St Andrews Instrumentation (SAIL), pioneers in passive acoustic monitoring instrumentation, is pleased to announce the launch of its new data acquisition device (DAQ) at Ocean Business 2015, stand V38.

Encased in compact and robust IP51 housing, the new SAIL DAQ device is a compact and easy to use solution for real time data retrieval.

Simply connect a Hydrophone or Microphone or other inputs and you’re ready to connect to a laptop or pc. Conventional techniques use up premium footprint and on-site updates. The new DAQ card not only increases the number of channels that can be used but saves time and money.

Other features include:

  • Up to 4, 8, 12 analogue channels
  • Multiple stacking
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • Works with PAMGuard (other software packages following soon i.e. DASYLab® MATLAB® and LabVIEW
  • Windows 7 drivers supplied
  • 12V DC supply

For system integrators SAIL supplies the DAQ card as a standalone product without the housing. This gives users the freedom and flexibility to design in as many or as few DAQ cards according to their requirements.

According to Jamie MacAulay from the Sea Mammal Research Unit, "The SAIL DAQ card reduced our acoustic setup from a complex meter square box to a simple, compact system which sat next to our laptop. Not many things that size or price that can synchronously amplify, filter and digitise 12 channels of data at 1MS/s."

Derek Watson, CEO of St Andrews Instrumentation said, “Companies in the marine, oil and gas, construction and security markets are crying out for our device. Working together with a variety of customers we have designed a device that works both on land and at sea. Anywhere that requires acoustic monitoring. If it makes a sound we can help you.”

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