Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO)
The DSO module is a compact, high speed data logger capable of collecting and conditioning captured data. The DSO provides a clean and accurate measurement of actual field conditions as they occur in a production railroad environment. The DSO affords a common platform to capture real-time data from any number of potential data sources including power switch machines (mechanical and hydraulic), track circuits (all types and varieties), interlockings (microprocessor and relay-based), battery banks and battery cells, grade crossing equipment, trip stops, catenary tensioning devices, on-board door systems, on-board HVAC systems, elevator/escalator motors and controls, and virtually any other electro-mechanical appurtenance utilized in your operation. You can even monitor the actual resistance to ground of all voltage sources, ensuring cable integrity to your vital signal and propulsion systems.
Each DSO module processes large amounts of captured data from a variety of sensors. Depending on the selected configuration, up to 8 analog or 26 digital sensors are monitored by a single DSO. Additionally, DSO’s can be networked together to form even larger configurations. Large volumes of captured, real-time data is communicated from each DSO module to a central maintenance server located either behind your firewall or optionally through secure access to our hosted server. Built-in ethernet and a cellular modem provide flexible data communication to the data aggregator platform, Centrix.
Centrix resides either behind your firewall or optionally accessible through our hosted web service. Centrix provides a common communication protocol to access each fielded DSO module. It also provides a common interface point to your 3rd party data analytics platform. Additionally, Centrix is equipped with a powerful condition-based monitoring capability of its own and includes graphical replay and fault prevention of detected events. Centrix can be programmed for an entire network of DSO modules to monitor a variety of analog/digital inputs and feed all the data into a single platform for additional analysis and fault prediction.