USB driver installation instructions are available in the "Getting Started" flyer at the bottom of the page.
The latest software version for the FS-528 is 528-8.5.12, released January 5, 2018.
The FS-528 is at the beginning of its life-cycle; periodic software updates will be released several times a year activating new measurement and analysis capability. The FS-528 will continue to grow in capability throughout its service life.
The user interface for the FS-528 has the same functionally as the FS-522/524 with additional capabilities. Student lab materials written for the 522/524 can be used without modification with the 528.
The latest software version for the FS-522/524 series is 522-524-6.3.4, released August 7, 2017.
The FS-522/524 instruments are still supported for factory repair if required and bug fixes are released as they are identified. The microLAB FS-522/524 has been replaced in the microLAB product line with the FS-528. The FS-522/524 series, introduced in 2006, is at the end of its technological life-cycle and will no longer receive new capability software upgrades.
Ten icons represent the family of programs for the microLAB FS-528. The microLAB icon calls up the general-purpose microLAB "Experiment Builder" software. The Spectrophotometer icon calls up four spectrophotometer programs.