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An inexpensive, high quality data acquisition and control product for the Macintosh.

With ADB I/O and HyperCard, SuperCard, AppleScript, Director or 4th Dimension, it is easy to build customized applications for your control and data acquisition needs. With the example code included in the package you can start controlling and logging data within minutes!

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For all levels of education, ADB I/O is ideal for creating experimentation setups for science and engineering. By connecting different sensors to ADB I/O it is possible to measure and log all kinds of data. One popular application is weather station monitoring and data logging.

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Using AppleScript, it is easy to create powerful data logging applications with FileMaker Pro, Excel or any other scriptable application.

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Use ADB I/O to make your multimedia presentations stand out. Synchronize external effects with Macromedia Director presentations. You can also use ADB I/O to interface your presentation to customized switches and other sensors to make your multimedia kiosks more interesting.

NOTE: Director 7 is not yet officially supported but prior versions work just fine. There is a beta version which will support 7 and you can freely download it to try it out and let us know if you find any problems.

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With 4th Dimension you can design powerful multiuser database applications that incorporate data collection and device control. For example you can build flexible entry control systems by having ADB I/O control doors and gates in combination with an ID-card reader and 4th Dimension.

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With the C interfaces included you can access ADB I/O with a programming language with Symantec C/C++. This enables you to control the ADB I/O on a detailed level.


Mathematica

newFlip Phillips has created an ADB I/O interface for Mathematica and has provided it for use by the ADB I/O user community. The interface is available for free downloading and testing. Thanks to Flip from all of us.

G-Lab

GS TSC has made a driver so ADB I/O can be accessed from their graphical programming language G-Lab. G-Lab is used for data acquisition in laboratories and education.

new Mitch Cohen has made a sample application showing how to use ADB I/O with REALbasic. REALbasic is a new very nice visual basic done by REALbasic Software, Inc.

 

Sand Hill Engineering Inc. the maker of XTension the X-10 software for the Mac has done some nice support for ADB I/O. See their temperature and sampling technical notes.

Java

Steve Zellers of Apple has just created BETA Java™ bindings for ADB I/O and has made them available for downloading.

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Daniel Berlinger from the Frontier scripting community has just released a BETA of the Frontier ADB I/O extension. See the download page.

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We have now added a MetroWerks CodeWarrior C library to the download page.

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The great folks at WaveMetrics have added ADB I/O support to IGOR, their powerful data collection, analysis and graphing application ! See the download page.

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Tom Bonura has built a LISP interface for ADB I/O on Digitool's Macintosh Common Lisp (version 3.9 and 4.0). It can be downloaded from the download page.

 

David Zicarelli created a MAX object for ADB I/O and it's available on the download page.


ADB I/O is connected to the Macintosh using the Apple Desktop Bus. Up to four ADB I/O units may be connected to the same Macintosh simultaneously, which makes a total of 32 I/O channels.
Together with various sensors you can create thousands of different applications with the ADB I/O.

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Macintosh, HyperCard, AppleScript and the Mac OS logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. 4th Dimension is a trademark of ACI/ACI US, Inc. Director is a trademark of Macromedia, Inc. FileMaker Pro is a trademark of Claris Corporation Inc. Symantec C is a trademark of Symantec Corp. Other trademarks referenced are property of their respective owners.


Note: The ADB I/O is no longer made or sold. These ADB I/O pages are hosted by Kaj Bjorkman as a favor to Sven Grenander (the founder and former Head Drone of BeeHive Technologies, Inc.)

Please let other ADB I/O users know that these archival pages are again available.

Note: The ADB I/O is no longer made or sold. These ADB I/O pages are hosted by Kaj Bjorkman as a favor to Sven Grenander (the founder and former Head Drone of BeeHive Technologies, Inc.)

Please let other ADB I/O users know that these archival pages are again available.