Bruel & Kjaer is launching Pulse 12, the latest addition to the Pulse data analysis platform family. This has been developed with the benefit of input from over 250 engineers worldwide. Bruel and Kjaer conducted themed workshops in many different countries to gather information from 'real-life' work scenarios of sound and vibration engineers. Following this, Pulse 12's applications were then developed to implement the engineers' needs and avoid pitfalls that came to light during the research.
A good example of how this method worked is Pulse's new Smart Start tool, which was developed to make it easier for users to set the analyser up. A step-by-step guide takes them through the system start-up, enabling users to make data acquisition and analysis much faster.
Pulse users can also take full advantage of Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Vista, when analysing, reporting or archiving the data via Pulse 12, as it is one of the first analysers of this type to support Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007.
B&K says Pulse is suitable for a wide range of tests, from simple analysis to very elaborate array-based acoustic measurements, including noise source identification, modal analysis, testing of acoustic properties and evaluation of noise emissions.
This is Bruel and Kjaer's 12th release of its Pulse software system - and with 12 generations of software and three generations of hardware, it has provided continued compatibility, allowing customers to implement staged upgrades, instead of changing to an entirely new system each time.
Currently there are more than 8000 Pulse systems in use globally within automotive, aerospace, telecommunication and other industries for research and development.