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MiniDAT Wireless Data Acquisition

Source: ViaSat Inc.

MiniDAT Wireless Data Acquisition
MiniDAT enables you to monitor, acquire and process data from remote sensors over wireless links. Combining wireless LAN technology with National Instruments' extensive DAQ capabilities, MiniDAT is the latest step in the evolution of wireless data acquisition.
MiniDAT enables you to monitor, acquire and process data from remote sensors over wireless links. Combining wireless LAN technology with National Instruments' extensive DAQ capabilities, MiniDAT is the latest step in the evolution of wireless data acquisition.

High-speed wireless data acquisition saves significant time and money addressing applications where it is difficult, expensive or maybe impossible to install a hard-wired DAQ system. ViaSat's MiniDAT combines wireless local area network technology with National Instruments' extensive DAQ capabilities to offer the state of the art in wireless data acquisition at speeds up to 200K 16-bit samples/second.

Wireless DAQ is the answer when you are:

  • Installing a system to monitor vibration in bearings in an existing production line where cranes, fork lifts and machinery make running cables difficult, expensive and unsafe
  • Monitoring weather instruments on the roof of a 3-story building from 750 feet away
  • Monitoring physiological parameters of a human or animal in motion
  • Measuring the dynamic deflection of a bridge with 10 sensors that are 100 yards apart from each other
  • Monitoring ambient temperature and other parameters every quarter of a mile on a two mile long runway
  • Measuring dynamic deflection of the frame of a bicycle as it rides a bumpy road
  • Monitoring patients in a medical facility where the beds are often relocated
  • Replacing slip rings in rotating machinery

MiniDAT provides:

  • High-speed, multi-channel DAQ anywhere, anytime, inside or outside without wires at speeds up to 200K 16-bit Samples/second
  • Wireless DAQ which is fast and easy to install, eliminating the need to run cabling, which may be difficult or impossible
  • An ethernet-based DAQ network that can acquire data at up to 11 Mbps, a data rate crucial to a growing number of applications.
  • Wireless DAQ systems that cost less to own and maintain than hard-wired DAQ. Gone are costly cable repairs. Less time and money are spent when setups are reconfigured or expanded.
  • A high-speed, multi-channel, networked wireless DAQ for National Instruments users
  • Wireless DAQ that can be attached to TCP/IP networks, including the Internet, making remote access possible