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Grams 8.0

Thermo Electron has introduced Grams 8.0, the latest version of its multi-vendor spectroscopy software solution.

Grams can visualise, process and manage data from FT-IR, NIR, Raman, UV-Vis, fluorescence, NMR and hyphenated instruments manufactured by multiple vendors. It interfaces with more than 150 instruments. Grams use of open standards has made it the platform of choice for customers and third parties working in both regulated and unregulated environments.

Version 8 enhances Grams’ workgroup and enterprise connectivity via a full client/server update to Spectral DB, and features the new Web-enabled Envision viewing and reporting tool. Spectral DB’s newly-developed integration with Oracle and SQL Server provides an analytical data management system that is scalable from individual users to entire organisations. Capable of storing analytical data and chemical metadata, the new Spectral DB transforms an organisation’s ability to organise, search and share its information.

Grams Envision introduces Microsoft .NET technology to the Grams suite, and allows scientists to find, view, manipulate and report analytical data stored in many of the most popular formats. Using XML-enhanced ‘Smart Convert’ technology, Envision adds support for more than 20 new data formats. This allows scientists to work with ‘live’ spectral data on their desktops rather that relying on static snapshots or purchasing multiple workstation licenses from several vendors.