Product Information

supports various measurements.
No more long cables.
No more wiring installation!
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We can propose the most suitable measurement you require.

RIONOTE Introduction Videos


Color LCD touch screen allows intuitive operation.

B5 size ideal for measurements in the field. Light weight: only 1.2 kg including amplifier and battery.

Removable lithium-ion battery can be exchanged in the field.

IPX54 waterproof rating for main unit.

Support for wireless measurements eliminates need for cumbersome cabling on site.

Screen images

RIONOTE intuitive user interface
Lets the user select the required program for the respective purpose:
SX-A1FT (FFT analysis), SX-A1RT (octave band analysis), or
SX-A1WR (waveform recording). The right side of the screen provides
access to various settings.
RIONOTE calibration screen
Serves for calibration of microphones or accelerometers connected to the RIONOTE.
Waveform recording
By using the waveform recording program, it is possible to display and record the time waveform of the incoming signal(s). Available recording time depends on the number of input channels and the selected frequency range. The figure below shows a time waveform displayed on the screen of the Main Control Unit.

RIONOTE System Configuration

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FFT analysis program SX-A1FT  
sample screens

FFT analysis
RIONOTE enables you to perform FFT analysis on multiple channels simultaneously. The results are shown in clear graphs on the large color screen, in real time, or from stored data when using the recall function. A marker allows you to scroll through the data, and enables the readout of the level of a frequency of interest.
Transfer function
The transfer function represents the relation between an input signal and output signal in the frequency domain, allowing the determination of amplitude and phase.In this mathematical calculation category, the RIONOTE supports coherence function and cross spectrum processing.
Waveform post processing
After completing waveform recording (as explained above), the stored waveforms can be displayed on the Main Control Unit's large screen, and played back by using the earphone jack output. Moreover, various secondary post processing functions for the waveform data are available in the Main Control Unit, including FFT analysis as shown in the screen example below.

1/3 octave band analysis program SX-A1RT  
sample screens

Octave band analysis
Real time analysis of noise or vibration levels for evaluation and designing countermeasures is usually performed by means of octave band analysis (using either octave bands or 1/3 octave bands). The below screen sample of the RIONOTE displays octave analysis results in 4 channels as a graph and numeric values at the same time.

Vibration Analysis Program SX-A1VA  
sample screens

This program adds vibration measurement functions to the RIONOTE Multifunction Measurement System.
All essential vibration measurement functions are provided, enabling equipment diagnosis and trend management for industrial machinery.
The program also supports detailed diagnosis including FFT analysis and envelope processing.

Judgement Program (Pass/Fail Evaluation) SX-A1CMP  
sample screens

It is suitable for pass / fail evaluation of noise, vibrations and other phenomena in production or inspection lines.
Allows setting threshold areas for FFT analysis results to determine pass/fail.
Depending on the evaluation purpose, a suitable sensor can be selected from various types of microphones or accelerometers.
Operation control from a PLC is also supported as an option (using the Ethernet connector of the RIONOTE).

Order Tracking Program CAT-SAA1-ORDTRK  
sample screen

Output the analysis results by connecting microphone, accelerometer as well as tachometer.
Waveform recording enables reanalysis.
Optional Programs for the RIONOTE
Multifunction Measurement System
A wide range of optional programs are available to make measurement operations even more speedy and convenient.
*Details will be shown at the point of a mouse.


Simplify operation through step-by-step screen-based instructions.
Convenient for use by persons without prior experience,
or to set up standardized routines.

Clearly illustrated instructions appear on the RIONOTE screen to guide the user through procedures such as displaying or changing measurement settings or performing calibration.

Mail Notification Function

Receive an email when preset trigger conditions are met.

The email address is set up in the RIONOTE beforehand. The function is useful for example to alert
an operator at a remote site when a certain preset level has been exceeded.
*Additional equipment to connect the RIONOTE to a network is required.

Additional Window Functions

Add new window functions to waveform analysis screens
during post-processing.


Lock Setting Values

Prevent inadvertent operation by locking settings
that should not be changed.

Locked items can be changed by going into maintenance mode.

Change Maximum Number of
Simultaneous Graphs

The program changes the upper limit on how many graphs
can be displayed simultaneously.

The standard setting of the RIONOTE is 4 graphs. This can be changed for example to 6 or 8 etc.

Display a Specific Measurement Value

Sets up the system to always show the value for a specified target.

This could be for example a specific band level or the overall level (SX-A1FT), or the all-pass level (SX-A1RT). The value will always be displayed in one of the graph areas.

Memo Input (Keyboard Input)

Easily add notes to each measurement.

The software keyboard of the RIONOTE can be used to enter notes into a project,
and the content of notes can be saved on SD card.

USB Camera Image Display &
Simultaneous Save

Save still images of the measurement setup.

Using a USB camera, images for example of the measurement setup can be displayed
on the screen and saved along with the measurement data.
*USB camera as specified by Rion Corporation. Still images only.

Save WAVE File for Specific Period

Save file for a required interval only.

On the Recall screen, a time interval can be selected and saved as a separate file.

Display Time-Level
Graph for Specific Band

Useful for identifying time based changes and trends.

The changes over time in a specified band can be displayed,
with time on the horizontal axis and level on the vertical axis.
(The specified band can be changed at the time of measurement.)

Graph Overlay Display

Easily view and compare data from different channels in real time.

The overlay display can show more than one channel in real time simultaneously.
Overlay display of real time and recalled data is supported as a function in Version 2.1.
*Overlay display requires that parameters are identical, such as octave band or 1/3 octave band selection, or number of analysis points for FFT analysis.
● Please contact us regarding release schedule/delivery dates.
● Rion retains the copyright for optional programs. Optional programs are not covered by the policy of free updates for function improvement.


Ordering Information
Product name Product number
RIONOTE 2 channel FFT Analyzer SA-A1FTB2
RIONOTE 4 channel FFT Analyzer SA-A1FTB4
RIONOTE 2 channel Octave Analyzer SA-A1RTB2
RIONOTE 4 channel Octave Analyzer SA-A1RTB4
RIONOTE 2 channel Frequency Analyzer (FFT and Octave) SA-A1FTRTB2
RIONOTE 4 channel Frequency Analyzer (FFT and Octave) SA-A1FTRTB4
RIONOTE Program for FFT Analysis SX-A1FT
RIONOTE Program for 1/3 Octave Analysis SX-A1RT
Judgement Program (Pass/Fail Evaluation) SX-A1CMP
Vibration Analysis Program SX-A1VA
Order Tracking Program CAT-SAA1-ORDTRK
Product name Product number
Wireless Dock SA-A1WD
Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (spare) BP-30
32 GB SD Card MC-32SD3
2 GB SD Card MC-20SD2
Voice Memo Microphone BSHSM03BK
Monitor Earphone ATH-C320-BK
Shoulder Belt VA-12015
Carrying Case SAA10660
LCD Protector 59SA5000
RIONOTE Desktop Stand SA-A1S36
LCD Protector -
CCLD 4 mA Modification (factory option) -
RIONOTE Main Control Unit SA-A1, RIONOTE 4 channel / 2 channel Amplifier SA-A1B4/B2
Input section

Number of channels 4 (2), BNC connectors,CCLD, AC/DC
Max. input voltage ±13 V
CCLD 2 mA 24 V (4 mA Factory option)
Amplifier section

Frequency Range DC to 20 kHz or 0.25 Hz to 20 kHz
Input range -40 dB to 20 dB, 20-dB steps, 0 dB ref.1 Vrms
Residual noise At range full-scale: -85 dB or less (0 dB range, AP level)
Dynamic range 100 dB or better (0 dB range, fs = 51.2 kHz, 400 line FFT noise level)
Phase difference
between channels
±1 deg. or less (1 Hz to 20 kHz, same input range)
A/D converter section

A/D converter 24 bit, delta-sigma type, simultaneous sampling
Sampling frequencies 51.2 kHz, 25.6 kHz, 12.8 kHz, 5.12 kHz, 2.56 kHz,1.28 kHz, 512 Hz, 256 Hz
Display 10.1 inch TFT color LCD, 1 280 x 800 pixels, transmissive type

Touch panel Multi-touch (2 points), projected capacitive type
Input/output section

USB USB A x 1, mini B x 1
Earphone jack Yes Stereo mini jack, φ3.5
SD card slot Yes (SDHC support, max. 32 GB)
Tacho pulse input, General purpose input

Number of channels 1, BNC connector

Tacho pulse

Input voltage range 0 - 12 V, open collector supported, internal pull-up
3.3 V (pull-up resistance 1 kΩ)
H-L threshold level 2.5 V
Measurement rotation speed range 5 000 pulse/s

General purpose

A/D converter 10 bit successive approximation type
Sampling frequency Approx. 10 Hz
External trigger Open collector supported, internal pull-up 3.3 V
Power supply Li-Ion battery (battery life approx. 4 hours, depending on usage conditions), AC adapter
Dimensions, Weight 40 (H) x 275 (W) x 188 (D) mm
SA-A1: 1 200 g (incl. 280 g battery, SA-A1B4 mounted)
Water-resistant rating Equivalent to IP54
Operating temperature range -10 °C to +50 °C using AC adapter, max. 90 % RH (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Rechargeable Li-Ion battery, BP-30 x 1, AC adapter NE-20P x 1, SA-A1 file converter, AS-70 Viewer
RIONOTE Wireless Dock, SA-A1WD (and Amplifier SA-A1B4/B2)
Input 4 or 2 channels (Amplifier SA-A1B4/B2 needed)
Signal transfer to
main platform
LAN port Ethernet 100 base-TX
Wireless WLAN (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz)
Distance of wireless transfer about 50 m*Depending on usage conditions
Memory SD card (SDHC support, max 32 GB)
Power supply 8 IEC R6 (sizeAA) batteries(alkaline or nickel-hydride), AC adapter
Dimensions, Weight Approx. 42 (H) × 193 (W) × 95 (D) mm, Approx. 500 g (incl. battery)
Water-resistant rating IP grade IP54 equivalent (same as main unit)
SX-A1FT, RIONOTE Program for FFT Analysis
General real-time analysis processing

Processing outline FFT analysis (non-continuous frames when used in real time)
Number of channels Max. 4 channels
Trigger Trigger modes Free, Single, Repeat
Trigger source Waveform, External, Rotation speed
Trigger position ±2/N(N: number of analysis points)
Arithmetic functions Time domain waveform for 1 frame, Power spectrum, Cross spectrum,
Transfer function, Coherence
Window functions Rectangular, Hanning, Flat-top, Exponential, Force
Analysis frequencies 20 kHz, 10 kHz, 5 kHz, 2 kHz, 1 kHz, 500 Hz, 200 Hz, 100 Hz
Number of analysis points 256, 512, 1 024, 2 048, 4 096, 8 192, 16 384, 32 768
Averaging and other
processing functions
Linear, Exponential, Max Hold
Number of averaging runs 1 to 1 024
General post-analysis processing

Outline FFT analysis of WAVE files recorded with WR function
Number of channels Max. 4 channels
Arithmetic functions Time waveform for 1 frame, Power spectrum, Cross spectrum,
Transfer function, Coherence, Partial overall
Window functions Rectangular, Hanning, Flat-top, Exponential, Force
Number of analysis points 1 024, 2 048, 4 096, 8 192, 16 384, 32 768
Overlap ratio 0 %, 25 %, 50 %, 75 %
Averaging and other
processing functions
Linear, Exponential, Max Hold
Number of averaging runs 1 to 1 024
SX-A1RT, RIONOTE Program for 1/3 Octave Analysis
Standard compliance JIS C1513 class 1, JIS C1514 class1,
IEC 61260:1995 class1, ANSI S1.11-2004 class1
Band filter center frequencies and number of bands

Octave bands 0.5 to 16 000 Hz, 16 bands Max. 4 channels
1/3 octave bands 0.4 to 20 000 Hz, 48 bands Max. 3 channels
Instantaneous value data
(every 100 ms)
Time weighted level Lp, Time averaged level Leq, Time weighted
maximum level Lmax
Processing value data Time averaged level Leq, Sound exposure level LE,
Time weighted maximum level Lmax, Time weighted minimum level Lmin,
Time percentile level LN (5, 10, 50, 90, 95, 33.3), max. 5 values
Store function Auto/Manual
Time weighting
F (Fast) 125 ms, 630 ms, S (Slow) 1 s, 10 s
Frequency weighting
A, C, Z
Trigger Trigger modes Free, Single, Repeat
Trigger source AP level, Band level, External signal, Time
SX-A1WR, RIONOTE Program for Waveform recording
(Installed in SA-A1 main unit)
Number of recording
1 to 4 channels + rotation or General purpose DC
Frequency range 20 kHz, 10 kHz, 5 kHz, 1 kHz, 500 Hz, 100 Hz
Quantization 16 bit/24 bit
Trigger Trigger modes Free, Single, Repeat
Trigger source Waveform, Time, External, Rotation speed
Voice memo marker function Yes
Monitor output (playback) Allows listening to recorded data (51.2 kHz, 25.6 kHz, 12.8 kHz only)
Recorded data WAVE format