Probe Software is continually working on improving and updating its products based on user feedback and new developments in the field of microanalysis.
If you are using Probe for EPMA version 11.x or later, simply use the Help | Update Probe for EPMA menu to automatically update your software to obtain the latest version.
We are now releasing v. 11.x of CalcZAF and Probe for EPMA! If you have v. 10.x of CalcZAF or Probe for EPMA currently, you will have to use the links below to download the v. 11.x CalcZAF.msi installer (and also the ProbeforEPMA.msi installer if you are updating Probe for EPMA).
Once installed, simply run the new CalcZAF (or Probe for EPMA) application and the software will automatically utilize your existing lab specific configuration files (if they are present).
The current version of Probe for EPMA is 11.8.8 and the current version of Probe Image is 188.8.131.522, both which support JEOL 8900/8800, 8200/8100/8500 and 8230/8530 and Cameca SX100/SXFive TCP/IP based instruments.
If you have one of these modern networked instruments and would like to update your Probe for EPMA software from version 9.x or 10.x to 11.x, you will need to manually download both the CalcZAF.msi and the ProbeForEPMA.msi installation files below and run both installers on your computer. More information on upgrading from an older version of Probe for EPMA can be found here in our user forum.
To download the installation or update file for Probe Image click here- use ProbeImage.msi for both installation and updating.
To download the Remote (COM) Server installation please click here.
To download the Matrix (COM) Server installation please click here.
Note that intensity k-ratios derived from Penepma Monte-Carlo calculations, fit to polynomial alpha factors, can be utilized in CalcZAF and Probe for EPMA for the matrix correction. This high speed Monte-Carlo matrix correction may be more accurate for low over-voltage situations or large fluorescence matrix corrections, particularly in the case of large continuum fluorescence corrections. To see a list of the currently calculated binary alpha systems see here.
If you need a user login and password to download the above installation or update files, or for updating previous versions of Probe for EPMA, please contact your microprobe specialist or Probe Software directly to obtain information on how to download the software, or if you require the software on CDROM or another digital media format.
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Please note that while software updates are currently provided at no charge, due to increasing costs associated with software support, we will be moving to a subscription-based support and update/upgrade program in the near future So don't delay and be sure to obtain your free software updates while they are available.