I’m upgrading my calcium imaging setup, currently consisting in:
camera ANDOR clara
TILL Photonics imaging setup (Polychrome V + Imaging control unit + TILL photonics’ software “Live acquisition”
currently, We bought a new camera (Photometrics Prime95B), and I installed micromanager (version 2 gamma) as acquisition software. the setup was originaly intended as some kind of built in solution, provided by Till years ago. this original configuration works only with their property software (which is not fully supported in windows 10) and, of course, this software is too old and doesn’t support many modern cameras.
My plan is to integrate the current light source (polychrome V) and the new camera in a sigle tool using micromanager but, altough i had no problem with the camera configuration in MM, i cannot control the polychrome.
I tried to connect and configured the polychrome for direct comunication via COM port, as indicated in the poly manual and here https://micro-manager.org/wiki/PolychromeV but the device doesn’t respond to any command.
i asked help to the TILL support guys, who gave me the latest ddl. available, but still no response from the device.
do you have any advice or suggestion how to control the poly via micromanager?
The polychrome V is, as far as I know, one of the most used monochromators in research, and it should be totally compatible with MM, i don’t understand why is not working.
Thank you in Advance for any help.