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- Dual Channel Isolation Technology allows up to 32 isolated or 48 common referenced analogue inputs to be logged

- Regulated 12Vdc output, universal digital I/O and ‘smart sensor’ ports allow complex engineering applications to be easily implemented

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 27, 2007 - Grant Instruments (, a world renowned manufacturer and supplier of data acquisition, scientific and life sciences products, has introduced the dataTaker DT85 data logger, designed for use in the most challenging industrial and environmental monitoring applications requiring multiple sensor input.

The DT85’s innovative Dual Channel Isolation technology allows up to 32 isolated or 48 common referenced analogue inputs. This high universal channel count allows larger data logging and engineering projects to be undertaken by fewer loggers, thus saving engineering time and costs. Each channel can also be configured for different types of signal input.

The DT85 features a regulated 12Vdc output to power other devices and ‘smart sensor’ ports, which can be easily configured to work with complex sensors. Engineering or research projects using both passive sensors and complex active sensors can be quickly deployed and easily implemented.

The DT85 is a robust, stand alone, low power and cost-effective data logger. It includes all the advanced features available within the dataTaker range - support for USB memory sticks, Modbus communication for use in SCADA or PLC applications, Ethernet, Web connectivity, auto-FTP file transfer and multiple SDI-12 sensor networks.

The DT85 connects easily to most sensors including high-speed counter inputs, phase encoder inputs and programmable serial sensor channels. Temperature, voltage, current, 4-20mA loops, resistance, bridges, strain gauges, frequency, digital, serial and calculated measurements can all be scaled, logged and returned in engineering units or within statistical reporting.

The new logger also enables group sampling, logging, alarm and control tasks within schedules. Smart sensors, GPS, PLCs, and other intelligent devices are supported via two serial sensor ports (RS232 or RS422/485), with the optional dataTaker CANgate interface available for CANbus applications.

The dataTaker DT85 is the latest in a range of data acquisition products and accessories on offer from Grant and is designed to satisfy the most demanding data collection requirements across industrial, scientific, R&D and environmental applications.

The Grant data acquisition product range extends from high specification, portable data logging systems (Squirrel family) through to fully integrated custom-configurable acquisition and control systems (dataTaker family), while Eltek, the Cambridge-based Grant affiliate, produces Squirrel variants primarily for remote logging. All products come with a comprehensive warranty. OEM versions of most products are available on request.

For more information about Grant’s wide range of data acquisition products, please visit Alternatively, telephone +44 (0) 1763 260811 or email

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About Grant’s data acquisition products

Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited ( is a world-renowned supplier of own-brand scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products. The company has been designing, manufacturing and distributing measurement and control systems for the past 50 years and has established a worldwide reputation for high quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most demanding data collection requirements across industrial, scientific, R&D and environmental applications. Headquartered at Shepreth on the outskirts of Cambridge, England, the company has an extensive network of dealers and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region. Datataker Pty Ltd. (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grant, manufactures advanced, integrated data acquisition systems under the dataTaker brand and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

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