I've seen several other boxed instruments that have touch screens now, but in my opinion, no one can make a better touchscreen or user interaction handler than Apple. While I've seen the WiFi connectivity occasionally introduce hiccups or stutter (as any live data application would have), the interactions and responsiveness otherwise are head-and-shoulders above the embedded touchscreens found in instruments today. So while the industry recognizes that the future includes touch screens, they can't deliver the quality. VirtualBench seems to address the limitations in this area by pushing the interface to more easily upgradable platforms. The free firmware updates for the hardware keep adding features and performance improvements, so all you need to do is keep your host up to date.
Hardware-wise, the next generation has been released. The VB-8034 adds two more scope channels and more current in the power supply (plus the standard banana jacks everyone expects). Learn more here: Link Removed
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