control spectrometer from external code



We have a Cary 630 FTIR. It has a wonderful software for spectra adquisition. However we would like to make this spectrometer work in combination with other devices in a relatively complex experimental setup. We would like to control the spectrometer from the software in control of the experiment (some C++ code in our case, but it could be Labview).


We have asked Agilent technical service about this subject. They have said that it is not possible, but I find it difficult to believe that there is no way to control the spectrometer, al least some basic operations, other than its own software (we have other spectrometers that we control with DDE, RS-232, etc depending on the age of the device).


Has anybody any suggestions?


Thank you. Best regards.


Carlos Soria-Hoyo


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