If the equipment for data capture is online to a computer system, it is part of a data collection process and may be referred to as either data capture or data collection equipment. The term data capture is often used where a computer system monitors (and maybe controls) laboratory instruments, process parameters, etc.; in this context it is also known as data logging.
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