GeneChip® Command Console® Software (AGCC)
GeneChip® Command Console® Software (AGCC) is the latest generation of instrument control software for GeneChip systems.
Affymetrix® GeneChip® Command Console® Software (AGCC) is the latest generation of instrument control software for GeneChip systems. Command Console Software provides an intuitive set of tools for instrument control and data management used in the processing of GeneChip Arrays. The software summarizes probe cell intensity data (CEL file generation) and enables sample and array registration, data management, instrument control as well as automatic and manual image gridding. Besides these core features, the flexible platform provided by Command Console Software enables customized, automated, and integrated workflows with a variety of laboratory information management systems. Probe-level summarization (CHP) files are generated by other Affymetrix software applications.
Command Console Software supports the full range of Affymetrix assays by enabling seamless integration with downstream primary analysis applications such as Affymetrix Expression Console and Genotyping Console. Sample attribute and array data can be directly imported into any of the more than 30 commercially available GeneChip-compatible applications, allowing researchers and clinicians to select from a variety of analysis methodologies. Key to this ability is Affymetrix' commitment to an open informatics platform that uses industry-standard file formats for sample annotations and open file formats to access GeneChip Array data. Inside GeneChip-compatible analysis applications, sample attributes and array data are merged with automated downloads of library files and NetAffx® annotations, providing streamlined data analysis workflows unmatched by any other microarray platform.
Download Information and Instructions
To obtain the latest version of Command Console Software (AGCC), please select the link below.
Command Console Software 4.0 (zip, 380 MB) * Posted on 06/25/13
Attention single-channel GeneTitan users: do not upgrade to AGCC 4.0. Continue to utilize AGCC 3.2.4 at this time. Contact Affymetrix Support for further assistance.
AGCC 4.0 has been validated on Windows XP 32Bit and Windows 7 64Bit. Customers who currently have a 32-bit instrument workstation may need to either purchase a new 64-bit workstation or upgrade their workstation to 64-bit via an Affymetrix-recommended upgrade path. All customers seeking to upgrade to Windows 7 64Bit are requested to kindly consult with Affymetrix support (888-DNA-Chip) to discuss compatibility and upgrade paths and get the necessary support. Failure to do so may lead to system incompatibilities.
- File-based software for easy data sharing
- Flexible GeneChip processing workflow
- Integrated instrument control
- Simplified data management
- Integration and customization for end users and third-party software tools
This release of Command Console Software supports the following instruments:
- GeneTitan Instrument
- Fluidics Station 450
- GeneChip® Scanner 3000
- All research-use-only models are supported. The GeneChip® Scanner 3000 Dx is not supported.
This release of Command Console Software supports all cartridge-based arrays and array plates.
- Affymetrix Developers' Network web pages contain archived web talks on the Command Console technology, as well as information on the Fusion SDK (compatible with both GCOS and Command Console Software), including source code. Software developers: learn more about integrating with Command Console Software.
- Command Console Software User Documentation
- Introduction to Command Console Software in the Training & Tutorials section
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Notification for GeneChip Operating Software (GCOS) and GeneChip Operating Server Software (GCOS Server)
On April 5, 2010, Affymetrix will end support for all versions of GeneChip Operating Software, including GeneChip Operating Server Software referred to as GCOS and GCOS Server, respectively. The GCOS instrument control and data acquisition system have been replaced by the new GeneChip® Command Console® Software (AGCC). After April 5, 2010, Affymetrix software support engineers will no longer provide support for GCOS servers or clients. Affymetrix encourages you to upgrade your software to the latest version of Command Console Software, which can be downloaded above.
To help with migration, Affymetrix has released the GCOS Experiment Export application, which will allow your site to make a copy of all the experiment instance data out of the GCOS database into flat files. The application leaves intact the DAT, CEL, and CHP files in the GCOS data directory associated with GCOS experiments. The Data Exchange Console application installed by Command Console Software can be used to convert the experiment data into flat files, and DAT and CEL files into the GeneChip Command Console format flat files, at your convenience. The GCOS experiment export application eliminates the need to purchase additional storage to convert the GCOS data into Command Console format. Affymetrix software support engineers will support this application at no charge for six months, after which standard support rates will apply. For additional information on the GCOS Experiment Export application, please contact any one of our software support engineers.
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