The LabStrong Connect software allows for automation applications of the Helix 250 and is available as a free download. Users can use the software to set-up, run, and analyze results of experiments. LabStrong Connect allows users to control the Helix 250 using a personal computer. Communication between the computer and the Helix 250 uses an RS-232 serial port. Users can transfer data from the application and save it as a plain text (.txt) file.