Adobe Flash Obsolescence and dataTaker Data Loggers
With the discontinuation of Adobe Flash support in all of the major web browsers as of January 1, 2021, a number of our existing customers have run into problems using dataTaker data loggers with older versions of the dEX software that relied on Flash.
The good news is that there is a new version of the dEX software that does not use Flash, however, installation can be a bit problematic. Here is a brief guide on installing the new dEX 2.0 software:
Step 1. Download the current version of the dEX 2.0 installer for Windows here.
Step 2. Run the installation program by double-clicking on the .exe file that you downloaded.
Step 3. With normal security settings in Windows, you will get the following warning about running the installer application:
Step 4. At this point, click on the More Info link and a second pop-up window will appear:
Step 5. Click on the Run Anyway button to install the new version of the dEX 2.0 software.
Please be aware that the new version of dEX requires that the logger be running firmware version 9.22 or later. Loggers with older firmware will need to be upgraded. The newer firmware is available here.
Also, the new version of dEX does not use Flash and it is quite different from the previous versions of dEX. You may be able to download your existing program from the logger and import it into the new environment, but the compatibility is limited and some of the features of the previous version may not be supported. The mimics and charts, in particular, are substantially different and will need to be recreated in the new version. You can download a manual for dEX 2.0 here.
For further information on Installing dEX 2.0 for Windows, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Application Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or request more information.