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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the advantage of purchasing a "system" over components?

Systems offer significant advantages over other approaches:

  1. Hardware, whether optical trackers by NDI's Optotrak or magnetic trackers by Ascension and Polhemus, are all assured of working together with other data acquisition devices on day one,
  2. Systems are less expensive than buying individual components,
  3. Setup and configuration plus on-site training reduces the time to data collection,
  4. Unlimited telephone support means researchers spend less time on "non-research" activities and gain the benefit of other researcher's experience in similar situations.
  5. Operating costs are lower as system design, installation and training, and technical support make it possible to operate without sophisticated engineering support.

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What is the advantage of purchasing The MotionMonitor® software?

The most frequent advantages that our clients site include:

  1. Commercial applications eliminate the need to program that which has already been done.
  2. Home grown code is often not supportable by other users...the "spaghetti" code syndrome.
  3. Home grown applications are often less flexible than commercial applications as they lack well thought out user interfaces forcing the user to modify code. see #2.
  4. Commercial applications benefit from the thinking and input of many other researchers.
  5. Commercial applications eliminate the need to "keep pace" with changes in operating systems and hardware requirements.

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With a "commercial" package don't I lose the flexibility of modifying my software to meet my unique requirements?

Emphatically NO. (sorry...didn't mean to shout but we feel strongly about this:-) The MotionMonitor® actually enhances client flexibility.

First, The MotionMonitor® provides the client access to the same raw data he or she would normally have access to. Data collected in the system can be used as input to existing software as with any other data acquisition system.

Secondly, the client can create export files that combine any raw or processed data collected or computed by the system. As a result one can audit/reproduce calculations done within The MotionMonitor® or rely on The MotionMonitor® for "standard" data and focus on data and statistics that have not been looked at before.

Finally, the client can easily create new variables using The MotionMonitor's® user defined data dialog. Simply enter an equation using standard math notation and The MotionMonitor® will produce the new data in real time together with other pre-defined data elements.

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Why should I buy components through IST, Inc ?

The main reason is that it is less costly. We sell components at the same price as the underlying vendor. And because of our commitment to product support, we ensure that what is purchased is properly configured for your application. When you buy direct from the vendor, we can not assure that what is purchased is configured to operate with other hardware in an integrated and synchronous fashion. This all means that we eliminate purchase mistakes and reduce the time you expend getting your hardware to work properly.

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Do I really need to subscribe to the Maintenance and Subscription Program? It seems awfully expensive and I can't be sure that we will have funds for it next year.

The Maintenance and Subscription Program is a voluntary program that is included without charge for the first year. Renewals are optional and can be discontinued at anytime. The program was introduced so that users who wanted a "complete" protection program could operate without worry. Price wise, the program is actually a very good value and costs less than programs provided by underlying vendors.

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