Data Collection

ScanImage® 2019a and later automatically collects license and usage data. This information is used to:

  • Verify the license status of ScanImage® software.

  • Identify commonly used data acquisition and computer hardware.

  • Identify commonly used ScanImage® configurations.

  • Provide data for support.

The collection of usage data can be deactivated in ScanImage® Premium.


Vidrio never collects experiment data or experiment protocols. See the table on the right for a complete list of collected data.


To delete data already transferred to Vidrio contact

To disable all communication between ScanImage® and Vidrio’s license server, execute the following command:

hLM = scanimage.util.private.LM();

hLM.allowCommunication = false;

Data Type

Collected Data

License Data

Vidrio account username ScanImage® version ScanImage® license file Windows computer & user name

Usage Data (can be deactivated in ScanImage® Premium)

Matlab version ScanImage® Machine Data File Installed NI Hardware Computer Hardware Configuration