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DS2 Docking Station

DS2 Docking Station (iNet Ready)
Automates calibration, record-keeping, diagnostics and battery recharging
Stand-alone Instrument Docking Stations (IDS)
Link up to 700 IDSs
One centralized database
The DS2 Docking Station™ provides the ultimate flexibility for managing your gas monitors wherever you use them. Ethernet connectivity enables you to link up to 700 stand-alone Instrument Docking Stations (IDSs) from remote locations anywhere in your facility and relay the data back to one central database for total instrument management. A graphical user interface tool allows an administrator to view operations on each Docking Station from a network computer, making it easy to track instruments, print reports, set events and change parameters for any location. The DS2 gives you all of the benefits of consistent automated calibration, record keeping, battery recharging, and instrument diagnostics for your monitors to limit your liabilities and safety hazards.
Each individual IDS features a multilingual display, three status LEDs, a keypad and an audible alarm to provide important instrument details at a single glance. The DS2, which can be easily grouped into ‘clusters’ of up to 5 units to share calibration gas, also offers optional iGas® capability to automatically identify calibration gas cylinder concentrations, lot numbers, and expiration dates on the system. Whether you manage one gas monitor or an entire fleet, the DS2 provides superior cost-savings and flexibility.




Automatic calibration of Industrial Scientific Ventis MX4 multi-gas, MX6 iBrid™ multi-gas, GasBadge® Pro and Tango™ TX1

Reduces costs associated with performing regular manual calibration of gas monitoring instruments. Ensures calibration is performed properly and at regular intervals.

Automatic functional “bump” test at user defined intervals

Ensures that instruments are tested and working properly before use.

Hardwired or wireless Ethernet communication interface to up to 100 Instrument Docking Stations (IDSs)

Provides high-speed communication interface to all DS2 Instrument Docking Stations™. Wireless communication allows access to IDSs in locations where hardwired network connection is not accessible.

Simultaneous communication interface to all individually docked instruments

Reduces time required to calibrate and test multiple instruments by interfacing multiple units at one time. In non-clustered installations, the DS2 Docking StationTM can have up to 100 instruments calibrating and/or function testing concurrently.

MS SQL database for automatic storage of all calibration records

Allows for automatic mass storage of all instrument calibration and test records, keeping them available in compliance with regulations for documentation. Can now support up to 2GB of historical information with in box MSDE Support. With upgraded SQL Server Option you are limited only by available disk space.

Graphic Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) on Instrument Docking Station

Communicates status of operations on docked instrument directly to user, eliminating need for computer interface.

3-Button membrane keypad

Allows end-user to initiate Docking functions such as calibration, bump test and data download at the touch of a button.

Inputs to accept up to 14 different cylinders of certified calibration gas

Provides gas inputs to allow multiple instrument configurations to be managed by one system.

Two-way communication between target instruments and DS2 Docking Station

Allows parameters such as alarm and calibration gas settings to be uploaded to instrument, eliminating manual instrument configuration changes.

Graphical analysis of calibration history and sensor performance

Reduces instrument downtime by providing easy visual means for predicting sensor failures before they occur.

Automatic generation of calibration and test reports

Provides hard copy test and calibration documentation for attachment to confined space permits and instrument survey records.

Automatic downloading and storage of all stored instrument survey data at user prescribed intervals

Reduces time and costs associated with manual downloading of instrument data. Ensures that data is documented and maintained in proper fashion.

LAN compatible database software

Allows multiple IDSs to interface with network database for centralized storage of all calibration, test and data records.

Optional pressure transducer input for all gas cylinders

Creates method for system to manage all calibration gases and prompts users when cylinders should be replaced or reordered.

Built-in battery charging outputs for all instruments

Allows one piece of equipment to be used for all calibration and battery charging functions.

Built-in system leak detection

Automatically tests and verifies integrity of DS2 gas delivery system ensuring proper calibration.

Multiple Language Support

In addition to English, support for French, German and Spanish makes system adaptable to international operations.


Compatible Monitors Supported:

MX6 iBrid™ (all versions)

GasBadge® Pro (all versions)

Ventis™ MX4 (all versions)

Tango™ TX1 (all versions)


Impact-resistant composite with radio frequency interference (RFI) protection


9.75" h x 6.40" w x 9.00" d (24.8 cm x 16.3 cm x 22.9 cm)


115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz. 12 VDC

Operating Temperature:

32º F to +122ºF (0ºC to +50ºC)


10bT Ethernet support, RJ-45 Category 5 connection


128 x 64 Dot Matrix LCD – Multilingual modes allow selections in English, Spanish, French and German languages

Pump Flow Rate:

500 ml/minute @ 80" H2O

Gas Inputs:

3 separate inputs on each IDS. Ability to share up to 14 discrete gases for calibration when IDSs are clustered together.

DS2 Computer Requirements (min):

For 1-8 IDS units:

Dedicated Pentium III, 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM, 4GB available disk space, Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® XP Professional operating system, one Cat5E Ethernet network adapter, fixed IP address

For 9-100 IDS units:

Dedicated Pentium III, 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM, 4GB available disk space, Windows® 2000 Standard Server, Windows® 2003 Server operating system, one Cat5E Ethernet network adapter, fixed IP address