Tricarb is a tool to transfer the data generated by the Tricarb scintillation counter to a computer.
The Packard Tri-Carb 1600 TR scintillation counter allows to
send the measured data to a computer via a serial line. Tricarb
Monitor is a free Windows software which receives these data and
supplies them in various formats. It is possible to generate
plain text output, Excel-optimized text output, and two
different input file formats for use with the MultiCalc
Usually Tri-Carb is connected to a line printerwhich creates a
hardcopy of your data. To evaluate these data, they must be
entered manually into the computer. This is tedious and
Tricarb Monitor listens on the serial port for data being
transmitted from the Tri-Carb Counter. These data are written to
the harddisk automatically. Several output formats are
available to import these data into spreadsheets or the
MultiCalc software. The line printer can be operated in parallel
to keep a hardcopy or it can be replaced by a printer dongle,
thus saving paper. The software can be configured to recover
automatically from power failures. It keeps a log file of all
important actions taking place.
The latest version of the binary is 1.0. The sources are right here.
You can download the documentation either as a ZIP archive containing html pages viewable with your web
browser or as a ZIPped Postscript
file. This file can be printed on a Postscript printer or,
with the help of Ghostscript, on any other printer.