SAASuite is the central access point to the various applications and utilities that exist for ShapeArrays (SAAs). It also provides access to updates and beta versions of the software. SAASuite can be downloaded directly from Measurand's web site. 

NOTE: Measurand has tested SAASuite applications on systems with the most recent set of Window Updates installed. Measurand recommends installing all important updates from Microsoft for your operating system before running SAASuite applications.

Measurand recommends a PC with the following minimum system requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher operating system.
    • Please note, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 are exceptions to the compatible operating systems as they do not include the necessary Bluetooth components for SAARecorder
    • Measurand has tested SAASuite applications on systems with the most recent set of Window Updates installed. Measurand recommends installing all important updates from Microsoft for your operating before running SAASuite applications.
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 100 MB of hard drive space
  • 100 MB more for data storage
  • The system must be running Microsoft .Net 4.0 or higher
  • One available USB 2.0 Port

NOTE: If you are unsure about the Microsoft .NET version, go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features. Scroll through the list of Programs to find the .NET version available. If it is less than 4.0, update to the newest .NET framework from Microsoft.

Step 1 - Download the SAASuite Installer

You first need to download the SAASuite installer. To do this, navigate to the following URL:

Click on the setup_SAASuite_ver##p##.exe link and select a location to save the installer file. Click the Save button.

Figure 1: Saving the SAASuite installer

Step 2 - Run the SAASuite Installer

Once downloaded, run the setup_SAASuite_ver##p##.exe file. Click through the installation wizard to install SAASuite. Measurand recommends installing to the following default location: C:\Measurand Inc\SAASuite.

Figure 2: Setup wizard Welcome screen

NOTE: It is very important that SAASuite and its installed applications have read and write access to the folder in which they are installed. 

Step 3 - Run SAASuite and Download Other Measurand Software

After SAASuite is installed, you need to use it to download Measurand's other software applications and the calibrations files for ShapeArrays. Start SAASuite by double-clicking on the shortcut on the desktop or the SAASuite.exe file in the installation folder.

Figure 3: Starting SAASuite with desktop icon or the SAASuite.exe file

Click the OK button on the dialog that appears and then click on the Get Software / Calibration Files button.

Figure 4: First launch of SAASuite - Click OK to close dialog and then click Get Software / Calibration Files

Click the Download and Install button for each desired application and the Calibration Files.

Figure 5: The Software / Calibration Files window in SAASuite

NOTE: After the SAARecorder files are downloaded, the FTDIChip CDM Drivers installation wizard will launch. These drivers are required for connecting Measurand interfaces to your computer's USB ports. Click through the wizard to install these drivers.


Figure 6: FTDI CDM Drivers Setup Wizard 

WARNING: SAAView and SAACR_raw2data / SAACR_Utilities also require the Runtime Environment to be installed.

Step 4 - Optional, Change Communication Settings

If you are having difficulty downloading the software and calibration files in SAASuite, changing the communication settings may help. By default, SAASuite uses the FTP protocol to download Measurand software and calibration files. You can have SAASuite use the HTTP protocol for downloading by clicking the Communication Settings button, as shown in Figure 5 above. This will open the communication settings dialog shown in the figure below.

Figure 7: The Communication Settings dialog in SAARecorder

Select the Use HTTP protocol for Downloads checkbox. Optionally, if your network uses a proxy server, you can select the Use Proxy Server checkbox and enter your proxy server configurations into the appropriate field. Click the OK button to save your settings.