Software for the dBadge Noise Dosimeter
Airwave and Download Utility
Noise Dosimeter Software
There are three programs available for the dBadge Noise Dosemeter:
- dBadge2 Download Utility (included)
- Airwave Application for phones and tablets (included)
- Insight Noise Data Management Software (option)
The dBadge2 Download Utility transfers the measurements from the dBadge into an Excel spreadsheet. If you want to produce your own reports then this is a quick way to do it.
The Airwave application runs on a phone or tablet and can be used to start and stop measurements. You can also view a summary of the measurement and send it by email.
The Insight software makes use of the full power of the dBadge2 dosemeter, downloading all the measurements, giving the option to link them with person, place or process, and producing reports.
dBadge2 Download Utility
The Download Utility software is available free of charge. It connects to a dBadge2 and downloads the measurements to an Excel spreadsheet file, from where you can carry our your own analysis and reporting.
The resulting spreadsheet file contains the measurement summary, along with the Time History Noise Profile, events, and a noise histogram.
The software is included with the noise measurement kit, or you can download it from our Tech Support web site:
dBadge Download Utility
Airwave Smartphone / Tablet Application
The Airwave Application for phones and tablets is available for download free of charge from the Google Play and the Apple App Store. It handles multiple dBadge2 noise dosemeters over a Bluetooth link.
Using the Airwave app you can start, stop and pause measurements without interrupting the worker. You can view the current measurement state too - noise levels so far, battery level and memory capacity.
A summary report can be emailed directly from the phone or tablet.
Airwave Smartphone Application
Insight Software for the dBadge
The optional Insight noise data management software for the dBadge noise dosimeter runs in Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10). It deals with downloading the noise measurements, managing the data and presenting reports.
- Quickly create noise reports
- Tabular and graphic analysis
- Share results with others
- Supports multiple instruments
- Manage meter inventory and calibration
You only need one copy of the program with the dBadge plug-in. With this, you can manage as many dBadge noise dosimeters as you need, with no additional cost.
Organizing the Results
The downloaded measurements are displayed in a tree view in the Downloaded folder.
At this stage the measurements are not assigned to any person, place, etc. You can assign a measurement to any branch of the tree by simply dragging it from the results list.
Viewing the Noise Measurements
Measurements can be viewed in a table (cumulative values like Lavg, Leq, TWA, etc.) or in a graph.
Color Coding Indicates Noise Levels
Reports can be created using either single or multiple measurements, which are selected from the tree view in the Insight software. You simply select the entity for which you want to generate a report - this can be a person, place or process and then select the option to Generate report...
The Report Wizard then leads you through the process, allowing you to select the sorting (site, location, process or person), making it very convenient to generate reports for all people, all processes, etc. You can then select a date range and even include/exclude selected measurements, and which fields you want included - date, time, duration, battery state, notes, and so on.
Typical Insight Report
A personal header and footer can be added. All changes to the layout and content is saved so that you don't have to go through the same selections again.
Once generated, the report can be viewed on screen, printed or exported to other formats such as Excel (XLS) or PDF (ideal for sending by email).
The Insight software is not included in the kit. You can download a trial version from our Tech Support site at: https://support.noisemeters.com/dbadge2/.