CONCORD, CA (April 24, 2008) - Pacific Instruments, Inc. announces a new, On-Board Data Recording Module for the Series 6000 Data Acquisition Systems. Using non-volatile, COTS recording media, it stores acquired data locally while outputting the same data on a USB 2.0 interface for external recording and multi-user distribution.
The use of redundant, non-volatile recording media located in the data acquisition system substantially reduces the possibility of lost or corrupted data by eliminating the system interface and computer in the critical recording path. It is cost-effective insurance considering the price of repeating a test or in critical applications where the test may be impossible or impractical to repeat.
The new On-Board Data Recording Module (OBDRM), Model 6095, is now available and can be installed in all Series 6000 enclosures that use the USB 2.0 or Ethernet interface protocols. This module can be populated with either a hard drive with capacity up to 80GB or a solid-state drive with capacity up to 16GB. Storage capacity will increase as higher capacity drives become available.
The OBDRM does not impact data output from the 6000 system interface. This means it may be employed as back-up data storage and will not reduce the system throughput performance to the primary storage media in the Windows-based computer from which the system is being operated. Data recorded locally is an exact image of the data output on the interface port. After a test recording is finished, data from the OBDRM may be downloaded and recorded on a Windows-based computer where it can be distributed to network users and displayed the same as real-time data recorded directly from the system.
Another application is primary data recording media for portable systems. Once a 6000 system with the Ethernet interface and 6095 OBDRM is programmed, it may be disconnected from the computer interface and data recording controlled by hardware-based controls. With the solid-state version of the OBDRM, such systems can be used in shock and vibration environments that are unsuitable for computers with hard drives.
Physically, the 6095 OBDRM installs on the 6094 interface card that is a component of all USB 2.0 or Ethernet-based 6000 systems. It does not reduce the number of measurement channels that may be installed in the 6000 enclosures. Each enclosure requires an OBDRM to locally record data.
Pacific Instruments, Inc.