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Data Translation Launches DATAX™ Measurement System

Added: (Thu Sep 21 2000)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Data Translation Ltd [NASDAQ: DATX] today unveiled DATAX ™, a total measurement system solution providing signal conditioning and modular data acquisition capability for the PC. The DATAX System is contained in a rugged DATAX Box for easy modular connectivity, with a built-in USB data acquisition function. DATAX comes with Scope, a ready-to-run software application developed specifically for use with the DATAX System.

Offering 16 slots for any combination of DAQ and PAD plug-in modules, DATAX is a fully customisable, application-specific system. The different combinations make the system limitless in terms of the applications it can perform. With such versatility, the system lends itself to a wide range of industries, such as automotive, industrial, manufacturing, and research and development. Each plug-in module has these unique features: 1000 V rms isolation for protection against noise and harsh environments; isolated multi-channel measurements for countless industrial applications; and fully programmable range and filter settings.

"DATAX can handle just about any physical or electrical phenomenon a user needs to measure. With this product, Data Translation expands its market reach beyond data acquisition components to provide our customers with powerful and complete measurement solutions," said Nigel Doe, UK Sales Manager for Data Translation Ltd.

The DATAX System has these key features:

_ Application-specific Customisation. Users can select the individual DAQ or PAD modules for their customised DATAX System, creating a system that is specific for their individual application needs. The system offers a wide range to choose from, including voltage, thermocouple, RTDs, strain gages, and accelerometers.

_ Ready-to-Run Software. Developed specifically for the DATAX System, Scope emulates three basic instruments: a simple oscillographic chart recorder, a data logger, and a multi-channel oscilloscope. The intuitive graphical user interface allows users to point and click to perform measurement functions as well as control the programmable modules’ filter settings and gain ranges. Scope comes free on the new Data Acquisition Omni CD™, which contains all the software necessary to use Data Translation boards and develop applications.

_ Easy Connection and Portability. The DATAX System connects easily to a user’s PC or laptop through the USB "plug and play" connection. Weighing only 11 pounds, the system can be easily transferred from one work station to another.

_ A Rugged Case for Harsh Conditions. The DATAX System is enclosed in a protective metal case for optimal performance even under the harshest industrial conditions.

Pricing, Availability and Support
The DATAX System is available immediately at a base price beginning at £3,695.00
Data Translation provides complete technical support for all its products. Support is also available 24x7 via Data Translation’s website at www.datatranslation.co.uk

About Data Translation

Data Translation is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of high performance data acquisition and imaging products. For more than two decades, Data Translation’s products have provided engineers and scientists with accurate and timely data for measurement, analysis and process control in a wide range of industrial, scientific and medical applications. Data Translation’s principal products in this area are data acquisition and imaging hardware, which are used in personal computers ("PCs") to receive analogue signals, convert them to digital form and process the digital data. Data Translation’s strategy is to identify and capitalise on growth opportunities in the data acquisition, imaging and machine vision markets.
Information about Data Translation and its products can be found at www.datatranslation.com.

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