The purpose of Portable Data Collection Center (PDCC) is to enable seismic network operators to describe and maintain their instrument metadata in SEED format.
The IRIS DMC has released version 3.0 of its Portable Data Collection Center software (PDCC), which enables seismic network operators to describe, maintain, and exchange their instrument metadata using the FDSN SEED format.
PDCC is designed to make the process of creating metadata descriptions easy. The tool consists of a main editor window for reading, viewing, editing, and writing SEED metadata files by providing specialized tools that facilitate the construction of station metadata entries. PDCC represents a continued effort by IRIS to support the seismological community with tools to enable data collection and research.
All that is required to run PDCC is a recent version of a Java virtual machine (JVM), version 5.0 or later. Version 6.0 is recommended.
PDCC 3.0 is built on an older code base that is not as stable in many respects, but it does offer a few special features:
- MySQL database support
- Waveform record support
- SAC output