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)

A Valuable Tool for Any Application

Mobile Data Acquisition

Structural Durability Testing

Powertrain Testing


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

Make Your Measurement Project a Success


An Introduction to catman


First Measurement in catman

Tips & Tricks for catman

Learn more about the different functionalities of catman. Check out our video tutorials, tech-notes, seminars and case studies on catman.

catman Knowledge Hub

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Choose the Right catman Edition for Your Needs

catman Software Packages

catman is available in four editions: catman Easy, catman AP, catman PostProcess and catman Enterprise

  • catman Easy is the basic version which 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 adds powerful modules such as GPS data visualization and long-term monitoring to full catman Easy functionality.
  • catman PostProcess offers additional post-processing licenses.

Your measurement project requires a large project team? Use the free of charge nCode Viewer for your catman projects and work as one team on the success of your measurement project.

Comparer les fonctionnalités des différentes versions du logiciel catman

System requirements: Windows 7 or higher (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 5.4.1

  • catman AP Upgrade: Upgrade your catman Easy into the catman AP software and benefit from video integration, powerful (post-process) mathematics as well as functionalities for scripting and programming.
  • catman MXFS Support: Seamless optical measuring chain with MXFS optical module for thermal validation and structural health applications.
  • Improved workflow when running catman unattended with the data recorder SomatXR CX22.
  • Integration of NMEA-compatible GPS devices to existing projects.
  • Usability improvement of catman's analysis mode.

Interested in catman?

Get your free trial version of catman data acquisition software and test the different functionalities within 25 program starts.

catman Trial Version

catman University Packages

You are a student or teaching at a university? Contact us for our attractive catman university packages.

catman University Packages

Benefit from our Excellent Software Maintenance

  • Our professional technical support center will assist you by email, telephone and/or remote
  • Twelve-month software maintenance package included after purchase
  • Upgrade and Updates free of charge during the maintenance contract period
  • Get your catman knowledge up to date with our HBK Academy and benefit from a 15% discount after purchase

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

Coming Soon: 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.

Documents & Downloads

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Software for data acquisition, visualization, analysis and reporting of measurement data for your PC or QuantumX/SomatXR Data Recorder.

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