Tom Lewis From Giaran
Data acquisition, or DAQ, is the measurement of a physical or electrical phenomenon such as current, voltage, pressure, sound or temperature with a computer. A DAQ system consists of different elements: sensors, DAQ hardware and a computer with programmable software. Unlike a traditional measurement system, the PC-based DAQ system leverages the productivity, processing, connectivity and display capabilities of standard computers to provide a more cost-effective, flexible and powerful measurement solution. Depending on the DAQ equipment used (Adam modules or Wise module), one can have access to different industrial protocols such as Profinet, Ethernet, Modbus, Profibus, etc. (Adam modules) or to wireless versions equipped with REST and MQTT protocols (WISE modules).