New Low-Cost Multi-channel Analogue Data Logger

PR-USB-5106Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) announces the release of the second product in the USB-5100 Series of affordable, multi-channel data loggers from Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, Mass.) With a built-in LCD screen and support for temperature data, as well as current and voltage signals up to 24 V, the USB-5106 is available now from Adept Scientific in the UK.

The USB-5106 offers the following features:

  • Four 16-bit analogue input channels that support temperature, current and voltage inputs
  • Built-in LCD screen displays readings, logging status, battery use and memory consumption
  • 4 MB of memory stores up to 1.9 million measurements
  • Software-selectable burst logging and alarms
  • Linear Scaling Assistant converts raw data to measurement units
  • Logger control buttons for manual control of logging, display and event generations
  • Battery powered

The USB-5106 device includes easy-to-use software for logger set up and data review. Set up is done via a USB connection to a PC or Mac. Data can be exported to a variety of formats including .csv, .txt, or Microsof®t Excel® (.xls).

Full details and prices for the USB-5106 device, along with a comprehensive range of data acquisition hardware and software including the entire Measurement Computing catalogue, can be found at www.adeptscience.com/mcc

About Adept Scientific

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products, consultancy and training for research, engineering, scientific and technical applications on desktop computers. The company, founded in 1984, has offices in the UK, Germany, France and throughout the Nordic region, serving customers in 19 countries. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers. More information about Measurement Computing is available at www.mccdaq.com.

New DAQami Advanced Data Logging Application

PR-DAQamiAdept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) announces the release of DAQami, an advanced data logging application from Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, Mass) which allows users to quickly and easily acquire, view, and log data from MCC USB DAQ devices.

DAQami delivers the fastest time to measurement for over 40 compatible MCC hardware devices. Once users have installed DAQami and plugged in a DAQ device, they’re able to create an automatic configuration and acquire live data in 5 minutes or less!

Data can be acquired in volts and degrees, as well as custom units with linear scaling. Channels can be viewed on any combination of scalar, strip and block displays. Once data is acquired and logged, DAQami can be used to review the saved data file.
DAQami’s flexible user interface makes it easy to customise display size and location, zoom factor and channel/trace colours. Users can also configure MCC DAQ hardware within the application, selecting sampling rate, start and stop triggers and sample count.

DAQami Highlights:

• Out-of-the-box software to acquire, view and log data
• Configure device, channel and acquisition options
• View analogue input or temperature data on any combination of scalar, strip and block    displays
• Customise display size and location, zoom factor and channel/trace colours
• Export data to a .csv file
• Support for Microsoft® Windows 8/7/Vista®

For complete information on DAQami including a list of supported USB DAQ devices, visit www.adeptscience.com/mcc

About Adept Scientific

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products, consultancy and training for research, engineering, scientific and technical applications on desktop computers. The company, founded in 1984, has offices in the UK, Germany, France and throughout the Nordic region, serving customers in 19 countries. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers. More information about Measurement Computing is available at www.mccdaq.com.

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New OEM board versions of popular Measurement Computing USB DAQ devices

MCC OEM USB PR IMAGEAdept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts.) announces the release of six new multifunction USB data acquisition boards designed for OEM and embedded customers. The new boards, from Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, Mass.), are board-only versions of some of their most popular USB DAQ devices, with OEM-friendly header connectors instead of screw terminals for easy integration into OEM applications.

Measurement Computing is the leader in low-cost USB DAQ and has received many requests from OEM customers for board-based solutions. The new boards are bare-board versions of the company’s USB-1208, 1408 and 1608 modules, offering up to 500 kS/s sampling, eight or 16 digital I/O, and up to two analogue outputs.

Software support includes out-of-the-box DAQami and TracerDAQ® for quick and easy logging and displaying of data, along with support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, DASYLab®, NI LabVIEW™ and MATLAB®. Universal Library for Android™ support allows users to develop DAQ applications that run on tablets and smart phones.

A comprehensive range of data acquisition hardware and software, including the entire Measurement Computing catalogue, is available in the UK from Adept Scientific. Details and prices can be found at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/products/dataacqu/measurement-computing

About Adept Scientific

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products, consultancy and training for research, engineering, scientific and technical applications on desktop computers. The company, founded in 1984, has offices in the UK, Germany, France and throughout the Nordic region, serving customers in 19 countries. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers. More information about Measurement Computing is available at www.mccdaq.com.

New low-cost USB DAQ from Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing Corporation (NORTON, MA) has announced the release of four, low-cost USB DAQ devices with sampling rates up to 500 kS/s.  Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), the USB-200 Series confirms MCC as the leading supplier for low-cost USB DAQ.

The USB-200 Series offers eight, 12-bit analogue inputs plus eight digital I/O and one counter input.

OEM, board-only versions of each device are designed for embedded applications and feature header connectors instead of screw terminals.

Included software options for the USB-200 Series are extensive and feature out-of-the-box TracerDAQ® along with comprehensive support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, DASYLab® and NI LabVIEW™.  Also included is Measurement Computing’s DAQFlex open-source software framework which provides support for Windows®, Linux®, and Mac® operating systems.

USB-200 Series
Model Analogue Inputs Sampling Rate Digital I/O Counters
USB-201 8 SE 100 kS/sec 8 1
USB-204 8 SE 500 kS/sec 8 1
USB-201-OEM 8 SE 100 kS/sec 8 1
USB-204-OEM 8 SE 500 kS/sec 8 1

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Measurement Computing edition supports Visual Studio 2008

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is pleased to announce the release of Measurement Computing’s (Norton, Massachusetts) Measurement Studio version 8.6, Measurement Computing edition (MSTUDIO MCC).

MSTUDIO MCC is an integrated suite of classes and controls for engineers using Measurement Computing hardware to create test, measurement and automation applications in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2005 and .NET 2003.

MSTUDIO MCC dramatically reduces application development time by providing Windows Forms, Web Forms and ActiveX user interface components designed for engineers, scientists and data acquisition and instrument control technicians working in test environments. Comprising object-oriented measurement hardware interfaces, advanced analysis libraries, scientific user interface controls for Windows applications and web applications. It can be used to develop complete measurement and automation applications, which includes all the data acquisition, analysis and presentation functionalities.

This latest release offers a host of enhancements and new features over previous versions, including support for both Visual Studio 2005 and 2008.

·    AutoRefresh callback improvements
·    Explicitly creating network variables
·    Browsing network variables
·    .NET Analysis library code snippets
·    Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS) .NET support
·    Customisable mouse cursors
·    New graph auto-spacing properties
·    Bug fixes

“This latest version of our Measurement Studio goes a long way toward keeping up with the Visual Studio advances — in power, flexibility and user friendliness,” remarked Bill Kennedy, Measurement Computing’s sales vice president. “It has a lot of what our customers have been asking for.”

System requirements:
·    Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4)/XP (SP2)/Vista (32-bit)
·    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 for Visual Studio .NET 2003, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 for Visual Studio 2005 or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 for Visual Studio 2008
·    Standard, Professional, Enterprise Developer, Enterprise Architect or Academic edition of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (required to use the Measurement Studio integrated tools) or Visual C#, Visual Basic, or Visual C++ Express Editions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Measurement Computing adds “universal input” module to its USB-2404 line

May 2009: Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is pleased to announce the release of Measurement Computing’s (Norton, Massachusetts) universal analogue input module to the USB-2404 series of simultaneous data acquisition devices. The new module provides four channels of 24-bit universal analogue input with integrated signal conditioning.

Whereas the USB-2404-10 and USB-2404-60 modules measured voltage only (±10 V and ±60 V, respectively), the USB-2404-UI can be used to measure a variety of signal types, from such sensors as RTDs, thermocouples, load cells and other powered sensors.

Each of the four channels has a detachable six-position spring terminal, which is individually configurable, so a different measurement type can be performed on each channel. All channels are measured simultaneously at up to 100 S/s per channel.

The USB-2404-UI can perform the following measurements:

·    Voltage
·    Current
·    Thermocouple
·    RTD (4-wire and 3-wire)
·    Resistance (4-wire and 2-wire
·    Bridge-based sensors (quarter-, half-, and full-bridge).

Measurement ranges vary for each type of measurement.

The device features built-in current and voltage excitation, which is protected from both overcurrent and overvoltage fault conditions. Each channel also has a built-in thermistor for cold-junction compensation (CJC) calculations when measuring thermocouples.

An analogue prefilter removes noise that may be present in the signals prior to conversion. With 250 VAC channel-to-channel and channel-to-ground isolation, the USB-2404-UI protects the individual channels and connected computer and ensures a reliable data stream. The status of the device is indicated by an on-board LED.

Each channel has a detachable six-position spring terminal for field wiring connections. Additional connectors are available for purchase. A strain relief kit is also available to secure signal wires. The USB-2404-UI ships with a 2-meter USB cable and is powered by the +5 volt USB supply from your computer. No external power is required.

“The real excitement with the USB-2404-UI lies in its universal analogue input feature,” observed Jim Stevens, Measurement Computing’s vice president of R&D, “Users can simultaneously acquire four channels of data, choosing from any of six measurement types. That makes a pretty nice package. And, as always, the price is right.”

The USB-2404-UI series modules ship with an impressive array of software, including the new TracerDAQ®, a full-featured, out-of-the-box data logging, viewing and analysis application; Universal Library™ and InstaCal™ installation, calibration and test utility — powerful software solutions for programmers and nonprogrammers alike.

The USB-2404-UI operates under Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista® (32-bit) operating systems.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

MCC announces LCD temperature/relative humidity logger with LCD display

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is pleased to announce the addition of Measurement Computing’s (Norton, Massachusetts) USB-502-LCD temperature/ humidity logger to its growing line of data loggers.

The USB-502-LCD is a perfect, solution for long- or short-term logging applications and features an LCD window for quick-look temperature and humidity information.

The USB-502-LCD standalone data logger measures and stores up to 16,379 relative humidity and 16,379 temperature readings over the 0 to 100% RH and    -35 to +80°C (-31 to +176°F) measurement ranges and calculates dew point.  The high-contrast LCD shows a variety of temperature and humidity measurements as well as logger status information.

At the touch of a button, users can turn on the LCD display and cycle through the most recent, the maximum and the minimum logged temperatures and relative humidity readings.  Flashing LEDs indicate logging status and a user-replaceable long-life lithium battery is included which can typically allow up to one full year of logging.

The USB-502-LCD logger is supported by USB-500 Series Data Logging Application software which is included with the package.  This user-friendly, intuitive software is used initially to configure the logger, program alarm thresholds, logging rates, start times and measurement units, etc.

When the logger is retrieved from the field the software provides simple one-click access to download, display and export the data.  The user can display time-stamped temperature, relative humidity, dew point and alarm limits on a powerful strip chart graph.  The data can also be downloaded to a text or a .csv (comma separator values) file.

Supporting these file types allows users to export the logged data to Excel spreadsheets and reports with a single mouse click.  The software and Measurement Computing USB-500 series data loggers are compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Measurement Computing introduces multifunction rugged data acquisition to its range

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) is pleased to announce the addition of Measurement Computing’s (Norton, Massachusetts) USB-1604HS family of high-performance, multifunction, special purpose USB-based data acquisition products to its range.

Capable of measuring four channels of data simultaneously, the USB-1604HS-XX range is perfect for sensitive applications requiring multi-channel data acquisition.

The USB-1604HS-XX offers multifunction high-speed measurement and control boards supported under the popular Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. It features four single-ended 16-bit analogue inputs, with one ADC per channel, and a maximum sampling rate of 1.333 MHz per channel.

The input range is software programmable for ±10 V, ±2.5 V, or ±500 mV. It also has 16 synchronous digital inputs and outputs; four 16-bit or 32-bit counters (which can be configured to be gated); two timer/pulse width modulation (PWM) generators and; three 16-bit or 32-bit quadrature detectors to measure linear and rotary position.

A 68-pin SCSI connector provides connections for all inputs and outputs. Six BNC connectors provide alternate connections for the four analogue inputs, external pacer clock and external digital trigger input.

The USB-1604HS samples all analogue inputs, digital inputs and counter inputs simultaneously. It can synchronise AI and DIO operations at rates of up to 1 MS/s, with aggregate throughput up to 8 MS/s. Operations can be paced with an internal or external clock.

A 500 V isolation barrier protects your computer from ground spikes, and ensures a reliable data stream. The USB 2.0 high-speed driver transfers data at rates up to 480 Mbps.

The device is powered by a 9 VDC, 1 A external power supply that is included with shipment. Factory and self-calibration tables are stored onboard in EEPROM.

Module          Measurement Type                                Rate       Isolation
USB-1604HS      Voltage (±10 V), simultaneous sampling, 16-bit  1.33 MS/s  500 V
USB-1604HS-2AO  Voltage (±10 V), simultaneous sampling, 16-bit  1.33 MS/s  500 V

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Measurement Computing extends its range of ruggedised USB data acquisition devices

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) extends its range of USB-based data acquisition devices from Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, Massachusetts).

The USB-1602HS-XX family targets applications requiring sensitive, high-accuracy, fast-voltage measurement with reliable repeatability and high throughput, and is ideal for measuring analogue voltage at high speed.

The USB-1602HS-XX is a multifunction high-speed measurement and control board supported under popular Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. It features either two or four single-ended 16-bit analogue inputs with one ADC per channel or a maximum sampling rate of 2 MHz per channel. The input range is software programmable for ±10 V, ±2.5 V, or ±500 mV. It also has two synchronous 16-bit ±10 V analogue outputs, which can generate waveforms at up to 1MHz per channel; 16 synchronous digital inputs and 16 synchronous digital outputs; four 16-bit or 32-bit counters (which can be configured to be gated); two timer/pulse width modulation (PWM) generators and; three 16-bit or 32-bit quadrature detectors to measure linear and rotary position.

A 68-pin SCSI connector provides connections for all inputs and outputs. Four BNC connectors provide alternate connections for the two analogue inputs, external pacer clock and external digital trigger input.

The USB-1602HS-XX samples both analogue inputs, digital inputs and counter inputs simultaneously. It can synchronise AI, AO and DIO operations at rates of up to 1 MS/s, with aggregate throughput up to 8 MS/s.

Operations can be paced with an internal or external clock.

A 500 V isolation barrier protects your computer from ground spikes, and ensures a reliable data stream. The USB 2.0 high-speed driver transfers data at rates up to 480 Mbps. The device is powered by a 9 VDC, 1 A external power supply that is included with shipment. Factory and self-calibration tables are stored onboard in EEPROM.

Module            Measurement Type                                  Rate      Isolation
USB-1602HS        Voltage (±10 V), simultaneous sampling, 16-bit    2 MS/s    500 V
USB-1602HS-2AO    Voltage (±10 V), simultaneous sampling, 16-bit    2 MS/s    500 V

As with all Measurement Computing data acquisition products the new devices are supported by the Universal LibraryTM, programming libraries and drivers for most popular Windows-based programming languages.  This complete function library saves the user time by simplifying the configuration and operation of the measurement board and reducing human errors by eliminating detailed, low-level functions.  The Universal Library requires little disk storage, making it ideal for integration into multiple instrument systems and OEM products.

In addition to the Universal Library, all the new USB DAQ modules listed below ship with an impressive array of software, including TracerDAQ®, a full-featured, data logging, viewing and analysis application; Universal Library for LabVIEW™, VIs and program examples for LabVIEW; InstaCal installation, calibration and test utility; and support for DASYLab®, icon-based data acquisition, graphics, control, and analysis software, and Measurement Studio MCC Edition, Visual Studio 2005/2003 components and controls optimised for test, measurement, analysis, and presentation — powerful software solutions for programmers and non-programmers alike.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Even faster data acquisition from Measurement Computing

January 2009:  Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) brings the faster USB-1208HS family of USB-based data acquisition products from Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, Massachusetts) to its range.

The compact USB-1208HS-XXX is a multifunction, high-speed, measurement and control device supported under the popular Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.

The lightweight, low-cost devices are targeted at applications requiring high-accuracy measurement repeatability and high throughput.  The USB-1208HS family has three variants including two channel and four channel isolation capabilities.

The USB-1208HS-XXX range features eight single-ended or four differential 13-bit analogue inputs, with a sample rate of 1 MS/s.  The USB1208HS-2AO has two 12-bit, ±10 V analogue outputs; the USB1208HS-4AO has four 12-bit, ±10 V analogue outputs.  The input ranges available are ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2.5 V or 0 to 10 V when in single-ended mode.  In differential mode, the ranges are ±20 V, ±10 V, or ±5 V.

A digital trigger lets you start analogue input or output conversions.

The USB-1208HS-XXX also includes two 32-bit counters that can count TTL pulses and one 32-bit PWM timer output.

The USB-1208HS-XXX range is BUS powered by the +5 volt USB supply from your computer and requires no additional external power sources.  All I/O connections are made to the screw terminals located along each side of the device.

Software included with the USB-1208HS-XXX is extensive, including TracerDAQ®, a full-featured, data logging, viewing, and analysis application; Universal Library™, programming libraries and drivers for most popular Windows-based programming languages; Universal Library for LabVIEW™, VIs and program examples for LabVIEW; InstaCal™ installation, calibration and test utility; and support for DASYLab®, icon-based data acquisition, graphics, control and analysis software and Measurement Studio MCC Edition, Visual Studio 2005/2003 components and controls optimised for test, measurement, analysis and presentation.

Module             Measurement Type           Rate
USB-1208HS         Voltage (±10 V), 12-bit    1 MS/s
USB-1208HS-2AO     Voltage (±10 V), 12-bit    1 MS/s
USB-1208HS-4AO     Voltage (±10 V), 12-bit    1 MS/s

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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