catman DAQ Software: Visualize - Save - Automate - Analyze

Are you faced with a challenging measurement task and need software that offers more than just data acquisition? catman data acquisition software (DAQ) allows for data visualization, analysis and storage during the measurement and reporting after.

Configure catman to fully meet your requirements and benefit from using the software’s extensive range of functions. Whether it is in mobile road tests, testing of components in test benches, monitoring tasks or research: catman DAQ software is up to any challenge.

Data Analysis Made Easy

  • Individually visualize and control on multiple pages, screens or in full-screen format
  • Visualize signals in the time, frequency or angular range
  • Integrate up to four video signals
  • Visualize GPS data on maps
  • ƒƒSave data with up to 12 MS/s or 100 MB/s
  • ƒƒRecord two parallel measurement tasks and statistics log
  • ƒƒUse signal analysis to define smart triggers
  • ƒƒMultiple formats for storage and export available (catman BIN, Excel, ASCII, MDF 3/4, DIAdem, MATLAB, RPC III, UFF58, etc.)
  • ƒƒTrigger automated actions by defined events such as email alert or smart phone push message
  • ƒƒUse auto sequences to automate work flows and test sequences
  • Use VBA script to automate analyses and advanced functions
  • ƒƒCompare data sets, compute and analyze signals
  • ƒƒUse plugins for rotating mechanical shafts, combustion engines, electric drives and mechanical stress and fatigue life analyses
  • ƒƒPerform powerful data analysis

catman makes your measurement projects a success

Easy and intuitive data analysis: With its intuitive interface and adaptability, catman data acquisition software will help you streamline your measurement projects. It has never been so easy!

A Valuable Tool for Any Application

Mobile DAQ

  • Acquire vehicle bus and analog measured data in parallel and synchronously
  • Integrate GPS, wheel force sensor and video data
  • Assign events by date and place to video, data stream and map
  • Perform online data counting using Rainflow and time-at-level
  • CAN raw data recording and analysis

Durability Testing

  • ƒƒReduce data through cyclic memory module, cycle counter, range pair counting and Rainflow analysisƒƒ
  • Peak valley detection
  • ƒƒStrain gauge rosette calculation
  • ƒƒIn particular for large structures (with up to 20,000 channels)

Functional Testing

  • ƒƒAnalysis of combustion engines through visualization of measured data over angle
  • Frequency analysis with 2D color spectrogram
  • ƒƒNoise analysis
  • Human vibration analysis according to EN ISO 8041
  • ƒƒElectrical power calculation and analysis


  • ƒƒTake long-term measurements over several days, weeks and months 
  • Carry out parallel data acquisition jobs using a single data recorder (individual files, triggers)
  • ƒƒSave data locally or automatically transfer data to FTP servers or the Cloud
  • Implement automated actions and alerts such as smart phone push messages triggered by defined events


catman in action: Road Load Data Acquistion

catman and the data acquistion system QuantumX are a perfect team for Road Load Data Acquisition: Universal sensors, easy visualization of GPS data in map extracts and seamless integration of video and camera. This video shows how easy and intuitive data analysis can be. 

Choose the right catman edition for your needs

catman is available in four editions:

  • catman Easy is the original acquisition, visualization and analysis software.
  • catman AP adds powerful modules to full catman Easy functionality.
  • catman PostProcess offers additional post-processing licenses.
  • catman Enterprise is a high-performance solution for applications with high channel counts, such as in structural testing. For catman Enterprise, click here.
  catman Easy catman AP
20% price advantage *
catman PostProcess
Recommendation Best choice for visualizing your measurement data Best choice for visualizing and analyzing your measurement data Additional post-processing license

Live data view and storage

Data aquisition with up to 12 MS/s or 100 MB/s
Live visualization of measurement data
Video integration
Integration of GPS data
GPS data visualization on geographical maps
Measurement and data acquisition jobs
Store in different data format

Live data analysis

General scientific math
Structural durability testing math
Powertrain / Drivetrain math
Electric power math
Noise analysis
Human Body vibration filters according to EN ISO 8041

Post process data analysis and handling

Graphical data visualization in time, frequency, domain, position
GPS data visualization on geographical maps
Data cleansing and preparation: curve operation, statistics
Video based data analysis
General scientific math
Structural durability testing math
Powertrain / Drivetrain math
Noise analysis
Human Body vibration filters according to EN ISO 8041
Export data and report test result

Automating recurrent activity

Auto sequencer

Additional system functionality

Device configuration
I/O parameterization
CAN parameterization via DBC file
Parameterization and data acquisition of optical interrogators
Integration of Kistler RoaDyn sensors
Supported operating systems: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
12-month software maintenance included

* compared to catman Easy with equivalent modules

Documents & Downloads

Title / Description Language
Data Sheets
English (US)
Quick Start Guides
German, French, English

Software package for data acquisition, visualization, analysis and reporting of your measurement data.

Date: 06/2016
Version: 4.2.2
Size: 278 MB
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This plugin allows you to open .bin files from HBM catman directly in DIAdem.

Date: 07/2013
Version: 1.9.0
Size: 74 KB
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