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Lab Execution Software:
AP Connect

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  • Digital flow of information, no manual data handling needed
  • Saves time and eliminates reading and transcription errors
  • All your information available in one place and at any time
  • Communicate with your existing data management systems via a customizable interface
  • One-time fee per instrument
  • Time-saving processes: automatic, digital data transfer
  • Top data quality: elimination of transcription errors
  • Fast decisions: data at your fingertips

Research is complex, but this is easy. Plug and play. All your lab data just a click away. Intuitive, liberating. AP Connect is lab software that connects your instruments, communicates measurement information, and ensures compliance.

There are three editions: Start, Standard, and Pharma.

Begin with AP Connect Start. It’s free. More features? Upgrade to the Standard or Pharma edition – for intensely regulated industries, with digital approval processes, audit trails, dedicated role management, etc.


Great data handling with AP Connect: Go paperless. Eliminate transcription errors. Trigger measurements. Centralize your lab data with storage of tens of thousands of measurements in a single digital space. Connect instruments from Anton Paar and other vendors and tap in whenever you want. With Anton Paar’s AP Connect lab execution software, your data is available at a snap, and it’s accessible from any network computer. Simplify transfer data from all your instruments to your data management system with a single interface. Streamlining your data flow frees up time for analysis. We also offer dedicated validation documentation in just a few steps to support your validation and qualification process – performed by our highly qualified services colleagues, on request.

AP Connect: Lab automation your data deserves. Choose the AP Connect edition you need.

  • Install in 3 steps
  • Just Plug & Play: Lab execution software, the easy way
  • Kick-start your paperless lab today

Three easy steps

  1. Install AP Connect and, optionally, the instrument adapter
  2. Log in to AP
  3. Connect Register your instruments and configure adapter

All you need

  • PC or server installation
  • Instruments from Anton Paar and other vendors
  • Local network

Try it out!

  • Use AP Connect with full functionality for 60 days
  • Choose the license that best fits your needs:
    • AP Connect Start – for free: unlimited use with one instrument
    • AP Connect Standard
    • AP Connect Pharma
Go paperless
  • One network. One software solution for instruments from Anton Paar and other vendors
  • Automatic transfer of all instrument data
  • Your lab, paperless


Still manually transferring/transcribing lab data from your instruments?


Connect instruments from Anton Paar and other vendors, and capture all the generated data using your local network infrastructure.

Your benefits

Zero transcription errors improves data handling quality. Zero paperwork saves precious time. 

Data collection
  • One central database, for all your measurement data
  • Access from across the company network
  • Digital space for tens of thousands of measurements


Dealing with lab data in various places and formats?

Measurement results not available on your PC?


AP Connect collects instrument data from measurements, adjustments, calibrations, and checks – as well as audit trails and signing steps – and stores it where you can find it. 

Your benefits

Instrument data management from any PC in your network. Time spent using information – not just searching for it. Resources freed up for data analysis. 

Data analysis
Data analysis
  • Lab data, at a glance, on your PC
  • Measurement details available any time
  • Easy comparison of results data, for a quick overview 


Testing your sample means analyzing results from various instruments?

Want to look up or compare details of your measurements any time, everywhere?


AP Connect’s results browser visualizes the complete data set of your measurements. Results, settings and meta information are available any time, on any PC on the network.

Your benefits

All your measurement data at a glance, available any time. Easier data analysis. Faster decisions in the lab. 

Audit trail
Audit trail
  • Transparency: Who. What. When. Where.
  • Reflect, filter and review your audit trail


Performing audits on a regular basis?

Need to trace activities in your lab?


AP Connect compiles a complete audit trail of all connected instruments, and of the software itself, in one database. All information is available for further analysis and review.

Your benefits

Transparency in your lab. Audit trails at your finger tips. Details displayed quickly and easily, in response to queries.

Approval process
Approval process
  • Submit. Review. Approve.
  • Approval process across instruments and software
  • Consider all lab data for approval


Need to review information from different sources, to make a statement about lab results?


With AP Connect, work in one system and define your approval process with up to 3 levels. An electronic signature confirms each process step.

Your benefits

Lab routine review & approval process reflected in a single software solution. No incorrect data leaves the lab.

Trigger measurements
  • Prepare on PC, measure automatically
  • Define measurements with 10+ parameters


Measuring many samples using sample changer?

Looking for an easy way to configure the series on your PC?


Manage measurement series on your PC and transfer them digitally to AP Connect. Measurements are triggered automatically on each instrument.

Your benefits

Lab automation using predefined templates for recurring measurement series. Time saved with individual PC management.

Roles & permissions
Roles & permissions
  • Grant access rights for roles
  • Ensure the system is not used without permission


Your business requires clear roles and assigned rights?


AP Connect provides a user with roles and permission management which can be connected to an active directory system.

Your benefits

You can implement a company-wide security concept by assigning specific roles and permissions to users in AP Connect, in alliance with your existing security regime.

Manual export
  • Fully control your data flow in the lab
  • Adapt the data exchange format to your needs
  • Actively select the data to be transferred


Need full control over your data flow in the lab?

Need to select data and send it to the data management system?


With AP Connect, set custom filters and individually select the data to be exported. AP Connect offers several file formats and lets you configure the data sets.

Your benefits

Customized and targeted selection of data from your lab, for transfer to your data management system, in a single file.

Automatic export
Automatic export
  • Fully automatic. Transfer. Report. Archive.
  • Streamline data flow
  • One single interface for all your instruments to your data management system


Need to standardize the data flow in your lab? Want to document your lab actions?

Need to transfer data from several different instruments to your data management system?


AP Connect helps you set up various customizable export rules to save data to any destination on your network automatically.

Your benefits

Configure your connectivity once, and your data will flow automatically - without bothering you again.

Remote data access
  • Automated, secure, and fileless data transfer
  • Standardized interface for fast, smart data access


Need to receive your data directly from AP Connect and use it in other software applications?

Need to transfer data from several different instruments to your data management system?


Access the AP Connect database via the standardized REST interface. Data can be transferred to your REST-enabled application without the need for file exchange processes.


Use the programmatic interface to speed up, secure, and fully automate your data transfer, and use lab data wherever needed in your applications.

Technical specifications

Available editions

Features Start Standard Pharma
Target customers For all customers who want to get to know and grow with AP Connect, and who want to connect a single instrument. Broad base. For labs and applications across industries. Focused on labs in intensely regulated environments. For operators with specific stringent testing requirements.
Industries Food & beverage industry, petroleum industry, chemical industry, flavors & fragrances industry. Food & beverage industry, petroleum industry, chemical industry, flavors & fragrances industry. Pharmaceutical industry, personal care industry, healthcare industry, nutraceutical industry, government compliance.
License Free One-time license fee or annual subscription fee One-time license fee or annual subscription fee
Instrument connectivity 1 instrument up to 30 instruments up to 30 instruments
Data collection
Data analysis (results browser)
Data export
Configurable automatic export 1 rule up to 100 rules up to 100 rules
Supported file formats for data export PDF, CSV PDF, XLS, CSV PDF, XLS, CSV
Desktop installation
Server installation
Client installation (multi-user access) 1 client Multiple clients Multiple clients
User management supporting Active Directory
Fileless data transfer (REST API) [1]  
Connect to instruments from other vendors [2]  
Control of instruments (automated measurement series)  
Roles and permissions    
Review & approval process    
Electronic signature    
Audit trail    
Compliant with Title 21 CFR Part 11    
  1. Via separate license (extra license costs apply)
  2. Additional adapters needed


Minimum requirements for workstation and server installation

Minimum hardware requirements 2.5 GHz processor or faster
4 GB RAM (depending on the operating system)
Screen resolution 1080p
30 GB free disk space on system drive
Network connection
Supported operating systems Microsoft Windows 7 SP2
Microsoft Windows 10 (Version 1607 or higher)
Microsoft Windows 11
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Supported SQL servers MS SQL Server 2014
MS SQL Server 2016
MS SQL Server 2017
MS SQL Server 2019
Storage Up to 300,000 measurements (MS SQL Server Express Database)
Interface connectivity Ethernet / RS232
Export file format .csv, .xslx, .pdf, json [1]
  1. Via REST API

Anton Paar Certified Service

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  • More than 350 manufacturer-certified technical experts worldwide
  • Qualified support in your local language
  • Protection for your investment throughout its lifecycle
  • 3-year warranty
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Compatible instruments

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Alcohol Analyzing System:

Analyzing System:
Soft Drink Measuring System 3001

Atmospheric Distillation Analyzer:
Diana 300

Atmospheric Distillation Analyzer:
Diana 700

Automatic Kinematic Viscometer:
SVM 2001

Automatic Kinematic Viscometer:
SVM 3001

Automatic Kinematic Viscometer:
SVM 3001 Cold Properties

Automatic Kinematic Viscometer:
SVM 4001

Benchtop Density Meter:

Compact Digital Density Meter:
DMA 1001

Compact Digital Density Meter:
DMA 501

Density and Sound Velocity Meter:
DSA 5000 M

Density Meter:
DMA 4200 M

Digital Heavy Duty Refractometer:
Abbemat 450

Digital Heavy Duty Refractometer:
Abbemat 650

Digital Performance Refractometer:
Abbemat Performance Plus 350

Digital Performance Refractometer:
Abbemat Performance Plus 550

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 3000

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 5000

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 5000 Foam

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 5000 Micro

Modular Polarimeter:
MCP 5100

Modular Polarimeter:
MCP 5500

Packaged Beverage Analyzer:

Packaged Beverage Analyzer:
PBA 5001 Beer

Packaged Beverage Analyzer:
PBA 5001 Soft Drink Diet

Packaged Beverage Analyzer:
PBA 5001 Soft Drink Standard

Packaged Beverage Analyzer:
PBA 5001 Wine

Pensky-Martens Flash Point Tester:
PMA 300

Pensky-Martens Flash Point Tester:
PMA 500

Rolling-Ball Viscometer:
Lovis 2000 M/ME

Rotational Viscometer:
ViscoQC 300 H

Rotational Viscometer:
ViscoQC 300 L

Rotational Viscometer:
ViscoQC 300 R