I’m getting a new computer for the MyoVision 8000 system, what should I know?
Before you spend money on a new computer for the MyoVision 8000, you need to know a few things about support and compatibility issues for the system. First, the MyoVision 8000 system is out of technical support because, after 20 years of support, it has reached its End-of-Life (see below for more information). Secondly, there are a number of compatibility issues with different operating systems and the MyoVision 8000 system because the MyoVision 8000 is over 20 years old.
If you would like to talk to a product consultant for further advice, please call 800-969-6961, option 1.
Before you buy a new computer for the MyoVision 8000, consider the following:
1. MyoVision 8000 is out of technical support.
2. MyoVision 8000 is not supported on Windows 7.
3. MyoVision 8000 is not supported on the Macintosh (Apple) Operating System.
4. MyoVision 8000 is not supported on netbooks of any kind.
5. MyoVision 8000 is not supported on tablets of any kind.
6. MyoVision 8000 version 3,0,0,45 and above are the only versions of the software compatible with Windows Vista.
Additionally, here are the specific software requirements for the computer.
MyoVision 3000/4000 JTech
|MyoVision M8000 without VisionPort||MyoVision M8000 with VisionPort2||MyoVision 3G/4G Wirefree System||MyoVision 3G/4G Wired Thermo with VisionPort2|
|Windows 2000/ME/95/98||Legacy (If it works don't change anything)||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported|
|Windows XP||Legacy (If it works don't change anything)||3,0,0,19 and Lower||3,0,0,19 - 3,0,0,45||3,0,0,34 - 4,0,3,48||4,0,0,0 - 4,0,3,48|
|Windows Vista||Not Supported||Not Supported||3,0,0,37 - 3,0,0,45||3,0,0,37 - 4,0,3,48||4,0,0,0 - 4,0,3,48|
|Windows 7||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||4,0,0,0 - Current (4,0,3,77)||4,0,0,0 - Current|
|Windows 8||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||4,0,3,48 - Current (4,0,3,77)||4,0,3,48 - Current|
|Mac OSX/Bootcamp||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported|
|Netbooks/Tablets||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported|
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End-of-Life for the MyoVision 8000
For two reasons, we have been forced to make the difficult decision to discontinue support on all MyoVision 8000 systems.
First, the MyoVision 8000 was designed in 1989 and utilizes serial port technology. Serial port communication is simply not compatible with modern computers, especially with the changes Microsoft made in Windows Vista and the current Windows 7. So, while the M8000 systems still functions wonderfully, computer technology has moved forward and has created a plethora of compatibility issues.
Secondly, chipmakers no longer manufacture key parts needed to continue to support MyoVision 8000. The combination of these issues has forced us to end technical support for the product.
Just as you would never expect a computer manufacturer to support a four-year-old computer, the same holds true with the MyoVision. The MyoVision 8000 first shipped 20 years ago. Twenty years is a long time for a computer system to still function at peak condition. We still have doctors with systems 18 years old using them like new, so even if we can’t support the product through repairs anymore, you can rest assured that you invested in the finest technology available.
But like all technology, the MyoVision system evolved over time and we have developed a new, more efficient, and more effective system. We are looking toward the future as we inform doctors that they can get an incredible deal on the latest technology: the MyoVision WireFree system.
Those who have switched to the new WireFree system have found themselves doubling their business by attending screenings with the impressive ScanVisions, developing lucrative PI practices with DynaVision and FlexVisions, and giving more accurate thermography readings with the ThermoVision. The new 3G devices are fast, simple, and compile the most comprehensive data so you can make the best adjustments possible for your patients.
Talk to a product consultant for more information at 800-969-6961, option 1.