Spousal Acquisition Toolkit Version 2.0 -- Now Featuring Undo!
Full Development Version Available for Creating Carbon-Based Stand-Alone Executables
AUSTIN, Texas -- April 1, 1999 -- National Instruments announced today Version 2.0 of its highly popular Spousal Acquisition Toolkit -- a hardware and software system designed for scientists and engineers who are looking for a PC-based solution for finding a spouse. Existing users can now upgrade to the Full Development Version of the Spousal Acquisition Toolkit, which simplifies the creation of carbon-based stand-alone executables. Other existing users will be interested in the new "Undo" feature to help with the de-acquisition of an incompatible spouse.
Spousal Acquisition Toolkit -- Now with Undo!
The Spousal Acquisition Toolkit Version 2.0 adds a very rarely (but very emphatically) requested "Undo" feature to help with the de-acquisition of an incompatible spouse. The Undo feature in Version 2.0 uses ActiveX (COM) technology to seamlessly integrate the Spousal Acquisition Toolkit with Family Lawyer legal software and Quicken financial management software, both from Intuit.
New Full Development Version Simplifies Creation of Stand-Alone Executables
The Full Development Version of the Spousal Acquisition Toolkit includes features that simplify the development of carbon-based stand-alone executables. The Full Development Version also integrates seamlessly with Family Lawyer legal software and Quicken financial management software; however, the Full Development Version does NOT feature "Undo." Users interested in speeding the development and delivery of stand-alone executables can opt for a multithreaded version that permits the development and delivery of two or more stand-alone executables simultaneously. The multithreaded Full Development Version of the Spousal Acquisition Toolkit has been personally tested by Tim Dehne (National Instruments Vice President of Engineering) and his wife.
"The new multithreaded Full Development Version is an extremely effective way of creating carbon-based stand-alone executables," reported Dehne. "So much so, in fact, that although my wife and I used the multithreaded version twice to create our first four stand-alone executables, we have now opted for a single-threaded version for the creation of a fifth."
About the Spousal Acquisition Toolkit
The Spousal Acquisition Toolkit is a PC-based image and physiological signal acquisition and analysis system that helps single men and women acquire real-world data on potential spouses. It combines National Instruments IMAQ hardware and software for image acquisition and analysis with BioBench, a PC-based turnkey data acquisition and analysis software package for acquiring and analyzing data from real-world physiological signals. The Spousal Acquisition Toolkit is designed to replace costly classified ads and dating agencies that have a limited history of success. Now, users in social environments have a flexible, PC-based spousal acquisition tool that improves flexibility and lowers costs. Incorporating the full 132 Mbytes/s PCI bus bandwidth plus the throughput speed of the custom National Instruments MITE ASIC, users have a real-time display of 30 frames/second for critical go/no go decisions. Once the "go" decision is reached after analysis, on-line help and wizards can coach novice users through initial attempts at conversation, minimizing the risk of bad throughput.
About National Instruments
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Availability and For More Information
The Spousal Acquisition Toolkit is available now. For more information, contact:
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