The software package delivered with each LemnaTec system has functions to control the corresponding hardware, i.e. the cameras and sensors, lights, and – if present – any other user-controllable hardware.
With this software module the user controls and sets all functions of the system. For manually operated laboratory systems this is mainly camera and light settings. For large-scale automated systems it includes setting operational workflows for the automation and experiment scheduling. Such operating workflows comprise scheduling and controlling of cameras, scanners, and sensors. They also can include control of moving systems that bring plants to sensors or sensors to plants, as well as controlling weighing-watering-stations delivering liquid to plants. The available functions are tailored to the corresponding hardware. Each hardware system delivered by LemnaTec comes with its own control software that is adapted for the functions of that system.
The software provides graphical user interfaces that enable the settings of the different components. Users can select each adjustable component of the system and the software displays the possible settings. This can be exposure time for cameras, light intensity, or the positioning of a moving part. Once all settings are done, users can combine them to measurement workflows that capture sample data according to the pre-set parameters.