Dataforth Introduces ReDAQ Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Software

Software provides a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution when combined with one or more isoLynx SLX200 systems

Dataforth Corporation has developed ReDAQ™ software to complement the companys isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition hardware system. Combined with one or more isoLynx® SLX200 systems, ReDAQ™ software provides a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution for factory automation, process monitoring and control, and many test and measurement applications.

Establishing a complete SCADA or test system with ReDAQ™ is exceptionally simple. The core software runs under Microsoft Windows XP Professional as a service. This ReDAQ™ service sets up the central server, which can connect to many isoLynx® SLX200 units via one or more networks. The networks can be RS-485 or dedicated Ethernets, or a combination of the two. Users then access the system via an Intranet or the Internet. No application software is required because the HMI is delivered via Web browsers. Moreover, dynamic real-time graphical displays are generated on the Web pages that were created by the ReDAQ™-Designer.

In all, Dataforths new ReDAQ™ software technology “redefines” data acquisition for years to come!

Being browser-based means that remote control and monitoring are readily achieved. The administrator easily creates an I/O Website using the ReDAQ™-Designer. The ReDAQ™-Designer allows dynamic real-time graphical objects such as pie charts, histograms, graphs, and mimics to be created using a graphical user interface. When viewed in the users browsers, these graphical displays respond in real-time to external signals. The input data to the graphics comes from the Dataforth SCM5B isolated analog signal conditioning modules that are plugged into the isoLynx® SLX200 units.

A lossless data historian is built into ReDAQ™. The historian runs automatically and continuously captures data at regular intervals. This historized data then can be used to generate history tables or graphs.

ReDAQ™ also provides for the exchange of current and historical data with other applications via XML. In addition, users can create Excel spreadsheets using current and historical data.

Key ReDAQ™ Features


• Generates data tables

• Generates Excel spreadsheets

• Integrated XML data exchange

• Dynamic calculations including mean, median, maximum, minimum, variance and standard deviation

• Built-in real-time, lossless historian

• No user application software required – access entirely browser-based

• Streams real-time data to ReDAQ™-Designer created graphical displays


• Generates real-time and history graphics, including:

- Live tables

- Graphs

- Histograms

- Pie charts

- Mimics

• Evaluates math expressions using: +, -, *, /, ^, %, sqrt, sqr, sin, cos, tan, acos, asin, atan, sinh, cosh, tanh, asinh, acosh, atanh, exp, log, min, max, ceil, floor, abs, neg, and rand

Dataforths isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition system is a fast, intelligent, modular, fully isolated data acquisition unit. With its ability to interface to SCM5B analog I/O modules, the isoLynx® SLX200 provides superior reliability, accuracy, and isolation for a wide range of rugged high performance industrial applications.

SCM5B modules filter, isolate, amplify, and convert signals between sensors, actuators, and host data acquisition and control computer systems used extensively in manufacturing and process industries. Dataforth offers more than 250 different SCM5B modules, the industry's largest selection.

Dataforth Corporation was established in 1984 and is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of data acquisition, signal conditioning, and data communication products for industrial and institutional markets. The company is ISO9001:2000 registered and offers a broad range of analog and digital I/O modules, 2-wire transmitters, data acquisition systems, industrial data modems, and modem systems.

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