BIAS is a camera control program. It interfaces with BLACS to take images during experiments, while allowing the user to update regions of interest and camera settings.
BIAS is a LabVIEW application that makes use of a number of libraries to interface and communicate with the rest of the software stack in a standard way. These libraries can be installed with the VI package manager, with required versions and links to the necessary VIP files listed below.
- h5labview v2.8.3 (direct link) [as of rev 2d451353b62b]
- labview-zmq v18.104.22.168 (direct link)
- msgpack v0.9.4.5 (direct link)
- pybywire v22.214.171.124 (direct link)
The packages can be batch installed by selecting “Open Package File(s)” from the File menu of VIPM and selecting all 4 VIP files.
Note: BIAS is only compatible with the 32-bit version of LabVIEW and requires the “NI Vision Acquisition Software” package to be installed (available as a free download from NI).
Note: BIAS is no longer supported. We now recommend using a Python-based camera server. Several of these have been written for a range of cameras, available in the labscript_devices Bitbucket repository.