To aid the next wave of mobile communications, NetSilicon Inc. (Waltham, Mass.) and Wireless Networks Inc. (Calagary, Alberta, Canada) announced Aug. 7 that NetSilicon's NET+Works device networking platform is providing connectivity for Wireless Networks' BlueLAN access point. BlueLAN allows wireless Bluetooth devices to access local area networks (LANs).
Following 10 months of development, deployment, testing, and refining with several customers, Emerson Process Management's (Austin, Tex.) MDC Technology division (Teesside, U.K.) has unveiled an Internet-based service, "e-fficiency," that delivers information about plant equipment performance directly to a web browser. Using model-based technology with data reconciliation and parameter estimation software, customers can supply data by posting to the e-fficiency FTP site or allow Emerson Process to extract data on a defined frequency. For more information, visit www.e-fficiency.com/tour/tour1_master.asp .
Pro-face America Inc. (Glendale heights, Ill.), a majority-owned subsidiary of Digital Electronics Corp. (Osaka, Japan), announced Aug. 6 that it has purchased Viewtronix Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Over the next few months Viewtronix will be integrated with Pro-face's Xycom Automation division.