Vernier Software and Technology is one of the pioneering companies that introduced the use of technology to promote learning in the field of science through experiments. The company was founded in 1981 by David and Christine Vernier in Oregon USA and has now grown into one of the largest manufacturers of sensors, data-loggers and data acquisition software for use in science laboratories in educational institutes ranging from high schools to universities and metrology institutes.
Vernier Software and Technology was the company which popularized the use of sensors and computers in lab experiments during the 80s through their versatile probes and software designed to function on multiple operating platforms such as DOS and Macintosh. Vernier Software and Technology started manufacturing assembled temperature sensors in 1980 and quickly expanded to include other types of sensors including motion sensors, and photogates to help students acquire real time data from different experiments.
Currently, the company offers more than 60 types of sensors ranging from accelerometers and motion detectors to pressure sensors and gas level indicators and many more. These sensors can provide accurate data of various physical and chemical phenomena. Even wireless and waterproof sensors are available which can be used with ease in any environment and can send data to an iPad or Android powered device.
The data from the sensors needs to be collected for analysis using data logging softwares which are also one of the specialities of the company. The first data logging program created by the company was Graphical Analysis which allowed users to input data in the form of a table and generate a graph using those values.
Nowadays their flagship software is known as Logger Pro which is a versatile tool for analysis and data acquisition.
The software supports up to 80 vernier sensors and can generate real time graphs. It can even be used to extract data from videos through frame by frame analysis such as distances and motion of objects.