The 6000E enclosure has 16 slots for Series 6000 input and output modules with a gigabit Ethernet interface for programming, control and data output. An internal Control & Data Processor (Model 6096) provides an Ethernet interface to the remote Operators Workstation. The 6000E has 5 USB 2.0 connectors on the rear panel. This allows multiple Model 6000U enclosures to be used for system expansion. A sample clock bus is provided for multi rack installations.
The enclosures are 8U 19-inch rack mount. The enclosures have integral fans providing air circulation and an internal cable tray that routes the input and output cables from the front of the installed modules to exit the rear of the enclosure.
Data Redundancy is optionally available. A 2.5" HD (Module 6095) mounts on the USB controller board in each 6000U enclosure and provides a redundant recording point for the DAS. In the unlikely event the Operators Workstation or DAS Software fails, data will continue to record in each enclosure. Data can be recovered from the system post-test.
The Operators Workstation (PCCOWU) is the primary control and data recording point for the Series 6000 DAS. The PCCOWU is typically installed in the control room and runs PI660 Data Acquisition Software for system setup, calibration, display, recording, distribution and export. In installations where the DAS is not remote from the Operators Workstation, the PCCOWU will connect directly to Series 6000 Enclosures and does not require the CDP.