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Keeping your VIEW current - August 15, 2019

VIEW Software Maintenance Agreement

VIEW Software Maintenance Agreement includes the latest revision of VIEW Measurement Software (VMS) and Elements Software, as well as the training and support necessary to utilize the latest enhancements. VIEW is continually developing new capabilities to meet the needs of our users. The VIEW Software Maintenance Agreement ensures you access to the latest functions and the resources necessary to properly implement them into your applications.  

The VIEW Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) includes:

  • The latest hardware-compatible VMS and Elements versions.
  • Remote technical support which includes assistance with basic operation, user adjustments, problem diagnosis, and evaluation of system performance.
  • Reduced cost for basic and advanced training courses held at the Tempe, Arizona facility.
  • Direct access to VIEW Application Engineers for review of implementation of new functions.
  • Application Engineering onsite visit for customers with three or more SMAs.

With a Software Maintenance Agreement, you will have the resources and support necessary to realize the benefits of each new software revision. There are some limits and conditions that apply. Contact Jim Hyde, our Customer Care Coordinator, for details and for a custom quote. 

 Windows 10 Updates May Disable the Basler Pylon GigE Ethernet Driver

After a Windos 10 update is installed, some systems may have inoperable Basler GigE cameras. Tindows Update may uninstall or alter the Basler Ethernet driver required by the camera. Running the Basler Pylon driver and selecting Repair will fix the issue.


Symptoms: VMS starts up with no camera errors but the video screen remains blank after turning on the lights: darkVideoWindow

After opening the camera and starting to acquire frames, Pylon Viewer shows an error for each frame.

 basler failure

Repair: Running the Pylon 5 setup executable and selecting Repair from the menu will fix the issue. The Pylon 5 setup executable is located in the VMS CD \Service\Basler folder. It can also be downloaded. Link to download. Pylon:


The problem should be resolved. If you continue to have an issue, contact us at:


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