8864 Ambient Data Controller
and securely acquires, stores and protects your
CEMS data and is ideal for ambient applications.
Power through the next decade of CEMS data collection with the 8864 Ambient Data Controller.
The 8864 Ambient Data Controller is the latest in ESC Spectrum’s series of robust devices. It improves upon its predecessor, the 8832 Ambient Data Controller, with 10 times the storage space and 100 times the network speed.
The 8864’s dual Ethernet interfaces allow you to communicate independently and simultaneously with an instrumentation or network with industry-standard ambient monitoring software. Each network port supports multiple sessions of data polling and remote user interaction while the 8864 continues to collect, compute and store new data. Three built‐in USB ports allow connections to external keyboards, trackballs, mice, and/or supporting USB flash drives.
Collect, monitor, QA, and report on emissions data from continuous monitoring systems with confidence.
A capacitive touch screen and intuitive UI make performing common functions without a keypad or external device easy. You can access the UI remotely anywhere you have a network connection and web browser. Remote browser connections require HTTPS and remote terminal sessions utilize a secure SSH protocol.
ESC Spectrum data controllers are designed to acquire and store data to ensure that no data is lost in the event of a communication failure with the ambient monitoring software. Data Controllers come with a 90-day guarantee and extended protection can be purchased through annual maintenance plans.
Backed by best-in-class customer support and services that keep the 8864 running smoothly.
The 8864 is backed by best-in-class customer support from a dedicated team of experts and is supported by online and in-person training.
Our DAS services teams are standing by to support additional needs. The DASProtect support and maintenance services program ensures round-the-clock support, access to knowledge base articles, discounted services, training, software upgrades, and more.
We provide the training and resources you need to use the 8864 Data Controller to its fullest potential.
The 8864 Ambient Data Controller works seamlessly with Agilaire's AirVision software.
Looking for a DAS that works seamlessly with your 8864 for ambient monitoring applications? We recommend Agilaire’s AirVision software.
AirVision addresses needs specific to ambient monitoring. The software provides:
- Automated data handling from many different data paths
- Flexible data processing to assure data quality
- Broadband and wireless options to improve data access and visibility
8864 Ambient Data Controller Specifications
AMD Geode LX 800
64k L1 cache and 128K L2 cache
4 GB - firmware, configuration and data channels
256 MD - operational data and code extension
Dual 10/100 Mbps
Optically isolated RS-485 or optional RS-232
Optional R-232 or RS-485
MODBUS protocol is supported on any serial or Ethernet port
7-inch, 16 Million colors, resolution 800 x 480, TFT active matrix
USB 2.0 - two rear, one front port
17.0w x 5.25h x 14.0d inches (43.2w x 13.3h x 35.6d cm) -- 19-inch rack
Approximately 12 lbs (4.5 kg)
Universal 110/220VAC, 50/60 Hz, less than 60W
Up to 12 available
Analog Current Input - 4-20mA current loop available, differential with programmable gain amplifier
Analog Voltage Input - +/- 100mV, +/- 1V, +/-5V, +/-10V full scale
Digital Input - Detects contact (relay) closures or voltage-to-ground transitions (to 24V); optional software debounce
Isolated Digital Input - Detects open-to-voltage transitions (24V to 120V, AC or DC); optional software debounce available
Meteorological Input - Rainfall, Wind Speed/Direction, Temperature, Excitation V Output
Digital Output - Latching-coil relays; rated load: 5A @ 250VAC, 5A @ 30VDC
Analog Output - 4-20mA current loop outputs; 12-bit resolution
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