WinControl-3 Software

General Features and Graphical User Interface

In addition to MONITORING-PAM systems, the software WinControl-3 also operates the DIVING-PAM-II, JUNIOR-PAM, MICRO-PAM, MINI-PAM-II, MONITORING-PAM, and WATER-PAM-II fluorometers, the PAM-CONTROL operated instruments MICROSCOPY-PAM and MICROFIBER-PAM, and the Universal Light Meter ULM-500.

WinControl-3 handles simultaneously multiple PAM fluorometers and is optimized for long-term data acquisition. Batch files permit automatic execution of experimental protocols by the ONLINE and the STAND-ALONE configuration.

Data Evaluation

Saturating pulse analysis with automatic detection and calculation of standard fluorescence parameters including F0, FM, F0’ (calculated), FM’, FV/FM, qP, qL, qN, NPQ, Y(II), Y(NPQ), Y(NO), ETR.

Data Export

Export of original fluorescence traces, saturating pulse analysis data and parameter estimates of light response curves as semicolon- or tab-separated data.

Automated Routines

Repetitive triggering of fluorometer functions (e. g., dark-light induction and dark recovery curves) by adjustable clock. Automatic execution of light exposure protocols and fitting of two different model functions to data of light response experiments. Execution of customized experimental procedures using easily programmable batch files.