The MATRIXTool was first created in the year 2005. It will be developed as a private hobby and is permanently changing in case of functions. Its name comes from the product series of the company DATALOGIC for that devices it is developed.
The first version of the MATRIXTool was created as Excel-Sheet and is based on formulars and macros. It was able to calculate the smallest modulsize and the field of view for the Matrix400 series by selecting the task, sensor resolution, lens and working distance. This version was created in german language.
Beginning of the year 2009 more wishes and ideas are coming. That was not possible tobe realized in an excel sheet. Therefore the MATRIXTool become a own program. This version 2 is based on the .NET 2.0 platfRom of Microsoft and is developed to run an Windows operating systems. This version first time support to select German or English as language. Also it was possible to save and load calculations. In the last version 188.8.131.52 it was also possible to create complete bill of materials. It was now also possible to plan arrays and calculate applications under movemanagement. Also as new features the tool support in addition to the Matrix400 series the Matrix200 series and contains an integrated help function.
In the year 2011 the 3. generation was published. The main change was that the tool now support additional AddOn's and the product series Matrix210, Matrix410 and Matrix450 were added. In addition a wiring Assistent was added.
In the year 2013 the development of the version for windows was stopped.