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Discontinued – please see the RA3100 as its successor.
We have some hire systems available: RA2300A and RA2300MKII
SKU RA2300A Category


Discontinued – please see the RA3100 as its successor.
Hire units are still available: RA2300A and RA2300MKII

The A&D RA2300A Omniace Ⅲ (formally AVIO / NEC AVIO) is a data acquisition device and chart recorder that enables you to acquire/record data with simple operation. Reduced condition setting time and easy measurement can be realized by virtual amplifier setup, a touch-panel and dynamic waveform display on a large LCD. The RA2300A features with various measuring modes such as HD Recorder (for long-term recording on a 40GB HDD) or Memory Recorder (for fast speed event recording). The RA2300A will bring you success in many measuring opportunities such as production line, quality inspection and R&D.

Direct sensor inputs up to 16 channels (8 slots) are available for RA2300A and 16 digital input channels measure diverse signal timing and contact status.

  • Easy pen recorder mode
    Easy operation of the “pen recorder” was realized by virtual amp. setup display and touch panel. Easy measurement of a “pen recorder” is yours without complicated settings.
  • Various features at playback mode
    Various search functions are available for finding certain points in large data easily after long-term recording. Fast search using a thumbnail bar (displays all recorded data of selected one channel) and jump search (max/min, time, etc.) available.
  • Direct input from sensors
    Signals from various sensors can be input directly using 11 amplifiers (voltage, strain, temperature, vibration, pressure, rotation pulses, etc.)
  • Display input waveform on a large screen
    A large 12.1” LCD for better visibility of measured data.
  • Long-term HDD recording
    Long-term & high speed data recording by a built-in 40GB HDD (data capacity of 120 days when using 16 channels with 10ms sampling speed).
  • Standard LAN & USB ports
    LAN(100BASE-T) for data communication and USB for external storage devices (USB memories) are standard interfaces.

Product Features

This system has large 12.1 inch LCD and shows dynamic waveforms. Displaying number and dividing waveforms are voluntarily settable so that various waveforms to every application are available.

Setup displays with virtual mechanical switch or jog dial allows users to understand input amplifier settings easily. By using both 12.1” large LCD and the touch panel, measuring conditions can be modified while monitoring waveforms at the large display. The input amplifier can also be automatically tuned by “auto” button on actual operational panel.

Users can easily select from five (5) Measurement Modes – Pen Recorder mode for real time strip chart recording, HD Recorder mode for long term recording of data to a HDD, X-Y Recorder mode for displaying/recording X-Y correlation of two signals, a Multi Recorder mode captures transients while recording steady-state signals, and a Memory Recorder mode for recording fast events.

11 types of AP11 series amplifiers including voltage, temperature, strain, vibration and frequency ( pulse )are available and they enable every signal to direct input.

This PC application software enables the user to remotely program set-up configurations, record data, make arithmetic computations, and analyse data:

  • Remote Control Feature
    Remotely control all RA series units via Ethernet. Control mainframe data acquisition functions, signal conditioning amplifiers, IR thermal imager and NEC-ATI approved A/D boards and visible light cameras.
  • Multiple Mathematic Operations and FFT Analysis
    Math operations including Arithmetic/Trig/Log/Calculus functions and FFT real-time and post data collection analysis is included.
  • User Defined Monitor Display
    Monitor display of Digital, Y-T & X-Y, and Bitmap data can be freely customized by user.
  • Report Generator and Simplified Print Feature
    Comments and Cursors are easily added to the display monitor and printed.

AP11 Series Input Amplifier Types

Item Model No Sampling Resolution Description
2ch High Resolution DC amp AP11-101 10µS 16-bit DC amp for high resolution measurement
2ch High Speed DC Amp AP11-103 1µS 12-bit DC amp for high speed measurement
2ch Zero Suppression Amp AP11-111 10µS 16-bit DC amp for gaining signals by eliminating offset element of input signal
2ch FFT Amp AP11-102 10µS 16-bit DC and Vibration amp to prevent high frequency loop-back
Event Amp AP11-105 1µS  N/A Amp for recording Open/Close for contact events of H/L for voltage
2ch TC/DC Amp AP11-106A 10µS 15-bit Input amp for thermocouples (R, T, J, K and W) and voltage
1ch TC/DC Amp AP11-107 10µS 14-bit Input amp for thermocouples (R, T, J, K and W) and voltage
2ch AC Strain Amp AP11-104A 10µS 16-bit Strain amp which reduces influence of external noise (AC bridge system)
2ch DC Strain Amp AP11-110 10µS 16-bit Strain amp with DC bridge system
2ch Vibration/RMS Amp AP11-109 10µS 16-bit DC/Vibration amp for measuring signals in RMS
F/V Converter AP11-108 10µS 16-bit Amp for converting frequency into voltage

RA2300A Main Specifications

Display 12.1-inch TFT colour LCD
Effective screen area : 245.76mm x 184.32mm (1024 x 768 pixels)
Channel RA2300A : 16ch ( 8 slots) + digital input 16ch (optional)
Printing Method Thermal printing using a thermal head
Paper Width 219.5mm (YPS-106 Thermal Paper)
Effective Recording Width 1 division (200mm・FS) to 16 division (10mm・FS), number of division and printing width can be changed.
Channel Dissemination Prints channel number in the vicinity of the printed waveform. The ON/OFF function is available.
Grid Pattern Standard (10mm, 5mm), 10mm, 5mm, No grid
Battery Backup Clock, Setting value: approx. 3 to 5 years (using a primary battery)
Storage Device 40GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) , USB memory,
Interface Ethernet, USB: standard, RS-232C, Remote terminal : optional
Compatible specifications EMC: EN1326 A1/A2/A3
Safety: EN61010-1
Operating Environment Temperature: 5 to 40 ℃ , Humidity: 35 to 80 %RH (without condensation)
Power Supply 90 to 264VAC, frequency 50 to 60Hz
Power Consumption 100VA (typical) : with AP11-101 x 8 units (approx. 300VA max)
Dimensions Approx. 369.5(W) x 164.5(H) x 301(D) mm
Weight 8.0kg or less(main body only), 8.7kg or less(main body with AP-11-103x4 units)

Measuring Mode - Pen Recorder

Function Printout input signal data on recording paper (waveform)
Measurement Starting Operation Start with pressing START key or pre-set time. Interval recording available.
Paper-feed Speed 100 mm/s to 1 mm/min (user setting, external synchronization enabled)
Frequency Response DC to 100 kHz (sampling : 10 points/cycle).Varies by input units.
Printing Density Voltage axis : 8 dots/mm, Time axis : 80 dots/mm (at 25 mm/s)
Printing Length Continuous
Data Backup N/A

Measuring Mode - HD Recorder

Function Real-time recording of measured data on HD (sample of peak style is selectable)
Recordable Size 35GB max
Measurement Starting Operation Start with pressing START key, trigger detection or pre-set time.
Sampling Speed 1μs (w/1ch), 5μs (w/8ch), 10μs (w/16ch) max
Recording Method Normal or Ring recording (repeated recording during pre-set time) selectable.
Waveform Printing (Refer to Pen Recorder spec)
Printout input signal data on recording paper (waveform)
Measurement Starting Operation ON/OFF of printout to recording paper while HD recording

Measuring Mode - Memory Recorder

Function Record measured data on memory in main unit
Measurement Operation Once, Repeat or Endless
Memory Capacity 2MW/ch (w/16ch); 32MW/ch (w/1ch)
Memory Division 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 divisions
Sampling Speed 1µS to 100S (user setting, external synchronization enabled)
Waveform Printing Function Printout input signal data on recording paper (waveform)
Printing Density Voltage axis : 8 dots/mm, Time axis : 10 dots/mm
Copy Magnification x100 to x1/10,000
Memory Filing Data is saved on the memory device in binary or CSV format every time when it is stored in memories.
Data Backup Memory backup with HDD (data saved in a specified area of HDD at shutdown)
Save / Copy Area Copy with trigger at centre : 1 to 100% (1% step), copy between two cursors.

Measuring Mode - Multi Recorder

Function Steady-state and transient events can be recorded simultaneously on HD, memory and/or recording paper
Pen Recorder Refer to Pen Recorder spec
HD Recorder Refer to HD Recorder spec
Memory Recorder Refer to Memory Recorder spec (waveform printing available)

Measuring Mode - X-Y Recorder

Function ON/OFF of locas enabled (pen up & down)
Input signal monitor, freeze, copy and X-Y display during data recording available.
Axis Setting X-axis: 1 channel, Y-axis: 3 channels
Measuring Speed 1ms to 1s
Data recording
Record all input signals (if input channels is ON at amp setting display) on HD.
X-Y waveform Printing (Printout)
Printout displayed waveforms (X-axis : 1ch, Y-axis : 3ch) at A4 size
Waveform Printing (Refer to Pen Recorder spec)
Printout input signal data on recording paper (waveform)
Resolution 1600 x 1600 dots (at printout), 650 x 650 dots ( at display)
RA2300 Specifications RA2300 Specifications

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