Open qPCR Offline Capabilities?



Is there a way to use the Open qPCR machine offline or connected to a computer without internet access? Can the software be downloaded? What about connected to a phone?

Thank you!


Hello @sparker1902,

Currently, the instrument needs to stay powered on for the software to be accessible. The instrument can be connected by three ways: USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. If you connect the device by USB, you will not need a network connection on the computer for the system to run experiments. This also means that you will not be able to access the software by mobile devices since the USB cable needs to be hard-wired to the device.

However, if Open qPCR is set up with an Ethernet or Wi-fi connection, you may access the software on any computer, tablet, or mobile device - given that they are on the same network as the instrument.

Here is the user manual for reference. If you go to page 14 in Chapter 2, you will find the instructions on how to set up the unit by either USB, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi.

Let me know if you have any further questions.