Data Turbine Utilities, DTU for short, is produced by NEES. It is a collection of a dozen or more Java-based programs written to make pushing data into and pulling data our of Data Turbine easier. Data Turbine Utilties can be used directly from the command line or as a software library through third-party Java programs.
This installaton software will overwrite previous installations of Data Turbine Utilities.
Windows and Mac users must run this installer using an administrator account in order to install correctly. Additionally, Mac users must run the installer as ‘root’ in order to install dtu softlinks into /usr/local/bin.
Linux: Users can run this installer with either normal or superuser privileges. Running the installer as a superuser (root) will install the software for global use. Normal users running the installer will find a ‘Data Turbine Utilities’ folder in their home directory, as well as a dtu softlink they can move at their discretion.
To verify that DataTurbine Utilities is intalled correctly, open up a terminal. Type ‘dtu’ and press return. If a dtu help menu does not appear, it will be because your system cannot locate ‘dtu.sh’ for Mac and Linux users or ‘dtu.bat’ if you are using Windows. You will need to add it to your system path.
|AxisSource||Stream JPEG image frames from an Axis network server to Data Turbine|
|DLinkSource||Acquires data from a D-Link DCS-900 camera|
|FileToRbnb||Load numeric data from a file into Data Turbine|
|FlexTpsSource||Stream JPEG image frames from an Axis network server to Data Turbine|
|JpgLoaderSource||Load JPEG image frames from the local filesystem into Data Turbine|
|JpgSaverSink||Save JPEG image frames from Data Turbine to the local filesystem|
|OpenSeesToRbnb||Reads an OpenSees XML file and imports the data into Data Turbine|
|Orb2Rbnb||Requests data from an Antelope ORB and transmits it to Data Turbine|
|RbnbToFile||Save Data Turbine numeric data into to a file|
|PanaSource||Stream video frames from a Panasonic camera or video server to Data Turbine|
|TextSource||Append numeric data from a file into Data Turbine|
Using DataTurbine Utilities
Data Turbine Utilities does not offer a graphical user interface. To use DTU after installation, please open a command-line-interface window and follow the instructions below:
To access help type
you can also access the help menu of a utility by typing
For example accessing the help on the AxisSource you can type:
For Experienced Java Users
The Data Turbine Utilities can also be accessed directly for command-line or programmatic use through the dtu.jar file located in the Data Turbine Utilities folder. This folder will be located in one of the following locations, depending on your operating system:
- Windows: C:/Program Files\Data Turbine Utilities
- Mac: /Applications/Data Turbine Utilities
- Global Install: /usr/local/Data Turbine Utilities
- User Install: $HOME/Data Turbine Utilities
Run it by opening a terminal and typing:
Note: Include jar files located in the lib sub-folder in your CLASSPATH before using Data Turbine Utilities. All functionality is available through