DigiTrak Aurora

The DigiTrak® Aurora® Display represents the HDD Industry’s first color touch screen. Aurora is DCI’s most rugged design to date and is compatible with all current DCI locating system and future systems. Aurora incorporates DCI’s state of the art telemetry technology for improved performance even in high Interference environments. A larger display keeps critical information at your fingertips for easier management of your drilling activities. Locating data and custom HDD apps are now combined into one ground-breaking device.

The Aurora comes equipped with applications and future ones are available for purchase and more information is available in the App section.

Never obsolete. Always relevant.

Aurora can receive new apps and system updates through most mobile hotspots.

Included Apps:

image  LWD Live

image  Strip Chart

image  Target Steering

image  Frequency Change

  • Color touchscreen interface
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Platform for custom intelligent HDD applications
  • Configurable alerts, data trending and onboard training
  • Runs multiple apps simultaneously
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Improved decision making with better information
  • Supports TensiTrak® pullback and pressure monitoring system and SST®
    steering tool
  • Apps are designed to improve productivity
  • Apps allow HDD data to be presented in new ways
  • Mulitple apps can be open and run at the same time
  • Pertinent drilling data is visible when running apps

 LWD Live

LWD Live lets you plot rod-by-rod detail of your bore as it happens, capturing rod number, pitch, depth, surface distance, and even time for every rod drilled. It clearly shows the bore path as it is created, helping you make better drilling decisions. It calculates and plots the relationship between drill head and terrain and displays rod detail previously unavailable in real-time.


 Target Steering

The Aurora Target Steering® app allows the receiver to be placed ahead of the drill head and used as a steering target which is especially beneficial when crossing roads or other obstacles where walk over locating is neither safe or practical. The Aurora display provides an easy-to-understand “down the bore” view of the drill path, with a clear visual projected target of where the drill head will be when it passes underneath the receiver ahead of it. Is the target drifting left? Steer right. Is it drifting too high? Steer down. Nothing could be easier.


 Strip Chart

The Aurora Strip Chart app lets you monitor temperature, fluid pressure, and TensiTrak® pullback tension data over time. The data is presented on a graph that includes the Warning and Critical levels specified in alarm settings on the Main menu.


 Frequency Change

DCI dual frequency transmitters can change their frequency or mode mid-bore using different rotation sequences. The Aurora display Frequency Change app guides the drill rig operator through these sequences. Get step-by-step guidance on changing between frequencies using the familiar 10-2-7 method, the newer Repeating Roll Sequence (RRS3) method or the RRS4 method for using XR® mode on XR transmitters.


Tested tough. The future of HDD is here with the DigiTrak® Aurora® display from DCI

Aurora combines an integrated color touchscreen that manages the important locating activities of the drilling process with wireless connectivity that supports on-site access to new HDD applications and software upgrades. Configurable alarms, user profiles, data trending, interactive training, improved safety, reduced risk, and increased productivity are all at your fingertips.

It’s not just a display. It’s an experience.

Model Number/Product ID AF10 AF8
Power Source 10 – 28 VDC 10 – 28 VDC
Current 2.1 A maximum 1.75 A maximum
Controls 10.4” touchscreen 8.4” touchscreen
Graphic Display LCD LCD
Audio Output Speaker Speaker
Telemetry Range 1800 ft (550 m) Up to 1800 ft (550 m)
Telemetry Channels 4 4
Wireless LAN 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, and Low Energy (BLE) 4.0 radio 2.1+ EDR, and Low Energy (BLE) 4.0 radio
Operating Temperature -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C) -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)
Length, Width, Height 11.5 in. (29.2 cm), 9.3 in. (23.7 cm), 2.3 in. (5.8 cm) 9.8 in. (24.9 cm), 6.6 in. (16.8 cm), 3.2 in. (8 cm)
Weight 6.4 lb (2.9 kg) 4.25 lb (1.9 kg)

DigiTrak® Aurora® Price List

Part #
Aurora Freestanding Remote Display
Aurora Freestanding 10.4" Remote Display
Includes Aurora 10.4” Touchscreen Display, Drill Docking Station, Mobile Docking station, DC Power Cable, Anntenna, System Carry Case, Manual and other instructional documents on USB Flash Drive
Aurora Freestanding 8.4" Remote Display
Includes Aurora 8.4” Touchscreen Display, DC Power Cable, Magnetic Base with RAM Mount, Antenna, System Carry Case, Manual and other instructional documents on USB Flash Drive

DigiTrak Aurora Components

Part #
Aurora 10.4” Touchscreen Display
Aurora Battery Power Adapter – offers lithium-ion battery power with magnetic base for AF8 or AF10, lithium-ion battery not included
Aurora Drill Docking Station (includes 2.25” RAM mount)
Aurora Mobile Docking Station
Aurora Carry Case
MFD/FSD Display cord
GPS Antenna
13” Telemetry Antenna, TNC
Telemetry Long Whip Ant, TNC, High Band
Telemetry Long Whip Ant, TNC, Low Band (China, Russia/India, Israel, Brazil only)


NOTE: Receivers and Displays are licensed for use in the USA/Canada, United Kingdom, China, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Australia. Specify Country (e.g. US, UK, CH, SW, AU, NL) when ordering any of the Remote Systems, Remote Parts, or Remote Upgrades.

All prices are $US, FOB Kent, WA, USA. Please check with your local DCI office for applicable MSRP.
Prices on systems, components & accessories are subject to change without notice and subject to availability.

DigiTrak® Systems and all related components are designed and built in the USA.
DigiTrak® products are covered by various US patents and the DCI logo, CableLink®, DataLog®, DigiTrak®, Eclipse®, F2®, F5®, iGPS®, MFD®, SST®, Target-in-the-Box®, Target Steering®, and TensiTrak® are U.S. registered trademarks and Aurora™, Ball-in-the-Box™, DucTrak™, F Series™, FSD™, FasTrak™, LWD™, SE™, SED™, SuperCell™, and TeleLock™ are trademarks of Digital Control Incorporated.

* MSRP's are manufacturer's suggested retail prices only. Actual prices may vary. MSRP does not include foreign taxes or duties.