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 efficiency, high sample throughput and GLP standards.


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Overview

Clarity is advanced Chromatography Data Station (CDS) with optional software modules for data acquisition, processing and instrument control. Its wide range of data acquisition interfaces (A/D converters, LAN, USB, RS232) allows connection to any GC or LC chromatograph.

Up to four independent chromatography systems can be simultaneously connected, each can acquire up to 32 signals.

See examples of Clarity configurations.

You can switch any time between English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Chinese localization.

Control modules provide integrated control of selected instruments such as GCs, pumps, detectors, autosamplers, etc.

Extensions provide functions for specific separation techniques such as PDA, GPC analysis, Mass spectrometry or SST.

Clarity2Go in your iPhone or Android powered mobile devices allows you to monitor running analyses from multiple installations of Clarity.

Clarity comes with extensive free support from DataApex as well as from the growing community of users in the Clarity Forum. Unlike many large corporations, the DataApex Company is in close contact with its users.

Main Features

Clarity is the most universal software of the entire product line. All other versions are derived from the full Clarity software.

Measuring
Simultaneous data acquisition from up to four independent chromatographs, each chromatograph can acquire data from up to 32 detectors.

See Clarity configuration examples.

Integration
There is extensive possibility to modify chromatograms. The chromatogram can be changed by entering global parameters or interactively, through direct graphic modification of the baseline.

Overlay
Simultaneously displays a virtually unlimited number of chromatograms and their mathematical modification; for example, mutual deductions or derivations of any order.

Calibration
Internal and external standard calculation methods, calibration of groups of peaks and reference peaks method for better identification.

Wide range of supported instruments
Control modules in Clarity allow users to control various instruments in their lab. See our growing list of supported instruments.

Extensions completing your workflow
Clarity Extensions integrates your workflow into one application. GPC calculations, PDA data processing, gas or detailed hydrocarbon analyses according to selected norms and even more.

Automated measuring support
Sequence tables for any set of samples with or without an autosampler.

Postrun
Automatically displays, prints, exports and starts other programs after the completion of a measurement.

Summary result tables
Displays and prints selected results from all simultaneously displayed chromatograms.

User settings
User selects parameters for peak display and the specification for axes, including color from an extensive array of color settings. Text labels and lines, either as part of the area or anchored to a chromatogram, may also be inserted.

Export
Optional exportation of all results, with or without the chromatogram, in various formats, into a file or clipboard.

Import
Imports chromatograms or mathematical curves, which have been saved in text or AIA formats, from other programs.

LIMS
Clarity offers connectivity with LIMS boths for sample submission and result output. This can be done via convenient ASCII transfers.

Method and calibration history
Each chromatogram can easily be displayed under the same conditions as when it was printed, exported or saved.

Column performance
Calculations of peaks in terms of symmetry, efficiency, resolution; all by several methods (tangent, moments, etc.).

Batch
Automatically batch processes, displays, exports or prints any number of chromatograms.

User calculations
Users can define custom calculations in the Result and Summary tables. Using the integrated editor you can create your own columns from original columns and individual mathematical functions.

User accounts
Sets up access rights and passwords (including their parameters e.g., minimum length, validity, etc.). Each user can define his or her own station appearance.

Audit trail
Records selected events and operations into a special file. Records selected operations directly into a chromatogram.

Electronic signature
Each chromatogram can be signed electronically. Signature selection is based on the username or the signature certificate.

Networked Solution
Clarity chromatography station files can be accessed from networked computers using Clarity Offline software. This enables the offline evaluation of chromatograms, development of new methods and printing reports.

See the Clarity Offline for more details.

Language Localizations available
Useful for non-English speakers. At the moment, there are French, German, Russian, Spanish and Chinese localizations available in single installation package. Simply switch to your preffered language anytime, try the Clarity DEMO now.

Competitive approach
Chromatography Data Systems OverviewThe chromatography market offers many specialized HPLC data systems or GC data systems, these are often provided with the purchased instrument. It is often complicated to integrate such software into the workflow of the laboratory since they do not enable direct control of additional instruments. Comparing to the small scale solutions such as PeakSimple, ChromPerfect, Chrom&Spec, Borwin, Azur, Multichro or Chrom-Card, Clarity offers wide range of directly controlled instruments as well as optional Extensions for specific separation techniques. On the other hand, complex solutions with wide scope of features and scalable design, such as OpenLab, EZChrom, ChemStation, Chromeleon, TotalChrom, GCSolution, LCSolution, Galaxie, Atlas, Class-VP, Chromquest or Empower are quite expensive, which is a limiting factor for many customers. Another drawback of the large solutions is its complexity which imposes high demands on users. Comparing to this Clarity represents scalable medium ranged solution with steep learning curve and competitive prices.

Version Comparisons

FEATURES

Clarity
Clarity
Clarity Lite
Lite
Clarity Offline
Offline
Support of multiple detector instruments 32 detectors / instrument 4 detectors / instrument offline
Number of instruments connected simultaneously 1 - 4 1 1 - 4 (offline)
Supporting tools for 21CFR Part 11:
Electronic signature, Audit trail, Advanced User Accounts
yes no yes
Digital Acquisition yes no n/a
Control modules (Autosamplers, GCs, HPLC pumps - according to the List of Controlled Instruments ) yes no n/a
Extensions ( SST , PDA , GPC , CE , EA , NGA , DHA , MS )
yes no yes
Column Performance Table yes no yes
User columns in Result table - Special calculation defined by the user yes no yes
Command directories for selecting the working folder for data saving yes no yes
Archive/restore functions yes no yes
Batch processing yes no yes
Commands Model method and Copy From for extended work with method files yes no yes
Sequence yes yes n/a
Automatic subtraction of solvent defined in the method yes no n/a
Display background chromatogram in the Data Acquisition dialog yes no n/a
Hardware A/D Converter - available types INT7,
INT9,
U-PAD,
U-PAD2, Colibrick,
Net-PAD
INT7,
INT9,
U-PAD,
U-PAD2, Colibrick
n/a
Hardware A/D converter - possibility to combine multiple converters yes no n/a

Examples Of Configuration

The following figures display typical configurations of Clarity chromatography station. Each configuration is described in details including the ordering numbers of utilized parts for easier reference.

One chromatography with two detectors

The HPLC measures on two detectors. Clarity will acquire two separate signals sharing a common timebase (synchronized START/STOP). A resulting chromatogram will contain two signals.Part numbers: C50 (Clarity Chromatography SW, Single Instrument) + U32 (Colibrick USB dual-channel A/D converter).

Four chromatography with one detector each

Clarity is used to acquire data from four chromatographs. Each chromatograph uses single detector, so it is enough to use four channel card. However it is necessary to purchase Clarity Ad-on instruments to be able to acquire data from four separate systems simultaneously. In this case the signals are completely independent.Part numbers: C50 (Clarity Chromatography SW, Single Instrument) +3x C55 (Clarity Add-on Instrument SW) + U34 (Colibrick USB 4-channel A/D converter).

Two chromatographys, one with multiple detectors with one detectors

This example displays a configuration with two chromatography systems (GC + HPLC) where the HPLC system uses multiple detectors. All the detectors attached to the HPLC Instrument will share common timebase (synchronized START/STOP). The GC detector will be independent.Part numbers: C50 (Clarity Chromatography SW, Single Instrument) + C55 (Clarity Add-on Instrument SW) + U34 (Colibrick USB 4-channel A/D converter).

Two chromatographys, one with digital control

This example displays a configuration with two chromatography systems (GC + LC). The GC is connected and controlled via digital interface, using a GC Control appropriate module.Part numbers: C50 (Clarity Chromatography SW, Single Instrument) + C55 (Clarity Add-on Instrument SW) +A23 (GC Control SW)+ U32 (Colibrick USB dual-channel A/D converter).

Version 8.3

Clarity version 8.3 highlights

  • method versioning
  • New and updated control modules including :
    • Agilent 8860/8890/Intuvo 9000 GC’s
    • Jasco FP-4020/4025
    • Young In Chromass ChroZen GC
  • Calibration enhancements
  • MS Extension enhancements
Clarity registered users can update to version 8.3.1 free of charge


*New: Control: Released - Fuli GC 9720 Plus control module has been released.

*New: Control: Released - Fuli GC 9790 Plus control module has been released.

*New: Control: Released - JAI FC-7000 control module has been released.

*New: Control: Released - Shimadzu GC2010 Pro control module has been released.

*New: Control: Released - Sykam S6510 valve control module has been released.

*New: Control: Released - VICI Valco TCD3 Thermal Conductivity detector control module has been released.

*New: Control: Released - Watrex Streamline AS1, AS2 and UV1 control modules have been released.

*New: Control: Testing - Agilent 8860, 8890 and Intuvo 9000 GC control modules are available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Analytik Jena PQ LC / IC control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - CQS Climax HPLC system control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Esensing MassChrom1299 HPLC system control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Futecs CD-6000, CT-6000, P-6000 and RI-6000 control modules are available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Jasco FP-4020/4025 control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Spark LC1299 and LC1299 Plus HPLC systems control modules are available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Sykam S150 control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Sykam S4120 control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Watrex Streamline CT1 column thermostat control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Watrex Streamline IC1 control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Watrex Streamline P1m pump control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Watrex Streamline P1s pump control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Testing - Young In Chromass - ChroZen GC control module is available for testing.

*New: Control: Updated drivers - Agilent ICF libraries have been updated to version A.02.06.DU3.

*New: Control: Updated drivers - Dani Master GC driver has been updated to version 1.6.11.0.

*New: Control: Updated drivers - Knauer HPLC drivers updated to version 8.1.0.6036.

*New: Control: Updated drivers - Sykam S1130 driver has been updated to version 2.0.1.5.

*New: Control: Updated drivers - Sykam S5300 driver has been updated to version 2.0.0.13.

*New: Control: Updated drivers - Young In Chromass YL9130 driver has been updated to version 4.0.1.12.

*New: Control: Updated drivers - Young In Chromass YL9150Plus driver has been updated to version 1.0.0.6.

*New: Control: Agilent 1200 (supporting selected DAD and FLD models) was removed from installation. In order to continue using Agilent 1200, please use the Agilent ICF LC driver.

*New: Control: Agilent ICF - changes in the Method Setup are now logged in the Audit Trail.

*New: Control: Antec AS 110 control module was replaced by Alias control module. The functionality remained the same.

*New: Control: Antec Decade Elite - added support for Pulse mode II.

*New: Control: Spark Symbiosis ACE - new options for addressing cartridges.

*New: Control: Vici Valve - option in Setup, Configuration to set selected position on Instrument close (previously part of method).

*New: Audit Trail: AreaEN and DescriptionEN columns are filled even when the station is switched into English.

*New: Audit Trail: Audit Trails created with version 8.3 cannot be opened in previous versions due changes in the internal format.

*New: Calibration: Rearranged layout of Calibration Options.

*New: Calibration: Rearranged layout of detail of a calibration compound.

*New: Calibration: Rec No. parameter in Calibration now shows number of used recalibrations to number of total recalibrations on the level displayed.

*New: Calibration: Weight options in the Calibration Options dialog have been removed. Any existing calibrations with this option are automatically transferred to Average.

*New: Extension MS: Chromatogram window - MS integration item added to MS menu.

*New: GLP: New item "Disallow Chromatogram Merge Operation" in the GLP Options dialog.

*New: Chromatogram: Enabled a limited support for Paste operation into the Integration table.

*New: Chromatogram: Improved Asymmetry calculation.

*New: Installation: Installation step with Hardware Setup with option to select A/D converters to apply predefined configuration was removed.

*New: IQ: Reorganized IQ to better distinguish between control modules installed by Clarity and by 3rd parties.

*New: Method: Added support for versioning of method file (*.met).

*New: OQ Validation: Instead of Knauer Virtual Detector a new OQ Validation detector by Ruby script is used.

*New: Other: Removed echotool.exe from the installation. For further use it can be downloaded from the internet.

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