GKRCC - Recent Developments
A more detailed revision history is always available for the curious.
May 29, 2003
The latest release (2.6.7) of the 32 bit PVCAM driver produces errors when
PMIS starts and when the Image\Acquire\Expose... menu item is accessed, depending
on the camera type. An update of PMIS for PVCAM32 can be downloaded
here. Simply copy the update
file to your PMIS installation directory and decompress it.
GKRCC in Munich
September 17, 2001
GKR Computer Consulting has completed its move to the Munich area.
We are still committed to providing the best image processing products and
technical support to our many loyal customers. A major version update to
PMIS is being completed and will be tested for release soon.
GKRCC Moving to Munich
April 16, 2001
GKR Computer Consulting will be moving its headquarters to Munich,
Germany in the summer of 2001. We will continue to support all current
customers and will continue to improve PMIS.
Apogee support discontinued
July 25, 2000
Support for camera systems from Apogee Instruments, Inc. was dropped
because of contract disputes.
January 21, 2000
Under certain circumstances the MINMAX command reported the coordinate of the minumum or maximum pixel value incorrectly. This
problem indirectly affected the FWHM command. Both commands
have been fixed and thoroughly tested.
September 8, 1999
The internal SHIFT command does not work correctly in two cases. A workaround is available
in the form of a simple macro SHIFT.CMD
that all users can download and install. Read the macro comments for more information.
April 14, 1999
Image morphology routines added
Support for 32 bit display hardware in 24 bit color mode
Support for TCP/IP text based client communication
Optional LX200 telescope control command
Unrecognized files can be dragged and dropped
Images can be scrolled by "pushing" a hand cursor
January 12, 1998
Revision 5 is released mainly to address year 2000 issues;
Date display for the TIME command, as well as the I.MTIME and I.CTIME system
variables modified to display 4 digit years.
TIME, COMREAD, and LPTREAD use system timer to calculate timeout periods.
[Options]KeepCaption INI keyword maintains window caption area display.
November 21, 1998
Revision 3 contains the following inprovements and fixes;
Added EDGE command for image background and BORDER value estimation
Fixed I32SIZE memory size allocation error.
Improved CSHIFT command.
Fixed IREM acquisition commands.
Improved image scrolling.
Fixed evaluation of the PIX function in expressions.
Improved export of BMP files.
Fixed export of very large 16 bit TIFF files.
NOTE: NT and Win32 support functions have been consolidated in a single DLL (Pmis32.dll). If you use PMIS under Windows NT, you must download and execute the new NT driver installation program PMISNT.EXE. The installation program is password protected; contact GKRCC
to receive individual download instructions.
September 30, 1998
This minor update contains multi-camera support for Apogee cameras, as
well as a few minor bug fixes.
August 1, 1998
The initial release of 4.0.2 contains new functions and menus to support two methods to
display information related to image focus during FOCUS mode camera
acquisitions. One of these methods estimates the horizontal and vertical full width
at half maximum of the maximum intensity area within the current rectangular region
of interest. The FWHM calculation is also available from the command line for
peak analysis independent of the FOCUS command.
The FOCUS command was
also modified to center the new FOCUS region around right mouse click coordinates.
Previous behaviour is still supported by modifying the default value of the PMIS
Initialization file entry [Camera]FocusCenter.
The new MAP32 command allows external
Windows 95 and Windows NT processes direct access to the data in the
current image frame.
Optional support for large frame sensors and images (>= 8 Megapixels) is
now available, contact GKRCC for details.
PMIS Version 4.0
June 15, 1998
PMIS Version 4.0 is now available. Complete
support for camera systems from Apogee Instruments, PCO Computer
Optics, and Photometrics is fully integrated. Other cameras will be supported
in the near future. PMIS runs well under all current versions of the
Windows operating system. All customers that purchased PMIS in 1998
can receive a free upgrade to Version 4.0 by providing proof of
purchase material to GKR Computer Consulting.
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Last Modified: September 01, 2003