MissionView Download

NetAcquire MissionView Software Download

This page describes how to download/install a no-cost copy of NetAcquire MissionView Display (Base edition) software that never expires. MissionView Display (Base edition) provides a no-cost, powerful browser alternative for NetAcquire management from Windows, Linux, and macOS.

The download also includes a free 30-day evaluation of MissionView Display (Full edition) using online activation (the Full edition adds configurable data displays and data logging/replay). You can also receive a license key for a free 30-day evaluation of MissionView Designer by emailing us at [email protected].

Download the software by selecting either:

The MissionView Users Manual is included as part of the above software install, but it can also be downloaded in advance: MissionView Users Manual.

MissionView Quick Start Instructions

MissionView consists of two software applications. MissionView Designer creates drawings consisting of various graphical elements. MissionView Display displays and connects drawings with NetAcquire server data sources and additionally manages multiple servers, offering access to configuration and status.


The installation software consists of a wizard-based installation program: MissionViewSetup.exe on Windows, MissionViewSetup.sh on Linux, or MissionViewSetup.dmg on macOS. A standard user may run the installer without administrator/root privileges.

MissionView Display and Designer may be installed independently.

MissionView Display supports a no-cost Base edition. In addition, you can install a 30-day evaluation version both MissionView Display (Full edition) and MissionView Designer as follows.

The evaluation version of MissionView Display (Full edition) does not require a product key. The installer automatically starts the trial if an Internet connection is available. Otherwise, the trial may be started either with or without Internet from within MissionView Display (click the Help menu then Licensing). The software is limited to MissionView Display Base edition functionality if the trial fails to start (e.g. no Internet and no offline trial request) or if the trial period expires.

The evaluation version of MissionView Designer requires an evaluation key but does not require Internet activation. The evaluation key has a fixed expiry date. Please e-mail [email protected] to obtain an evaluation key.

A detailed description of the installation process as well as troubleshooting procedures is described in the MissionView Users Manual.

Operation and Demos

The following sections provide a quick walk-though of some basic usage of MissionView Display and MissionView Designer, starting with opening an existing demonstration drawing and then showing the creation of a simple drawing in Designer and loading that drawing in MissionView Display.

MissionView Display with Demo Drawings

Start MissionView Display. If you have previously used MissionView Display, the application will open to your last layout.

During installation, if the “Open demo drawings” option was selected, demo drawings will automatically appear in your current layout.

Alternatively, click the File menu, then click Open Layout… and open the example layout demo.mv found in your Documents/MissionView folder. The following display will appear:

The real-time chart in each drawing has interactive features that can be accessed via mouse clicks for scrolling, zooming, etc.

Right click any graphical objects in a drawing to explore and configure display properties.

Demonstration: Subscription Table Display

To open a subscription table display, click the Open menu and click Subscription Table.

In the resulting Subscription Table window click the Server menu then click Connect…, then select the Demo hostname.

Click the Configure Subscriptions… button in the middle of the Subscription Table window and select subscription names to display. The F18 and Satellite groups can be expanded by clicking on the “+” sign to see more subscriptions. Click the OK button to view subscriptions.

Subscription Table

Demonstration: Subscription Logging

To open the logger user interface, click the Open menu and click Subscription Logger/Replayer.

In the resulting Subscription Logger/Replayer window click the Server menu then click Connect…, then select the Demo hostname.

Click the Configure menu and then click Subscriptions… and select subscription names to log. Selecting the F18 or Satellite domains will select all subscription in that domain for logging. Click the record (button with red circle) to start recording.

Subscription Logging

Optional Demo: Add NetAcquire Servers

To add a NetAcquire server, click the Servers menu and click Add… Type in a NetAcquire server hostname or IP address, and click OK.

The Servers Management window will open and show the status of the connection.

Click the Servers menu and find the server added above. This new menu entry contains the menu items for connecting a drawing or opening configuration/status pages on the server.

Click on System Management then Time Change & Source and the configuration page will open in a window. Using the mouse, move this window so both it and other windows can be seen at the same time.

Click the File menu, then click Save Layout As…, then choose a name for this layout. Saving the layout creates a layout file (.mv). You can create different layouts to serve various purposes and include specific windows.

Optional Demo: Designing a New (Custom) Drawing

Start MissionView Designer. Designer opens with a blank, untitled drawing.

Click the Palettes menu, then click Dials and Meters:

Click on a Dial in the palette window such as the one at the far right of the top row, then click on the drawing area to place the dial into the drawing.

If not already selected, click on the dial in the drawing area to select it and then click on the Object Properties button, in the top toolbar.

Change the property for High to be 65 and Low to be -65, then Click OK.

Click the File menu, then click Save and save the drawing to a convenient location using the name “mydrawing.g” (make sure to include the .g suffix).

These steps complete the creation of a simple drawing with a single dial.

Optional Demo: Displaying the New (Custom) Drawing

Start MissionView Display.

Click the Servers menu, then click Demo, and finally Drawing…, then navigate to the drawing created in the Designer section above (mydrawing.g).

Click Open to open the drawing with a connection to the “Demo” server.

Once the drawing has opened you will see a window with a dial. Right-click the dial to bring up the dial’s configuration.

Click on the Ellipses (…) button for the property “Value” to open the Publication selection dialog. Select “Sine m60” and click Link Publication.

The dial will immediately begin displaying the value from the Demo server’s publication (sine wave moving from -60 to 60).

Close the dialog when finished or you may make additional changes that get reflected immediately in the dial.

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Preston Hauck founded NetAcquire in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.

During the early years of NetAcquire, Preston took a hands-on role in developing new products. He remains enthusiastically involved in helping customers solve complex real-world challenges.

As the company grew, Preston leveraged his information systems background to create tools that could automate business processes, increasing company efficiency, responsiveness, and scalability. In his current role, Preston oversees new product direction, manages company growth,works directly with clients and the engineering team on projects that call for his applications design expertise.

Prior to founding NetAcquire, Preston served as vice president of software engineering for Microstar Laboratories, a provider of PC-based test and measurement products. During his tenure, he helped the company grow tenfold in both revenue and employees. Preston developed an innovative real-time operating system from the ground-up, plus a data processing engine that powered all of Microstar's products for more than two decades.

Preston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, graduating first in his class in 1984 from the University of British Columbia.  He was granted a U.S. patent for developing a novel approach to initialize one processor from another in a multi-processor system. He has published a number of papers on real-time computer systems and regularly teaches networked telemetry processing classes.

Preston was born in Canada. After many years living in Washington State, he proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He enjoys traveling, reading, photography, basketball, skiing, and movies with his wife Colleen and their two children.

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John Bono, a Seattle area native, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.  John started his career with Boeing Aerospace Company, working in a variety of roles. He received personal recognition from Boeing’s CEO for his contributions to 767 avionics.  John designed hardware and firmware for a Mil-Std-1553 bus interface and was the hardware lead and system designer for a B-1B flight simulator’s computer generated imagery display.  After Boeing, John joined Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) as a signal processing engineer. He was promoted to the role of ultrasound system architect before becoming the software and systems lead for an image storage and network transport system. During John’s tenure at ATL, he received a Technical Fellow award, became a member of the Senior Technical Staff, and had a role in ATL’s achievement of ISO 9001 certification.  

When John joined the rapidly growing NetAcquire Corporation in 2001, his “big company” experience was leveraged to enhance configuration management and quality systems and processes. He soon became the Management Representative for the company’s AS 9100 certification efforts.  

Today, John is involved in the system, hardware, and firmware design of virtually every system NetAcquire ships.  While the majority of these systems are customer-specified configurations of NetAcquire COTS hardware and software modules, many other systems are rack-sized, challenging configurations involving complex interchanges of information in all forms.  The NetAcquire motto of “connect anything to anything” is John’s daily mission; he knows that, when applied to real-time systems, there will be a continuous stream of interesting problems to solve and challenges to conquer to best meet the needs of his customers and their mission critical projects around the world.

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For many NetAcquire customers, Steve is the initial face and voice of the company. While he has a desk at the company headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, quite often he’s in the air, flying to meet customers, discuss projects and set solutions into motion.

Steve joined NetAcquire in the summer of 2001. He sees his principal role as being the customer’s advocate. Steve thrives on opportunities to work on-site with NetAcquire customers to see first-hand the tasks and challenges they face.

In 2002, Steve joined the volunteer organizing committee for the International Telemetering Conference; he serves on the committee to this day. Steve also supports and participates in the meetings and industry standards efforts of several Range Commanders Council (RCC) committees.

Steve is an Army Veteran, having served in locations around the world in military law enforcement and personal protection roles. After graduating Pre Law from Central Washington University, he began a sales career in retail consumer electronics. The career choice was inspired by his favorite uncle, Ken Cartwright, a career tire salesman at Sears. Ken taught Steve the foundation principles of professional salesmanship: “Say what you are going to do, and then do it,” and “Get to know someone by showing sincere interest and earning their trust”.  

Steve’s Microsoft and Cisco certifications help him better understand the technical aspects of test range telemetry. While Steve is well versed in all aspects of NetAcquire technology today, he still learns something new on a daily basis from his colleagues.

Steve is a Seattle area native who enthusiastically gives his time and resources to a local charity dedicated to supporting foster children and their families.

Mark Roseberry


Mark Roseberry has been with NetAcquire since its inception. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia. Mark has almost 40 years of software development and business management expertise. He has been instrumental in  the Company's business development and growth while running the NetAcquire Canada engineering office in Vancouver since 2001 and has been involved in the design and implementation of many key NetAcquire software components.

Mark shares our founder Preston Hauck's hands-on philosophy and his user-centric approach makes him a frequent participant and advocate for strong technical solutions ranging from customer-driven requirements development to robust implementation to  top-notch technical support and responsiveness.