Data acquisition & management

The next generation of data loggers: an ecosystem

26 September, 2008 by Brett Burger*

The data logger has been around for hundreds of years, evolving from an assistant with paper and pencil to the technology-packed, automated products that they can be today. Much like hammers are tools to carpenters, data loggers are tools to scientists, engineers and anyone else working in a measurement environment.

Solid-state drives

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Brightpoint Australia Pty Ltd

SanDisk has introduced a range of flash memory-based solid-state drives, designed for an emerging new category of portable consumer electronics called ultra low-cost PCs or netbooks.

Gigabit ethernet support

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the Telum GE-QLX/QSX gigabit ethernet AdvancedMC.

Portable data acquisition

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Dewetron has released the DEWE 201 data acquisition recorder, a portable and rugged device consisting of a solid-state disk for environments where shock and vibration are present.

Thermal printer

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Brady’s IP thermal transfer 300 and 600 dpi printers are designed for high-performance printing.

USB power sensor

09 July, 2008 | Supplied by:

Mini-Circuits has released the PWR-6G+ which is a Multi Channel USB Power Sensor with a 50 dB dynamic range. The USB power sensor comes with power meter software that turns the PC/laptop into a power meter.

USB modular instruments for electronic functional test

09 July, 2008 | Supplied by:

Agilent Technologies has introduced a family of USB-based instruments designed for flexible configurations, quick set-up, and affordability in electronic functional test and troubleshooting applications. The U2700A family includes oscilloscopes, function generator, source/measure unit and switch matrix in a versatile form factor that enables space-saving solutions.

Digital I/O for USB

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

National Instruments has announced the NI USB-6509, a bus-powered portable USB digital I/O device acquiring data in a broad range of applications.

High-res thermal imagers

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Emona Instruments Pty Ltd

The HotShot-HD (high definition) thermal imaging cameras from Electrophysics offer a range of features including high-performance 640 x 480 resolution, a dual laser hotspot highlighter and image fusion to provide a professional solution at a price normally found on lower 320 x 240 resolution cameras.

Videographic data recorders

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: RS

RS Components has announced the SM500F from ABB, a paperless chart recorder and what is claimed to be a world first in field-mountable videographic data recorders.

Data acquisition recorder

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Astro-Med has released the Dash 2EZ+, a handheld, portable data acquisition recorder.

Upgraded servers

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by:

Sun Microsystems has available its first Sun Fire and Sun Blade systems powered by quad-core AMD Opteron processors.

RFID update

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Sybase Australia Pty Ltd

Sybase iAnywhere has announced enhancements to RFID Anywhere, software infrastructure that provides an environment for developing, deploying and managing RFID.

USB data acquisition

11 February, 2008 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

National Instruments has released what it claims are the first 80-channel USB data acquisition devices, BNC USB M series devices and a USB-9237 C series module.

USB-based data acquisition solutions

06 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Keysight Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

Agilent Technologies has introduced new products to its USB-based data acquisition (DAQ) family of standalone, modular solutions, enabling users to create more flexible, scalable systems.

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