AstroNova Test & Measurement Announces a New Portable Data Acquisition System – DDX100 SMARTCORDER™

April 26, 2016

WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Astro-Med, Inc., d/b/a AstroNova (NASDAQ: ALOT), is excited to announce another addition to the Test & Measurement product line based on the Company’s new industry-leading Daxus platform. The DDX100 SMARTCORDER was introduced today at the DATT (Defense Aerospace Test & Telemetry) Summit in the Washington, DC area. The DDX100 SMARTCORDER is a powerful, portable, high-speed data acquisition system that offers a unique combination of size, portability, convenience and power, providing “data acquisition when and where you need it.” With the DDX100 SMARTCORDER, real-time signals can be viewed on a vivid 15” color touch panel while storing them on a 500 GB internal hard drive. AstroNova’s easy-to-use intuitive software provides users with the ability to set-up the DDX100 SMARTCORDER, record data and attain results in just minutes.

The DDX 100 SMARTCORDER is a complete system solution that includes everything needed for high precision data recording in one piece of equipment. Due to its compact size, lightweight design and battery back-up operation, it is a convenient system for use in manufacturing environments, test labs, vehicle testing or field service applications. With its impressive feature set, AstroNova now offers a data acquisition system for almost any application, including those in the aerospace, automotive, power and utilities, manufacturing, research and development and product testing markets.

“AstroNova provides a new level of power and convenience for portable data acquisition recording and analysis with DDX100 SMARTCORDER,” says Jon Lee, National Sales Manager. “Our DDX100 SMARTCORDER system offers high resolution viewing, high-speed acquisition and onboard analysis, all in a package that is not only portable but powerful as well. With up to 32 channels, sample rates up to 200k samples/second/channel and a 500GB hard drive, test engineers from the manufacturing plant to the research laboratory will value the DDX100 SMARTCORDER for its outstanding capabilities.”

The DDX100 SMARTCORDER acquires, processes and stores all data internally with AstroNova’s superior software known for ease of use and data integrity. Dimensions are: 300mm H x 366mm W x 168mm D (11.8” H x 14.4” W x 6.6” D). Weighing just 8.4 kg (18.5 lbs), the DDX100 SMARTCORDER is perfect for virtually any application that requires a lightweight portable data acquisition system.

DDX100 SMARTCORDER Offline PC Software

The DDX100 SMARTCORDER offline PC software provides users with the same viewing and measurement capabilities as the DDX100 SMARTCORDER itself. Test setups can be created on a PC and sent to the DDX100 SMARTCORDER via Ethernet or a USB memory device. DDX100 SMARTCORDER Offline software also includes powerful review, measurement and analysis capabilities including the ability to create derived data channels using mathematical expressions, express data in user-assigned Engineering Units and a meter package for displaying screen data in a graphical visual format and fully customizable waveform displays.

DDX100 SMARTCORDER accepts 2 signal input boards and offers a number of built-in features including:

• 8 to 32 channels per unit – choose from four different signal input boards

• Signal input types include: Voltage, Thermocouple, RTD and IEPE transducer

• Eight 0-5 volt discrete (TTL) inputs included

• 200k samples/second/channel with individual A/Ds for synchronous data recording

• Digital filtering, counter functions and other advanced processing included

• 500GB hard drive standard (optional solid state drives available)

• USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet

• HDMI video output

The DDX100 SMARTCORDER is available for immediate shipment from AstroNova Test & Measurement Product Group.

About AstroNova

Astro-Med, Inc., d/b/a AstroNova, a global leader in data visualization technologies, designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad range of products that acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats. The Product Identification segment offers a variety of hardware and software products and associated consumables that allow customers to mark, track and enhance the appearance of their products. Major brands include QuickLabel®, the industry leader in onsite color label printing. The Test and Measurement segment includes the T&M Product Group, which offers a suite of products and services that acquire and record electronic signal data from local and networked sensors. The Test and Measurement segment also includes a line of Aerospace Products that are used in aircraft flight decks and cabins to record, print and display data including flight plans, navigation information, performance data, and maintenance information. Astro-Med, Inc. is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index. Additional information is available by visiting

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