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AKRON, OH, November 1, 2002 — DATAQ Instruments announces the release of two starter kits that make it possible for anyone to put together a PC-based data acquisition system quickly and inexpensively. Both are provided with ready-to-run WinDaq/Lite software for data acquisition, real time display, playback and analysis without programming. Data acquisition rates up to 240 samples per second are supported. The starter kits are also supplied with an ActiveX control library that allows them to be used with any Windows programming language, such as Visual C, Delphi, Visual BASIC, and LabVIEW. DATAQ Instruments is the only data acquisition company in the industry that offers nearly free starter kits packaged with free software for engineers to use in Windows 95, NT, 2000, and XP environments.

DI-154RS and DI-194RS starter kits connect to a PC's serial port and provide four bipolar analog input channels suitable for connecting to preamplified (±10 VFS) signals. Both provide two digital inputs that may be used for remote operations through WinDaq software (events and storage), and one digital output that provides a variable frequency square wave output, similar to a built-in function generator.

The Starter Kits make it possible to digitize virtually any high-level analog signal, record it to a PC's hard disk, and simultaneously plot the signal on the PC monitor in calibrated units and in real time using a triggered sweep (oscilloscope-like) or scrolling (chart recorder-like) display format.

The DI-194RS provides 10 bits of accuracy, while the DI-154RS provides 12 bits of accuracy. The DI-154RS is provided with a free copy of WinDaqXL software, which makes it possible to record data in real time directly into an Excel® spreadsheet.

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Both starter kits derive their power directly from the RS-232 serial port to which they are connected, so there are no batteries to replace or external power supplies to connect.

Only Available Online

The only way to purchase either starter kit is via the company's web site, at either address. For more information, or to order the DI-154RS, click here.

For more information, or to order the DI-194RS, click here.

Price and Availability

Both units are available from stock. DI-194RS Four-Channel, 10-Bit Data Acquisition Starter Kit $24.95 DI-154RS Four-Channel, 12-bit Data Acquisition Starter Kit $149.95


DATAQ Instruments, Inc., based in Akron, Ohio is a leading producer of PC-based, real-time data acquisition hardware and software. DATAQ supplies the PC-based instrumentation needs for medical research, and industrial design qualification, process monitoring, and maintenance troubleshooting. For more information on other DATAQ products, call DATAQ Instruments at 330-668-1444 or write to: DATAQ Instruments, Inc., 241 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333, or visit the DATAQ Web site at E-mail requests for information to:

Please note that these starter kits are not CE approved, and are therefore not available for shipment to European Union countries.

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