In article <1bplkoINNavj at agate.berkeley.edu>, nigel at pathos (Nigel Walker) writes:
> In article <1blp6gINNs2s at uniwa.uwa.edu.au> lee at arbo.microbiol.uwa.oz.au (Leanne Sammels) writes:
> >Dear Netters,
> >Does anyone know of any 3rd party software available
> >for use with an IBI Gel Reader.
>> I don't know of any third party software for the IBI gel reader, but I
> just figured out how to get the gelreader (non-IBI) that was hooked up
> to our IBM clone to talk to MacVector. I was just about to ask the same
> question ... "Is there a cheeper way than MacVector?"
We use the seqed program from the GCG software package which is running
on a UNIX box here at FCCC. I don't know the details of the connection, I
think the digitizer (IBI) is connected via a serial port and the terminal
(IBM clone) is connected via ethernet to the mini computer. The software
works well. My personal opinion is that it works better that the IBI software
which we purchased with the original gel reader. This was by far the most
cost effective solution for us as FCCC already supported the GCG package so
we just had to pay for the serial connection.