This is part 9 of a tour through PEAXACT - Software for Quantitative Spectroscopy from S-PACT. It shows how to use PEAXACT as a back-end predictor for automated real-time analysis, introducing PEAXACT ProcessLink and the PEAXACT AppServer.
PEAXACT ProcessLink is a Windows App which links PEAXACT data analysis to any third-party application without the need to write custom software. ProcessLink uses a technique called "folder monitoring" to watch a directory for incoming files. New spectrum files are automatically analyzed in real-time. Results are immediately presented to the user in a real-time chart, and are exposed to external applications by means of a built-in OPC UA server. This procedure is totally device-independent, i.e. it works with any lab or process instrument and any measurement software. All it needs is a PEAXACT model to analyze the data. (More on the product web page.)
PEAXACT AppServer provides an easy application programming interface (API) - either as a .NET assembly or as a COM component - which gives developers full flexibility to integrate PEAXACT as a back-end analyzer with their own applications.
For some third-party applications, the PEAXACT AppServer is shipped with ready-to-use interfaces, e.g., for Kaiser (HoloPro) or Bruker (OPUS), other third parties have already integrated the PEAXACT AppServer into their software themselves, e.g., Endress+Hauser (Raman RunTime), tec5 (MultiSpec Pro II), Tornado (Spectral Soft), Magritek (SpinSolve), AspenTech (Process Pulse II), Optimal (synTQ), Siemens (SIPAT).This concludes the PEAXACT Tour. Ready to try out PEAXACT yourself? Go back to the Quick Start page and choose a tutorial!