Here you will find the status of software that is no longer being distributed by Instron on new systems.  There are four phases of software in the Instron Product Lifecycle Policy, and you will find software in phases 2-4 on this page.  We are updating this section often and realize that not all software that Instron has distributed is listed here.  Contact us if you have any questions regarding your existing Instron software.  

 

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Static Testing System Software
UPDATE: Bluehill 2 and Bluehill 3 are moving to Phase 4 on 1/1/2022

Software Compatible Windows Operating System Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
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Manufacturing Period
  XP 7 10    
Bluehill LE Y (3.60 or below) Y (64 bit - 3.11 or greater)
Y (32 bit - 3.03 or greater)
Y (3.72 or greater) 1 2014-
Bluehill Lite Y Y (64 bit - 2.29 or greater)
Y (32 bit - 2.26 or greater)
N 4 2006-2014
Bluehill 1 - N N 4 2001-2005
Bluehill 2 Y Y (64 bit - 2.29 or greater)
Y (32 bit - 2.26 or greater)
N 3 2005-2010
Bluehill 3 Y (3.60 or below) Y (64 bit - 3.11 or greater)
Y (32 bit - 3.03 or greater)
Y (3.72 or greater) 3 2010-2017
Merlin Y (5.31 or greater) N N 4 1993-2001
Series IX Y (8.25 or greater) Y N 4 1989-2005
Supervisor - - - 3 -
TestMaster - - - 3 -
Partner Y (6.2a or greater) Y (32 bit - 8.5a)
Y (64 bit - 9.0a)
Y (9.6a) 3 1996-2017
ComplianceBuilder No Yes Yes 2 2014-2021

 




Dynamic Testing System Software


Dynamic Testing System Software
 

Software Compatible Windows Operating System Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
Read more for full details.
Manufacturing Period
  XP 7 10    
WaveMatrix N Y Y 2 Up to 2018
Console V9 or earlier - - - 4 -
Bluehill 3 N Y Y 3 -
dadN N Y Y 2 Up to 2019
K1c N Y Y 2 Up to 2019
J1c N Y 2 Up to 2019
E1820 N Y Y 2 Up to 2019

 




VisualTHERM Software

 


CEAST Software
 

Software Part Number Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
Read more for full details.
Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
Visual THERM Software C-0710-500 3 1998-2016 None No