Data Acquisition System provides instrument control.

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OpenLAB(TM) iCON XP(TM) performs intelligent control and data acquisition of analytical instrumentation. It reduces number of dedicated computers and enables full instrument Ethernet connectivity. System can be configured to collect data from serial, USB, IEEE, SCSI, or analog devices via SS420X A/D converter. Built around embedded Microsoft Windows XP®, system has expandable 512 MB memory card and single PCI slot, which can be configured with different cards.



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Scientific Software Introduces Novel Device for Instrument Control and Data Acquisition



Pleasanton, CA (November 13, 2002) - Scientific Software, Inc., a world leader in providing software solutions to the scientific community, announced today that it has introduced the OpenLAB(tm) iCON XP(tm) for intelligent control and data acquisition of analytical instrumentation. iCON XP creates a complete networking solution by reducing the number of dedicated computers and enabling full instrument Ethernet connectivity. The first implementation of OpenLAB iCON XP will be with Scientific Software's EZChrom Elite(tm) client/server chromatography data system. Used in combination with EZChrom Elite, iCON XP collects data from multiple chromatographs, enables networked instrument control and buffers data to ensure data integrity in the event of a network failure. Control of over 200 instrument modules is immediately available. The system can be configured to collect data from serial, USB, IEEE, SCSI or analog devices via the SS420X A/D converter.

The unique design of iCON XP is based upon market requirements for maximum uptime and lowered costs of validation. With its locked down design, iCON XP simplifies validation and reduces the overall costs of compliance by reducing the number of dedicated computers in the laboratory. There is no possibility of data corruption, viruses, human error or other problems that can affect dedicated computers or disk-based data acquisition devices. There are no moving parts that can fail in iCON XP, maximizing uptime and reducing the costs of ownership.

Built around embedded industry standard Microsoft Windows XP®, the system has an expandable 512MB memory card to store data even in the event of a power loss. This low profile device takes only 4" (101.6mm) of bench space. The single PCI slot can be configured with different cards, including GPIB, multi-RS232, additional Ethernet, or WI-FI for wireless networking.

Additional control modules can be created with the EZChrom Elite RapidControl(tm) Software Development Kit (SDK.) RapidControl enables the developer to create new iCON XP "personalities" for digital data acquisition and instrument control.

About Scientific Software, Inc.

Scientific Software, Inc. is a world leader in the development, sale and support of software systems to the scientific community. With over 50,000 worldwide installations, the Company's award-winning EZChrom Elite(tm) chromatography data system is used in a wide range of markets such as pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical, and food analysis. The Company's CyberLAB Knowledge Engineering System(tm) is used by leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies providing an enterprise-wide solution for information collaboration, data management, regulatory compliance and knowledge engineering. Scientific Software, Inc. is based in Pleasanton, California.

Further information about Scientific Software, Inc. and its products is available at scisw.com or at 1-800-588-8878.

OpenLAB, iCON XP, EZChrom, EZChrom Elite and CyberLAB Knowledge Engineering System are trademarks of Scientific Software, Inc.

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