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  • Lantronix Inc. (Irvine, Calif.) on Dec. 18 bought US Software (Hillsboro, Ore.) for $7 million in stock and cash. The acquisition will add to Lantronix's engineering expertise and advance its Device Server Technology by enabling it to run on popular embedded hardware platforms.

  • Honeywell Industrial Automation's (Phoenix, Ariz.) Hi-Spec Solutions business recently introduced its Advanced Steam Management (ASM) software application, and reported that using ASM increases electrical production by up to 2% and improves generation efficiencies in multi-turbine powerhouses in the process industries.

  • Predator Software Inc. (Portland, Ore.) on Dec. 12 announced its acquisition of direct numeric control (DNC) software and shop-floor technology product lines from X_Net A/S, a Denmark-based developer of integrated DNC and shop-floor solutions. Most of the products will be re-released under the Predator name during 2001.

  • Think&Do Software (Ann Arbor, Mich.) has released its Think&Do Studio, which integrates control and information technology with Microsoft Visio 2000. Announced earlier this year (see Control Engineering , March '00, p. 45), Studio allows developers the ability to develop flow charts for control, HMI, and information sharing within the familiar Visio interface.

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