I have been using various PICO devices (Dr. DAC, TC-08 serial, TC-08 USB, ADC11 and adc11 USB) for about 10 years and up till now have never had any problems. Coupled with a (usually legacy) PC they provide a low cost and reliable data acquisition solution.
I upgraded the PICOlog software about six months ago and have had problems similar to those described by other posters. PICOlog continues to run (ie a run can be stopped and the application can be closed down), but stops actually taking samples. The graph on the screen does not refresh and there are only a few samples in the stored file. I have seen these issues with the following software.
I have tried the latest release on three PCs of various age.
Without going into the full PC spec or PIClog set ups, I have had no problems with the youngest PC (about 1 year old) but the PICOlog software consistently fails on the two older PCs.
To get the PICOlog application to run on the legacy PCs I had to set its priority to high using the task manager. Under these conditions the PICOlog performs as expected but everything else on the PC grinds to a halt (as expected) - unfortunate as these PCs usually provide some controller functionality as well.
One of the main reason for buying the PICO device in the first place was price driven and I don't want to have to buy a new PC just to make it work.
Would it be possible to re-release and older version of the software for legacy PCs?
(I'm sure I have an old disk some where, but I cant lay my hands on it)