstdc++ version 5 being installed on a Linux workstation

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Fixed a code trigger bug that prevented the user from removing triggers.

·        Fixed typographical errors in the descriptions of triggers.

·        Limited the update rate of the graph to give more time for updating the rest of the application.

·        Fixed a bug that sometimes caused SpectraSuite to generate extremely large log files.

·        Ensured that the user manual was properly included in the release.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.97

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.37

Chemistry

2.0.14

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.13

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.33

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.52

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.22

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.8


 

Release Date: October 1, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Refined the user-defined triggers from the previous release.  It is now possible to configure different types of triggers, including button presses and data triggers (e.g. spectrometer saturated, pixel value went out of bounds) and to invoke different actions as a result (e.g. call user code in Java or C, play audio file, change spectrometer GPIO state for those that provide GPIO).  These functions can be found under the Tools menu.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Further refinement of the Spanish translation.  This translation still only affects the core of SpectraSuite and the Chemistry module.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.94

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.37

Chemistry

2.0.14

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.12

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.33

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.46

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.21

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


Release Date: September 7, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

·        Added the capability for users to create a button in the SpectraSuite GUI that when pressed will call an external function of their choosing.  Note that this feature is somewhat limited at present, but will be extended in subsequent releases.  For now, it is possible to call a C function from a DLL, .so, or .jnilib file (that is, under Windows, Linux, or MacOSX), or a Java function from a .jar file (on any platform).  The function will take a single integer value that the user specifies when linking to the function.  This initial capability will allow a user to create an external library where events are triggered by buttons in SpectraSuite, such that the action to perform is selected by the integer parameter, e.g. pre-defined positions on a translation table.  It is expected that this feature will be expanded to allow spectra to be passed as parameters when specific events occur (button presses or data triggers), and a generic set of such events will be developed.  In addition to calling user functions, these events will be capable of changing the spectrometer state, e.g. GPIO settings.  To see this feature in its current state, look in the menu under Tools | Custom Libraries.  To make a button that calls external code, it is necessary to identify the function (Tools | Custom Libraries | Add New External Library), then map a button to it (Tools | Custom Libraries | Configure External Library).

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

·        Added some omitted strings for the Spanish translation.  This translation still only affects the core of SpectraSuite and the Chemistry module.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.93

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.36

Chemistry

2.0.13

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.11

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.32

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.45

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.21

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


Release Date: August 28, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • The SpectraSuite UI has now been partially translated into Spanish.  This includes the Chemistry module and parts of the core.  The translated text should appear automatically on computers in a Spanish-speaking locale.
  • The spectrum for the QE65000 now shows the “dark” pixels for the detector appended to the end of the spectrum.  That is, the spectra for this spectrometer will now show an extra 20 pixels at the end, but these are for visualization and are not intended to be used for measurements.
  • Added option to show eV/nm on the Y-axis when computing Absolute Irradiance.  This is available under the Processing | Absolute Irradiance | Conversions menu.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • A bug in the concentration module causing the linear regression to be incorrectly calculated for calibrated solutions has been fixed.  The epsilon value that had been shown was in fact the inverse of the correct value.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.92

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.36

Chemistry

2.0.12

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.11

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.31

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.43

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.20

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


Release Date: August 3, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • When using Absolute Irradiance, there are now graphs available that provide the following Y-axes: J/m^2/nm, J/nm, W/m^2/nm, W/nm, dbm/nm, mol photons/nm, uJ/cm^2/nm, uJ/nm, uW/nm, and umol photons/nm.  Thus, it is possible to see most of the values provided as integrated Energy/Power/Photons measurements as spectral distributions.  These are available under the Processing | Absolute Irradiance | Conversions menu.
  • Added Watt, Joules, Watt/m^2, and Joules/m^2 to the Energy, Power, Photons table.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • A bug which caused USB2000+ spectrometers to appear in the Data Sources area twice has been fixed.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.90

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.35

Chemistry

2.0.11

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.11

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.31

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.43

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.20

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


Release Date: July 20, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • There is a new "snap to peak" button in the graph peak navigator. This will cause the cursor to jump to the wavelength of the peak whose metrics are being shown.
  • It is now possible to make SpectraSuite show derivative graphs with respect to wavelength. This can be found under Processing | Post-Processing | Differentiate.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • It was not possible to move the cursor in less than 1nm increments by clicking on the graph. This has been fixed.
  • When using the peak navigator controls, it is no longer possible to make the cursor wavelength differ from the cursor's actual position
  • In some cases, the absolute irradiance wizard would freeze after the first screen. This has been fixed.
  • When sending text to the status bar (for instance, TEC temperature) the text will be displayed properly.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.89

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.33

Chemistry

2.0.11

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.11

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.27

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.42

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.20

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: June 4, 2007

 

Changes:

 

  • The High-Speed Acquisition window will now use the user's preferred wavelength format when saving out ASCII files.
  • When user-specified unit precision is used, specifying zero digits after the decimal will cause the decimal point to be omitted.
  • The wording in the graph's Overlay Layer options screen with respect to tolerance alarms has been clarified.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.88

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.32

Chemistry

2.0.10

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.11

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.25

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.41

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.19

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: May 24, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • When changing between processing modes the X Axis will maintain current scale.
  • Unplugging the spectrometer while acquisitions are active should no longer cause SpectraSuite to freeze.
    • However, it is still recommended to choose "Remove Spectrometer" from SpectraSuite prior to unplugging it.

Bugs Fixed:

  • When closing a graph the user should no longer receive duplicate close prompts.
  • Adjusted CCT to always use 2-degree observer per accepted standards.
  • The Monitored Sources table located within the Overlay Panel will now update to reflect the current selected source when multiple sources are available.
  • Spectrometers which support "Deep well mode" will no longer be allowed to go below 35 ms when the mode is active.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.86

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.32

Chemistry

2.0.10

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.7

Strip Chart

2.0.11

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.25

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.41

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.19

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: May 18, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added option to set up reference monitoring to the following Core Processing wizards: Absorbance, Reflectance, Transmission.
    • Although reference monitoring was previously available, the process to set up reference monitoring has been made more user-friendly via the Wizards.
  • Added the ability to add an overlay to the graph directly from an active acquisition.
    • A new icon has been added to the Spectrum-IO tool bar (standard toolbar on most graph views) which will perform the action.
    • Also available via the Overlay option panel located within Layer Options.
  • Added new toolbar to graph views. Users will now have the option of displaying "Zoom History Toolbar" which can be made visible via the drop down menu located on the right hand side of most graph views.
    • Zoom History Toolbar contains two new actions.
      • Change to previous zoom
      • Change to next zoom
    • Now when performing zoom actions you may switch between previous zoom actions via the Zoom History Toolbar.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.85

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.32

Chemistry

2.0.10

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.6

Strip Chart

2.0.11

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.24

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.40

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.19

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: May 11, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added Source Monitoring to Overlay Option Panel which is accessible viaGraph Layer Options.
    • Users now have the ability to monitor a source in relation to a specific overlay once an overlay has been loaded.
    • The following operations can be performed:
      • Set wavelength range of overlay/source to monitor.
      • Set threshold (y units) difference between overlay and source before a difference is recorded.
      • Hide/Display threshold range.
      • Adjust color and transparency of threshold range.
      • Adjust color of trendline which is outside of range (e.g. any portions of the trendline which fall outside the specified range will change color).
      • Perform an action when a certain percentage of the trendline meets a specified requirement. (e.g. save spectrum if 95% of spectrum is within threshold)

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.84

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.31

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.5

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.24

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.39

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.19

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: May 04, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added calculation of electron volts (eV).  This value will appear in the Energy, Power, Photons window along with the other energy measurements (e.g. uJoules, uWatts, etc.).
  • Added “Send Data to Graph” menu item when right-clicking on Result nodes.
    • This allows an existing acquisition to be branched to new graphs (perhaps with other overlays or zoom regions) or to re-open a graph for an ongoing measurement (e.g. if reflection graph for color has been closed but you wish to see it again).

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Adding a title or notes to a graph while in print view will no longer cause the graph to display spectra incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug where pressing a certain combination of zoom tools could result in the graph display being off in the Y-axis.
  • When decreasing the integration time below 3.8ms for HR4000 and USB4000 the dialog that appears should no longer occasionally lock the integration spinner.
  • Regression Utility
    • Fixed the zero-intercept checkbox in the Regression Utility to work correctly.
    • Added error checking to prevent a regression from being performed if not enough rows have been defined.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.82

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.31

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.5

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.24

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.35

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.17

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: April 20, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • When closing a graph, a confirmation dialog will now appear asking you to confirm close. Included with the dialog is the option not to ask in the future. Persistence options are viewable via Tools | Options in the menu bar at the top.
  • Added more intelligence to Color Measurement Wizard. The wizard will now be more selective about which processing modes it will accept to perform the color measurement on. Specifically Color Measurement can be performed on the following processing modes:
    • Transmission
    • Reflection
    • Relative Irradiance
    • Absolute Irradiance
    • Radiant Flux

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • The Rectangular Zoom Tool will now ignore mouse actions where the tool is not dragged.
  • The USB650 will not display the correct wavelengths when displayed as a source in the wizard options.
  • Fixed an issue with the File Converter which prevented OOIBase32 files from being correctly converted to SpectraSuite binary files (ProcSpec).
  • The QE65000 board temperature can now be read correctly.
  • The Regression Utility will now scale better for lower resolutions.
  • Fixed a bug in peak-finding that sometimes prevented it from finding single-pixel peaks.
  • The auto-updates displayable in the status bar should now only ever appear once per update.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.81

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.30

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.15

Spectral Correction

2.0.5

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.23

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.35

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.17

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: April 12, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added new utility to File | New
    • Regression Utility
      • Allows user to perform an n-order regression on the fly using values specified.
  • Added persistence to QE65000 TEC settings
    • Now users may choose to save TEC settings via the QE65000 features panel.
    • After settings have been saved the QE65000 will default to those settings whenever SpectraSuite is started.
  • Added new option to Board Temperature feature.
    • When enabling Automatic Update for any of the features that support it in the spectrometer's feature panel, users will now have the option of displaying the update value on the status bar.
    • This functionality is only available for spectrometers which have support for options that utilize Automatic Update.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed an issue which occurred when calculating Emissive Color using Illuminant E as the reference Illuminant.
    • The calculation was omitting the delta-wavelength term which resulted in incorrect X,Y,Z values.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.79

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.30

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.14

Spectral Correction

2.0.5

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.22

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.34

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.16

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: April 06, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added a "stop averaging" button to acquisition toolbar. Now when running acquisitions with a large number of averages you will not have to wait until all averages have finished to change the settings.
  • Added new layer option to Graph Layer Options.
    • Blackbody 
      • Allows user to add customizable blackbody curves to graph.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.77

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.30

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.14

Spectral Correction

2.0.5

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.21

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.32

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: March 09, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

  • Tabbed-delimited text files generated by High Speed Acquisitions can now be loaded as Spectra Collections.
  • Support for new file format JCAMP-DX added when saving spectra out from graph.
  • The architecture behind preview displays has been rewritten.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Tabbed-delimited text files saved in either March or June can now be loaded correctly.
  • The File Converter panel will now correctly recognize all file types listed.
  • The Zoom Area and Pan options will now work when chart is hidden.
  • The Result Color Editor panel will no longer allow you to adjust color for overlays that have been removed.
  • In Layer Options the Chart panel will now correctly toggle between visible and hidden.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.76

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.29

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.14

Spectral Correction

2.0.5

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.20

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.32

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: February 23, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added Convert Spectra to file menu.
    • Allows user to convert between file types.
  • Added ability to load references and darks as overlays from loaded processed spectrum files.
  • Enabled Auto-Integration setter for Wizards.
    • Allows user to let SpectraSuite automatically calculate the integration time needed for the recommended peak value.
  • Storing a dark or reference with multiple acquisitions running no longer causes SpectraSuite to lose focus.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Removing a spectrometer while its feature panel is open will now cause the feature panel to close as well.
  • Fixed problem where draw/eraser tool did not scale correctly with graph.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.72

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.27

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.13

Spectral Correction

2.0.4

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.19

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.30

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: February 19, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added new actions to Layer Tool Bar (Layer Tool Bar can be made visible via dropdown menu on any graph tab).
    • New actions include:
      • Draw
        • Allows user to draw directly on graph.
      • Erase
        • Allows user to erase anything drawn on graph.
      • Clear
        • Clears everything drawn on graph.
  • Added new layer option to Graph Layer Options.
    • Draw
      • Allows user access to options related to the new draw tool. 
  • Added additional actions to existing layers.
    • Visible Spectrum 
      • The visible spectrum can now be inverted to show the spectrum above the trend line.
  • Combined Baseline and Peak Properties to now only show one peak line. The Baseline option panel has been removed.
  • The graph legend now displays the file name of an overlay.
  • The graph legend is now draggable via the Hand Tool in the Layer Tool Bar.
  • An overlay can now be created from a loaded Processed Spectrum file.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Keyboard shortcuts will now be disabled when graph is not selected or if typing into a prompt.
  • Fixed issue where annotations would occasionally freeze the graph when utilizing layer options.
  • Visible Spectrum options now correctly activate when switching between hidden and visible.
  • Peakline is now shown again in Strip Chart.
  • Fixed bug where graph containing only an overlay would remain open after closing that overlay.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.72

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.27

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.13

Spectral Correction

2.0.4

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.19

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.30

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: February 09, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added new layer option to Graph Layer Options.
    • Legend
      • Allows user to add customizable legend to graph. 
  • Added additional actions to existing layers.
    • Trendline
      • User can now increase width of trendline.
    • Visible Spectrum 
      • Visibile Spectrum can now be clipped to overlays.
  • Multiple Absolute Irradiance measurements can now be displayed in a single graph.
  • Separated Absolute Irradiance file persistence from global file persistence.
  • Absolute Irradiance Photometry & Energy, Power, Photons measurements will now indicate which channel they correspond to in cases of multi-channel spectrometers.
  • Graphs will now stay open if there is an active acquisition or overlay present.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed issue where peak notes were not centering when zooming in on graph.
  • Image layer options will now correctly recognize existing images.
  • In print options graph notes will now correctly respond to changes in font size.
  • Annotation color and font style will now transfer correctly from graph to print preview.
  • Adding an overlay from the file menu will now include a check for compatible graph windows.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.70

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.27

Chemistry

2.0.9

Color Measurement

2.0.13

Spectral Correction

2.0.4

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.19

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.30

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: February 02, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

 

  • Added two new layer options to Graph Layer Options.
    • Peaks
      • Allows the user to perform various peak monitoring actions.
      • User can display the following values on graph relating to peak:
        • Peak value
        • Center wavelength
        • Pixel number
        • Centroid
        • Pixel value for FWHM
        • WL value for FWHM
        • 90% enclosing width
      • User now has ability to set peak alarm when peak is reached. Actions available are:
        • Pause acquisition
        • Save Spectrum
        • Sound alarm (customizable).
    • SpectrumRange
      • Allows user to display captions for various Spectrum ranges. Available ranges to display are:
        • Gamma Range
        • X-Ray Range
        • UV range
        • Visible range
        • Near infrared range
        • Mid infrared range
        • Far infrared range
        • Microwaves
        • Radiowaves
  • Added additional actions to existing layers.
    • Image
      • User can now choose to lock the image position in place for a given unit range.
    • Annotations
      • Annotations can now be text, images, or both.
    • Chart
      • Chart background can now be modified.
  • Multiple Concentration measurements can now be displayed in a single graph if they were created using the same absorbance processor.
  • Added directory persistence, now once a user has selected a directory the directory path will be saved for that session.
  • Added file format persistence.

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • Fixed issue where y-units would change when entering layer or print options.
  • Added support for USB650 for layers.
  • Corrected a few minor bugs with the new layer options released.
  • Printing should now display layers correctly.
  • SpectraSuite is now added to Add / Remove programs list in Windows.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.67

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.26

Chemistry

2.0.8

Color Measurement

2.0.13

Spectral Correction

2.0.4

Strip Chart

2.0.10

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.18

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.30

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


 Release Date: January 19, 2007

 

Changes in this release:

 

New Features:

  • Added Layer support. Layer options are now available via the View | Graph Layer Options menu or by right clicking on the graph and choosing Graph Layer Options. The purpose behind the Layers feature is to allow the user more control over the customization of their graph window. Layer order can be modified by user via the menu. The available layer options are:
    • Annotations
      • Allows the user to add text to a specific location on the graph.
      • A user can add an annotation via the Graph Layer Options menu or by right clicking on the graph and choosing Add a New Annotation.
      • Annotations are associated with a specific source (selectable by the user), and once the source is removed the annotations will be removed as well.
    • Chart
      • Allows the user to modify the chart settings of the graph. The modifiable settings include:
        • Set chart line pattern.
        • Set chart line width.
        • Set font size.
        • Set number precision.
        • Set number spacing.
        • Set tick spacing.
        • Set grid spacing.
        • Set grid lines.
        • Set grid line color.
    • Cursor
      • Allows the user to modify the cursor color.
    • Baseline
      • Allows the user to changing baseline color.
    • Image
      • Allows the user to add a background image to graph.
      • Images can have any of the following operations performed on them:
        • Set orientation.
        • Set size
        • Flip / Rotate
        • Stretch
        • Skew
    • Trendline
      • Allows the user to change selected trendline color.
    • Overlay
      • Allows the user to add an overlay to the graph.
    • Visible Spectrum
      • Allows the user to display the colors of the visible spectrum on the graph. The following options are available for display:
        • Show visible spectrum as bar in X-Axis.
        • Show visible spectrum as full height of chart.
        • Clip visible spectrum to trendline.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.63

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.25

Chemistry

2.0.6

Color Measurement

2.0.13

Spectral Correction

2.0.4

Strip Chart

2.0.9

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.17

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.30

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


Release Date: December 22, 2006

 

Changes in this release:

 

  • Added notification message when integration time falls below supported limits.
  • Added notification message when changing between trigger modes to notify user of increased non-linearity error.

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.58

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.24

Chemistry

2.0.6

Color Measurement

2.0.13

Spectral Correction

2.0.4

Strip Chart

2.0.8

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.16

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.29

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7


Release Date: December 4, 2006

 

Changes in this release:

 

  • Added luminance measurement to Photometry calculations
  • Modified action for combining absolute irradiance calibrations to never disable
  • Fixed bug in high-speed acquisition window that prevented acquisition periods longer than about 2000 seconds

 

Module

Version Number

SpectraSuite Core

2.0.57

Absolute Irradiance

2.0.24

Chemistry

2.0.6

Color Measurement

2.0.13

Spectral Correction

2.0.4

Strip Chart

2.0.8

HighResTiming Wrapper

2.0.5

SPAM Wrapper

2.0.16

OmniDriver Wrapper

2.0.28

OmniDriverGUISupport Wrapper

2.0.15

UniUSB Wrapper

2.0.7