Solutions for document-based communication

To date, says Mike Morel, director of manufacturing solutions for Adobe Systems, the company's game plan in the industry has revolved around its PostScript printer language and Acrobat PDF file format, supplemented by technologies like its LiveCycle Policy Server document control and security capability.

07/01/2006


To date, says Mike Morel, director of manufacturing solutions for Adobe Systems , the company's game plan in the industry has revolved around its PostScript printer language and Acrobat PDF file format, supplemented by technologies like its LiveCycle Policy Server document control and security capability.

The result is an "intelligent document" that to a greater or lesser degree can transform a document-based business process such as for product development or sourcing. Disparate information—e.g., Microsoft Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and 3D drawings—circulate amongst interested parties in secure bundled packages, but need only the free Acrobat Reader to be opened.

Now, says Morel, the intention is to go further by exploiting synergies based on Adobe's recent acquisitions—most obviously Macromedia, but also other smaller purchases.

"We can deliver information just about anywhere because the Macromedia Flash and Adobe PDF formats are on a huge number of desktops," says Morel.

"Information within the supply chain is very, very complex—quality, RoHS, WEEE, other compliance information," explains Morel. "It's no longer just data on order quantities and shipment dates." Adobe pulls required data from systems of record, packages it, and delivers it securely as required.

Adobe's new Work Instruction solution extracts information from manufacturing and engineering systems, packages it, and makes it available on the factory floor 24/7 without having to access the originating enterprise applications.





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me