data recorder touts simplicityHBM’s data recorder GEN2i is targeted for the sectors of maintenance, service and commissioning. The instrument is equipped with four, eight or sixteen input channels and therefore offers flexibility, even for demanding measurement tasks. The palette of input amplifiers ranges from isolated voltage inputs with 200 kS/s per channel and bridge and IEPE modules up to fast inputs that support 100 MS/s, which are suitable for fault-tracing in electric systems or transient data acquisition during ballistic tests. The measurement data can be written directly to disk at speeds up to 20 MB/S onto the integrated semi-conductor hard drive (Solid State Disk) or temporarily stored at far higher rates in the RAM of the input modules. The modular GEN2i is based on a modern PC that operates with the new operating system Windows 7 and is therefore equipped for the future. The "Perception Standard" software installed on the system supports a unique dual operating concept. In mobile applications, the GEN2i can be controlled completely from the integrated high resolution 17" touchscreen.