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ActiView is the acquisition program for the ActiveTwo system. It is an open source program written in LabVIEW.
The National Instruments runtime engine is needed for being able to run LabVIEW executables without having LabVIEW installed on your PC.

.You need the LabVIEW runtime engine when you want to run the ActiView executable without having LabVIEW installed on your PC.
ActiView is available in various screen resolutions for the most common laptop and desktop monitors.
If your monitor has a lower resolution then the selected ActiView, then you will only see a plain gray screen.
When you want to go to the source code of ActiView, go to the about tab and then click on the red square. (you need to have LabVIEW installed for viewing/editing the source code)

ActiView for Windows:

  LoRes Notebook Laptop Variable      
Version 1280x1024 1440x900 1600x900 scrollbars What's new LabView Runtime engine Supported Windows versions:
8.06 LoRes       What's new 806 Runtime engine 2016 W7 W8 W10 (64 bit)
7.07 LoRes   Laptop   What's new 707 Runtime engine 8.6.1 Vista W7 (32 bit & 64 bit)
7.04   Notebook     What's new 704 Runtime engine 8.6.1 Vista W7 (32 bit & 64 bit)
7.03       Variable What's new 703 Runtime engine 8.6.1 Vista W7 (32 bit & 64 bit)
6.05 All versions What's new 605 Runtime engine 8.2 XP 32 bit

 

LabVIEW developers can download the Acquisition-core (ActiView Light) containing the basic buffer read out code of ActiView. (LabVIEW 8.2)

 

ActiView for Macintosh:
Version Resolution 1280x1024 What's new LabView Runtime engine Supported Macintosh versions:
8.04 ActiView 8.04 Macintosh What's new 804 Runtime engine 2016 (Mac) Mac OS X
7.05

ActiView 7.07 Macintosh
Source code of ActiView 7.07
Source code for the USB interface

What's new 705 Runtime engine 8.6.1 (Mac) Mac OS X

 

How to install ActiView on a Macintosh

 

ActiView for Linux:
Version Resolution 1280x1024 What's new LabView Runtime engine Supported Linux versions:
7.07

ActiView 7.07 Linux
Tools for ActiView 7.07

Source code for the USB interface

What's new 707 Runtime engine 8.6.1 (Linux) Linux X86 with library GNU-C V2.2.4 or later.

 

USB Driver for BioSemi USB Receiver:
Operating system: For USB Receivers with firmware versions lower than 4.0 For USB Receivers with firmware versions 4.0 or higher
XP 32 bit 32 bit driver 32 bit driver
XP 64 bit Not available Not available
Vista 32 bit 32 bit driver No driver neccessary (PnP) ** Note 1
Vista 64 bit 64 bit driver No driver neccessary (PnP) ** Note 1
Windows 7 64 bit driver No driver neccessary (PnP) ** Note 1
Windows 8 Not supported No driver neccessary (PnP)
Windows 10 Not supported No driver neccessary (PnP)
Macintosh No driver neccessary (Plug and Play) No driver neccessary (PnP)
Linux No driver neccessary (Plug and Play) No driver neccessary (PnP)
Note 1: The PC must be fully updated and connected to the internet.
 

 

Free programs from third party developers:

Fieldtrip:
  Matlab software toolbox for MEG and EEG analysis. (FC Donders Institute)
Full acquisition and analysis program including driver for BioSemi ActiveTwo (alternative for ActiView).
Fieldtrip includes algorithms for simple and advanced analysis of MEG and EEG data, such as time-frequency analysis, source reconstruction using dipoles, distributed sources and beamformers and non-parametric statistical testing. It supports the data formats of all major MEG systems (CTF, Neuromag, BTi) and of the most popular EEG systems, and new formats can be added easily.

OpenViBE:
  OpenViBE is a free and open source software platform dedicated to designing, testing and using brain-computer interfaces.
Full acquisition and analysis program including driver for BioSemi ActiveTwo (alternative for ActiView).
OpenViBE is software for real-time neurosciences (that is, for real-time processing of brain signals). It can be used to acquire, filter, process, classify and visualize brain signals in real time.
EEGLAB Toolbox
  MatLab EEG toolbox (Delorme & Makeig)
Open source interactive Matlab toolbox for processing continuous and event-related EEG data using independent component analysis (ICA) and time/frequency analysis including artifact rejection.

ERPLAB Toolbox

  Open source Matlab package for analyzing ERP data.
ERPLAB Toolbox is tightly integrated with EEGLAB Toolbox, extending EEGLAB’s capabilities to provide robust, industrial-strength tools for ERP processing, visualization, and analysis. A graphical user interface makes it easy for beginners to learn, and Matlab scripting provides enormous power for intermediate and advanced users.
MNE
  MNE is a software package for processing MEG and EEG data.
  This package is designed for sensor and source space analysis of M-EEG data, including frequency-domain and time-frequency analyses and non-parametric statistics. Â In addition, the newest component of MNE is the MNE-Python package, which implements all the functionality of the MNE Matlab tools in Python and facilitates access to the fif (functional image file) format data files employed in our software. It also enables development of custom analysis tools.

BIOSIG

 

EEG review toolbox (Schloegl) The following tools are available free for download:
- Biosig for Octave and Matlab (biosig4octmat) - For accessing (reading and writing) of several data formats
- Biosig for C/C++ - a C/C++ library (libbiosig) for reading, writing and converting (save2gdf) various data formats
- BioSig for Python - provides an interface to python for reading BDF data (based on Biosig4c++)
- SigViewer - A Viewing and Scoring Software, which can handle also BDF data.

Polyrex
  BDF file-format to Neuroscan CNT file-format converter. (Jürgen Kayser)
MatLab code to read BioSemi BDF format data files. (Scholte)
EDFbrowser
  A free, open source, multi platform, universal viewer & toolbox intended for, but not limited to, time series storage files like EEG, EMG, ECG, Bio Impedance, etc.
C/C++ Library for reading EDF/EDF+/BDF/BDF+ files (Teunis van Beelen)
Java library for tcpip streaming (client & server) (Gido Hakvoort)
Psychtoolbox
  Free set of Matlab and GNU Octave functions for vision and neuroscience research. Synthesize and show visual and auditory stimuli and interact with the observer. (freeware alternative for Presentation and E-prime software)
 

Utilities from BioSemi:
LabVIEW RuntimeEngine needed)
BDFreader
  This simple file reader can be used to check your recorded BDF files.
TCPIP client Application
This LabVIEW program receives the data being sent over TCPIP by ActiView.
BDF to EDF converter
  Some brain analyzing products are technical incapable of reading high resolution 24 bit BDF files with full DC data. You can use this utility for converting your BDF files to 16 bit AC (high-passed) EDF files.
FileCropper
  This utility can be used to crop large BDF files into smaller files.
It also can be used to repair BDF files with a wrong length value written in the header.
Decimater (downsample .BDF files)
  This utility can be used to decimate (downsample) your BDF file into a smaller file.
Sample rate and bandwidth can be reduced by a factor of 2 or 4 or 8. A fifth order sinc filter is used to prevent aliasing.
File Merger
  The Merger is used for merging 2 .bdf files into 1 .bdf file.

Reducer Tool

  Tool to reduce the number of channels in a BDF file. Free choice of channels to be converted to the new BDF file.
BDF Repair Tool
  If the PC crashes during acquisition, the BDF header will not list the correct file length. Some review programs may crash on such an incorrect BDF file header. In addition, the above tools can also not process files with an incorrect header. This repair tool corrects the file length in the header.
Acquisition-core (ActiView Light)
  Acquisition core of the ActiView program. Made with LabVIEW 8.2
This allows LabVIEW developers to built their own acquisition program by just using the basic acquisition core of ActiView. The core just reads the ring-buffer and provides the incoming data and trigger/status channel as array ready for further processing. The code also gives insight in the basic setup of ActiView.
Linux Tools:
  'BDFreader', 'BDF to EDF Converter', 'FileCropper', 'Decimater', 'FileMerger', 'Reducer Tool', 'BDF Repair Tool'
For these Linux Tools the RuntimeEngineLinux8.5 needs to be installed.
Matlab TCPIP client
  This example program written in Matlab can receive the data being sent over TCPIP by ActiView.
   
   
Position coordinates:
Position coordinates of the electrodes for BioSemi headcaps.
   
   
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Terms of delivery (updated October 2003)