Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 47, Issue 9,  September 2004: Product News

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Data Acquisition Instrumentation Systems on Palm Handhelds


CAMPBELL, CA, August 12, 2004 - Datastick Systems, Inc., once again changes the way instrumentation is done, with today's release of the Datastick® DAS-1254 and DAS-1294 data acquisition systems: including two new hardware modules that attach to PalmTM PDAs, three new members of the Datastick ConnectionTM suite of software applications that run on Palm handhelds, and a fast, easy way to get information from a handheld instrument to the desktop PC.


New Datastick® Report SystemTM (DRS) software eliminates one of the most frustrating problems of portable datalogging and handheld instruments: the ability to quickly view the measurement data on the desktop pc, to integrate with standard databases and other software applications in the enterprise, and to publish the data in reports and on the Web with ease. At the push of a button, DRS uses a newly developed software conduit that translates the proprietary data format into a file that Microsoft Excel software can read, copies it to the pc, launches Microsoft Excel on the pc, and seamlessly loads the data into the DRS workbook.


Among the many other new features are: up to 8 analog input channels, strip-chart recorder emulation, enhanced power management, lower analog input noise, and faster sample rates.


The new DAS-1254 and the DAS-1294 data acquisition modules, which firmly attach to the Palm handheld, have 4 and 8 analog input channels respectively, with 12-bit resolution. Users attach their analog sensors to the Datastick hardware module, making a complete portable instrumentation system for measuring pressure, acceleration, etc.


Designed for most Palm series-m and Tungsten T handhelds, the new DAS units also provide a digital counter input line for tachometer or accumulating purposes; a digital-switch input line for triggering, and two digital-switch output lines to start and stop external devices. New power management features and enhanced circuitry aid battery life.

Datastick® DAS-1294 data acquisition systems

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Michael Scandling,

V. P. Marketing,

Datastick Systems, Inc.

Phone: 408 871 3300

E-mail: findout@datastick.com



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