Instron (Norwood, Mass.) introduced Bluehill 2 software, the next generation of its fully integrated, modular software package. The software is designed to provide laboratory managers and test technicians with easy, tailored application solutions. It features VersaChannel for data acquisition from as many as 16 additional input channels, plus a new raw-data viewer, API (Advanced Programming Interface), user-defined raw data and results export, and test file export for use in databases, including Microsoft Access. Intuitive features include color-coded tabs (screen tailored to the requirements of each test type) and parameters such as fixture set-up, test terminology, unit choices and automatically configured calculations.