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Vision 5 Presentation and Installer


Announcing the Release of Vision 5.0 

The instructions in this document have been updated as of 29 July 2015

This page is used to install the latest version of the Vision program - Vision 5.9.  Use the installer on this page to install Vision to host computers that have never had Vision installed or to update computers that have older versions of the program already installed.

Vision may be installed on any Windows host computer running Windows 7.  These include Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer supported. The same installer can be used for 32-Bit and 64-Bit host computers. 
The Vision program installed from this page will operate all Precision Testers, regardless of model or age, that connect to a separate host computer through a USB cable.  It does not operate the Precision Workstation or original Precision Pro/Premier with internal CPUs.
Vision and tester installation and operation have been validated for Windows 10 on 18 August 2015.
The Vision 5.6.x release offered a more up-to-date installer than previous versions. Changes include:
  • New look.
  • No random "Disk Space Errors"
  • C++ Manifest installation is embedded instead of executing after the installation.  The installation may require a reboot, but will only execute on initial installation. Updates will not require a re-installation of the manifest.
  • Vision 5.6.x included a data plotting library update. The data plotting appearance is slightly different. The right-click Export bug has been repaired.
  • Installer updates to Version 5.6.8 and later do not need to have the previous Vision installation uninstalled. Just download the installer and run it. Older files will be updated by date and new files will be written.

To Update Existing Vision Installations:

  • Copy C:\DataSets\xplorerdb.cpu and C:\DataSets\Editor List.EL to temporary locations.  You may not find all three of these files, depending on your use of Vision.  C:\DataSets\xplorerdb.cpu is the important file.  NOTE: If the existing Vision Version is 4.9.2 or later this step does not need to be taken.
  • Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel and select "Add or Remove Programs..." NOTE: If you are updating from Vision 5.6.8 or later, this step and the next step do not need to be taken. The latest installer will update the existing installation
  • When the program list is populated, scroll down to and double-click "Vision".  Allow the program to completely uninstall. 
  • Download the installer under the Vision 5 download button below.
  • Run the downloaded installer.  Acknowledge all warnings and allow the installation to proceed.  At the end of the installation a separate Microsoft Visual C++ program will run that will update Windows files to run with the Vision program.  Allow this program to run to completion.
  • Return the backed up xplorerdb.cpu, and Editor List.EL to C:\DataSets\, overwriting the files from the installer.  Note that you will not need to repeat the backup or restore steps in the future. NOTE: If the Vision Version being updated is 4.9.2 or later this step does not need to be taken.

To Install Vision to a Fresh Host Computer:

Note that you must install Vision before connecting your Precision tester for the first time.  Simply download the installer under the Vision 5 download button below, and run the installer.  Acknowledge all warnings and allow the installation to proceed.

Vision 5.0 Download 

Latest Vision Installer - Vision 5.12.5 - 24 February 2017

Support for Windows XP and Vista has ended.

NOTE: This installer is not for use with the Precision Workstation 
or original Precision Premier/Pro with on-board computer.

Please Note the Following:

  • At the end of the installation, the installer will open a link to the Radiant Technologies, Inc. YouTube page.  This page provides a variety of general topics and topics directed at specific and specialized equipment and software. This will only happen on initial installation. Updates do not open the page.
  • Vision may be installed by anybody and may be installed to any number of host computers.  A Precision tester does not need to be purchased to license Vision.
  • Several Task Suites in Vision - including Piezo, Chamber, Magneto-Electric Measurements and Transistor Measurements - must be purchased to operate.  The Tasks in these Task Suites are installed by the installer and are available to everyone for review.  Everyone can recover and review data collected by licensed versions of the Task Suites.  In order to actually operate the Task Suites, the Tasks must be licensed.  A file named Security.Sec is shipped to customers who have purchased one or more Custom Task Suites.  The file is copied to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Radiant Technologies\Vision\System folder.  The Security.sec file is keyed both to the Task Suite(s) purchased and to a code in the specific tester for which the license is issued.  The Task Suites may be licensed on any number of host computers, but the licensed is not transferable to other testers.

To Install the Precision Tester:

  • For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 host computers, Precision Premier II, Multiferroic and LC II tester shipped after July 2014 will install themselves with no action required by the user. For RT66B tester and other Precision testers older than July 2014, additional action must be taken within Windows to allow the tester to install. Please refer to Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 Tester Installation.pdf.
  • Connect the tester to a USB port on the host computer and turn it on.
  • For RT66B and original Precision LC (not LC II) testers, follow the installation instructions in Step-by-Step 64-Bit Installation.  These documents were also included in the tester shipment.


Operating Vision


After downloading, run the installer.  Then, start Vision from the icon that appears on the desktop.  To learn to operate Vision go to the Help->Help Topics menu and examine the tutorials pages.  These will very quickly make you proficient in basic and advanced program operation.

After installing Vision, be sure to check regularly for updates by returning to the Vision download form and selecting the "Update" installation option.  Updates are performed using Self-Extracting Executable files and updating only the Vision files that are necessary.  

Good luck in your Vision experience.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or difficulties.

Scott P. Chapman

Computer Engineer

Radiant Technologies, Inc.

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