System 6000 features data acquisition rates of up to 10,000 samples per second per channel. The hardware is designed to incorporate all the features required for precision strain measurement under a variety of loading conditions, while maintaining flexibility and ease of use. A system can be configured with 1 to 1200 sensors. Strain gages, strain-gage-based transducers, thermocouples, LVDTs, potentiometers, accelerometers, piezoelectric sensors and other transducers can be intermixed by choosing the appropriate sensor card. All System 6000 components can be easily configured for each test requirement. Both the Model 6100 Scanner (holding up to 20 input cards) and the Model 6200A Scanner (holding up to 16 input cards) function independently. Additionally, the smaller, lighter, portable Model 6200A can operate from a variety of DC power sources, and can be configured to remotely perform data acquisition and storage. Utilizing the benefits of individual analog-to-digital conversion on each channel and simultaneous sampling data acquisition for all channels, System 6000’s Model 6100 Scanners record test data at rates of up to 10,000 samples per second per channel of instrumentation hardware. The PCI or PCIe hardware interface between the scanners and a PC running Strain-Smart software in the Windows XP/Vista/7 environment enables a combined throughput of up to 200,000 samples per second for all channels (for example, 20 channels at 10,000 samples per second per channel or 40 channels at 5000 samples per second per channel). Selectable, digital FIR low-pass filtering is incorporated into each instrumentation channel to meet a variety of testing requirements. Custom filters are also available.