The windows-based graphical user interface is the primary means for configuring the PhotoniQ and collecting event data. Through the front panel display, the user can setup and control the event acquisition process and view the acquired data in real time. Various pull-down menus are used for configuring the PhotoniQ, setting parameters for advanced processing routines, and performing diagnostic functions. High speed event logging is initiated through the GUI which disables the display function while logging at very high rates. A set of Windows-based USB drivers is included for more advanced users who wish to bypass the GUI entirely to directly control and acquire data from the PhotoniQ from their custom application.