General Features and Graphical User Interface

WATER-PAM-II instruments can be operated in stand-alone mode or externally controlled by WinControl-3 software. Saturation pulse analysis, automated experimental protocols and analysis of algae composition can be performed. In the field the sun readable touchscreen provides experimental control as well as graphical and numerical data display. Continuous recording of fluorescence, modelling of light curves and recalculation of algae composition with new references requires WinControl-3 software.

The WinControl-3 software represents the latest version of the WinControl software family. Presently, WinControl-3 operates the MONITORING-PAM, MINI-PAM-II, DIVING-PAM-II, WATER-PAM-II, JUNIOR-PAM fluorometers, PAM-CONTROL operated instruments (WATER-PAM FIBER Version, MICROSCOPY-PAM and MICROFIBER-PAM) as well as the Universal Light Meter ULM-500.

Data Evaluation

Saturating pulse analysis with automatic detection and calculation of standard fluorescence parameters: Fo, Fm, Fo’ (measured or calculated), Fm’, Fv/Fm, qP, qL, qN, NPQ, Y(II), Y(NPQ), Y(NO), ETR.

Automated Routines

Repetitive triggering of many fluorometer functions (e.g., dark-light induction and dark recovery curves) by adjustable clock.

Light Response Curves (Rapid Light Curves)

Automatic execution of light exposure protocols and fitting of two different model functions to data of light response experiments.

Data Export

Export in CSV (comma-separated values) format of original fluorescence traces, saturating pulse analysis data and parameter estimates of light response curves.

Customer-defined Measuring Protocols

Execution of customized experimental procedures using easily programmable batch files.