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NASA TECH BRIEFS Product of the Year : EX1200-1538

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VTI Instruments Corp
2031 Main Street
Irvine, CA, 92614

Press release date: February 16, 2012

Product of the Year: EX1200-1538 VTI Irvine, CA - VTI Instruments Corporation is pleased to announce that it has earned the NASA Tech Briefs' 2011 "Product of the Year" Award for the EX1200-1538, multifunction I/O card with enhanced frequency, counter and DAC capabilities.

NASA Tech Briefs' Readers' Choice Product of the Year Awards recognize those products with the highest technical merit and practical value to the magazine's design engineering audience. Linda L. Bell, Editorial Director of NASA Tech Briefs went on to say, "The winners are the best of the best -- the products that design engineers feel were the most important new products introduced in 2011 that will help them do their jobs better and more efficiently." The EX1200-1538 is the only solution capable of delivering 8-channels of independent 1 MHz frequency / 32-bit counter inputs, 16 channels of isolated digital I/O, and 2 channels of isolated analog output (DAC) in a single instrument. It is ideally suited to address the most demanding electronic functional test and data acquisition applications including precision frequency and counter/timer measurements in ATE systems, motion or position measurements from rotating shafts, and monitoring the speed of motors or turbines.

"We are pleased to have been selected from among the industry's leading design engineering instrumentation companies to receive this honor," said Tom Sarfi, VTI's VP of Business Development and Marketing. "This achievement is a result of our sustained commitment to product quality and innovation focused on our Customer's needs." Tom Sarfi continued, "Our approach to tightly integrated data acquisition packages reduces system costs, improves performance, and simplifies programming and integration."

Unmatched time and frequency domain measurement accuracy is obtained with VTI's refined electronic counter implementation, and includes the ability to directly measure frequency, totalize counts, RPM, and quadrature input signals. Additionally, the isolated digital I/O and DAC output channels protect against high common mode and transient voltages and can be combined to achieve expanded voltage and current levels. This tightly integrated package offers the flexibility to directly measure and control a wide range of industrial systems, making this card a perfect fit for relay actuation, speed control, and simulation.

The EX1200-1538 multifunction I/O Card is the latest addition to the award winning EX1200 switch, measure and I/O product family, the highest density solution available in the industry, with unmatched scalability and expansion capabilities. Advanced timing and synchronization make this solution perfect for high-reliability ATE and distributed DAQ applications, while the embedded web interface provides virtual monitoring and control of all signal switching and instrumentation without the need for third-party software, simplifying setup and debugging activities.

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About VTI Instruments Corporation
VTI delivers precision instrumentation for electronic signal distribution, acquisition, and monitoring, which is used in the world's most demanding test applications. Our solutions provide reliable data, first time, every time. Serving the aerospace and defense, power generation, energy, automotive and commercial electronics industries, VTI's solutions allow our customers to optimize their capital investment through product longevity while ensuring unmatched measurement integrity and data reliability. ISO 9001 certified, with plants in the U.S., Europe and Asia, worldwide product support is provided through a network of VTI certified engineering representatives. VTI is a sponsor member of the VXI Consortium, a founding member of the LXI Consortium and an active member of the VITA open standards organization. For additional information, please visit

2031 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
Tel. 949.955.1894, Fax 949.955.3041

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