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Portable Systems

Rugged portable computers, signal capture instrumentation, PCI and PCI Express docking stations

Where portable computing is required, DataQuest Solutions are well placed to meet your needs, be it in the laboratory, vehicle, industrial workplace, or out in the field. Below you will find a carefully selected range of solutions which include signal capture and AWG hardware with Ethernet connectivity. Also rugged computers with space for additional PCIe cards and removable SSD/HDD.

An area we have gained much experience in is in providing portable enclosures for PCI Express, PCI and PCI-X cards, with a data cable link (e.g. USB-C)to a Notebook or compact industrial PC. Our range of quality portable PCIe and PCI docking stations provide wide bandwidth communication between card and PC to help ensure seamless operation, in most cases without the need for special hardware drivers. This ensures that whatever slot-in card type you may have, regardless of manufacturer, we are well placed to provide an effective working system.

NETBOX signal capture and generation
digitizerNETBOX ultra fast signal capture box The NETBOX is an easy to configure system for the capture or generation of high-speed signals from DC to hundreds of MHz (depending on model chosen). A connection can be made via Ethernet to a local PC, or over a LAN, allowing a remote installation. Multiple units can be added to expand the system, however just one NETBOX may be needed as the larger DN6 models have up to 48 channels! User configurable input / output ranges, triggering set-up, programmable signal offset and simple connection using industry standard connectors, are amongst some of the features that makes the robust NETBOX a fast, flexible system for many kinds of industrial and research applications. Each NETBOX comes with SBench6 Professional for an easy view, log and process of captured signal data. Alternatively generate a signal from a file, equation or bench-top menu-controlled bench-top AWG simulator. Each delivery also includes Windows / Linux drivers to provide programming in MATLAB, LabVIEW, or one of the popular programming languages such as Visual Basic or C.
  • Fast easy link to the PC (Gbit RJ45)

  • Wide range of signal capture and generation speeds; DC to GHz!

  • Portable: AC (110 - 230V) or DC option (9-36V)

  • Software configurable multiple signal channels

  • Windows/Linux drivers for programming in code, LabVIEW or MATLAB

  • SBench6 Professional for easy display, log & process of signal data

  • 5-year guarantee and
    Lifetime free technical support
Signal capture: digitizerNETBOX

Signal generation: generatorNETBOX

Signal capture AND generation: hybridNETBOX

Rugged portable PC's
DuraPAC portable PC A range of cost-effective latest generation portable computers, designed to operate in the types of environments where other PC's fail! These systems can provide space for all lengths of PCI Express, fast PCI (PCI-X) and standard PCI cards, as we customise to meet your requirements. Fitted with an integral screen, slim-line keyboard, and screen sizes up to 17 inches, An internal tough light aluminium alloy chassis ensures both lightness and strength. Processing power comes from the latest generation of processors - presently Intel™ Core Duo, i5 and i7 processors plus room for up to 24GB of RAM (depending on motherboard and operating system). So now, data acquisition in the field does not mean having to compromise on performance.

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  • Multiple PCI, PCIe and PCI-X slot combinations

  • Rugged internal aluminium alloy chassis

  • Portable and compact design

  • Tempered glass TFT screen

  • Powerful Intel™ processors

  • Ideal for industrial use
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Multiple screen portable workstation
Powerful portable PC with three stowable screens Combining a go-anywhere capability with an innovative three 17.3" HD resolution LED backlit LCD displays, this versatile and powerful PC work station provides both full landscape viewing or separate multi-screen images for multi-tasking. With I/O space for PCI-Express cards, massive data storage capability, powerful data processing and touch screen option, this special system creates an efficient solution for graphical simulation work, geographic information systems, computer aided design, industrial process control, in fact any situation where additional graphics space would be aid efficiency and ease of operation.
  • Portable PC with three stowable screens!

  • Multi-task or panoramic image

  • Touch screen option

  • Powerful CPU and graphics controller

  • Slots for your choice of PCIe cards

  • Externally accessible drive bays
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PCI Express Docking Stations
Three and seven slot PCie Docking Stations. Thunderbolt, ExpressCard and PCI-Express interface options PCI-Express cards can now go portable! Our Docking Stations provide PCI-Express (PCIe) slots in a self contained enclosure. The three slot model comes with a Thunderbolt 3 interface, which is rapidly appearing on many of the latest generation computers, including notebook PC's. We also offer a seven slot model, with a special low profile PCIe interface card and cable. The low profile PCIe interface card fits almost all desktop and industrial PC's, even the compact types. No special Windows or Linux drivers are required. Both these Docking Stations are ideal for the latest generation PCIe cards involved with audio processing, video capture, graphics, test and measurement, data acquisition, SCSI, Fibre Channel and more!
  • Allows notebook or desktop PC communication
    to external PCIe cards

  • Aluminium alloy chassis

  • For all card lengths

  • 3 and 7 slot designs

  • 100 to 240V AC

  • Compact & portable, easy access to card bay

  • Ideal for all Spectrum PCIe cards
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PCI Docking Stations
Three slot PCI Docking Station with ExpressCard connection Our PCI bus expansion / extension unit (Docking Station) provides easy interface options to the notebook PC. Ideal for use with the Spectrum PCI and PCI-X signal instrumentation board range and many other manufacturers boards. Can also be used with a standard or compact industrial PC where extra external PCI slots are required.
  • Allows notebook (or desktop) PC communication
    to external PCI cards

  • Aluminium alloy chassis

  • 3 slot design

  • Portable

  • Compact, light aluminium case

  • Ideal for all Spectrum PCI/PCI-X cards
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Last updated 13.01.21
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