The beauty of CAN communication is the common ground that ties systems together.
Take the following example:
You can take an OxTS RT3000 system to give you accurate positional and dynamic data, and hook up a 2D mididash in order to keep an eye on your speed.
If you know you have to perform a test to certain criteria, you can configure the "shift" lights to flash at your predefined parameters for an easy way of checking without having to look at the display.
You can go further than that; If you wanted to look at the temperature of rotating components to match with the dynamic data you could use AFT's 4Measure on Air system to give you tyre, bearing or brake temperatures.
If you have a lot of analogue channels to record, but not enough inputs on your datalogger, you can use an 'analogue to CAN converter', and greatly increase your capacity for analogue channels.
By recording all of these channels on the same datalogger, you will ensure that the data is lines up correctly; this is essential in order to see if a sensor is displaying a "result" or a "cause" of a problem.
With 2D's Analysis software, you can even take in video that you have recorded independantly on almost any onboard camera.
By using a completely modular system, you are ensuring that you can keep up with advances in technology too… you don't have to replace your entire hardware/software package just because you need a few more channels; you can just add the necessary CAN modules.
We can tailor a package to your specific needs. If you are interested in discussing an application with us, please get in touch with us.