Oct 22

Protek 608 original Windows software

Protek 608 Windows software v1.02
This post is a continuation of the Protek 608 DMM software project.

I’ve finally managed to fire up the original Protek 608 software on an old Dell Inspiron 8100 I found stowed at the office. My previous attempts to run this software failed on Windows 8 and 10, and there’s very little information about how this software looks and operates (it’s quite niche).

Protek 608 Windows icon
The original software icon

I decided that it would be worth videoing my ignorant click-through for reference. I’ve developed a working GUI for my Protek 608 library, but just made it up as I went. Now I have some context to how the manufacturers intended the software to operate. That being said, the original software is quite basic and not entirely user friendly, so I’m definitely seeing a lot of room for improvement.

Here’s the video showing installation and a bumbling click-through.

My Java library for the Protek 608 is now open-source on Github.

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Hardware and software engineer with experience in product development and building automation. Director at Cabot Technologies and Product Manager at NEX Data Management Systems.

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