Data Translation Announces Sound & Vibration Measurement System
To 256 Channels
Total Parallel Operation of 256 Channels at High Throughput

Marlboro, MA - August 20, 2015 - Combining four rugged enclosures of the VIBbox-64, Data Translation has expanded sound & vibration measurement capability to 256 IEPE channels.

All channel data is available at the same time due to the simultaneous operation and parallel configuration for a throughput rate of 51.2 kHz on each channel. This parallel measurement capability assures that vibration data can be analyzed at the same instant in time without the time lapse and phase difference of multiplexed systems. IEPE inputs from sensors such as microphones, accelerometers, and other transducers that have a large dynamic range can be connected directly and measured at this very fast throughput. Common applications are acoustic, audio, and vibration testing on large structures such as airplane wings, turbines, trucks, and water vessels such as Navy ships before launching.

In addition to the 256 IEPE input channels, VIBbox in this large configuration also includes other I/O capability, including 32 stimulus D/A channels, 16 tachometer channels, and a plethora of digital I/O, counter/timer, and measure counter channels.

VIBbox operates using the ready-to-measure QuickDAQ application with the Advanced FFT Analysis as standard. The easy to use QuickDAQ application acquires data, analyzes the data, records the data to disk, and displays and plots the results.

According to Fred Molinari, President, “Large structures must be analyzed to determine the vibration effects from motors and engines. For example, a Navy ship must undergo stringent tests before launch at many different points to understand how it will perform at sea under duress of storms. VIBbox allows this capability now at 256 different points at the same exact instant in time, giving a complete panorama for analysis. The same measurement tests must be performed on aircraft, trucks, etc.”

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About Data Translation
Data Translation Inc. ( is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance data acquisition (DAQ) modules for sound, vibration, temperature, voltage, and strain measurement and analysis, with accompanying software solutions for the test and measurement market. In-house manufacturing in the company headquarters located in Marlboro, MA ensures complete quality control on all products. Additionally, 5-day standard delivery is guaranteed on most shipments, along with free comprehensive technical support.