FAQ: “We have EasyMatch installed on a PC connected to LabScan instrument. Is it possible to run the EasyMatch software on the PC as a Windows Service?”
“A Windows service is a computer program that operates in the background… Windows services can be configured to start when the operating system is started and run in the background as long as Windows is running. Alternatively, they can be started manually or by an event… Because Windows services operate in the context of their own dedicated user accounts, they can operate when a user is not logged on.” Wikipedia.com
A Windows Service is an automated program that can be run automatically without User intervention. While ir can automatically send data to a LIMs collector (file, COM port or TC/IP address) with every reading taken, EasyMatch QC was not designed to be operated automatically without the intervention of a User. In making measurements from a HunterLab sensor, EasyMatch QC requires User intervention to standardize the instrument; place the sample at the measurements port and start the measurement.
EasyMatch QC was not designed to be operated as a Windows Service.