The Datum-Y is housed in a compact rugged case with detachable terminal block for ease of wiring up to 8 or 16 channels of thermocouple, RTD or DC voltage inputs—including two digital inputs and one pulse input. Model XL100-1 (8-channel) and XL100-2 (16-channel) portable data stations are equipped with a 3-inch color LCD monitor with wide angle viewing. The screen consists of a status display section and data display section. Easy configuration of inputs, alarm outputs, trigger functions and computing functions can be accomplished from the front panel or remotely via supplied software. Data-saving media include 16MB internal memory, external CF or SD cards and USB memory stick. Advanced communications include Ethernet (10 Base-T/100 Base-TX), serial interface (RS232, RS485) and a USB port.