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SYSTEM POWER BASE - INCLUDES LID AND ECB PROBE
SYSTEM POWER BASE - INCLUDES LID AND ECB PROBE
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The Habitest System Power Base accommodates up to 8 Habitest Lincs which can run up to 16 stations. The first Habitest Linc mounts on top of the power base and successive Linc mounts on the Habitest Linc below it. Power is supplied via the stacking pins on each Habitest Linc. Each Linc is also supplied with a signal cable so the first Linc connects to the power base and each successive Habitest Linc to the Linc below it. The top lid is included with the power base. Specifications: Main Voltage: Available in 110 Volt/60 Hz and 220 Volt/50 Hz Output Voltage: -28 Volts DC; Current: 8 Amps steady state; 10 Amps surge Output Voltage: 5 Volts; Current: 5 Amps.

This devices is available in two versions:
  • H01-01 -> HABITEST POWER BASE 110V
  • H01-01-220 -> HABITEST POWER BASE 220V
HABITEST SELF-POWERED LINC - ONLY 1 PER SYSTEM
HABITEST SELF-POWERED LINC - ONLY 1 PER SYSTEM
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Controlled by the Graphic State Notation software, the Self-Powered Habitest Linc can operate one or two stations depending on the number of inputs and outputs that are needed for each station. The configuration of the Linc per station is done via software. Unlike the H02-08 Habitest Linc, only a single H02-01 Self-Powered Habitest Linc can be interfaced to a computer. The two configurations will yield: One Linc per two stations: 4 inputs and 18 outputs One Linc per station: 8 inputs and 36 outputs An H03-04 Environment Connection Panel and Cable is required to connect the Habitest Linc to the environment. Two H03-04 Environment Connection Board cables can be connected to the Self-Powered Habitest Linc.

This devices is available in two versions:
  • H02-01 -> SELF-POWERED HABITEST LINC 110V
  • H02-01-220 -> SELF-POWERED HABITEST LINC 220V

HABITEST LINC - 1 TO 8 NEEDED FOR FULL SYSTEM
HABITEST LINC - 1 TO 8 NEEDED FOR FULL SYSTEM
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Controlled by the Graphic State Notation software, each Habitest Linc can operate one or two stations depending on the number of inputs and outputs that are needed for each station.  Habitest Lincs can also be grouped to use two Lincs or four Lincs for a single station.  The configuration of Lincs per station is done via software.  The various configurations will yield:

One Linc per two stations:  4 inputs and 18 outputs
One Linc per station: 8 inputs and 36 outputs
Two Lincs per station: 16 inputs and 72 outputs
Four Lincs per station: 32 inputs and 144 outputs

Each Habitest Linc is provided with a short signal cable to connect to daisy chain to the Linc below it on the stack of Lincs in a system.  An H03-04 Environment Connection Panel and Cable is required to connect the Habitest Linc to the environment.  Two H03-04 Environment Connection Board cables can be connected to each Linc.
ENVIRONMENT CONNECTION BOARD (ECB) AND LINC CABLE
ENVIRONMENT CONNECTION BOARD (ECB) AND LINC CABLE
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A 25-foot cable is supplied with each ECB. You must order ECBs seperately. They are not provided with the Linc.
HABITEST LINC 5V TTL OUTPUT CONVERTER
HABITEST LINC 5V TTL OUTPUT CONVERTER
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The H03-14 Habitest Linc Output Converter provides 5 Volt TTL compatible outputs from a Habitest Linc (H02-01 and H02-08). The H03-14 converts the -28VDC outputs from the Habitest Lincs to standard 5 Volt, High True, TTL Logic. The H03-14 also passes the -28 Volt signals for simultaneously operating stimulus devices. A single Habitest Linc can support up to two of the H03-14, providing 28, 5 Volt TTL outputs. This device is used for applications that require a 5 Volt TTL signal for operating auxiliary devices and for synchronizing time and stimulus onset/offset with other recording systems requiring 5 Volt TTL signal inputs being used simultaneously with Graphic State.

The H03-14 model TTL converter provides the TTL outputs for the following 14 lines:

  • Spare 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Cue 1 (lines 1, 2 and 3)
  • Cue 2 (lines 1, 2, and 3)
  • Feeder 1 (operate line only)
  • Feeder 2 (operate line only)
  • Tone
  • House Light
A 10-foot, 40-Pin IDC cable for interfacing the H03-14 to a Habitest Linc and a 10-foot, 26-Pin IDC cable for the 5 Volt TTL outputs are included.

This devices is available in two versions:
  • H03-14 -> HABITEST LINC OUTPUT CONVERTER 110V
  • H03-14-220 -> HABITEST LINC OUTPUT CONVERTER 220V
GRAPHIC STATE NOTATION 4 SOFTWARE
GRAPHIC STATE NOTATION 4 SOFTWARE
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Graphic State 4 is a program designed to allow experimenters to create interactive experiment-control protocols for behavioral experiments using state logic. It is a conceptual extension and major improvement of state notation languages of the past. If you have used other state notation software before, you will move easily into using the Graphic State program. You'll find a new elegance in state notation with robust power and incredible simplicity.

Graphic State uses a "point and click" screen that presents options to be selected by the user and represents the structure of each state graphically. It is inherently user friendly because the screen contains all of the options and acts as a universal prompt. You need not learn a language or remember what to type or how to type it for each option. It is all contained in each window.

Graphic State 4 experiments or protocols are created in windows that lead the user through constructing states. This is done graphically by specifying stimuli, the elapsed-time and the input-event (response) variables necessary to exit each state and make a transition to the next.

Graphic State 4 will run on Windows Xp or Windows 7, both 32- and 64-bit, operating systems.  A single USB port is all that is needed to interface as many as 16 completely independent stations.  Update your Graphic State 2 or Graphic State 3 systems by simply adding the software upgrade and the USB interface.  All of your other hardware, Habitest Lincs, Environment Control Boards (ECB), Powerbase and of course the Habitest Environments with a wide variety of stimulus and response devices as well as various cages, runways, arenas, etc., are all compatible with Graphic State 4.  

Creating Experimental Protocols:

Protocols are created in much the same way as its predecessors but there are many more options and the program is more Windows based employing right mouse clicks to access drop down menus and left mouse clicks to select the options.  For example, a right click in the parameter box produces a list of every possible option that can be used to exit a state.  

Once the parameter is selected (response, time, state entry, external counter or, with math enabled, a register value), the Criterion value can be entered as a specific value, drawn from a list of values, or again, with math enabled, set from a Register.  

- Graphic State 4 continuously monitors the validity of every state.  A red indicator bar indicates an issue with that state (e.g., the state is not targeted or does not target another state) thus preventing the protocol to finish.  Once a state is logically correct, the indicator bar becomes green.  

- Stimuli are activated by simply clicking on the stimulus indictor in the Linc display.  The Display changes indicating the stimulus will be activated in this state.  

- Right click on any of the stimuli and configure the stimulus to flash for some portion of the State duration or for the entire duration of the state each time it takes control during a session.  

- Use Programmable Auxiliary Outputs to change the amplitude of a shock or auditory stimulus, the frequency of a tone stimulus or the intensity of a visual stimulus.

- Specify “Global” stimuli and/or Global Exit Conditions that are present throughout the session.

In Graphic State 4, flashing stimuli can be carried into subsequent states without interrupting the sequence, something not possible in previous versions of Graphic State.  Flashing stimuli are indicated with a black circle in the middle of the stimulus.    

The configuration of the Linc is specified when creating the protocol.  Lincs are configured as:
• Half Linc per Station:  4 inputs and 18 outputs per station
• One Linc per Station:  8 inputs and 36 outputs per station
• Two Lincs per Station:  16 inputs and 72 outputs per station
• Four Lincs per Station:  32 inputs and 144 outputs per station


- Insert and delete states as needed.

- Use the Find State funciton to go directly to a state, specifiy either the state number or name specified by the user.

- Hover the cursor over any state in the state list to see what states target that state.


Graphic State 4 moves out of the database and includes two programs, one to build protocols and view/analyze data and another, Graphic State Run-Time, for running experiments.  Install Graphic State 4 on as many computers as you like for creating protocols and analyzing data.  

Regardless of how the Lincs are configured within a protocol, a new feature in Graphic State 4 is the ability to run protocols with different Linc configurations simultaneously.  For example Stations one through four could be running a protocol configured as a Half Linc per Station while stations 5 and 6 are running protocols with a configuration of one Linc per station and stations 7 and 9 might be configured for two Lincs per station.  Access to the additional stimuli and responses are made available from the Protocol Settings in the “Settings” menu.

Running Experiments:

After the protocol is created, the Graphic State Run-Time (GSRT) program is used to run the experiment in Graphic State 4.  Like previous versions, every bit of data that occurs during a session is recorded and time stamped.  However in Graphic State 4, the user specifies what data will be displayed during a session.  Indicators are displayed to confirm communication between the computer and the USB interface as well as the status of each Linc.  

Indicators are provided to confirm communication between the hardware and computer.  During a session, the stimuli in the display mimic the stimuli being activated in the environment, providing real time feedback as the experiment progresses.

Responses can be made by the experimenter directly from the Run Time screen display by clicking on any of the response indicators on the screen in the Lincs displayed while running an experiment.  These responses are also recorded but are differentiated in the data file from responses made by the subject on the same inputs.  The option to make responses by the experimenter can also be locked out so that no inadvertent responses can be made while a session is running.


Display only the stations that are running.  Select the Habitest Lincs to be displayed during a session so if running 16 stations you can display all 16 stations but if running fewer stations you can reduce the number of Lincs to be displayed during a the session.

- Specify the time resolution among seven time resolution options from 1 millisecond to 100 milliseconds.

- Stations can be yoked in any combination.  Select a single master or multiple masters and assign the station(s) to be yoked with each master.

- Terminate a session at one session, load a the same protocol or a new protocol and start a new session without interrupting other stations that are running.

Data Analysis:

Graphic State 4 includes a data log viewer and analysis feature used to view/examine the data, produce analyses of the collected data and produce graphic displays of the data recorded.  The data analysis feature is accessed from the Protocol Builder program.  Opening any data file displays the protocol, in the protocol builder, that was used in the experiment to collect the data being reviewed.  

- Use the Log Viewer to display all or selected data types.  

- Use the highlighter to quickly find specific data such as state entries, responses, session pauses, etc.

- Display the data in Graphic State 3 format.

- Export the raw data into comma separated values text (csv) files in either Graphic State 3 or Graphic State 4 formats.  Using Graphic State 3 format permits Graphic State 3 users to continue to use any analysis software and macros that were developeed to analyze data collected using Graphic State 3.  
Include multiple analyses in a single analysis set.

- Use the Analysis software to analyze counts, rates, latencies and durations over entire sessions or within specified states.  Save Analysis sets for use on other data files.

- Include multiple analyses in a single analysis set.

- Save Analysis sets for use on other data files.

- Calculate mean, median and standard deviation.

- Export data and paste to Excel or clip board for pasting into documents or other analysis software.

- Annotate graph and add explanatory notes.

- Features zoom and auto scale functions.

- Export graph in bitmap (bmp), encapsulated postscript (eps) or enhanced metafile (emf) formats.

- Include multiple analyses in a single analysis set.

- Save Analysis sets for use on other data files.

- Calculate mean, median and standard deviation.

- Export data and paste to Excel or clip board for pasting into documents or other analysis software.

- Annotate graph and add explanatory notes.

- Features zoom and auto scale functions.

- Export graph in bitmap (bmp), encapsulated postscript (eps) or enhanced metafile (emf) formats.
GRAPHIC STATE UPGRADE TO V4.0
GRAPHIC STATE UPGRADE TO V4.0
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Upgrading to Graphic State 4.0 is simple - A single USB port is all that is needed to interface as many as 16 completely independent stations.  Update your Graphic State 2 or Graphic State 3 systems by simply adding the software upgrade and the USB interface, U90-10.  All of your hardware, Habitest Lincs, Environment Control (ECB), Powerbase and the Habitest Environments with a wide variety of stimulus and response devices as well as various cages, runways, arenas, etc., are all compatible with Graphic State 4.
COULBOURN USB INTERFACE
COULBOURN USB INTERFACE
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The Coulbourn USB interface is needed for interfacing the Habitest hardware to the GraphicState software (U90-11H) and the Tru Scan Actimeter hadware with the Tru Scan software (U90-11T).

HABITEST LINC RESPONSE LINES TTL CONVERTER
HABITEST LINC RESPONSE LINES TTL CONVERTER

The H03-15 Habitest Linc Output Converter provides 5 Volt TTL compatible outputs from a Habitest Linc (H02-01 and H02-08). The H03-15 converts the 28VDC outputs from the Habitest Lincs to standard 5 Volt, High True, TTL Logic. The H03-15 also passes the -28 Volt signals for simultaneously operating stimulus devices. A single Habitest Linc can support up to two of the H03-15, providing 28, 5 Volt TTL outputs.

This device is used for applications that require a 5 Volt TTL signal for operating auxiliary devices and for synchronizing time and stimulus onset/offset with other recording systems requiring 5 Volt TTL signal inputs being used simultaneously with Graphic State.

The H03-15 model TTL converter provides the TTL outputs for the following 14 lines:

  • Switch 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Cue 1 (lines 1,2 and 3)
  • Cue 2 (lines 1, 2, and 3)
  • Feeder 1 (operate line only)
  • Feeder 2 (operate line only)
  • Tone
  • House Light

A 10-foot, 40-Pin IDC cable for interfacing the H03-15 to a Habitest Linc and a 10-foot, 26-Pin IDC cable for the 5 Volt TTL outputs are included.