Press Release

  • For Immediate Release
  • 3/20/00

Scientific Software Tools Announces New Versions of the DriverLINX® Data-Acquisition Drivers for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT®

MEDIA, PA March 20, 2000 - Scientific Software Tools, Inc. (SST) today announced two new products in its DriverLINX series of data-acquisition drivers for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT. DriverLINX now supports the following data-acquisition hardware boards from Keithley Instruments the KPCI-3140 counter/timer board and the KPCI-3160 parallel digital I/O board.

DriverLINX provides developers of custom data-acquisition applications a standardized, application programming interface (API) to over 100 data-acquisition services. These services create foreground and background tasks for analog I/O, digital I/O, and time and frequency measurements. Applications communicate with DriverLINX through a C/C++ or ActiveX interface.

The new DriverLINX products maintain the same API as prior versions, providing the user with maximum flexibility. According to SST 's Director of Research and Development, Roy E. Furman, M.D., Ph.D., "Since DriverLINX is hardware and operating system independent, users can easily move their Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98 and Windows NT counter/timer and digital I/O applications to Keithley's new KPCI-3140 & KPCI-3160 hardware without costly rewrites".

To help developers quickly learn the capabilities of DriverLINX, extensive C++, Visual Basic, and Delphi source code example programs are included. To speed application development, DriverLINX includes services to display dialog boxes for configuration management, a context-sensitive on-line help facility, and extensive error-checking and reporting capabilities.

System requirements for running DriverLINX include an Intel or compatible 486DX or higher, 8 MB memory (Windows 95/98); 16 MB memory (Windows NT), Microsoft Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0 or higher, and a supported Keithley Metrabyte data acquisition hardware board.

These new versions are available and are included at no cost upon purchase of each supported Keithley data-acquisition board.

SST specializes in developing award-winning scientific and engineering products for Microsoft Windows including DriverLINX data-acquisition device drivers, VisualSCOPE, ExceLINX, LabOBJX Gauge, and LabOBJX Real-Time Chart. SST also develops scientific and engineering software for leading companies and is a Value-Added Reseller of Data-Acquisition Products.

For more information contact: Elise Furman, Scientific Software Tools, 1023 East Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Media, PA 19063.

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