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Agilent 6890 Gas Chromatograph System

HP/Agilent 6890 Lan Upgrade

GC Lan Conversion Kit

CSS Analytical Eighty-X PX (c) Bare Bones Lan Upgrades for your HP Agilent 6890 GC Systems. 

Upgrade your 6890 GC systems to a modern PC with full network connectivity and the very latest Agilent Chemstation with our easy to install kit.

History of the 6890 GC System:

First there was the 6890A.  In the early days, the 6890s were still under the HPIB protocol.  That meant that the old tried-and true HPIB boards and cables were an integral part of the system.  HPIB was rather difficult to install but once in place was always  ROCK SOLID !  This of course required an HPIB board in your PC, and an HPIB board in your GC and Autosampler. 

When networking  became common in the office, it naturally extended itself to the Analytical Laboratory.  For much of the same reasons that "network printers" became popular - so did "network instruments".   Here were the factors that drove the change:  Ease of set up and a common environment (IT personnel with Lan experience are easy to find... HPIB experience not so easy to find).  Communication by Ethernet is much faster and reliable.  Lan instruments can be  MUCH FURTHER away from the PC.  How many labs have instruments on one bench, but the PC on another bench across the isle or across the room ?   Ethernet made that  EASY !  Ethernet cables are much easier to route and much neater.  Then there is the dream of  WEB BASED instruments.   Not such a dream any more.  With the proper software and permission - I can run your instrument from far, far away (individual runs and sequences).  I can connect to your instrument and help you troubleshoot any issues you may have.  And even run remote diagnostics and fix your instrument over the web. 

With the advent of the 6890N ("N" stands for network) GCs became LAN instruments. The PC and the GC came with Ethernet cards inside and included a Hub and Cat 5 cable. 

Here's how we do the Upgrade:

We basically put a Lan card and related hardware into your GC.  We advise you how to configure your Network card inside your PC, help you load new Chemstation software and make connections via a hub and Cat-5 cable.  Easy !

Why make this investment through CSS Analytical ?

Why ?  You can get the same upgrade from us (using HP/Agilent parts) cheaper from us !

Any time Agilent puts together a kit, the cost goes UP, UP, UP !   We buy the same parts individually and put together our own kit.  Since we don't have the same overhead as Agilent, we can keep the prices lower. 

Upgrade your 6890 GC systems to a modern PC with full network connectivity, a DVD burner, Flash drive, Windows XP Pro or Windows 7 and the very latest Chemstation.  Do it now while these parts are still available !

Our easy to install kit includes a Lan card for the 6890 GC, Hub, Cat-5 Cables and easy to follow instructions.  Have your older HPIB based 6890 running on a screaming fast PC in less than a couple of hours.   Do it now for a price that is  HALF of the alternative package.  Bring your perfectly good 5+ year old GC into the modern era and allow it to run another ten to fifteen years.

Available for HP and Agilent 6890 currently running under the HPIB protocol.

Provide your own compatible PC or buy one of our bundles.  Install the upgrade yourself or ask for on-site installation.  Let us prepare a custom quote for you today !      J

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