Windows Desktop App Tabs / Multiple connections

I have just updated to version 3.0.0 of the Windows Moku app, and one feature I am sad to see missing is the ability to connect to multiple devices simultaneous which was present in the Moku:Master app. We use about a half dozen devices at any one time, and need to be able to quickly tab between them. It’s also not possible to open a second instance of the Moku: software, requiring us to disconnect and reconnect to the instruments one-at-a-time.

Is there any chance of multiple simultaneous connections with a tabbed interface returning to 3.0?


you are correct. The Moku:Master (beta) on windows did allow multiple ‘tabs’ to review multiple Mokus.

This is no longer possible in Moku: v3.0.0. I’ll make a development request to re-introduce a feature like this; do you have specific use case highlighting the usefulness of such a feature ?



Sure! In our experiment, we use multiple Mokus, for example: two as spectrum analyzer instruments monitoring the interference beatnote frequencies of several lasers. We also use Mokus as lock boxes for phase lock loops to stabilize these beatnotes. It’s convenient for us, in the previous tabbed configuration, to quickly switch between the monitoring and controlling devices. It would also be fine for us to use multiple instances of the app window, one for each moku, but it seems that’s also not possible.


Hi PaulC,

Has there been any updates with respect to this? My group would also want to connect to several Moku devices at the same time. In fact, even you guys have examples where you need to connect to two devices simultaneously:

Even if it may not be possible to do it in a single app, could you guys at least set it up so that you can open multiple instances of the app in the same computer? Right now the only way to do that is to have a legacy Moku Master and a new Moku:v3.

Hi pipegiraldo23,

there has not been any update regarding this ‘tabbed’ access to multiple Mokus.

Currently, one Moku app instance can control multiple Mokus; but you can only observe the user interface of one Moku at a time.

The alternative of course would be to use multiple laptops or iPad.

Also ! In October 2023 we did also launch multi-window Multi-Instrument Mode. This does allow 2 instrument windows on Moku:Lab and Moku:Go, and up to 4 instrument windows on Moku:Pro.