The RID (Integrated Digital Register) is a general purpose digital register with 16 channels. It deals with rail data acquisition and is perfectly adapted to the latest information technology in data acquisition.
It is based on the industrial PXI standard and uses high quality software and components making it robust, reliable and efficient. In addition to this, it has great availability and ease of maintenance which ensure a minimum of hours out of service whilst also allowing the basis for a continuous process of updating.
The RID is brother to the SIG (Integrated Geometry System) and as such shares many of its characteristics and components (advantage in maintenance-redundancy). In the near future they will share sinergies and teamwork.
On an internal level, the RID is composed of the following components:
- Chassis PXI 24v 6slots (detachable power supply, with AC option)
- CPU PXI Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz T7500 (or superior)
- 4 GB 667MHz DDR2 RAM (option of 1.5GB soldered on circuit board, tolerance of vibrations)
- SOLID STATE Hard Drive (SSD 32GB standard, speed and tolerance of vibrations)
- High quality and precision 16-bit analogical input card.
- Very high speed 32-bit pulse counter card. By having two separate cards, each with a specific function, three effects are achieved:
- Simultaneousness in the processes and parallel work.
- Redundancy where required (even more redundancy as it shares components with the SIG geometry computer)
- It allows the computer to adapt to the signals
- Thermal printer for vehicles, B&W of continuous paper of A4 width (without necessity for ink, only paper)
- Robust 17” screen which can be inserted into chassis frame with an incorporated 19” tactile screen (the optional keyboard is relegated principally to minor maintenance functions)
- Encasing container for the components, based on standard aluminium profiling (robustness and extra protection, at the cost of very little increase in weight)
- Optional compact keyboard
The device is robust and powerful.
The RID´s control and registry software was designed with performance and scalability in mind:
- The language in which the programme is written makes natural use of parallel processing (multitasking- multithreading) making good use of the processor´s two (or more) nuclei
- Besides this natural tendency, the routines are written with flexibility as their objective and reinforce this aspect. Adding to this a high memory capacity and increasingly fast card drivers results in a piece of equipment which does not show signs of fatigue over long distances
- The software is well-organised (a company trademark) into a modular design which allows the introduction of partial modifications and the adaptatiopn, where necessary, to the specific needs required by the client
View of the data list screen.