Universal multi-channel acoustic and vibration measurement system
Front view of 2/4/8 channel device.
Front view of analyzer with LEMO connectors: TRG (2x input: trigger or tacho, 2x output: potential-free); EXT (input: GPS and synchronisation, output: power); SLOW channel (8x 24Bit, -25V ... +25V); OUT1/2 (2x 24Bit, DC ... 20 / 40 / 80 kHz ±3.16 Vpeak)
Panasonic front view: Tablet Buttons, Power Switch
Back view of analyzer with LEMO7 connectors for analog input (four-channel version): Analog input (2,4 or 8 channel 24Bit, 120dB dynamic range and sample rate up to 204.8 kHz for each channel, LEMO7 or BNC connector); AUX (input: 2x for connecting to switches, output: 2x for driving LEDs, 200V and ±14V supply for intensity probes)
Panasonic Interface back view: 1x headphone port; 1x microphone port; 1x USB 2.0 socket; 1x serial interface (D-sub 9-pin); 1x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin)
The optimised 10.4 inch display with low reflection allows for perfect visibility even in direct sunlight environments. The display is 180° rotatable and has a touchscreen function.
Panasonic Interface right side view: Lithium-ion battery (battery life up to 7 hours); Hard disk with 500GB (SATA, easy accessible, shock resistant - withstands 180cm* drop
Panasonic Interface left side view: 1x DC IN 16V; 1x USB 3.0; 1x firewire port (IEEE1394); 1x modem port (RJ11); 1x LAN port (RJ45); 1x ExpressCard slot; 1x PC card slot; 1x SD card slot, Wireless LAN on/off switch
The status LED indicates the operating status of the device.
Bottom view of eight-channel device with connector socket arrangement.
Soundbook with carry strap.
A special drainage system reliably protects the keyboard, touchpad and other sensitive components from splashes and particles.
Soundbook_MK2 is the second generation of our universal measurement system for sound and vibration measurements as well as general engineering measurements. It is based on the innovative Apollo platform. The high-performance 24-bit ADCs and the advanced Apollo filter processor combine highest precision, a large number of channels and a high signal bandwidth in one device. Of course, the robust Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 serves as base equipment for the Soundbook_MK2 again.
Soundbook allows you to work virtually everywhere, at the office as well as on the go. Soundbook reliably withstands heat, cold, rain, dust, vibration and hard impacts. With a weight of 3 kilograms, a robust magnesium case, a rotatable, bright TFT display, low power consumption and various interfaces Soundbook combines the performance of a high-quality instrument with the capabilities of a PC. You may choose from variants with 2 / 4 or 8 measuring channels with LEMO7 or BNC input connectors to match you application requirements.
Soundbook is especially well suited for:
Occupational safety and environmental protection
Research and development
Sound level measurements
Human vibration measurements
Pass-by noise measurements
Machinery vibration measurements
Soundbook_MK2 version overview
As an alternative we offer the Apollo_Box with 4 input channels for operation with a Windows PC and a USB 2.0 interface or as channel extension to Soundbook_MK2.
Calibratable Class 1 sound level meter
The Soundbook_MK2 complies with IEC 61672-1 Class 1 and is calibratable with up to 8 measuring channels.
Protected against splashing water and dust
The splash-water and dust-protected design ensures durable sealing complying with the IP54 protection class (IP64 CF-19 Toughbook). This also allows operation under hash environmental conditions.
Robust, compact, shock-resistant, PC-based measurement system
The Soundbook is MIL-STD 810F vibration- and shock-resistant. Offering the perfect combination of performance and robustness Soundbooks is setting a new benchmark for PC-based measurement systems.
Extremely bright 10.1" LCD touchscreen, optimized for direct sunlight
The Fully Ruggedized Convertible Soundbook has a revolutionary LCD display, which allows use as both a notebook and a tablet-PC. The Panasonic TransflectivePlus display technology featuring low reflection ensures perfect readability even in direct sunlight (up to 6.500cd/m2 reflective brightness). The CF-19's LCD is enclosed in a robust, scratch-resistant magnesium alloy case and connects to the base shell through a reinforced 180°-rotatable hinge.
Complete 2-8 channel measurement system which is only slightly larger and heavier than a 10" notebook
With a height of only 2cm the Soundbook base shell matches the contours of the Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook. Weighing only three kilogrammes and featuring a robust magnesium alloy case, moderate power consumption and various interfaces the Soundbook_MK2
combines a high-quality measuring instrument with the capabilities of a PC.
Report function for use in the field, on the move or at the office
The integrated, high-quality Panasonic Touchbook CF-19 provides you with all functions and interfaces of a traditional notebook. Featuring a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3340M vPro™ processor the CF-19 offers high performance, while maintaining a low power consumption. Integrated WiFi, LAN, USB 3, Firewire, PC card type II, ExpressCard/34/54, SD/SDCX memory card, Bluetooth and 4GB RAM allow data post-processing at virtually any place.
Long measurement times
The internal HDD/SSDas well as SDXC and USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interfaces enable simultaneous acquisition of time and real-time analysis data with all channels at full bandwidth for days. Soundbook's heated, easily accessible 500GB HDD is shock-resistant, withstands drops from a height of up to 1.8m and may be exchanged with an optional 256 GB SSD.
One single measuring instrument for a wide variety of applications
Our comprehensive software range makes the extendable, PTB-approved, mobile Soundbook measurement system a universal measuring instruments for most sound and vibration measurement applications.
The basic scope of the SAMURAI standard software already includes the virtual measuring instruments for time signal, sound level meter, 1/3 or 1/1 octave and FFT analyzer and reverberation time analysis. All values are calculated in real time and for each channel. SAMURAI allows data acquisition and real-time analysis as well as the post-processing of measured values without the need for data format modification due to the use of different software applications.
Extendable to up to 40 channels
Without power supply the Soundbook_Expander extends the Soundbook measurement system with 8 additional measuring channels and various additional service channels. The Apollo_Sync_Hub allows sample-synchronous operation of up to 4 Expanders and an additional Soundbook. This allows the configuration of measurement systems with 2 to 40 measuring channels for a wide variety of applications.
Highest precision provided by a 24-bit ADC in combination with a new powerful Apollo filter processor
Our new powerful Apollo filter processor allows highest-precision real-time analysis with a large number of channels. Integrated weighting filters complying with IEC 61672 for sound level meters, Class 0 filters complying with IEC 61260 for the 1/3 or 1/1 octave analyzer, HVMA weighting filters complying with DIN EN SO 8041, ISO-2631, ISO 5349, ISO-8662, UNI-2614, UNI-11048 and UNI-9916, filters for the evaluation of mechanical vibrations complying with DIN ISO 7919, ISO 2954, ISO 10816 and DIN45666 as well as high and low pass filters provide resource-saving calculation directly on the hardware. 24-bit ADCs safeguard a high signal bandwidth with a linearity range >110dB (typical) complying with DIN 61672, crosstalk <80dB, phase error <0.01°@20kHz and a sample rate of up to 204.8kHz (switchable per channel).
Comprehensive service channels permit universal application
Comprehensive service channels enable additional acquisition of 8 slow process signals with 24 bit DC ... 200Hz, external triggering with an adjustable trigger level or speed measurements with 2 tacho channels at a sample rate of 0,1Hz – 6MHz as well as connection of a GPS receiver.
20V and 63V microphone polarization voltage for measuring range extension of standard condenser microphones
Apart from ICP/IEPE supply the Soundbook_MK2 offers polarization voltages of 20V, 63V and 200V. The additional voltages of 20V and 63V cause an up-shift of the dynamic range by 20dB and 10dB for a polarization voltage of 200V. This eliminates the need for special microphones for high sound pressure levels, provided that the microphone is rated for high sound pressure levels.
High-precision synchronisation via cable or GPS
Soundbook_MK2 offers wired sample synchronisation with less than 0.5° phase difference up to 80kHz. Highly precise GPS pulse synchronisation with an accuracy of less than 25ns allows data synchronisation over a network of measuring stations that are miles apart.
Software and drivers naturally downward compatible
The downward compatibility of our drivers and software ensure long-term investment planning. Our SINUS_driver and SAMURAI support all new and legacy SINUS measuring instruments.
Standards and approvals
IEC 61672: Class 1 sound level meter
IEC 60651: Class 1 sound level meter
IEC 60804: Class 1 sound level meter
IEC 61260: Class 0 filter
DIN EN SO 8041, ISO-2631, ISO 5349, ISO-8662, UNI-2614, UNI-11048 and UNI-9916: HVMA weighting filters
DIN ISO 7919, ISO 2954, ISO 10816: Evaluation of mechanical vibration
PTB type approval 21.21 / 13.05
BEV type approval OE 06 / s 010
BEV type approval OE 06 / s 020
BEV type approval OE 07 / s 020
BEV type approval OE 06 / s 021
BEV type approval OE 06 / s 010
METAS type approval CH-A3-15103-00
SAMURAI SAMURAI is our universal software package for the real-time noise and vibration analysis and offers comprehensive evaluation functions for post-processing. SAMURAI includes IEC 61672-1 standard sound level meters and 1/3 octaves according to IEC 61260.
SMT The SINUS Measurement Toolbox for MATLAB® (SMT) provides the functionality of the globally established engineering tool MATLAB®.
Auditor Software package for the evaluation and documentation of time-varying environmental noise as well as the evaluation of noise emissions according to TA-Lärm.
NWWin With Spectra's Noise & Vibration Works software for Windows we provide a feature-rich, high-performance engineering tool for the post-process evaluation of sound and vibration measurement data.
µ-Remus Specifically designed for mechanical engineers this signal analysis software package particularly excels in modal analysis and rotor balancing.
ME'scope VES Vibrant Technology, Inc's ME'scope VES software package offers extensive analysis capabilities for modal analyses. ME'scope allows the import of measurement data which were previously exported from our SAMURAI Transfer FRF option.
The following specifications apply to the 8-channel version of Soundbook_MK2_8L (LEMO7) and Soundbook_MK2_8B (BNC). Soundbook versions with 2 or 4 input channels (upgradeable to 8 channels) are also available.
Device basis: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (see also Toughbook websitefor further details)
IP54 magnesium case
Intel™ Core i5 2.6GHz
Bright 10.4" TFT 1024 x 768 with touchscreen, ambient light sensor (up to 500cd/m² transmissive and 6.500cd/m² reflective brightness, depending on light conditions)
500GB HD with heating / shock absorber or SSD
1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, LAN, WLAN, modem RJ-11, PC card Typ II, VGA, Bluetooth, SD card, Firewire, ExpressCard 34/54, SD/SDXC
Windows 7, multiple languages
General technical specifications of Soundbook_MK2
Input channels 1-2/4/8
DC ... 80kHz @ 8 channels
< 1μV(A), < 2μV(Z) @ 0.1Hz ... 40 kHz
200Hz to 204.8kHz
up to 200Hz sample rate, selectable per channel
Max. input voltage
±10Vpeak @ head room of 1dB
< 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 20 kHz
yes, automatically at internal calibration
DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 1Hz, HP 10Hz, TP 2kHz
Microphone voltage supply
±14V, +20/63/200V switchable (for BNC versions on AUX)