Adept Scientific Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

DASYLab phones home....

Point-and-Click Data Acquisition Software now
enabled for Remote Communication

The latest version of DASYLab data acquisition
software not only lets users monitor test stands,
development rigs and processes on screen, it also
signals alerts to pre-defined events remotely,
via networks, the Web, email or SMS-enabled mobile phones.

With its intuitive point-and-click interface, DASYLab makes it easy to
set up, visualise and document data acquisition applications without
programming or command-line instructions.

DASYLab - point-and-click software for applications that link sensors 
and instrumentation to a PC - is flexible enough to cope with complex 
data acquisition set-ups and ongoing reconfigurations. Yet it requires 
no programming skills: setting up on-screen displays and controls, 
triggering and signal processing is simply a matter of dragging icons 
into place and connecting them with a mouse click.

The latest version of the software, DASYLab 5.5, adds a number of new 
features and functions that extend DASYLab’s ability to manage data 
acquisition scenarios.

Much enhanced remote communication capabilities mean that
DASYLab 5.5 can, on a pre-defined event, be set  up to initiate emails
or even SMS (Short Message Service) messages to mobile phones.
Messages can incorporate relevant data from the system, opening up
the possibility of remote monitoring. The trigger event can be an alarm
setting, which automatically alerts a supervisor.

DASYLab 5.5 implements DataSocket technology, which allows 
information to be exchanged very easily with other applications, over 
networks, intranets or the internet. DASYLab’s DataSocket Import and 
Export Modules communicate with any device or data source using the 
OPC (OLE for Process Control) server protocol, an increasingly 
common standard for measurement and automation devices, fieldbus 
instrumentation, data acquisition systems and distributed systems. 
This technology is based on Microsoft's ActiveX controls, which can 
also be embedded in a web page so that DASYLab data can be viewed 
remotely through a web browser.

Other new features in DASYLab 5.5 include a cycle buffer module to 
store large quantities of data either side of a trigger event; pulse-width-
modulated (PWM) analysis to measure values from PWM waveforms; 
an open database connectivity (ODBC) module for creating database 
links; event-driven auto-zero; and more.
Designed for industrial research and scientific laboratories, DASYLab is 
probably the world's easiest-to-use data acquisition package. Though 
its simplicity makes DASYLab ideal for those with no PC programming 
experience, users who do have programming skills will benefit from 
the speed with which systems can be set up and subsequently 
developed. It supports a wide range of data acquisition hardware from 
all leading manufacturers.

DASYLab includes a wide range of function blocks - analogue outputs 
and inputs, digital I/Os, user-definable triggers, function generators, 
filters, signal adaption, virtual instruments and analysers, and 
mathematical, statistical and logical operations - as well as output 
modules to record events to file and a standard DDE output to 
communicate with other programs. Function blocks can be combined 
in almost unlimited ways, within worksheets of any size, to allow real-
time data analysis of even the most complex systems. Users can zoom 
in on a specific event or data point, scroll back to study historical 
trends and monitor events as they happen.

For users needing even more functionality, an extended edition of 
DASYLab is available. The additional modules include FFT/spectral 
analysis; data windowing; digital filter; regression; correlation; data 
backup; and an event-driven action module.

DASYLab is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific plc, 
6 Business Centre West, Avenue One, Letchworth, Herts SG6 2HB;  
telephone (01462) 480055, fax (01462) 480213,
email:; or see Adept’s World Wide Web site at 

DASYLab can also be purchased on-line from Adept Scientific’s 
WebStore at


June 2000