BMG PHERAstar Plus

BMG PHERAstar Plus
Manufacturer: BMG Labtech
Model: PHERAstar Series

The PHERAstar Plus offers full modularity in all modes and features Advanced HTRF / TR-FRET, Advanced Luminescence and Advanced Fluorescence Polarization reading modes by integrating the latest technological advancements in optics and electronics.

Plate Reader Commands

  • User

    void user(string userName, string dataPath, string rootDirectory, string runOnly)Login to the instrument as the specified user.

    Parameters:

    • userNameName of the user as defined in the PHERAstar user database.
    • dataPathAbsolute path which points to the directory where the measurement data of runs performed by this user should be stored. The path is usually: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\’username’\data. Default: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\default user\data
    • rootDirectoryAbsolute path which points to the root directory for this user. The path is usually: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\’username’. Default: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\default user
    • runOnlyIf this parameter is ‘True’ the user will be logged in without permission to change test protocols.
  • Plate In

    void plateIn()Moves the plate carrier into the instrument.
  • Plate Out

    void plateOut(string mode)Moves the plate carrier out of the instrument.

    Parameters:

    • mode‘Normal’ – normal plate out movement. ‘Right’ – plate movement to the right-hand side. Default: Normal
  • Run

    void run(string testName, string definitionPath, string dataPath, string plateID1, string plateID2, string plateID3)Start running the protocol.

    Parameters:

    • testNameName of the particular test as defined in the PHERAstar control program.
    • definitionPathAbsolute path which points to a directory where the test run definitions are stored. The path is usually: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\User\Definit. Default: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\User\Definit
    • dataPathAbsolute path which points to a directory where the measurement results are stored. The path is usually: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\’username’\data Default: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\default user\data
    • plateID1First plate identifier for the current run.
    • plateID2Second plate identifier for the current run.
    • plateID3Third plate identifier for the current run.
  • Reset Error

    void resetError()Changes the status of the server to ‘Ready’, ‘Busy’ or ‘Running’, and deletes the last error message.
  • Get Version

    string getVersion()Retrieves the version of the BMG Remote Control ActiveX component.

    Returns:

    Version of the BMG Remote Control ActiveX component.
  • Get Status

    string getStatus()Retrieves the current status of the instrument.

    Returns:

    Current status of the instrument.
  • Open Connection

    void openConnection(string name)Starts the ActiveX server under the specified name.

    Parameters:

    • nameName of the BMG LABTECH reader control program to be used as ActiveX server, e.g. ‘PHERAstar’. Default: PHERAstar
  • Close Connection

    void closeConnection()Initializes the reader and then closes the reader control program and terminates the ActiveX server.
  • Focal Height

    void setFocalHeight(string testName, string definitionPath, string focHeight)Changes the focal height of the reader.

    Parameters:

    • testNameName of the particular test as defined in the PHERAstar control program.
    • definitionPathAbsolute path which points to a directory where the test run definitions are stored. The path is usually: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\User\Definit. Default: C:\Program Files\BMG\PHERAstar\User\Definit
    • focHeightFocal height value between 10 and 25. Default: 25
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