NetAcquire AIOTM

The NetAcquire AIO a next-generation remote data acquisition system that offers all the capabilities of the NetAcquire architecture. Not only can you monitor and control equipment that is hundreds of feet away, but NetAcquire AIO offers powerful real-time processing inside each box.

The real-time operating system used by NetAcquire AIO has been specifically designed for real-time data acquisition and control. The NetAcquire AIO 3000 offers over sixty high level commands for real-time processing, including:

  • triggering and alarms
  • sensor linearization
  • digital filtering and FFTs
  • PID control
  • statistical functions.

Being fully programmable, the NetAcquire AIO server gives you much more than a simple Networked Voltmeter – and can in fact emulate a wide range of virtual instruments. It is ideal for Automated Test where it can act as both function generator and analyzer – simultaneously generating and sampling both digital and analog, to test logic and perform high-speed time and frequency domain measurements. NetAcquire AIO also supports advanced real-time processing extensions by allowing local execution of user-supplied custom code.

NetAcquire AIO 3000 Specifications

Analog Input/Output

  • Channels: 16 analog in, 2 analog out, 16 digital in, 16 digital out
  • Expansion: to 512 analog inputs, 256 analog outputs, and 128 digital inputs/outputs (plus optional signal conditioning)
  • Speed: 750,000 conversions/second
  • Analog Resolution: 12-bit analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, with 16-bit resolution optional
  • Analog Wiring: 68-pin shielded ‘D’connector
  • Digital Wiring: 100-pin shielded ‘D’ connector


  • Network: Ethernet TCP/IP with Gigabit, fiber optic, wireless and reflective memory optional
  • Connector: twisted pair (10/100BASE-T)
  • Max. local-area network distance: 660-3000 ft (200-925 m), depending on cable
  • Max. wide-area network distance: unlimited
  • Internet Access: available through an external router, dial-up modem optional


  • Main Processor: 950 MHz Pentium III or 2.4 GHz Pentium 4
  • Coprocessors: AMD K-6 or TMS320 DSP for some I/O subsystems
  • Program Memory: 64 Mbytes
  • Nonvolatile Memory: 64 Mbytes

Data Storage Option

  • Capacity: 60 Gbytes, with expansion
  • Speed: >10 Mbytes/second, continuous
  • Redundancy: optional mirroring RAID
  • Overflow: automatic detection and wraparound

Time Synchronization

  • External reference: NTP, with GPS or IRIG-B time source optional
  • NTP Accuracy: +/- 5 mS on LAN, +/- 30 mS on WAN
  • GPS Accuracy: +/- 0.1 mS
  • IRIG-B Accuracy: +/- 1 uS

Server Software

  • Operating system: hard real-time operating system with Win32 compatibility
  • Onboard commands: over 100 onboard commands, depending on I/O options
  • Custom commands: available with the NetAcquire Extension Toolkit
  • Software upgrades: local and remote upgrades supported

Client Software


  • Frame: heavy-duty steel
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 122F (0 to 50C)
  • Ventilation: 49 CFM fan with air filter
  • Power Requirements: 90-132 VAC or 180-264 VAC, automatic range switching, 250 watts
  • Minibox: 6.5″ (w) x 15.5″ (d) x 7.0″ (h) (165 mm x 394 mm x 178 mm)
  • Rackmount: 19.0″ (w) x 18.0″ (d) x 3.5″ (h) (418 mm x 396 mm x 77 mm)
  • Ruggedized avionics enclosures available

Expansion and Options

A wide range of termination boards, analog and digital expansion boards, signal conditioning and isolation boards and special function boards such as counter-timers and quadrature encoders are available for your NetAcquire system. These may be supplied free-standing for mounting in your equipment or supplied in a shielded box, tabletop or rack-mount enclosure. Because of the large range of possible configurations and combinations, please contact us and we would be happy to generate a quote to your exact requirements.


  • Complete ‘network-ready’ intelligent data acquisition system
  • Analog input and output to 769,000 samples/second
  • Reduced cabling costs and improved signal integrity
  • Configurable real-time data reduction and control
  • High-speed network communications with advanced network error checking and recovery
  • Unlimited number of simultaneous network clients
  • Integrated Web and FTP servers support convenient configuration and reporting
  • Toolkit available for customized local data processing
  • All configuration settings, factory software, and custom software saved in nonvolatile memory
  • Optional GPS time tagging
  • Compact 6x15x7 inch enclosure; optional rack-mount
  • Compatible with PCs and UNIX workstations, including MS-Windows 3.1 and 95, MS-Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX, Irix, MS-DOS


  • Distributed data acquisition
  • Factory automation
  • Machine control
  • Cross-platform test and measurement
  • Internet wide-area monitoring

Is NetAcquire a good fit for your project?

Our applications engineers will discuss your needs and offer advice and pricing for the solutions we can provide.
NetAcquire provides quick responses to phone and email queries during Pacific Time business hours.

Call us toll free: 888-675-1122 or email [email protected]

For Employment, Business Affairs and other NetAcquire Contacts, CONTACT US

Preston Hauck

President, Chief Technology Officer

Preston Hauck founded NetAcquire in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.

During the early years of NetAcquire, Preston took a hands-on role in developing new products. He remains enthusiastically involved in helping customers solve complex real-world challenges.

As the company grew, Preston leveraged his information systems background to create tools that could automate business processes, increasing company efficiency, responsiveness, and scalability. In his current role, Preston oversees new product direction, manages company growth,works directly with clients and the engineering team on projects that call for his applications design expertise.

Prior to founding NetAcquire, Preston served as vice president of software engineering for Microstar Laboratories, a provider of PC-based test and measurement products. During his tenure, he helped the company grow tenfold in both revenue and employees. Preston developed an innovative real-time operating system from the ground-up, plus a data processing engine that powered all of Microstar's products for more than two decades.

Preston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, graduating first in his class in 1984 from the University of British Columbia.  He was granted a U.S. patent for developing a novel approach to initialize one processor from another in a multi-processor system. He has published a number of papers on real-time computer systems and regularly teaches networked telemetry processing classes.

Preston was born in Canada. After many years living in Washington State, he proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He enjoys traveling, reading, photography, basketball, skiing, and movies with his wife Colleen and their two children.

John Bono

Engineering Vice President

John Bono, a Seattle area native, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.  John started his career with Boeing Aerospace Company, working in a variety of roles. He received personal recognition from Boeing’s CEO for his contributions to 767 avionics.  John designed hardware and firmware for a Mil-Std-1553 bus interface and was the hardware lead and system designer for a B-1B flight simulator’s computer generated imagery display.  After Boeing, John joined Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) as a signal processing engineer. He was promoted to the role of ultrasound system architect before becoming the software and systems lead for an image storage and network transport system. During John’s tenure at ATL, he received a Technical Fellow award, became a member of the Senior Technical Staff, and had a role in ATL’s achievement of ISO 9001 certification.  

When John joined the rapidly growing NetAcquire Corporation in 2001, his “big company” experience was leveraged to enhance configuration management and quality systems and processes. He soon became the Management Representative for the company’s AS 9100 certification efforts.  

Today, John is involved in the system, hardware, and firmware design of virtually every system NetAcquire ships.  While the majority of these systems are customer-specified configurations of NetAcquire COTS hardware and software modules, many other systems are rack-sized, challenging configurations involving complex interchanges of information in all forms.  The NetAcquire motto of “connect anything to anything” is John’s daily mission; he knows that, when applied to real-time systems, there will be a continuous stream of interesting problems to solve and challenges to conquer to best meet the needs of his customers and their mission critical projects around the world.

Steve Proudlock

Sales Vice President

For many NetAcquire customers, Steve is the initial face and voice of the company. While he has a desk at the company headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, quite often he’s in the air, flying to meet customers, discuss projects and set solutions into motion.

Steve joined NetAcquire in the summer of 2001. He sees his principal role as being the customer’s advocate. Steve thrives on opportunities to work on-site with NetAcquire customers to see first-hand the tasks and challenges they face.

In 2002, Steve joined the volunteer organizing committee for the International Telemetering Conference; he serves on the committee to this day. Steve also supports and participates in the meetings and industry standards efforts of several Range Commanders Council (RCC) committees.

Steve is an Army Veteran, having served in locations around the world in military law enforcement and personal protection roles. After graduating Pre Law from Central Washington University, he began a sales career in retail consumer electronics. The career choice was inspired by his favorite uncle, Ken Cartwright, a career tire salesman at Sears. Ken taught Steve the foundation principles of professional salesmanship: “Say what you are going to do, and then do it,” and “Get to know someone by showing sincere interest and earning their trust”.  

Steve’s Microsoft and Cisco certifications help him better understand the technical aspects of test range telemetry. While Steve is well versed in all aspects of NetAcquire technology today, he still learns something new on a daily basis from his colleagues.

Steve is a Seattle area native who enthusiastically gives his time and resources to a local charity dedicated to supporting foster children and their families.

Mark Roseberry


Mark Roseberry has been with NetAcquire since its inception. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia. Mark has almost 40 years of software development and business management expertise. He has been instrumental in  the Company's business development and growth while running the NetAcquire Canada engineering office in Vancouver since 2001 and has been involved in the design and implementation of many key NetAcquire software components.

Mark shares our founder Preston Hauck's hands-on philosophy and his user-centric approach makes him a frequent participant and advocate for strong technical solutions ranging from customer-driven requirements development to robust implementation to  top-notch technical support and responsiveness.