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DATAQ BOOSTS THE VERSATILITY OF ITS DATA ACQUISITION PRODUCTS WITH ACTIVE X CONTROL PACKAGE

AKRON, OH - November 1, 2000 - DATAQ Instruments, Inc. has announced its ActiveX Controls Library, a package of easy-to-use software routines that provides direct access to the fundamental capabilities of DATAQ data acquisition hardware. DATAQ's ActiveX controls enable data acquisition users to take advantage of the now universal ActiveX standard defined by Microsoft. ActiveX describes modular, reusable software components that can be used with any programming environment that supports the standard.

Currently, ActiveX controls are supported by Visual BASIC, Visual C++, Borland C++, Excel, and many other software products, including some web browsers. DATAQ's ActiveX controls are compatible with DATAQ's DI-220 Series, DI-400 Series, DI-500 Series, and DI-700 Series data acquisition hardware.

USERS WHO NEED ACTIVE X CONTROLS

The WinDaq ActiveX Control Library is intended for a broad range of users and requirements:

LIBRARY DETAILS

DATAQ Instruments' ActiveX Control Library consists of five components, each addressing a different application area:

GROWING SUPPORT FOR ACTIVE X

Support for ActiveX is multiplying at an exponential rate, and is now supported by virtually all popular programming environments, including Visual BASIC, Visual C++, Borland C++, and LabVIEW®, as well as high-level analysis applications such as Microsoft Excel. In all these situations, the program has full access to the functionality provided by the control. With DATAQ's ActiveX controls, this functionality includes access to WinDaq-acquired data in real time, full control of data acquisition hardware functions, access to graphic waveform plotting, read/write access to WinDaq data files, and more. Furthermore, the universal nature of the ActiveX control standard ensures a consistent, highly simplified software-to-hardware interface that yields programming code tremendously reduced in size and complexity.

ORDERING INFORMATION.

DATAQ Instruments' ActiveX controls are bundled, free of charge, with WinDaq/Lite, WinDaq/Pro, and WinDaq/Pro+ data acquisition software packages. Availability is immediate.

ABOUT DATAQ INSTRUMENTS

Akron-based DATAQ Instruments, Inc. is a leading producer of PC-based, real-time data acquisition hardware and software for medical, research, and industrial test and measurement applications. More information on DATAQ Instruments' ActiveX Controls or other DATAQ products can be obtained immediately by calling DATAQ Instruments at 330-668-1444, or write to: DATAQ Instruments, Inc., 241 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333-2473. You can also visit www.dataq.com on the World Wide Web, or request information by e-mailing info@dataq.com.

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