Particles Plus instruments include Instrument Management Software (IMS) on a USB memory stick, along with an electronic copy of the user manual and a quick-start guide. IMS allows users to retrieve stored data from the instrument, provides a means for the user to upgrade the instrument firmware (from files provided by Particles Plus) and allows the instrument to be serviced remotely.
It also provides the means for the user to calibrate for environmental sensors connected to the instrument. Sensors can be calibrated by selecting the environmental sensor in question and performing either a one-point (offset only) or two-point calibration for that sensor.
Partial or full data can be extracted with some or all of the fields for each record so the user can easily retrieve just the data they require for further analysis or archiving.