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New OS-Independent DAQ Platform From Measurement Computing

August 31, 2010

NORTON, Mass., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Measurement Computing Corporation (MCC), the market leader in value-priced data acquisition, today announced the release of DAQFlex 1.0 – a new software framework that extends support for MCC DAQ to a broad range of operating systems including Linux, Mac and Windows CE. Support for these operating systems expands MCC’s off-the-shelf solutions to the growing non-Windows end-user, OEM, and embedded computing marketplaces.

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DAQFlex is included with USB-7000 Series DAQ boards and the USB-2001-TC temperature measurement module with support for additional products planned for the future. These products are ideal for OEM and embedded applications with prices starting at $99.

The DAQFlex framework consists of an Application Programming Interface (API), a message-based command set, and a lightweight, open-source driver that interfaces to select MCC DAQ devices over the physical layer (such as USB, Ethernet, and so on).

The DAQFlex API is simple to use, requiring a minimal set of programming methods. This simplicity is enabled with a message-based command set that offers an efficient yet powerful interface to DAQ devices and reduces programming complexity.

The DAQFlex 1.0 framework allows DAQ programming in virtually any operating system. MCC provides DAQFlex drivers for Windows 7/XP/Vista (32/64 bit), Windows CE, Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE distributions), and Mac OS X. Users can create programs on these operating systems with MCC-supplied drivers using development environments that support .NET and Mono frameworks.

Developers can either use these supplied drivers or they can build their own drivers by modifying the open-source code. Custom DAQFlex drivers can be built on standard USB drivers — like “WinUSB” for Windows or “libusb” for Linux — or, for users who need more control with kernel-mode USB drivers.

With the DAQFlex framework, programmers can take advantage of the growing popularity of alternative operating systems while still relying on Measurement Computing’s industry leading technology and support.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing (www.mccdaq.com) is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware and software. Headquartered in Norton, MA, the company provides test and measurement solutions for both programmers and non-programmers as well as custom designs for OEMs. The company offers high-quality, reliable products, backed by limited lifetime warranties and free technical support.

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    Product                Price    Status
    DAQFlex OS Independent           Available September 1,
     Software Framework    Included  2010


    Contact:   Dan Mandill
    Marketing Specialist
    +1 508.946.5100 x219
    dan.mandill@mccdaq.com

SOURCE Measurement Computing Corporation


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