Each DataMAX system involves
extensive assembly, burn-in, calibration, and
stability testing that normally requires a minimum
of two weeks to accomplish. This results in channel
and system calibrations, and tables, which are
applied each time the system power is turned on.
Calibration labs can verify and certify these
values with a minimum of effort. There are no
manual systems controls the user can adjust to
invalidate system calibration.
The DataMAX recorder operates with a Windows
operating system and also uses the Windows Socket,
standard TCP/IP Ethernet protocol, for remote
control/ monitoring, setup, and real time data
transfer and multiple monitoring stations and
DataMAX recorders are especially useful and
economical for combining independent systems
for large scale
multiple channel testing or for separate use
in different locations and facilities. This
with R.C. Electronics optional multi chassis
fiber optics link. Linking multiple chassis/
together does not downgrade the system capabilities.
A unique, multiple location data storage device
is available, both internal and external
to the DataMAX
recorder. This allows simultaneous recording
to internal and external hard disk drives (HDD), “Mirrored
Recording”, via Ethernet locations.
The redundant recording does not decrease the
throughput capacities of the recorder. This
very desirable when the primary recorder is located
in a hazardous area. The real time data is inserted
onto the Ethernet in 10 or 100 millisecond swipes.
The last 10 or 100 milliseconds of data acquired
will survive if the recorder is lost. This is
also a good method of recording data simply
the data will be located in the remote control
computer hard drive and will not require transfer
time to the master computer used for analysis
and data control.
Options for the DataMAX recorders make the system
a complete data acquisition system. These include
standard video input cards, 16 channel digital
logic/state/event input cards, TTL event input/output
control cards, chassis/chassis synchronization/
control cards, RAID systems and mirrored local/remote
simultaneous data storage locations for data