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AKRON, OH, November 4, 1997 — DATAQ Instruments Inc., announces today the availability of its new DI-150RS Starter Kit for two-channel data acquisition and waveform analysis using the computer's serial port. The product will also be carried by Radio Shack® as part no. RSU11908191, marking the first time a data acquisition company has been selected to build a product for consumer distribution. The DI-150RS Starter Kit is complete with all the hardware and software needed to perform PC-based data acquisition and waveform analysis in the Windows environment, providing plug and play, high-performance, WinDaq data acquisition and playback at the low cost of $50 per channel. DATAQ Instruments supplies the PC-based instrumentation needs for medical, research, and industrial test and measurement customers.

Simultaneous Acquisition and View

With the DI-150RS, the user can digitize virtually any transducer's analog output with 12-bit measurement accuracy at rates up to 240 samples per second and record it to a hard disk. At the same time, the transducer's output can be viewed on the PC's screen in a triggered sweep or scrolling display format.

Analog Inputs

The DI-150RS is equipped with two analog input channels that can be software configured as two single-ended channels or as one differential channel, both with a gain of 1 or 100.

Software Features and Capabilities

DATAQ's WinDaq software provides data acquisition, real-time display, disk streaming, and playback and analysis of the signals acquired by the DI-150RS module. WinDaq Waveform Browser playback software offers an easy way to review and analyze waveforms with smooth scrolling in either time direction as well as any degree of waveform compression. Compared to competitive software packages available on the market, WinDaq's set-up is fast and virtually effortless with no programming required. Data files can be imported and exported from a variety of data acquisition, spreadsheet, and analysis formats providing a high degree of flexibility.

The software's disk streaming design allows data files of any length to be graphically displayed and browsed. Seven standard cursor-based time and amplitude measurements, frequency domain (FFT and DFT) and ten statistical analysis functions help simplify waveform analysis and interpretation. Digital filtering allows graphical editing of the power spectrum for high-pass, low-pass, band-pass and notch filters.

Other Features and Capabilities

The DI-150RS also includes:

Input Power

The DI-150RS derives its power directly from the RS-232 serial port line, making no external power supply necessary.

Complete Kit

The kit comes equipped with the DI-150RS module, serial communications cable, two-channel version of WinDaq data acquisition software, WinDaq Waveform Browser software for playback and analysis, and documentation. Everything needed to acquire and playback data using WinDaq software is included, providing PC users with one of the industry's best price/performance packages.

About DATAQ Instruments

DATAQ Instruments, Inc., based in Akron, Ohio, is a leading producer of PC-based, real-time data acquisition hardware and software. For more information on the DI-150RS Data Acquisition Starter Kit, call DATAQ Instruments at 330-668-1444 or write to: DATAQ Instruments, Inc., 241 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333-2473, or visit our Web site at E-mail requests for information to

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