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What is?



What is Data Acquisition?

Data acquisition is the process of automatically taking measurements such as temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, geographic position, vibration, salinity or a thousand and one other parameters. The measurements may be for later analysis, for the control of a process or for simply displaying to interested personnel. Often the data is stored or logged so that it can be browsed at a later date.

Data Logging

Data logging is a data acquisition process where the data is collected and simply stored for later use. Sometimes the logging is conditional on time or a particular type of event. Standalone data loggers are often remotely located, battery powered and can run for long period un-attended.


Monitoring implies a data acquisition process where the data is analyzed for exception reasonably soon after collection. Data may be logged for further analysis.

Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring is also a data acquisition process with the particular objective of determining the health of a machine or structure. Frequently condition data is logged for later analysis as the analysis process can be very complicated.

Real-Time Monitoring

Real-time monitoring implies acquired data in full analyzed as it is collected and alarms raised should exceptions or defined and identifiable events occur. This is the area in which Capgo specialized, especially in real-time condition monitoring

Data Logger

A data logger (or datalogger) is a data acquisition device that can store collected data for subsequent download.


RTU (remote telemetry unit) is similar to a data logger but is more likely to have control functions and be connected to communications infrastructure.