CRAIC Technologies, a leading manufacturer of UV-visible-NIR microspectrometers, today released the newest version of it's MINERVA microspectroscopy software package. This software is designed to collect, analyze and process microspectra from CRAIC microspectrophotometers. MINERVA represents a major step forward in that it is designed for both industrial processes and scientific research. It is simple to use yet contains many advanced spectroscopic control and analysis features.
"Our customers want to use microspectroscopy in production environments for rapid quality control of their products. This new version of the MINERVA software was developed in response to customer requests for a flexible package to control CRAIC microspectrophotometers situated on the manufacturing floor as well as those in the R&D laboratory. Two levels of access are provided to address both of these functions while maintaining the powerful analytical features of the previous versions of MINERVA" says Dr. Paul Martin, President.
The complete MINERVA solution combines this advanced software package with the sophisticated hardware and optics of CRAIC UV-visible-NIR range microspectrometers. The MINERVA software allows the user to control CRAIC microspectrophotometers and to acquire high quality ultraviolet, color and near infrared spectra of microscopic samples by absorbance, reflectance or fluorescence. The software is then used to analyze those microspectra. Designed for the production environment as well as the laboratory, it incorporates a number sophisticated tools for analyzing spectra. It also incorporates two modes of operation: a production level with recipe driven instrument control and data analysis in addition to a password protected engineering mode for creating those recipes and for advanced research.
For more information about MINERVA software and its applications to UV, visible and NIR microspectroscopy, visit http://www.microspectra.com/minerva.htm.