Bellevue, WA - Microstar Laboratories, Inc. announces version 6.20 of its DAPtools software packages. This version includes DAPcell server software that enables the DAP system application software to run on the Windows 10 operating system from Microsoft Corporation.
Compatibility with Other Systems
In addition to the Windows 10 support, the DAPtools Software continues to support Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, at all service pack levels. There is no confusion about how to mix-and-match drivers and operating systems. The DAPtools software will work with 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems, with 32-bit or 64-bit applications, and with 32-bit or 64-bit processor hardware.
Compatibility with Applications
Data Acquisition Processor application programs that ran under earlier versions of Windows - possibly even Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4 - require no changes to work with DAP products under Windows 10. If the operating system accepts your software, the DAP boards will work as before. Compatibility is enforced automatically at the driver/service level. You do not need to recompile any source code.
Compatibility with DAP Models
Since all of the Data Acquisition Processor modules are designed to the same architecture, there is only one "driver" provided with the DAPtools 6.20 software - and only one is needed, for any DAP model, or for any mix of DAP models.
Compatibility with Embedded Systems
No need to take your systems offline for periodic software replacement and license upgrades, because none are required. DAPtools licensing costs are covered up-front, at the time of purchase. For embedded systems that use only the core DAPtools Basic services, there is no charge for the licensing.
The DAPtools Basic 6.20 edition is available now for free download from the Microstar Laboratories Web site. This edition provides the core DAPtools services and the DAPIO programming API that applications use. For applications requiring advanced processing, special software platform support, or networking features, contact Microstar Laboratories to obtain DAPtools Standard 6.20 or DAPtools Professional 6.20 edition.
No programming or reconfiguration is required to port Data Acquisition Processor applications that worked on past generations of the Windows operating system - from Windows 8 back to Windows XP. Just install the DAPtools software from Microstar Laboratories and move your application code into the new Windows 10 system.