RDI Technologies (RDI) released its newest scalable condition monitoring system. The Iris CM combines video-based technology with continuous condition monitoring.

With RDI’s proprietary platform powered by Motion Amplification, users can see and measure motion that is not visible to the human eye. According to RDI, cameras are the sensors of the future. The company is pioneering this visualization technology because it is fast, safe and can be used to simplify information. Rather than complex graphs and charts, modern cameras paired with software produce easy-to-understand video data that users can quickly and safely turn into solutions to challenging problems and share the results.

A network of cameras can capture simultaneous data, providing multiple views of assets, machinery, tests, or processes. The Iris CM has a 6 TB acquisition device to acquire and store high definition data for each connected camera, plus data from external sensors from tachometers, accelerometers and any 4-20 mA input. The Iris CM supports high-frequency applications by leveraging the capabilities of the Iris MX.

Around the clock equipment monitoring

"The Iris CM is a powerful union of traditional and innovative vibration methodologies that allows users to collect, store, analyze, and trend all of their sensor data in a centralized place," said product manager Mason McNally. "It is flexible enough to use as a turnkey solution and robust enough to scale to fit all of your monitoring needs."

Users can safely and remotely trigger video and data recordings, store the recordings concurrently over time and receive alerts. With Boolean logic, customers can define trigger criteria based on external inputs, virtual camera-based regions of interest, thresholds for movement and timed schedules.

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