visionCATS 3.1



    • Support for the HPTLC PRO Module PLATE STORAGE

      • Module properties, diagnostics, operations and firmware management

      • Sequence execution (and associated improvements : plate is clean option, delayed start, last sequence info, eject carrier from module PLATE STORAGE)

    • Major improvements have been made to the HPTLC PRO Module DEVELOPMENT diagnostics

    • Support for multiple HPTLC PRO Module APPLICATION steps in methods/analysis

    • Improved HPTLC PRO SYSTEM reset and reinitialization functions

    • If a sequence is not compatible with the run to add, the Add to sequence popup now explains why

    • It is now possible to execute manual control operations which don’t require the use of the feeder if the module is not fully initialized

    • Module DEVELOPMENT steps are faster because the post-cleaning is now performed once the step is finished

    • It is now possible to apply up to 40 microliter for a single application with the HPTLC PRO Module APPLICATION

    • It is now possible to configure the start/end of the conditioning during a development with the HPTLC PRO Module DEVELOPMENT

  • Global enhancements

    • New report technology

      • wkhtmltopdf was replaced by EO.PDF

      • Handlebars was upgraded to 4.7.3

      • SignalR and Metamorphic were removed

      • Flot was replaced by D3.js

    • New 3D viewer technology

      • OGRE was upgraded to 2.2.3, using now DirectX 11

    • Sample reference amount unit change

    • Mixture naming changes for tracks with overspots

    • User groups

    • Installation modes changes in the visionCATS installer

Bug fixes

  • Corrected some refresh issues with the Plate view (tracks highlighting with APPLICATION ; global update when an analysis is reopened during execution)

  • Full cleaning of the moves when a sequence is aborted

  • Supporting changing of DPI or screen resolution

  • Report template cannot be anymore changed for locked analysis

  • Report information for image contrast has now correct precision

  • Corrected report’s styles copy to user’s temp with user name having special characters

visionCATS 3.0


  • Support for CAMAG® HPTLC PRO

    • Support for the HPTLC PRO Module APPLICATION and the HPTLC PRO Module DEVELOPMENT

    • Administration and management of HPTLC PRO SYSTEM including new rights, notifications, consumables validation, logging and diagnostics features

  • Global enhancements

    • New design

    • New docking system

    • High DPI support

    • Update Database server to Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express

    • Added a Get Debug Logs button to window appearing when visionCATS crashes

  • In Explorer

    • Added filter for in progress items

  • In Method

    • Added remarks tab

    • Added method report

  • In evaluation:

    • Added a Clear baseline interactive settings button

    • Limit test: reformulated some names

    • It is no more possible to delete locked evaluations in analysis if the “Allow complete deletion” setting is not enabled

  • In Comparison

    • Added CSV Export of spectrum correlation table

  • In Tools

    • New Global list editor

  • In User Management

    • Export user table as csv file

    • Allow linking existing visionCATS user to Active Directory

  • In General Settings

    • Added a Get Notification toggle

Bug fixes

  • Added support for hybrid graphic cards (mainly for laptop PC)

  • Better support of specific plate formats in report

  • Hardware ID generation

  • Substance assignment export should work without export data option

  • As guest user, move an item from a subfolder to the guest root send the item to the void

visionCATS 2.5


  • In Explorer

    • New advanced search in Explorer, with many new filters

    • Improved Explorer recent items

    • Explorer item’s notes is now separate from Track Assignment notes

  • In evaluation:

    • New version of the Gauss peak detection algorithm

    • Export of results as CSV file

    • New concentration unit choices (volume concentration, molar)

    • New limit test mode “at”

    • The export of the calibration curve image now gives the user the ability to export the legend or not

  • In Comparison

    • Comparison has now also a remark tab

    • Comparison Profile Wavelength view, can display tracks at several wavelength

    • Comparison Profile has now an easy mode

    • Comparison Profile is now able to detect peaks

  • Instruments

    • For TLC Visualizer/TLC Visualizer 2, a warning will now be display during execution (and in Images View) if HDRI capture is not optimal (exposure time too long).

    • TLC Visualizer 2 is now able to take HDRI image with the longest exposure up to 60 seconds (capture takes longer but is able to give better results)

    • To facilitate the management of AMD2 steps, a copy/paste function has been added to the Gradient tab

    • For Linomat5, the “Dosage speed” upper limit is now 1000nl/s.

  • In SST

    • Display corrected tracks instead of raw data

    • The SST table now has an optional “Min. Height” field which corresponds to the minimum required height of the peak detected in the 𝑅ꜰ range of the SST item

  • In analysis’ data image view, it is now possible to choose what to export when copying to clipboard, by using the export image button and choosing “Export to clipboard” in the options. As a result, the dedicated “Copy to clipboard” button has been removed (but the function remain accessible by performing a right click on the image)

  • Analysis and comparison’s log can now be added to the item report (previous specific export is removed)

  • Analysis’s Tracks view, for scanner profiles, can display one track at several wavelength, with a color coding for each wavelength

  • Ability to open item as (or execute as), to use another visionCATS user than the currently logged in

  • Possibility to send notification (email) to the user when an instrument step is finish (current user or ‘open as’ user)

  • Backup tool can restore backup made with previous versions

  • In user management, existing imported users from Windows can now be updated

  • Profile viewer is now able to be used in two or more view in the same time (docking or multi windows)

  • visionCATS Diagnostics offer now an overview of the status of server and its clients

  • Backup Tool is now able to restore database backups coming from old versions of visionCATS

  • Online instrument documentation available

  • To help the documentation of the installed system, it’s now possible to export the general settings view as an image

  • A new “Service Tool” is now available for support after install

  • Image thumbnails are now stored as file and not anymore in database (database files are therefore a lot smaller for big installations)

  • Installer:

    • During installation, port of visionCATS client is now also configurable

    • After visionCATS upgrade, the license should now be re-activated

    • When installing or uninstalling visionCATS, the installer now has an “Export installation logs” image button

Bug fixes

  • Added missing sample reference amount data in report

visionCATS 2.4


  • New reporting system, ability to configure the global styles and to define custom report templates for analysis and comparisons

  • Automatic SST detection and check

  • In evaluation:

    • Reproducibility support

    • Limit test support

    • Track profile subtraction in evaluation integration

  • New “Remarks” tab in analysis

  • Manual detector mode and partial scan support for TLC Scanner 3 and TLC Scanner 4 steps

  • New “Server only” option available when installing visionCATS

  • TLC ADC 2 manual control support

  • Major performance improvements on large visionCATS installations

visionCATS 2.3 SP1


  • Updated visionCATS Packages (individual options aren’t selectable anymore)

  • Improved Request Key UI

Bug fixes

  • Corrected license issue with Method Library

  • Correction for AMD2

visionCATS 2.3


  • TLC Visualizer 2 support

  • Derivatizer support (documentation)

  • SST is now display track profiles, SST is also possible with TLC Scanner 3/4 data

  • Instrument could have a nickname (for easier selection), and unconnected could be hidden

visionCATS 2.2


  • Full AMD 2 Integration (step definition and execution, manual control, diagnostics)

  • Manual peak integration in evaluations (add, update bounds, delete and assign peaks individually)

  • Profile comparison between plates (with overlay view, flat view, flip mode and integration parameters)

  • Spectrum comparison between plates (with overlay view, individual/multiple spectrum display for a substance, maximums computation and display)

  • Related substances support in evaluations, in 3 modes

  • Internal standard correction support in evaluations

  • Many other functionalities, like:

    • Enhanced export to comparison feature (for images, profiles and spectrums)

    • Enhanced comparison handling (display/hide elements, Overview section, undo/redo support, color configuration)

    • Profile normalization

    • Maximums in spectrum measurements

    • PDF map in report export and navigation links for samples in report

    • Enhanced image export functions

    • New user options

    • New global options and management of global lists

    • Contextual help button

  • Many GUI related improvements, like:

  • In the 3D Viewer (toolbar, zoom function, selection style)

  • Structure of the user interface in comparison files

  • Evaluation integration display modes

  • Small enhancements in Explorer

visionCATS 2.1


  • Spectrum scanning by using TLC Scanner 4 or TLC Scanner 3 instruments

  • Ability to control the sequence type (Sample or Reference) for each evaluation

  • Scanner advanced mode : when using a scanner step in multi-wavelength mode, it’s now possible to set the lamp, filter and mode for each wavelength

  • Many GUI-related improvements in the quantitative evaluation part

  • Folder backups and restore in the Explorer view

  • Dual wavelength

  • CV value (coefficient of variation) is displayed instead of σ (sigma, Standard deviation) for calibration function and sample results

Bug fixes

  • Corrected restore to include scans, winCATS analysis and method collection entries

visionCATS 2.0 SP2

Bug fixes

  • Corrected backup to include scans, winCATS analysis and method collection entries, and corrected rights issue with backup to folder

  • Corrected report generation when evaluation’s smoothing, baseline or peak detection is disabled

  • Included area information in export peak, and removed condition to have the “Data Export” option in order to perform an export

  • Display a correct message when importing a corrupted license key

  • Scanner OQ Monochromator test: Text Bandwith -> Bandwidth; New calculation for 20nm Bandwidth

  • Lino5 no longer skips tracks

  • Correction in 1.3-1.4 migration

  • Scanner OQ crash when scanner OQ completed, or when positioning test is started a 2nd time

  • winCATS import: corrected several bugs

  • Data view : Corrected an error when track sequencer goes outside of the image

visionCATS 2.0 SP1

Bug fixes

  • Evaluation’s concentration can now be entered with unit of choice, fg/ml is now possible

  • Corrected several minors bugs in evaluation

  • DNS queries for client/server communications have now fallback in case of unknown host

  • Slow network will now not remove edited lock

  • Corrected instrument progress display

  • Improved some sections of help

visionCATS 2.0


  • Integration of the CAMAG scanner3 and scanner4 instruments

  • Support of multiple quantitative evaluations with the scanner instrument

  • Support of multiple image based evaluations with the visualizer

  • 21CFR11 compliance

  • Import of winCATS data in a viewing mode

  • Support of multiple application steps

  • Possibility to define report templates

  • Supports electronic signatures

  • SST extended to scanner data

  • Online help

visionCATS 1.4 SP2

Bug fixes

  • Time handling for the license registration

  • Correction of a specific bug during the migration

  • Restore of a visionCATS backup on a foreign system

  • Report improvements for 20x20 plates

  • Display additional image parameters in the report

  • Bug correction in the Track Assignment

visionCATS 1.4 SP1

Bug fixes

  • Migration from 1.3 (specifically license and TLC Visualizer correction images)

  • SST definition and export/import

  • Backup and restore

  • Method library available with new SST features

  • Panel resizing, docking, small screen resolution

visionCATS 1.4


  • New explorer with preview functionality

  • Clean plate correction integrated in the comparison viewer

  • New layout for the reports

  • The visionCATS server can be installed in a virtual environment

  • Optimization of the image loading using the GPU

  • Handling of the instrument and COM ports reworked

  • Integration of the CAMAG Method Library, service provided by the CAMAG Laboratory

visionCATS 1.3

  • Initial version