instruNet is compatible with a variety of software, and the customer is often faced with the decision of
choosing a software package. Selecting the right package is very important. It must be one that can do
the task, do future tasks, and consumes as little time as possible when setting up. With software, there is
a continum from easy-to-learn-yet-less-flexible to hard-to-learn-yet-more-flexible. The software along this
continum is described as follows, from easiest to most powerful.
instruNet World PLUS (iW+)
iW+ is a Very reasonably priced yet powerful and easy to use data acquisition software program for
Windows (not Mac) that enables one to digitize, plot, control, analyze, and save to disk A/D, D/A, and
digital I/O data from instruNet hardware. Additionally, it enables one to define their own instrument front
panel with buttons, popup menus, edit fields, dynamic text, text editor regions, and waveform graphs.
FREE instruNet World
Simple Strip chart recorder. Very easy to learn how to use. Not programmable. Easily record and save
data to a spreadsheet.
Digitize Direct To Excel
Helpful if you want to digitize slowly (e.g. < 10 s/sec aggregate) and work with your data in an Excel
spreadsheet. Alternatively, one can digitize with instruNet World and save a file to disk to be loaded by
Excel, post-acquisition. Direct to Excel requires iW+.
FREE VB Instrument
Similar strip chart capability as instruNet World, yet since Visual Basic source is included, one can modify
this program as needed.
FREE VB Scope
Provides XY recorder and spectrum analyzer, along with Visual Basic source, enabling end user
Program with icons. Not too difficult to learn with simple applications. Nice graphics.