Beaverton, OR – September 2, 2005 –Vernier Software & Technology has updated its award-winning Logger Pro 3 data-collection program to include expanded capabilities focused on video analysis, mathematical modeling of data, and more.
Logger Pro can now be used to capture videos or pictures from Logitech web cameras or the Bodelin ProScope. The images are synchronized with sensor data collection so that students and educators can easily make visual records of their experiments. Logger Pro 3.4 comes with over 40 sample videos and 1,000 experiment files.
“With this new version of Logger Pro, we have included some exciting new features to enhance hands-on learning.” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “Science and math teachers will love the option of synchronizing data collection with video capture of their experiments within Logger Pro 3.4. Also, our site license is an extraordinary value for educators. The license included with purchase of Logger Pro 3.4 covers all computers in a school or a college department, including students’ personal computers. This allows for broad use of the software and a lower total cost of ownership.”
“No other data-collection software available lets students and educators collect and analyze scientific data from as wide a variety of sources as Logger Pro,” said Vernier. Besides the web cameras and the ProScope, Logger Pro 3.4 gathers data from all of the following sources: TI graphing calculators; Palm OS handhelds; data-collection interfaces such as the Vernier LabPro, Go! Motion, Go! Link, and Go! Temp; Ohaus Scout balances; imported videos and jpg files; and manual keyboard entry.”
Educators can also use the updated software to create double-y graphs to display different quantities on a single graph. For example, a chemistry teacher doing a titration experiment could use the graph to show pH and d(pH)/dV on the two y axes versus volume on the x axis. Or a physical science teacher doing a weather experiment could track both temperature and humidity against the experiment’s timeline.
Other innovations include the software’s ability to import data via the calculator’s new USB port from the popular TI-84 family of calculators from Texas Instruments. In addition, teachers and students can create mathematical models to sensor data via true function plotting, manual fits that can be adjusted at any time, and user parameters and controls that are applied in calculated columns.
Finally, Logger Pro 3.4 is easier to install on Windows XP due to a Microsoft-signed driver that does not require special privileges. The software is also compatible with Mac OS X Tiger.
Logger Pro 3 has been awarded eSchool News’ Reader’s Choice Awards, Technology & Learning’s Award of Excellence and the Worldidac product choice award.
Pricing and Availability
The Logger Pro 3.4 software is available for $149.00. The upgrade to Logger Pro 3.4 is free to users of any Logger Pro 3 version and is only $50 for users upgrading from earlier versions such as Logger Pro or Logger Pro 2. Current customers can visit www.vernier.com/loggerpro for more information and to download the update while prospective buyers can download a free demonstration version.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been an innovator of data-collection technology for nearly 25 years. Creating easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and software, their products can be found in education from middle school to college. Their latest endeavors provide quality tools for elementary schools. Vernier helps teachers enhance their science curriculum, increase learning and build students’ critical thinking skills.