Comtrol Corp. (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Steeplechase Software Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) announced Nov. 9 that Comtrol's RocketPort multiport serial controllers are now supported by Steeplechase's Visual Logic Controller to provide an environment for real-time process control, integrated motion control, and factory-floor-to-enterprise connectivity. For more information, visit www.controleng.com/freeinfo , www.comtrol.com , or www.steeplechase.com .
Wind River Systems Inc. (Alameda, Calif.), an embedded development software and services provider, announced Oct. 21 an agreement to merge with Integrated Systems Inc. (ISI, Sunnyvale, Calif.), which provides embedded systems software for a range of industries. For more information, visit www.controleng.com/freeinfo or www.windriver.com .
Zone Automation Inc. (Temecula, Calif.), which develops hybrid IT and automation solutions, announced Oct. 25 that it changed its name to Zoneworx Inc. to reflect the evolution of its business focus beyond plant-floor-specific applications. The name change coincides with Zoneworx's preparations to release a product line offering "Connect and Collect" IP device connectivity solutions. For more information, visit www.controleng.com/freeinfo or www.zoneworx.com .