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Intelligent Filter Wheel

IFW and Filter Selector System

IFW Technical Manual:

    Read and print the IFW Technical Manual.

NEW!   IFW Commander Multi-Filter Wheel Controller

New IFW Commander program allows cross-platform control for up to six IFW filter wheel controllers.  Java Runtime Environment version 1.7 (JRE-7) is required for operation.  JRE-7 is available for free download directly from java.com and will be installed upon initial run if not already present.  Note that the 32-bit or 64-bit version will be selected to match your default browser.

No installation required.  Simply download the appropriate zipped file below to your download directory.  Unzip to your desktop or favorite folder location and double-click the IFWCommander executable program to launch the application.

IFW Commander_Windows_x86 v1.0.1
 (release date: 2014/11/07)
IFW CommanderJava runtime program - IFW Commander program for Windows 32-bit operating systems. Version 1.0.1 compatible with IFW firmware versions V2.02 and V3.00 and greater.
Requires Java JRE-7 32-bit version for operation.

Download IFW Control program
IFW Commander_Windows_x64 v1.0.1
 (release date: 2014/11/07)
IFW CommanderJava runtime program - IFW Commander program for Windows 64-bit operating systems. Version 1.0.1 compatible with IFW firmware versions V2.02 and V3.00 and greater.
Requires Java JRE-7 64-bit version for operation.

Download IFW Control program
IFW Commander_Mac v1.0.1
 (release date: 2014/11/07)
IFW CommanderJava runtime program - IFW Commander program for Mac OSX operating systems. Version 1.0.1 compatible with IFW firmware versions V2.02 and V3.00 and greater.
Requires Java JRE-7 32-bit or 64-bit for operation.

Download IFW Control program
IFW Commander_Linux_x86 v1.0.1
 (release date: 2014/11/07)
IFW CommanderJava runtime program - IFW Commander program for Linux 32-bit operating systems. Version 1.0.1 compatible with IFW firmware versions V2.02 and V3.00 and greater.
Requires Java JRE-7 32-bit version for operation.

Download IFW Control program
IFW Commander_Linux_x64 v1.0.1
 (release date: 2014/11/07)
IFW CommanderJava runtime program - IFW Commander program for Linux 64-bit operating systems. Version 1.0.1 compatible with IFW firmware versions V2.02 and V3.00 and greater
Requires Java JRE-7 64-bit version for operation.

Download IFW Control program
IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel Downloads:

Note:  Click the download button below for the setup .exe package to install the IFW control program or the Sequencer application program for the IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel. 
Both programs have been tested on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 successfully.  Note that a valid path to the *.msi file is required for successful installation.

Contact Optec Technical Support with any questions or concerns.

Setup_IFW_v1,10.zip (release date: 2010/11/03)
IFW ControlInstaller program for IFW Control program Version 1.10
compatible with IFW firmware versions V2.02 and above.

Supports IFW Firmware v1.1.0 and above.
Software copyright 2010 - Optec, Inc.

Download IFW Control program
Edmund Optics Sequencer application program for IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel allowing programmable pauses for each filter wheel position.  Good demonstration of the IFW's automation capabilities. Download IFW Control program

Known Technical Issues:
USB-to-Serial Converter Issues.
NOTE:  If a native COM port is not available on the control computer, a USB-to-serial converter may be used.  To maintain compatiblity with the older IFW Control program, Optec recommends a converter based on the FTDI chipset.
 
NOTE:  Microsoft discontinued providing WinHlp32.exe with Vista.  The IFW Control program  of the Optec programs still use this older version of help and may require this file be added back into the operating system.
For Vista users, click here to download the WinHlp32.exe installer from Microsoft.
For Windows 7 users, click here to download the WinHlp32.exe installer from Microsoft.
For Windows 8.1 users, click here to download the WinHlp32.exe installer from Microsoft.