What is Kaluza?
Kaluza Software is a revolutionary flow cytometry analysis software solution designed for high content data. Kaluza provides visualization tools, speed and innovative simplicity to the flow community. With features designed to make your life in the lab easier, Kaluza aims to provide a greater understanding of the data generated by modern cytometers. Kaluza employs patent pending technology that allows for real time analysis of high content files, allowing you to spend your valuable time on discovery.
Is Kaluza compatible with the FCS files from my system?
Kaluza is compatible with files that comply with the FCS standard through the most recently released standard. The software has been tested against a large repository of these files, but there are also tools available within Kaluza to ensure that parameters are loaded properly (i.e. linear vs. log).
Where can I purchase the Kaluza software?
You can purchase Kaluza by selecting the product(s) from the Products tab or speaking with your Beckman Coulter representative.
Where did Kaluza get its name?
Theodor Franz Eduard Kaluza (November 9, 1885 - January 19, 1954) was a German mathematician and physicist known for the Kaluza-Klein theory involving field equations in five-dimensional space. His idea that fundamental forces can be unified by introducing additional dimensions re-emerged much later in string theory. His theories attempted to rationalize complex multidimensional space which is analogous to the challenges faced with when analyzing complex flow cytometry data.
How is Kaluza licensed?
Kaluza is licensed through the use of a hardware key, commonly known as a romlock or dongle. These keys provide easy portability of software from one computer to another and for analysis on your laptop when you’re on the move.
How does the network license work?
The network license provided with Kaluza is based on the number of concurrent sessions running Kaluza. An unlimited number of computers can have the software installed. The network license will control the maximum number of users actively logged into the network key. The key management software can be easily accessed through a web-based program.
What are the recommended computer specifications?
Kaluza employs patented technology that revolutionizes the speed at which data is analyzed. As with all software, the speed at which it operates is dependent on the specification of your hardware as well as the size and complexity of the data being handled. Please see more detailed information in the Computer Specifications section.
How do I get more performance from my current system?
Kaluza provides an Event Sampling Mode that allows you to optimize performance with large event files on sub-optimal computer workstations. It can be accessed from the Kaluza Options dialog via the main launch icon. This feature optimizes performance when moving gates or updating compensation by setting the application to temporarily decrease the number of events that appear on the plot.
What operating systems are compatible with Kaluza?
Kaluza v1.5 was validated on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Window 10 operating systems. Ad hoc testing was performed on Windows XP 32-bit SP3, Windows Vista 32-bit SP2 operating systems .Kaluza is also compatible with MAC hardware using those operating systems under dual-boot programs such as "Bootcamp".
OS X systems running in a virtual machine environment with Windows such as "Parallels" and "VirtualBox" has not been verified and has been known to show visual glitches. Also, the demo mode in virtual machines has been disabled.
What new features have been added to Kaluza 1.5?
Many new features were added to version 1.5 of Kaluza. Please view those features on the NEW with Kaluza 1.5 tab.
What language packages are available for Kaluza 1.5?
Currently Kaluza is available also in Simplified Chinese and Japanese. Other language packages will be posted here as they become available.
How do I upgrade to 1.5?
A free of charge download is available here. Your existing dongle will work with this build of Kaluza.
Will Kaluza v1.5 work with my Kaluza for Gallios Acquisition software?
Yes, Kaluza v1.5 will work with Kaluza Acquisition software however some functionality in Kaluza v1.5 was not updated in Kaluza for Gallios. This may cause some cases on incompatibility.
In a single display, the tree plot easily renders what would otherwise require dozens of plots, gates and regions. Each “tree branch” represents a unique phenotype that can be used as a gate for further exploration.