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Noldus Announces The Observer XT 9.0  
6/17/2009 9:20:41 AM

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Noldus Information Technology announced the release of The Observer(R) XT 9.0, the latest in behavioral research software. Along with this release, Noldus announced the launch of Pocket Observer 3.0. It allows you to perform behavioral coding on a handheld computer, making on-site research easy.

With a 20 year track record and citations in more than 2000 scientific publications, The Observer XT is considered the gold-standard of software for the collection, analysis, and presentation of observational data. New features include the advanced find functionality to explore results and retrieve information quickly, support for coding in Chinese and Japanese characters, a RSS feed integrated in the software for easy access to downloads and extensive documentation, and the opportunity to combine time sampling with continuous recording during the observation.

Noldus also announced a new release of Pocket Observer, which is now fully compatible with The Observer XT. Pocket Observer is the ideal event logging tool for live observations in natural settings such as classrooms, stables, shops, or in offices and runs on a variety of mobile devices, ranging from smart phones to rugged handhelds. Even in hostile environments, such as tropical rainforests and deserts, researchers can count on the durability of our handheld observation system.

"This release makes The Observer XT even more useful and versatile for behavioral research. Its new features make coding easier and faster," states Albert Willemsen, Marketing Manager at Noldus. "The new Pocket Observer is more convenient than ever. But perhaps the most important improvement is the addition of Asian characters."

International approach

As Noldus strives for global excellence, customers using Chinese or Japanese characters are now able to code, edit, and add comments in The Observer XT in their own language. Together with the recently opened office in Beijing and a Chinese version of the popular Noldus website, Noldus is offering more and more tools to the global research community.

About Noldus

Noldus Information Technology is a leading developer of software tools and integrated solutions for the study of human and animal behavior. Technologies include advanced digital video, observational data collection, video tracking, physiological data acquisition, eye tracking, user-system interaction logging, facial expression data analysis, and pattern detection. With global headquarters in The Netherlands, the company operates from offices across Europe, the United States, China, and via a worldwide network of distributors.

CONTACT: Paige Roderick of Noldus Information Technology, +1-800-355-0941

Web site: http://www.noldus.com/


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