Here you will find the status of software that is no longer being distributed by Instron on new systems.  There are four phases of software in the Instron Product Lifecycle Policy, and you will find software in phases 2-4 on this page.  We are updating this section often and realize that not all software that Instron has distributed is listed here.  Contact us if you have any questions regarding your existing Instron software.  

 

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Static Testing System Software


UPDATES:
  • Bluehill LE software has moved to Phase 4 of Instron’s Product Life Cycle as of July 1, 2024. Learn More
  • TrendTracker software will move to Phase 4 of Instron’s Product Life Cycle as of January 1, 2025. Learn More

Software Compatible Windows® Operating System Support Phase  Phase 1: Software updates to the current production version are available. Service support options for hardware and software are available.

Phase 2: Software upgrades to the current production version are available. Software updates will be available for safety and data integrity issues ONLY. Service support options for hardware and software are available, but could be limited in special cases.

Phase 3: Software upgrades to current production version are available on a limited basis. Software updates will NOT be available. For safety and data integrity issues, customers will be notified. Technical support assistance will be limited but offered on a reasonable effort basis.

Phase 4: Software upgrades to current production version are available on a limited basis. Software updates are NOT available. Technical support assistance is unlikely to be available but will be offered on a reasonable effort basis.

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Manufacturing Period
  XP 7 10    
Bluehill LE Yes (3.60 or below) Yes (64 bit - 3.11 or greater)
Yes (32 bit - 3.03 or greater)
Yes (3.83) 4 2014-2021
Bluehill Lite Yes Yes (64 bit - 2.29 or greater)
Yes (32 bit - 2.26 or greater)
No 4 2006-2014
Bluehill 1 - No No 4 2001-2005
Bluehill 2 Yes Yes (64 bit - 2.29 or greater)
Yes (32 bit - 2.26 or greater)
No 4 2005-2010
Bluehill 3 Yes (3.60 or below) Yes (64 bit - 3.11 or greater)
Yes (32 bit - 3.03 or greater)
No* 4 2010-2017
Merlin Yes (5.31 or greater) No No 4 1993-2001
Series IX Yes (8.25 or greater) Yes No 4 1989-2005
Partner Yes (6.2a or greater) Yes (32 bit - 8.5a)
Yes (64 bit - 9.0a)
Yes (9.6a) 4 1996-2017
ComplianceBuilder No Yes Yes 4 2014-2021
TrendTracker Yes Yes Yes (1.13 or greater) 2 2013-2022
*Microsoft removed Windows’ support of Adobe Flash Player in 2021. Windows operating systems that have received the update removing Flash Player are not compatible with Bluehill 3.
 





Dynamic Testing System Software


Dynamic Testing System Software
 

Software Compatible Windows® Operating System Support Phase  Phase 1: Software updates to the current production version are available. Service support options for hardware and software are available.

Phase 2: Software upgrades to the current production version are available. Software updates will be available for safety and data integrity issues ONLY. Service support options for hardware and software are available, but could be limited in special cases.

Phase 3: Software upgrades to current production version are available on a limited basis. Software updates will NOT be available. For safety and data integrity issues, customers will be notified. Technical support assistance will be limited but offered on a reasonable effort basis.

Phase 4: Software upgrades to current production version are available on a limited basis. Software updates are NOT available. Technical support assistance is unlikely to be available but will be offered on a reasonable effort basis.

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Manufacturing Period
  XP 7 10 11    
WaveMatrix No Yes Yes No 4 Up to 2018
WaveMatrix2 No Yes Yes Yes 2 2018-2023
Console V9 or earlier - - - - 4 -
Bluehill 3 Yes (3.60 or below) Yes (64 bit - 3.11 or greater)
Yes (32 bit - 3.03 or greater)
No* No 4 2010-2017
dadN No Yes Yes No 2 Up to 2019
K1c No Yes Yes No 2 Up to 2019
J1c No Yes Yes No 2 Up to 2019
E1820 No Yes Yes No 2 Up to 2019
*Microsoft removed Windows’ support of Adobe Flash Player in 2021. Windows operating systems that have received the update removing Flash Player are not compatible with Bluehill 3.
 

 




VisualTHERM Software

 
CEAST Software
 

UPDATE:
Visual Impact has recently moved to Phase 4 of Instron’s Product Life Cycle as of December 31, 2023.

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Visual THERM software will soon move to Phase 4 of Instron’s Product Life Cycle as of March 31, 2024.

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Software Part Number Compatible Windows® Operating System  Support Phase  Phase 1: Software updates to the current production version are available. Service support options for hardware and software are available.

Phase 2: Software upgrades to the current production version are available. Software updates will be available for safety and data integrity issues ONLY. Service support options for hardware and software are available, but could be limited in special cases.

Phase 3: Software upgrades to current production version are available on a limited basis. Software updates will NOT be available. For safety and data integrity issues, customers will be notified. Technical support assistance will be limited but offered on a reasonable effort basis.

Phase 4: Software upgrades to current production version are available on a limited basis. Software updates are NOT available. Technical support assistance is unlikely to be available but will be offered on a reasonable effort basis.

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Manufacturing Period
 XP  7  10  11 
Visual THERM Software C-0710-500 yes yes yes no 3 1998-2016
Visual Impact Software

C-0710-690-1

C-0710-690-2

C-0710-690-3

yes yes yes yes* 4 1998-2023
Visual Impact Upgrade Software

C-0710-690-1U

C-0710-690-2U

C-0710-690-3U

yes yes yes yes* 4 1998-2023

*only 6.46 software versions