What's new?

With version 14.0 of The Observer XT, we focus on ease of use, flexibility, and efficiency!

Floating Site License for researchers

The Floating Site License functionality makes the software of The Observer XT much more versatile! A hardware key is no longer needed. Researchers can easily use the software throughout a department, a building, around the campus, and even from home. Work together on a project, using the Floating Site License, so you can share the use of The Observer XT with a flexible amount of users. There are two versions of the site license for researchers:

  1. Basic license – allows video coding and basic coding
  2. Research license – allows the use of the full power of The Observer XT, including use of multiple video and external data analysis.

Educational license

Students learn how to use methods and techniques to observe and analyze behavior. Using the Educational License allows the educator to make use of at least 10 licenses which can be extended to an unlimited number of licenses. It lets students work with The Observer XT, while the teacher collects all the student files, analysis the results and can compare the inter rater coding. This type of license sharing is efficient and cost effective.


Code behaviors accurately

The Observer XT is designed to reduce the amount of work and simplify behavioral coding. You can record subjects, behaviors, and modifiers by typing shortcut key codes, allowing you to keep your eyes on the scene, while coding at great speed. The time of each code is recorded automatically and errors are prevented by an on-line check.

Perfect combinations

The key to synchronization is integration

Files recorded with Media Recorder can be used in The Observer XT making it a fully integrated package. Once you have set up a project in The Observer XT, all data and video material are stored in one database and shown in one software application. It gives you complete control over video, and guarantees a frame accurate link with your data.

TrackLab and The Observer XT

Data from other recording devices, e.g. TrackLab, and physiological measurement instruments can easily be integrated in The Observer XT. TrackLab is ideal for recognition and analysis of spatial behavior and the design of interactive systems. You can easily combine data gathered with TrackLab with other data streams in The Observer XT for enhanced analysis and visualization.

Data analysis

The Observer XT: sophisticated data selection, clear visualization of data, powerful data analysis, versatile, and with many export and import functions.