Innovative Data Logger Designed For Vehicle Test Applications
CHESTERLAND OH—August 17, 2011
CAS DataLoggers has partnered with Influx Technology to announce the new Rebel xt, a high-speed vehicle data logger which can collect a wide range of signals including OBD, CAN, analog and GPS. The Rebel xt offers flexible and powerful data logging with user-friendly software supporting industry standard protocols to allow users to start recording data in just minutes. With free analysis software and remote data accessibility, the Rebel xt vehicle data logger is the ideal solution for vehicle and engine monitoring applications, including vehicle field tests, engineering data acquisition, and CAN bus data recording. CAS has recently been appointed as the North American master distributor for Influx and offers local inventory along with support and service to meet the needs of demanding vehicle engineering projects.
The Influx Rebel xt can collect real-time data from several sources including temperatures, RPM, brake and throttle settings, latitude, longitude, speed, etc. for extended periods without requiring any user interaction. The data logger features a flexible, affordable communications interface for in-vehicle electronic modules; using multiple high-speed microprocessors, they can simultaneously capture data from 3 different CAN sources with additional sensor options available. The data logger setup is equally simple with no need for users to write complex scripts. Using the opto-isolated CAN communications channels, the Rebel xt allows data to be collected from the OBD port using ISO14229 and ISO15765 protocols and also features support for K-line and LIN 1.2 protocols. The Rebel xt also features an LCD Display, keypad and 8 LED’s, internal and external SD memory storage of 2GB each, and multiple trigger sources. The Rebel xt’s powerful communications technologies include Bluetooth and an option for remote connectivity via a GPRS cellular modem and optional GPS module for location tracking, all safely contained in a dust- and splashproof enclosure.
Users running vehicle tests and needing additional engine data alongside their instrumentation will find the Rebel xt a useful tool, as the data logger can acquire most of the additional data itself without the need for additional instrumentation. For OEM engineering data acquisition using CCP and xCP protocols, the Rebel xt supports high-speed sampling rates to acquire internal ECU parameters. CAN signals can be recorded in a ‘listen only’ mode for CAN bus data logging applications.
The Rebel xt data logger comes supplied with free DiaLog software for configuring the data acquisition and analyzing data, all in one intuitive package. DiaLog offers configuration via Bluetooth or USB and imports industry standard ASAM A2L files, ODX and CAN dbc formats. Users can construct complex data logging configurations using the simple graphical interface, which also allows retrieval of data by direct and remote connections. The vehicle data logger can also be configured to acquire, store and export files for distribution. This easy to use software also enables in-field firmware upgrades and features DataVue, an integrated professional data analysis tool allowing for advanced visual data analysis with the use of sophisticated graphing tools. DataVue allows data to be exported in standard formats including MDF, Matlab, and CSV.
Add-on optional functions for the Rebel xt include an integrated GPS, an additional mini SD card, and integrated GPRS modem with EDGE technology to allow remote access. Also available is an instrumentation module and extension box providing electrically isolated analog instrumentation and temperature measurement via K-type thermocouple inputs. Users can also utilize complex triggering capability, enabling up to 30 conditions and triggers, multiple logic commands and an external manual trigger option.
CAS Sales Manager Pete Martin explains, “The Rebel xt CAN-based vehicle logger is a unique low-cost solution from an exciting new manufacturer. CAS is pleased to offer customers these sophisticated loggers.” Check out the Influx Rebel xt product page here.
For further information on the Influx Rebel xt data logger, additional data loggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026