People, who at present are the core of New Analytical
Systems company, work together since 1990.
Our development since days of yore deployed in many states
around the world.
When the process of new ideas production is pretty hard
but pleasant thing and dropping it is not a good thing,
and stealing ideas seems like a norm in post-soviet space,
we decide to state and point to our own ideas and developments
and declare theirs priority.
We do not go into trial with anybody, but we must declare
the fields where we were first, ant where our flag with
UniChrom name should stay.
Two markers for fragment selection
Historically the first program for chromatographic
measurements , which uses two markers (DMT
- dual marker technology) was UniChrom 2.0
- DOS version developed in 1992-1993. Particular,
the State Metrology Institute (then it was Minsk Centre
of Standards and Metrology) still keeps archives since
Certainly, using of two makers - is an evident
idea, but it is - OURS.
At the picture shown UniChrom version 2.20 from
August, 12, 1995.
Beside of DOS version there was Windows-3.1 version,
which was functionally identical to DOS version except
it can not acquire data (we do had not any experience
in hardware programming under Windows then).
So, application of two markers for selection work
fragment is our idea dated by 1992 .
Sliding axis on chromatogram Graph
Axis X and Y on graph got the capability dragging with
mouse, when visible fragment less than full chromatogram,
in UniChrom 3.0 DOS. This version works since 1996
on "Naftan" oil refinery. From that time all UniChrom
versions have OURS sliding axis.
Tabs in chromatogram window
When Delphi 1.0 RAD appears first time, was made
decision to direct our efforts to the field of Windows application
UniChrom 4.0 is Win-16 application, which worked both in
Windows 3.1 and Windows 95.
In UniChrom 4.0 we have shown how to use Tabs
(Tab Controls) for selecting different representation
of analytical data.
Such sliced representation of different method aspects
allows easily switch between "Chromatogram",
"Peaks" table, "Method" etc.
The way of representation similar chromatograms as layer
set (sheets) appeared in DOS UniChrom, but first this
display mode was introduced in UniChrom 4.0 for Windows. First
of all in this program was presented layer browser
(at the picture in bottom-right corner), and since those times
our program always with it. At the picture is the screenshot
of UniChrom 4.0 from 1996 (it is archived somewhere).
We have developed the way displaying layers one above another
and moving among them using layer navigator in 1996.