Measuring time-related data and counting events are basic to countless data acquisition applications, and they often fulfil critical timing functions as components of complex measurement systems. They’re simple in concept and specific in function, but essential in so many products and systems today.
Our friends at Measurement Computing, those developers of DAQ devices that match the best in industry in everything except price, have just come up with a couple of USB counter/timers with just about the most advanced functionality we’ve ever seen in such devices, yet they’re surprisingly inexpensive. High-level input modes include totalise, period measurement, pulse-width measurement, and timing measurement. Timer output channels can operate continuously or for a specified pulse count, with duty cycle and period changeable on the fly. Counter and digital channels can also be scanned synchronously. Flexible edge, level, direction and debounce settings allow the counters to adapt optimally to user signals.
You can choose between models with 4 or 8 counter I/Os. They offer high-speed pulse counting up to 48 MHz input frequency. Resolution is programmable up to 64 bits per counter, with an aggregate scan rate of 8 MB/sec. Four independent PWM timer outputs and 8 digital I/O are also provided.
Sound like they’re likely to meet your needs? Check them out here.
How do you feel about sending sensitive information by email? Or by FTP? Or putting it up in the cloud? Your intellectual property, be it research results, design data, engineering calculations, product specifications, costing details or whatever, is valuable. You may well need to share it with colleagues or customers, but can you be sure that only the people you want can access your data?
Enter Adept TeamBeam. It’s our new, custom version of a service that’s already got over 80,000 users around the world. It allows you to transfer and store even the largest data files (or folders of files) via 128-bit encrypted hard disks, using SSL encryption (AES 256 bit or equivalent) for transfers in either direction (upload and download) via HTTPS.
The TeamBeam servers are located in Germany, which means that all the data you upload is further protected by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). That’s probably the world’s most robust data privacy regime, and includes stringent regulation of cross-border transmission of data. So you can be confident that all your intellectual property can be stored and shared with maximum security.
It’s very easy to use as well. Transferring unlimited quantities of data to trusted colleagues or safe storage is as simple as sending an email. Adept TeamBeam makes sure it’s as secure as can be.
Why not visit our TeamBeam web pages to find out more? You can download a free trial; and if you decide that Adept TeamBeam is the solution you’re looking for, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how inexpensive it is too – and that’s before the 50% discount we’re currently offering on your first bill!
Measurement Computing’s USB-1208, 1408 and 1608 modules are among our most popular data acquisition devices, offering up to 500 kS/s sampling, eight or 16 digital I/Os, and up to two analogue outputs. They’re fast, reliable and low cost, and as a result, there’s been a clamour from OEM and embedded customers for bare-board versions.
Now we’re happy to announce that Measurement Computing has released board-only versions of the USB-1208FS, 1408FS and 1608FS devices, as well as the high-speed USB-1608G, GX and GX-2AO products. In all of these, header connectors replace screw terminals to make the boards easy to integrate into OEM applications.
Find out more here.
How often have you sketched out a chemical structure, reaction or biological pathway over coffee or lunch – then found the napkin you’ve used too stained and soggy to read, or cleared away with your used cup?
If your organisation has a ChemBioDraw® Ultra site licence, the latest version 14.0 brings you a great new tool – Chemdraw for iPad® – which delivers all the chemical intelligence of ChemDraw® with the convenience of a mobile app. So whenever inspiration strikes, you can capture it on the go, then use the full power of ChemDraw when you’re back at your desk.
ChemBioDraw 14.0 is a terrific new version of the world’s no.1 desktop chemistry and biology software. For a start, it integrates with CAS SciFinder®, so with a single click (and no cutting and pasting) you can send your full or partial structure or reaction drawing to search the world’s largest, most comprehensive database. Want to exchange structural data such as molfiles or CDXML with other applications? No problem with ChemBioDraw 14.0. It also features a biopolymer toolbar, gel electrophoresis tool and much more too. Oh, and if you don’t have a site licence, you can still get ChemDraw for iPad with your individual copy of ChemBioDraw 14.0 – it’s available at the Apple App Store.
ChemDraw Pro and Standard are also now available in new versions 14.0, as is ChemBio3D® – and, of course, ChemBioOffice®, the ‘full monty’ with all the chemical and biological tools you’re ever likely to need, right on your desktop. Find out more here.
We did more than just exhibit at this year’s LILAC conference! On the Thursday24th April, Adept’s resident EndNote guru and experienced software trainer, Bob Green, also delivered an enlightening workshop to a packed audience all eager to find out how EndNote can provide a more structured, thorough way to gather and manage research compared to relying on search engines and separate storage methods. The session was well received by EndNote users and newcomers alike, and there were plenty of questions to fuel the discussion at the end.
In addition, one lucky LILAC visitor won themselves a copy of EndNote simply by visiting the Adept stand and entering their business card in our free prize draw. The lucky winner is Bee Sen Gupta from the Greenwich School of Management, London. Congratulations! We’re sure EndNote will become your indispensable, personal research assistant and save you hours of time on literature hunts.
If you didn’t catch us at LILAC then don’t worry – you’ll find the bibliographic software team out and about again at the Health Libraries Group Conference 2014 (CILIP) from 24th to 25th July in Oxford, UK – the place to be for anyone interested in health and social care library and information issues. If you’re passing, why not come pick our brains about EndNote, gain one-to-one advice and get personal software demonstrations? Learn more about CILIP Conference here.
We’re always looking to source the best-in-class products for our clients. So we’re delighted to report that we’ve added the market-leading graphical data analysis software, Origin and OriginPro, to our range.
If you’re working with a large dataset in Excel and trying to produce a meaningful graph of your data, you’ve probably already found that it soon runs out of steam (Excel is, after all, really designed for financial, not technical applications). Other data analysis packages are often not robust enough, or too biased towards statistics.
So why not take a look at the data graphing and analysis software that’s specifically tailored to meet the needs of professionals in science and engineering? Origin is as flexible as it’s powerful, with a comprehensive range of publication-quality contour, 2D and 3D plots and both statistical and non-statistical analyses built in.
Its easy-to-use interface is ideal for new users, and as you get more familiar with Origin, you’ll be able to customise analysis and graphing tasks, explore every aspect of even the largest datasets, batch process data, import data from Excel and many other formats, produce custom reports and more.
Find out all about Origin and Origin/Pro, including all that’s new in the latest version 9.1, here. It’s available now to commercial customers in the UK and Ireland from Adept Scientific, and of course we provide a full technical support service.
Tomorrow marks the start of National Science and Engineering Week 2014 – 10 days of festivities that celebrate anything related to science, technology, engineering and maths!
As a leading provider of technical and scientific software and hardware solutions, Adept Scientific see engineers, scientists and mathematicians do great things with our tools every day; exploring phenomena, making new discoveries, developing innovative technology, solving problems and curing diseases – all in the quest to find out how things work and improve our lives. Sometimes, our customers want to share their success stories with us, particularly if our software or hardware played an important role in that achievement. Consequently, we’ve developed quite a sizeable and very varied library of case studies that demonstrate the amazing feats our science, maths and engineering heros are performing with the help of our clever technology.
To download and read our user stories, visit our Download Centre, select the product you’re interested in and then click on ‘case studies’ in the download categories panel.
We are very pleased to be able to officially welcome Sigma Plus to the Adept Scientific group of companies. Sigma Plus supply and support a broad range of technical software tools, including heavyweight statistical analysis and data visualisation software tool – STATGRAPHICS; multivariate data analysis package – SIMCA; Design of Experiments (DOE) tool – MODDE and industry standard calculations tool – Mathcad, to name but a few.
Just like Adept, Sigma Plus boasts an outstanding reputation for delivering technical excellence and customer service to their clients, and they’ll continue to operate under the same name from their existing offices in Paris and Toulouse, as an independent business unit within the Adept Scientific group.
By joining forces, not only will we be able to extend our reach into Europe (we now operate across 17 countries) and grow our product offering, our combined resources and expertise also mean customers will benefit from even stronger support and consultancy services, expanded training provision and unbeatable technical know-how.
If you have any questions, please contact Adept at your local office or contact the team at Sigma Plus.
Meanwhile, please take a few minutes to explore the brand-new Sigma Plus website.
In 1992, Martin Lang bought what he thought was an original nude watercolour said to be painted from 1909-10 by Russian-born, modernist artist Marc Chagall. Authenticity tests carried out by experts for BBC One’s Fake or Fortune programme (broadcast on 2nd February 2014) proved that the painting was in fact a fake. They used Thermo Scientific GRAMS spectroscopy software to identify the pigment used in the painting, which turned out to be Phthalocyanine Blue. This type of colourant was only invented after the 1930s. That meant the watercolour couldn’t possibly have been painted around 1909. Check out the related story on the BBC Entertainment & Arts website.
This isn’t the first instance we’ve heard where GRAMS spectroscopy software has proven useful in the world of art conservation. Gus Shurvell, a Professor in the Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University, Ontario, also uses GRAMS for spectroscopic and chemical analysis of art and archeological artefacts. Its particularly useful for comparing spectra recorded in the laboratory with spectra contained in databases of reference spectra. You can read the full case study here.
Whether you’re monitoring shaft vibrations on engines and turbines, analysing the damage caused by vibrations on gears and bearings, or checking the resonance in plant machinery, Delphin’s latest Expert Vibro device offers high-precision, state of the art vibration measurement technology that combines analysis, diagnosis and monitoring in a single compact, easy-to-use system.
Thanks to the latest high-powered FPGA processor technology, the Expert Vibro can intelligently process up to 16 channels of vibration, pressure, flow, voltage and temperature inputs at sample rates up to 50 kHz. 32 GB onboard data storage ensures secure and reliable measurements and makes the Expert Vibro suitable for standalone applications. The device is fully compatible with ProfiSignal software, as well as the new ‘Vibro’ software option which adds FFT, cascade, time signal and orbit diagrams.
Visit our web pages to learn more or download the latest brochure. Alternatively, why not get in contact with us to arrange a demonstration so you can experience the extraordinary capabilities of the Expert Vibro device for yourself?