Quality Magazine

Wireless Data Collection System

August 13, 2007
DataSure, a wireless data collection system, uses radio transmission, covering thousands of square feet while preserving the integrity of measurement data. Equally effective for shop use, metrology lab or plant-wide applications, the system interfaces with most major brands of electronic measuring tools and software and installs on PCs running Windows XP Professional. The system automates data collection, improving speed and accuracy when compared to manual recording. Also, by replacing wiring scenarios, the system lets operators bring the gage to the work for more application flexibility and safety. The suite overcomes the challenges of factory logistics and electrical interference with its mesh network system architecture and proprietary design features. The system consists of three elements: miniature radios (end nodes) that connect to the data output ports of electronic tools, a gateway that connects to a PC via the USB or serial port, and signal routers that extend the system range in increments of 100 feet each and can be configured to create the mesh architecture.

The L.S. Starrett Co.
(978) 249-3551
www.starrett.com
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