DURRIDGE's free CAPTURE software for Macintosh and Windows provides the ability to download radon data files from the RAD7 and issue commands to the instrument for performing various common tasks. A chart recorder renders sophisticated real-time graphs of radon and thoron data from single or multiple RAD7s. Included with CAPTURE is a complete user's manual and several sample RAD7 data files. CAPTURE contains built-in support for the English and Chinese languages. Additional machine-generated language resources are available upon request.
CAPTURE can perform two-way communication with RAD7 devices containing built-in RADLINK remote access software, making it easy to download RAD7 data and monitor instruments in real-time.
CAPTURE's extensive graphing features include advanced data navigation, multiple statistics panels, and enhanced selection abilities. Data may be exported to a variety of human-readable formats. High-resolution printer output is always just a click away.
CAPTURE® In Depth
- The Download RAD7 Data Panel makes it easy to obtain RAD7 test runs along with supplementary information needed for advanced data analysis. CAPTURE's ability to control the RAD7 extends beyond the simple downloading of data: it is also possible to start and stop testing runs, obtain data summaries, configure the RAD7's numerous settings, and obtain the RAD7's serial number and calibration date. In fact, any command available on the RAD7's physical keypad may be issued from within CAPTURE, whether the machine is located across the room or across the continent.
- CAPTURE CLOUD is a data hosting service that securely stores data from the DURRIDGE RAD7 radon detector, making it easy to store, search, and share data from any computer. The data can be made accessible to any authorized CAPTURE CLOUD user. Learn more about CAPTURE CLOUD here.
- CAPTURE's Chart Recorder displays a real-time graph of RAD7 data as it is recorded. As a radon test progresses, a set of virtual pens plot radon concentration, temperature, and humidity data on the right side of the display, while older readings scroll to the left. The Chart Recorder offers controls for starting and stopping tests and configuring RAD7 settings. A status display panel indicates the current state of the RAD7.
- The Graph Window displays radon, thoron, temperature, and humidity across a scrolling timeline. Auxiliary panels provide data navigation controls and statistics on the full data set and the selected portion. Graph data may be exported in several formats for use with spreadsheets and other software.
- The Graph Parameters Window is used to configure RAD7 data for graphing. CAPTURE supports data files generated using RAD7 accessories such as the RAD AQUA and Big Bottle System. CAPTURE can calculate radon and thoron concentrations in water by accounting for user-specified parameters of the experimental setup, such as tubing lengths, water salinity, and temperature data.
- CAPTURE's Preferences Window provides controls for changing how CAPTURE behaves when connecting to RAD7s, downloading RAD7 data, and formatting the downloaded information. Here you can also define device profiles based on your RAD7 calibration records, and configure the program's ability to read third party data files produced by RAD7 accessories.
- The Cumulative Spectrum Window displays a true representation of the spectrum printed out by the RAD7. It indicates alpha energies signaling the presence of radon and thoron daughter particles.
Download older versions of CAPTURE®
Legacy versions of CAPTURE are made available for older operating systems, including Windows XP and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
CAPTURE® Version History
Review the list of features and changes that were implemented in each past version of CAPTURE.
CAPTURE Version History (HTML)
Download the latest version of CAPTURE
The basic version of Capture is provided free of charge for RAD7 users. RAD8 users are invited to unlock the full potential of the RAD8 by upgrading to Capture Pro for a one-time cost of $1,200. A Capture Pro license covers an entire organization, and the price includes all minor version updates. Please contact us for details.
USB to Serial Adaptor
USB to Serial Adaptor Cable (HTML)
USB to Serial Adaptor Drivers (HTML)
The RAD7 and the DRYSTIK can connect to Windows and macOS computers using an included USB to Serial adaptor cable. For CAPTURE software to communicate over this connection it may be necessary to install a driver. Drivers for adaptors from StarTech and Keyspan are provided at the above link.
CAPTURE® User's Manual
Note: the CAPTURE User's Manual is also available from within the CAPTURE application Help Menu.
CAPTURE User's Manual (HTML)
CAPTURE® Tutorial Video
Using CAPTURE 1: General Setup YouTube video (10 min.)
End User License Agreement (HTML)