Very brief history : NIMA was a company that made Langmuir troughs and was very successful. Some years ago, they were bought out by KSV – their main competitor; who were then bought out in turn by Biolin Scientific. During this corporate shuffle, NIMA became KSV NIMA and dropped their product lines to produce whole new tough systems with whole new software and shiny bells and whistles. While they are still supporting the old troughs sold under the NIMA brand, they are really just providing palliative care and hoping we all buy a nice new one.
However, despite their age, the NIMA troughs are very well built and can be greatly enhanced simply with a few software tweaks and upgrades. So to do this I created the NIMA remote control software – a little Labview program that works in tandem with the existing control software by adding a number of extra features;
- Programmable experiments
- Notifications via e-mail about trough conditions and program state
- Network control, allowing for control/viewing of the NIMA data from anywhere.
- Elasticity experiments/runs
The program is currently in Beta (because it’s basically untested) but it is freely available at the link below.
It works on my two computers. If it doesn’t work for you then let me know and I’ll fix whatever I’ve managed to break.