NVH Tester records and analyzes binaural sound.

Press Release Summary:

PDA-based SoNoScout NVH incorporates 2 microphones mounted on pair of folding headphones for recording and analyzing binaural sound in vehicle applications. Recorded data can be analyzed on PDA, transferred to supplied PC software, or exported to other analysis systems. System simultaneously stores audio and positional data through included GPS device to allow route mapping while also allowing users to plot vehicle speed during recording.

Original Press Release:

NVH Testing on the Move

Bruel & Kjaer launches ultra-portable NVH test tool

UK - July 2008

Binaural recording and analysis is now much simpler and quicker to perform with the launch of Bruel & Kjaer's super-slim PDA-based tool, SoNoScout NVH.

Created to record and analyse binaural sound for NVH development applications, the SoNoScout system is ideal for conformation of prototype or design performance changes, benchmarking of competitor vehicles and evaluating vehicle behaviour during on-road tests.

Recording is carried out via two high-quality microphones which - for convenience and comfort - are mounted on to a pair of folding headphones. Immediately after recording, the stored data is available for replay and analysis. The saved data can be analysed on the PDA itself, transferred to the supplied PC software or even exported to other analysis systems, such as Bruel & Kjaer's PULSE data analyser.

The PDA's display has large, simple icons making it easy - and safe - to control the start and stop of recordings, even whilst the operator is driving.

"SoNoScout has been designed to provide engineers with complete flexibility," said Keith Vickers, Technical Specialist for Bruel & Kjaer UK. "It contains analogue and digital sound cards for recording with the supplied microphones or a head and torso simulator. It simultaneously stores audio and positional data through an included Global Positioning System (GPS) device. As well as route mapping, this also allows the user to plot vehicle speed during the recording.

"The audio and vehicle performance data recorded by SoNoScout can also be used for analysis with Bruel & Kjaer's PULSE NVH Vehicle Simulator, as both systems are fully compatible," he adds.The entire SoNoScout NVH system is contained in one rugged transport case and the main components are compact enough to fit inside a jacket pocket.

For more information about SoNoScout, please visit www.bksv.co.uk (details to be added to site) or call +44 01438 739 000.

About Bruel & Kjaer

Bruel and Kjaer is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration solutions for use in a wide range of applications including: environmental noise measurements, building acoustics, vibration measurements and quality control for use in the automotive, aerospace and consumer industries, as well as by local authorities. We design and manufacturer sound level meters, microphones and accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see our full range and for more information, please visit www.bksv.co.uk or contact our sales team: telephone +44 (0) 1438 739 000 or email: ukinfo@bksv.com
Bruel and Kjaer also runs a variety of training courses throughout the year, from basic introductions on noise and it's effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. To see our full training course calendar, visit: www.bksv.co.uk/?ID=3506

Free, online training courses called WebEx - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For registration details and the latest planned WebEx sessions, visit: www.bksv.co.uk/?ID=3550

Bruel & Kjaer UK has its own Service Centre which is UKAS accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025, ensuring traceable or accredited calibration for equipment. To book a service or for more information, please contact our service department on +44 (0) 1438 739 100 or visit www.bksv.co.uk/?ID=3507
Bruel & Kjaer has 900 employees and sales offices in 55 countries and is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. (www.spectris.com). Spectris has annual sales of £668m and employs around 5,500 people worldwide in its 13 business units.

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