catman Data Acquisition Software: Connect. Measure. Visualize. Analyze.

With catman data acquisition software (DAQ software) you can easily acquire, visualize, and analyze your measuring data – immediately or post process. Whether it is in mobile field tests, lab based component testingbench testing or monitoring tasks: catman is up to any challenge.

Easy Setup

  • Intuitive Handling – no programming skills necessary
  • Optical & electrical measurement chain support
  • Automatic channel set up with TEDS
  • Integrated sensor database incl. creation of individual sensors and linearization
  • Acquire vehicle bus (CAN/CAN FD) and analog measured data in parallel and synchronously
  • Open DAIO-interface integrating any hardware

Powerful Visualization

  • Live processing of any incoming data (electric power, Rainflow, and rosette calculation)
  • Numerous data visualization possibilities (over time, frequency, angular)
  • GNSS/GPS data visualization on maps
  • Full video support in parallel to measuring data
  • Support of multiple panels or screens and ready for touch operation
  • Enhanced monitoring and active notifications
  • Remote and safe view via a web browser

Flexible Data Analysis & Handling

  • Easy-to-use data cleansing tools
  • Powerful post-processing analytics
  • Compare large data sets
  • Scripting for functional enhancement or workflow automation
  • Export data into any format: ASCII, EXCEL, DIAdem, MTS RPC III, MATLAB, NI TDMS, nCode s3t, Vector MDF 3/4, nSoft DAC, UFF58, etc.
  • Automated reporting into Office template
  • Data viewer for post-processing (nCode Viewer)

What Our Customers Say About Us

We have been using HBM's catman AP data acquisition software in structural testing for several years. We appreciate the usability, reliability and enormous range of functions. Without catman, we would not run a measurement analysis! HBM offers first-class support and an integrated knowledge base, responding to new possible improvements and questions very fast.

Werner Malgut, University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Institute for Experimental Statics

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Choose the Right catman Package for Your Needs

catman®Easy

catman Easy is the basic version which includes online and offline setup, online visualizations, and online maths as well as recording functionalities. catman Easy can be combined with two different add-on modules:

  • EasyMath: Mathematics module and auto sequences for catman Easy.
  • EasyScript: Free programming under VBA in measurement and analysis mode.

catman®AP

catman AP adds powerful modules to the full catman Easy software package, such as:

  • GNSS/GPS data visualization on maps
  • Video Recording
  • Wheelforce transducer integration
  • Parallel Recording
  • Cloud data streaming

catman®PostProcess

catman PostProcess offers various post-process tools to process, analyze and report your results, such as:

  • Curve operations (peak value detection, cut & smooth data, remove peaks)
  • Math functions (e.g. strain gauge rosette calculation, electric power calculation)
  • Data visualization
  • Video replay
  • Statistics & Classifications (e.g. rainflow counting, time-at-level)
  • Data export & Report

catman Upgrade and Maintenance Packages

To get the best out of your software and measurement project we offer you additional upgrades and maintenance packages:

  • catman AP Upgrade: Upgrade your catman Easy into the catman AP software package and benefit from the comprehensive range of functionalities within catman AP.
  • catman Easy Software Maintenance and catman AP Software Maintenance: With the 12-month or 24-month software maintenance contract you will gain a direct access to the HBM technical support, free of charge catman software updates released during maintenance period and an email notification of new catman software versions.

catman Enterprise

Besides the catman software packages, catman is also available in an enterprise version for test with up to 20,000 measurement channels - ideal for aerospace applications.

nCode Viewer

Your measurement project requires a large team? Use the free of charge nCode Viewer for your catman projects to visualize and analyze your measurement data.


Compare the Functionalities of catman Software Packages

 catman Easycatman APcatman PostProcess
Automatic channel set up with TEDSIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Writing and reading TEDSIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Expandable and integrated sensor databaseIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Read Excel with channel parameterizationIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Offline parameterizationIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
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Data acquisition with up to 12 MS/s or 100 MB/sIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Live visualization of measurement dataIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Video integrationOptional catman AP UpgradeIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Integration of GPS dataIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot Included in catman PostProcess
GPS data visualization on geographical mapsOptinal catman AP UpgradeIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Measurement and data acquisition jobsIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Store in different data formatsIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
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General scientific mathIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Structural durability testing mathIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Electric power mathOptional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Noise analysisOptional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Human Body vibration filters according to EN ISO 8041Optional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
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Graphical data visualizationIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
GPS data visualization on geographical mapsOptional catman AP UpgradeIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
Data cleansing and preparation: curve operation, statisticsOptional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
Video based data analysisOptional catman AP UpgradeIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
General scientific mathOptional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
Structural durability testing mathOptional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
Noise analysisOptional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
Human Body vibration filters according to EN ISO 8041Optional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Export data and report test resultIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess
 catman Easycatman APcatman PostProcess
Auto sequencerOptional EasyMath ModuleIncluded in catman APOptional EasyMath Module
ScriptingOptional EasyScript ModuleIncluded in catman APOptional EasyScript Module
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Device configurationIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
I/O parameterizationIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
CAN/FD parameterization via DBC fileIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
DiagnosticsIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Parameterization and data acquisition of optical interrogatorsIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
Integration of Kistler RoaDyn sensorsOptional catman AP UpgradeIncluded in catman APNot included in catman PostProcess
12-month software maintenance includedIncluded in catman EasyIncluded in catman APIncluded in catman PostProcess

System requirements: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (32 and 64 Bit). Supported interfaces: Ethernet PC interface, DAIO interface for connection of any measurement hardware, USB-based GPS devices, and video cameras with DirectShow interface.


New Features in catman 5.4.2

  • Empowered catman Easy software package and redefined catman software packages
  • Faster sensor setup with wiring diagrams
  • Store two data formats in parallel
  • Enriched HBK sensor database by accelerometers and microphones
  • More environmentally friendly packaging

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The Perfect Bundle – A Reliable & Consistent Measurement Chain

The secure and reliable catman data acquisition software can be combined perfectly with HBM’s sensors and the data acquisition systems QuantumX, SomatXR, and MGCplus. From the sensor to the software: simply "plug and measure".

catman and the Supported Hardware

QuantumX - Universal and Distributable

The DAQ system QuantumX is the perfect tool for data acquisition of almost all physical quantities and sensor technologies. 

MXFS - Seamless Optical Measuring Chain

MXFS Optical Measurement Module for thermal validation and structural health applications.

SomatXR – Ultra-rugged and flexible

The rugged SomatXR DAQ system is extremely reliable and protected against humidity, dust, shock, and vibration.

MGCplus - Low to High Channel Counts

Whether it is for calibration or fatigue tests: the MGCplus DAQ system acquires many different quantities, like torque and current.

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