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Ocean Optic's Ocean View Software


OceanView spectroscopy software combines powerful data processing capabilities with a clear graphical user interface for use with Ocean Optics miniature spectrometers. OceanView is highly customizable and includes a schematic view that provides a visual roadmap of data flow from spectral inputs to processed results. OceanView delivers results in the form of an answer, rather than just a simple waveform.

  • Customizable user-interface that allows you to choose what data you want to display and which items to display on the toolbars and menus.

  • Persistence of user settings including: 
    -  File locations
    -  Acquisition parameters 
    -  Menu settings (hiding/showing of menu items) 
    -  Graph view customization

  • Capability of manually saving experiment settings (source, processing type, acquisition parameters, data view customization) and reloading them again later.

  • Ability to perform specialized calculations on spectral and other measurement data, including:
    -  Derivatives and integrals of spectral data
    -  Spectral arithmetic
    -  Ratiometric on the same spectrum or between 2 different spectra
    -  Interpolation, subsetting and concatenation of a spectrum

  • Support of the following experiments/processing modes: 
    -  Quick View (formerly Scope Mode) 
    -  Quick View Minus Background
    -  Absorbance 
    -  Reflection
    -  Fluorescence
    -  Transmission 
    -  Raman
    -  Quick View Fluorescence
    -  Relative Irradiance
    -  Absolute Irradiance 
    -  Color
    -  Photometry
    -  Concentration
    -  Energy, Power, Photons
    -  Strip Charts 
    -  Spectral Math/Arithmetic 
    -  Spectral Splicing 
    -  Color 
    -  Photometry 
    -  Peak metrics 
    -  Schematic view for processing spectral data on the fly and for customizing your experiment (data acquisition)

Schematic View 
The Schematic View presents data from your device(s) in a diagram format. The Schematic View provides you with all of the functionality of the Window view, plus the following enhanced capabilities:

  • Algorithm nodes – allow for math functions such as ratios, adding multiple spectra, and adding a constant to spectra.

  • Set a subrange – ability to focus on a specific subset of the spectrum

  • Interpolate spectral data – evenly space data from two or more spectra to analyze them mathematically

  • Retrieve device properties such as serial number, firmware version, wavelength and total number of pixels

  • Send a single value (such as TEC temperature, integral, average over a specific wavelength range) from the device to the Scalar view to analyze the value over time

  • Preview spectra in graphs at every step in your process

  • Easily add new Graph and Table Views

Data Window

  • Unprecedented customizability with graph, table, scalar and color views

  • Used to monitor measurement

  • Provides controls to maintain measurement (e.g. store new background/reference)

  • Hides other controls to minimize clutter

  • Highly customizable with persistence to remember user settings

Platforms and Minimum System Requirements
OceanView operates on 32- and 64-bit Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. 
Monitor resolution: 1024 X 768 or higher
RAM: 1.5 GB or higher
Processor: Intel Core II Duo @ 1.4 GHz or better
Intel Core Duo @ 2.0 GHz or better
AMD Athlon Neo X2 @ 1.6 GHz or better
Intel Atom @ 2.13 GHz or better
AMD Athlon 64 x2 @ 1.7 GHz or better
Note: Most processors produced in 2010 and later should be okay.
HD Space: 300 MB free space
OS: MAC 10.5 Intel or higher
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8(not fully tested)
Linux Any version released for an x86 or amd64 platform since 2010 Example: CentOS(Version 5.5), and Ubuntu (version 10.4LTS)