The last published update of PASCO's groundbreaking DataStudio software.
Note: After more than a decade as the premier data acquisition, display and analysis software for high school and university science, DataStudio was superseded by a powerful, totally new software package—PASCO Capstone. With its new features this software will make your existing PASCO USB interfaces even more useful and will take advantage of the capabilities of the new 850 Universal Interface.
Note: There are special instructions required for Windows 7 Installation and TechNote 583 can help walk you through the process.
Update for DataStudio software provides feature enhancements and bug fixes including but not limited to:
To run the latest version of PASCO Capstone
|XP (32-bit), 7, or Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Note: Windows 8 is not supported,
|Universal Binary, OS 8.6 or higher (including OS X)|
|50 MB hard drive space, 16 MB RAM||50 MB hard drive space, 16 MB RAM|
|Minimum of one USB Port required for connecting a sensor interface||Minimum of one USB Port required for connecting a sensor interface|
Updating GLX Firmware with DataStudio
To check the version of firmware currently installed on your GLX, open the Settings screen and press F4.
Installing updates may delete files saved in the RAM and Flash folders of the GLX. Transfer stored files to your computer before upgrading the GLX. (See GLX manual for more info.)
Updating from a Computer - Once the update is on your computer, connect the GLX to the USB port and run DataStudio. When DataStudio detects a GLX running an older firmware version, it will give the option of upgrading that GLX.
Updating from a USB Flash Drive - Connect the USB flash drive containing the update to the GLX’s USB port. Open the Data Files screen. Press to open the Files menu and select Upgrade GLX Firmware.
Note: GLX firmware can also be updated using SPARKvue or PASCO Capstone
License Key Notes
Have your license key(s) available to enter the first time you run DataStudio, or click the lite/demo buttons if you have not purchased a DataStudio or WAVEPORT license.
DataStudio Demo/Lite Notes
DataStudio Lite requires no license key and offers complete access to the full DataStudio feature set for 90 days after installation. After 90 days, DataStudio will continue to work with the reduced "Lite" feature set. You can enter a purchased license key (choose "Change License Key" from the DataStudio "Help" menu) to permanently enable the full feature set. The WAVEPORT trial period is 30 days.