Every day, MDS clients all over the world rely on the precision, accuracy, and usability of our data to make critical decisions about the performance and safety of their products.
When it comes to testing, data is everything. MDS has been designing and building test facilities for over 30 years and we know that the ultimate purpose of all that steel, concrete, and sweat is the data that the facility provides.
With a larger focus on data than ever before, MDS has invested heavily in the creation of iDDS – A new distributed communication protocol based on DDS (Data Distribution Service). We added the ‘i’ for “Instrumentation” and built nxDAS from the ground up to support this new protocol and to make sure our customers get the most out of their precious data!
iDDS Data Flow
Over our 30 years of developing, building, and operating test facilities, we’ve learned that one of the greatest hurdles for anyone running a test cell is the ability to consolidate all the data coming from instruments each with a different vendor and communication protocol. On top of that, as a test cell ages, some instruments become obsolete and need to be replaced. This brings another challenge as replacement parts won’t communicate properly with the existing acquisition system.
We’ve designed iDDS to solve all these problems. Supported devices are immediately recognized by nxDAS with plug-and-play functionality. Not only that, but by using the same publish/subscribe framework, nxDAS is fully capable of managing and configuring all those devices! If something goes wrong, rather than troubleshooting every device and switch along the way to the offending device, imagine a data acquisition system that monitors the health of each device, and provides an easy, visual method of identifying and rectifying any issues.
We aren’t just test cell designers, we are also operators. We know the ins and outs of testing like no other and can confidently say that our newest data acquisition product – nxDAS – is the most advanced and capable system on the market for turbo-machinery testing:
Our data acquisition products are used extensively by world-leading engine manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce, Siemens, MTU, and UEC Saturn and are built on the cornerstones of safety, performance, and accuracy.
nxDAS is a result of over 30 years of continuously building on our experience in a variety of complex and highly demanding testing environments. MDS data acquisition products that are an extension of our drive to exceed expectations and solve industry challenges.