[Q] Software alternatives to HP ChemStation?

Zafri Humayun humayun at njmsa.UMDNJ.EDU
Wed Apr 12 08:50:40 EST 1995

We have Hewlett-Packard 1090M chromatographh with a diode array detector
run by an old HP computer (Model 216S, ca. 1983).  The software is
pascal-based ChemStation ca. 1987.  The computer has now failed, and is
probably not worth fixing.  On the other hand, MS-Windows version of HP
ChemStation costs around 8K, which is too expensive for us at the moment. 
I understand that the use of a proprietary version of the GPIB bus (called
HP-IB) effectively locks out competing software vendors.  But still, there
is some hope that someone somewhere may have gotten a less expensive
off-the-shelf data collection and analysis software piece to work with the
1090M, perhaps at least at the level of a direct analog access to the
detector if not at the level of instrument control.  Thanks in advance you
for any leads. 

M. Zafri Humayun                  internet: humayun at umdnj.edu
UMD - New Jersey Medical School         Phone: (201)-982-5217

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