3/2/2005 - Measurement Computing Corporation announced it will begin shipment of the PMD-TEMP, a new, low-cost Personal Measurement DeviceTM brand temperature measurement module, on 5 April. The new USB–based PMD-TEMP represents an unprecedented value in temperature measurement. Providing eight temperature inputs, each supporting all of the common temperature sensors (J, K, R, S, T, N, E, and B thermocouples; 2-, 3-, or 4-wire RTDs; thermistors, and semiconductor temperature sensors), and 8 bits of digital I/O, all for $499 (single piece price), the PMD-TEMP dramatically out performs anything in its price range. NI’s USB-9211, for example, has half the channels and limits the user to only one type of sensor. In fact, to find the multi-sensor functionality available in the PMD-TEMP, one would have to pay more than twice as much ($1,095) for NI’s USB-4350.
Each channel of the PMD-TEMP is capable of monitoring any of the supported input types, so users can mix and match the sensor to the measurement without needing additional signal conditioning. Moreover, the internal measurement electronics accuracy of the PMD-TEMP vastly exceeds the accuracy specifications of the temperature sensors, so you are guaranteed to record the most accurate data possible.
At 5.0 inches wide, by 3.4 inches long, by 1.4 inch high, the PMD-TEMP is large enough to make connecting field wiring easy, yet small enough to fit on even the most crowded bench. Magnetic and Velcro mounting options make mounting easy, even in unconventional installations.
The unit is fully compatible with USB 1.1 as well as USB 2.0, and is supported by the Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating systems.
PMD software is provided in a variety of forms, one of which will be ideal for any application. All units include TracerDAQ, Measurement Computing’s powerful stripchart recorder, and data logger software application. Also included is SoftWIRE, the popular graphical programming interface for Visual Studio .NET.
All PMDs also include Measurement Computing’s powerful Universal Library. The Universal Library is a powerful language interface, allowing users to write programs in all of the popular programming languages using easy-to-understand, high-level command syntax. The PMD-family also includes drivers for most popular data acquisition application packages including LabVIEW.
Measurement Computing Corporation is a market leader in the design and manufacture of computer-based test and measurement hardware and software. These products include analog and digital I/O boards, serial and GPIB interfaces for the USB, PCI, ISA, cPCI, PCMCIA and PC/104 buses, as well as RS-232/485 serial interfaces. The privately owned company, founded in 1989, has more than 70 employees and markets its products worldwide through direct sales, a distribution network, and the worldwide web. Visit www.mccdaq.com for more information.
shipments starting 04/05/05
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