Fred Hoffman, Solutions Manager, details the enhancements of the LABVANTAGE Connect product. Previously available through Software Point (now part of LABVANTAGE), Connect enables users to link a wide variety of instrument types. The newest version of Connect will be compatible with both simple and complex devices.
Many customers were initially interested in performing their own interfacing. This would mean buying a general software package, then learning to use and managing it in-house. However, many customers no longer have the desire to design their own parser. Therefore, the goal for the Connect product is to provide drivers for each individual instrument. There is currently a wide selection of drivers available, but as more are needed, they will be created.
Fred Hoffman enlightens us on the upgrades currently being made to Connect: