8864 Ambient Data Controller

The hard-working 8864 Ambient Data Controller accurately
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.

Robust 8864 Data Controller

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.

Ready to use 8864 Data Controller

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. 

StackVision is backed by 24/7/365 Support

We provide the training and resources you need to use the 8864 Data Controller to its fullest potential.

Our tailored training ensures 8864 Ambient Data Controller users are prepared and understand hardware best practices.

Training options include:

StackVision Training in Pensacola, FL

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

64 Bits

500 MHz

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

999 Channels

999 maximum

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

Michael is always very professional and knowledgeable.
I am always confident things will be resolved quickly with him.

Dave Patterson

Consulting Engineer (Air Quality Group), Ameren

ESC Spectrum has provided excellent engineering and procurement support.

Juan Cantu

Analyzer Specialist, ENglobal

Alex was very helpful in resolving the issues that I brought to him.

Kevin Bugay

Process Engineer, Cardinal Corporation

Even though we are only data logger users, the support staff has always been extremely nice,
very timely and completely knowledgeable on the topic at hand.

John Markely

Sr. Environmental Engineer, Kyger Creek

Very helpful, understood my issue and found the fix I needed.

Dane Ruberg

Instrument Technician, Xcel Energy

Scott is fantastic, very knowledgeable and very helpful!
Always know I am going to get the help I need when he answers the phone.

Celena Arreola

Environmental Engineer, El Paso Electric

Outstanding customer service!!!

Rick Gregory

IT Specialist/Network Admin, Calumet Specialty Partners

The customer service provided was quick and the agent sent additional information.

Ann Woods

Environmental Scientist, Agua Fria Generating Station

Excellent work!

Daniel Fefer

Contractor, Exelon

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