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AKRON, OH, October 21, 1997 — DATAQ Instruments Inc., announces today the availability of its PC-based WinDaq Waveform Browser playback and analysis software free of charge, becoming the first company to offer free waveform analysis software downloads in the data acquisition industry. The software is used for review and analysis of data acquired with DATAQ's DI-200, DI-300, DI-400 and DI-500 Series hardware products, or any of a wide range of data acquisition packages. DATAQ Instruments supplies the PC-based instrumentation needs for medical, research, and industrial test and measurement customers.

DATAQ has enhanced the WinDaq Waveform Browser software's front-end data file translators to allow users of other data acquisition software, such as National Instrument's LabVIEW and IO Tech's DaqView, to utilize the superior flexibility and speed of WinDaq for waveform review and analysis.

"DATAQ is making the WinDaq Waveform Browser software available for free and easily accessible, so that users in any industry will become familiar with its features and will be more likely to adopt it as their standard for waveform analysis and playback," says Roger Lockhart, Vice President, Marketing. "This means that someone in California can acquire data, e-mail it to colleagues in Boston and London, and tell them to download the WinDaq Waveform Browser software so they can analyze the waveform data at their own sites."

WinDaq Waveform Browser software can be downloaded from the company's Web site at, making it available to a broad spectrum of Windows users. This will permit WinDaq-acquired data to be shared anywhere in the world where Internet access is available by merely downloading the WinDaq Waveform Browser software and running the data file. Previously, WinDaq Waveform Browser software was available for $795.

WinDaq Waveform Browser playback software offers an easy way to review and analyze waveforms on a real-time basis with smooth scrolling in either time direction as well as any degree of waveform compression. "WinDaq is the fastest display software in the industry, and there is absolutely no programming required because it has enough features and tools to meet the user's most stringent demands," says Lockhart. Compared to competitive software packages available on the market, WinDaq's set-up is fast and effortless. 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 up to 254 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.

In addition to the free WinDaq Waveform Browser software, DATAQ has made available on its Web site, also at no charge, three items which will be helpful to WinDaq users. They include:

About DATAQ Instruments

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 test and measurement customers. For more information on WinDaq Data Acquisition Playback Software, call DATAQ Instruments at 330-668-1444 or write to: DATAQ Instruments, Inc., 241 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333-2473. E-mail requests for information to

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