CLARITY SOFTWARE CONTROLS EXTENSIONS HARDWARE
from Chromatography Specialists
Clarity is advanced chromatography data station with software modules
for data acquisition, data processing, and instrument control.
Its wide range of data acquisition interfaces (A/D converters, LAN, USB, RS232)
allows connection to virtually any chromatograph.
• Easy to install and use
• Direct control of chromatography instruments
• Modules for specifi c calculation and methodology
• Tools for regulated environment
• Extended user support
• Competitive pricing
• OEM versions
Clarity Station – simplicity and eff ectiveness
Modular confi gurations: It is easy to confi gure a simple solution
for a small laboratory with a single chromatograph. When your
company expands or needs to change, Clarity can grow with you,
into a complex solution for any production facility lab with multiple
chromatographs operating in a regulated environment.
Simple and economic solution for small laboratories: Small
laboratories can benefi t from an inexpensive chromatographic
solution with an intuitive user interface without the need for
extensive training or complicated initial settings. Users with specifi c
demands can easily incorporate the advanced features and
customize the software to meet their specifi c requirements.
Comprehensive solution for demanding chromatography
applications: Larger laboratories usually have three main
requirements - effi ciency, clear organization of workfl ow, and data
sharing. Clarity can easily address all these
requirements with a number of tools.
Automation: Clarity enables sequences,
batch processing, automated actions
triggered from the events table, etc.
Regulated environment: Tools for GLP (such as user accounts,
audit trails for system, methods and parameters of directly
controlled instruments); and integration (connectivity to wide range
of instruments, import and export to multiple formats, LIMS, etc.).
Clarity Station – scalability
Quick start: Users can start work immediately, without extensive
training. Clarity’s clear structure and intuitive graphical user
interface provide easy access to all frequently performed tasks.
Connectivity: Clarity can easily be integrated into the existing
workfl ow of any laboratory. Use the Export and Import functions or
LIMS to exchange data with third party software. A/D converters and
control modules connect Clarity to practically any chromatograph.
Digital outputs enable control of additional instruments.
Customizable user interface: Clarity can be tailored to meet
specifi c needs. Each user may customize his/her desktop settings,
format tables to meet specifi c requirements, or even create columns
for customized calculations.
Simply powerfull: Behind the natural, intuitive interface
are highly responsive algorithms with a curve smoothing
option that enables users to detect hundreds of peaks in each
chromatogram. The integration of peaks can be further fi ne tuned
by nearly 30 integration parameters. A variety of quantifi cation
and calibration methods is incorporated in the data module.
Customizable computations: Clarity’s optional extensions
provide powerful features that enable implementation of specifi c
methodologies. Clarity was developed in cooperation with its users;
we understand the many and varied needs of chromatographers.
Clarity meets those needs.
Clarity Product Line
It is easy to select a solution from the wide range of possibilities.
All products in the Clarity product line are based on the same core that has been profoundly tested.
This ensures its stability and reliability.
Clarity: Clarity is the most comprehensive of our stations. Its features include data acquisition from multiple instruments,
direct control of GCs, LCs and autosamplers using Controls; access to advanced analyses through Extensions; and
support of 21 CFR Part 11. This all makes Clarity suitable for laboratories with high demands on effi ciency, high sample
throughput and GLP standards.
Clarity Lite: Clarity Lite is a simplifi ed version of Clarity that provides data acquisition from one chromatograph
(up to four detectors sharing a common time-base). With its reduced set of functions Clarity Lite is an inexpensive
solution for a non-regulated environment. Clarity Lite can be easily upgraded at a later date.
Clarity Offl ine: The offl ine version allows users to evaluate data and prepare methods. This version cannot acquire data
but it can share data or even directly access (through LAN) projects of the two above-described stations. With Clarity
Offl ine users are able to work with acquired data on additional computers in the lab or at home.
Validation Kit: The Validation kit consists of a precise peak generator (Validator) and a set of methods for validating
chromatography systems. The kit is optimized for seamless Operational Qualifi cation with Clarity software.
It can also be ported to other software and hardware solutions.
Clarity SDK: The Software Development Kit, for creating custom Control modules for Clarity software, is a set of
programming tools with a detailed description of the Clarity Control interface. It is intended for OEM partners to
enable development of control modules for their instruments. Use of the SDK requires an advanced command
of C++ programming language and MFC libraries.
Clarity OEM: Customize a chromatography station according to your specifi c requirements. The options range from the
simple incorporation of your company name and logo into the Clarity software, all the way up to customizing the entire
software to match your specifi c purposes (CZE, EA, Polarography, Electrochemistry, etc.). Your product will be delivered
promptly and with fl exible cooperation from our experienced staff .
Lifetime support, free of charge: Clarity not only means
“software”; it also comes with extensive free support from DataApex
as well as from the growing community of users in the Clarity
Conference. Unlike many large corporations, the DataApex
Company is in close contact with its users. Not only do we provide
support, but we also consider the suggestions, comments and
concerns of our customs the kind of valuable input we need for the
further and future development of Clarity.
Regular updates: Regular update releases are free of charge. These
minor updates result from our ongoing dialog with customers. They
not only fi x small problems, but also add enhancements that make
working with Clarity that much more convenient. Clarity software
can be set to automatically check for available updates.
Try before you buy: A free Clarity demo is available for
download so you can explore the features available. The demo
includes all features of the Clarity software using sample data.
A time limited Clarity Trial, using your own actual data, is off ered
for those who want to evaluate the software in real work.
Pre-sales consultations are available for those who have not yet
Clarity Station – extended user support
Hardware: DataApex supplies several types of A/D converters for data acquisition from detectors with analog signal output, control
boards for LC control, communication interfaces to controlled instruments, and other optional hardware accessories.
Individual parts are listed in the product catalog at www.dataapex.com.
Clarity Controls: Software modules that provide an interface
with chromatography devices such as GC and HPLC systems,
Autosamplers, and Valves. Direct control allows the device(s)
to be controlled and monitored from the Clarity environment.
The instrument method that controls the device is saved in the
A list of currently controlled devices is available at
Clarity product line includes software Solutions mentioned on the previous page.
These can be further supplemented by Extensions, Controls and Hardware.
Clarity Extensions: Software modules that enhance the capabilities of Clarity data station. Extensions provide features within Clarity
that are specifi c to a given type of analysis or for a specifi c task. Currently available modules are:
GPC: for processing data from Gel Permeation Chromatography
PDA: for spectral data processing
EA: for handling data from Elemental Analyzers
CE: for handling data from a Capillary Electrophoresis systems
SST: for monitoring the accurate function
of the chromatography systems
Last revision: June 2007
DataApex reserves the right to make changes to described products without prior notice.