OBJECTIVE or GOAL
Configure a Beckman CE system in Empower.
- Empower 2
- Empower 3
- Beckman Coulter P/ACE MDQ CE
- Beckman Coulter PA 800
- Beckman Coulter PA 800 Plus
- Ensure that the Beckman Coulter system is one of the three models listed above.
- Install the correct National Instruments driver for the firmware:
For Beckman CE firmware versions 9.x, use NI-488.2 driver version 2.8.1.
Find the NI Driver - NI-488.2 version 2.8.1 - Windows 7 64-bit/7 32-bit/Server 2003 R2 32-bit/XP/Vista 64-bit/Vista 32-bit/Server 2008 R2 64-bit at http://joule.ni.com/nidu/cds/view/p/id/2315/lang/en. The download is 424 MB.
For Beckman CE firmware versions 10.1, use NI-488.2 driver version 3.1.0.
Ensure that the system has the minimum firmware required: Beckman Coulter P/ACE MDQ CE is 5.7, Beckman Coulter PA 800 is 7.2, Beckman Coulter PA 800 Plus is 9.0.
Connect the system via IEEE-ethernet or IEEE-usb converter.
From Empower, open Node properties and access the DHCP server. Select BCPACEMDQ as the type and 1 as the serial number. An IP address is not required for usb connections. Power-cycle the Beckman system in order to receive a manual address.
Create a new system in Empower.