Oscium's Portable Oscilloscope Makes Waves For Navy

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Recent deployed US Navy Sailor replaces 45 pound oscilloscope with an ultra-portable iPad scope.

iPad oscilloscope

Matthew Navarro

I'm loving the [iPad] oscope!

Matthew Navarro is a deployed US Navy Sailor aboard the USS Gridley, a guided missile destroyer. But being the electronics wizard aboard a ship has inherent challenges. Navarro said, "We regularly have to run around the ship and perform repairs on installed equipment and the only oscilloscope we have for functional checking and measurement is a 45 lb bench top unit, and we're out of luck if there is no electrical socket." He was able to replace what he accurately termed a "behemoth of a scope" with Oscium's iPad oscilloscope which weighs a grand total of three ounces. The iPad Oscilloscope, called iMSO-104, attaches to the charging port of the iPad. And, it does not have a battery; it uses the power from the tablet so there is no need for an outlet. With the small size and no need for charging, this sailor is agile enough to address all repair issues on the ship regardless of where it is located. For that, Navarro has this to say about his new tool, "I'm loving the oscope!"

Oscium's iPad oscilloscope won an R&D 100 award designating it as one of the 100 most technologically significant products of 2012. But who would have thought that it might change the way the navy uses scopes. At under $300, a compelling argument could be made. Could this technology replace what the navy is using today?

About Oscium
Oscium delivers personal instrumentation that leverages the easy-to-use interface of the iPad, iPhone and iPod. As an app-cessory maker, Oscium designs both an accessory and an app for each tool. Using touchscreen-based technology, Oscium is making cutting edge test equipment more intuitive and easy to use. Oscium has created a new category in test equipment called iOS Test with the following first-to-market accessory tools: LogiScope (logic analyzer), iMSO-104 (mixed signal oscilloscope), WiPry-Combo (combination spectrum analyzer & dynamic power meter), WiPry-Spectrum (spectrum analyzer).

The Future of Test Equipment is Here.

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