SETI Fwd: SPSS Science Now Shipping AutoSignal Software; A Timely...
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 15:10:18 EDT

This came across the newswire. Some new software here. Looks very powerful. I actually wrote a email to them to ask for a donated copy for the League, but then I didn't send it. Any takers for the job? John.

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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 09:19:49 EDT
Subject: SPSS Science Now Shipping AutoSignal Software; A Timely...
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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 1999--SPSS Science is making life easier for scientists and engineers who perform signal analysis. SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSS) is now shipping AutoSignal, the first and only program to completely automate signal analysis. Saving weeks of performing calculations, this package enables users to easily automate spectral analysis, time domain analysis and signal processing without programming. AutoSignal then presents users with clear, accurate signal components information at the click of a button. The software is now shipping in North America and is expected to ship internationally in July. "AutoSignal is unlike anything the signal analysis market has ever seen," says Joe Granda, senior marketing manager of SPSS Science. "By simplifying the entire signal analysis process, AutoSignal saves users from over-paying for packages that are under-performing. Its automated procedures help researchers find their answers quicker than ever before." *T AutoSignal enables engineers and scientists to: - Perform complex signal analysis without programming. AutoSignal's automation and intuitive user interface make signal analysis faster and easier in every aspect of operation, from data import to output of results. Users simply choose analytical techniques from the menu or toolbar, select the algorithm and options from the interface and get immediate visual feedback with 2-D or 3-D graphs of the signal analysis and numeric summaries for reports. - Quickly locate signal components. AutoSignal provides a vast array of spectral analysis procedures, giving researchers the power to find components of complex signals that normally require extensive programming and mathematical routines. Built-in spectral analysis procedures include FFT, AutoRegressive, moving average, ARMA, complex exponential modeling, minimum variance methods, eigenanalysis frequency estimation and wavelets. - Identify frequency and power with Fourier Spectrum analysis. Users can see a complete picture of their frequency space by using the library of six Fourier Spectrum methods. In addition, AutoSignal enables users to solve the leakage problem found with standard FFT by using one of the 30 data tapering windows included. The software also easily handles unevenly sampled data with Lomb-Scargle Fourier domain analysis using techniques originally developed by astrophysicists. - Effortlessly analyze non-stationary data with wavelets. Users can simultaneously find time and frequency localization components of non-stationary periodic signals with Continuous Wavelet Spectrum analysis techniques. Choosing from three adjustable mother wavelets (Morlet, Paul and Gaussian Derivative) in both real and complex forms, users optimize localization results. This feature enables users to better evaluate the signal by performing power analysis in either time or frequency range with specialized, in-depth analysis techniques. - Other features in AutoSignal include the following capabilities: - Isolate components by signal strength using eigen decomposition - Create precise estimations with leading-edge parametric nonlinear modeling to be used independently or in conjunction with other spectral algorithms. - Take advantage of the wide array of denoising, filtering, reconstruction, interpolation and deconvolution techniques - Graphically review signal analysis results *T AutoSignal provides sophisticated tools for researchers to identify the underlying physical process that produces a waveform, making it a valuable tool in many different industries. Signal analysis applications include communication systems (signal identification and analysis, wireless data air-link performance monitoring, signal fading, interference monitoring), structural design (vibration analysis of bridges, ships and any mechanical design), control systems, defense (radar and targeting), aerospace (signature analysis of motors), acoustic analysis (speaker design), voice recognition and speech processing, audio system analysis (recording and playback), astrophysics (SETI), meteorological (weather patterns), geological sciences (sea spectra and seismic activity), signal detectors (motion detectors) and academia (lab courses and teaching). Pricing and Availability AutoSignal is currently shipping in North America and is expected to ship worldwide in July. The single-user list price is $1499 in North America. International pricing varies. *T System Requirements - Pentium or better - 32 MB RAM minimum (recommend 64 MB for wavelet analysis and production facility) - 25 MB hard disk space - SVGA or better *T About SPSS Science SPSS Science, an operating unit of SPSS Inc., provides award-winning software designed for technical professionals. Software users can develop more meaningful conclusions and present compelling results with SPSS' signal analysis, statistical, graphing, curve fitting, image analysis, peak separation and fitting and gel electrophoresis packages. SigmaPlot creates the exact technical graphs to best present research results. SYSTAT enables users to analyze statistical data, make meaningful discoveries and present results efficiently. SigmaStat's "advisor wizard" guides users through statistical analysis. SigmaScan Pro provides powerful image analysis and measurement. PeakFit allows users to automatically separate even the most complex peaks and TableCurve 2D and 3D fit and rank thousands of equations in seconds. About SPSS Inc. SPSS Inc. is a leader in business intelligence, especially data mining, as well as three vertical markets: survey/market research, quality improvement and scientific research. SPSS products and services transform organizations by helping users leverage information to grow revenues and improve processes. Today, more than 250,000 organizations use SPSS software to create and distribute information for better decision making. Founded in 1968, SPSS has been a leader in data analysis for more than three decades. SPSS has won the following awards: named No. 28 in DM Review's Data Warehouse Top 100; placed No. 21 on the 1998 Soft-letter 100, a ranking of the top 100 personal computer software companies in the United States; and No. 97 in the 1999 Software 500, a ranking of the world's largest software vendors by Software Magazine. 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