USDATA opens integration with Steeplechase

USDATA Corp. recently integrated its FactoryLink Enterprise Control System (ECS) with the PC-based Visual Logic Controller (VLC) from Steeplechase Software Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Open integration between the two products will allow customers who use VLC's hard, real-time control capabilities and FactoryLink ECS to reduce manufacturing costs and improve cycle times.

09/01/1998


USDATA Corp. recently integrated its FactoryLink Enterprise Control System (ECS) with the PC-based Visual Logic Controller (VLC) from Steeplechase Software Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Open integration between the two products will allow customers who use VLC's hard, real-time control capabilities and FactoryLink ECS to reduce manufacturing costs and improve cycle times.

Integrating FactoryLink ECS and VLC takes advantage of each product's open architecture, Microsoft Windows NT compatibility, interface function sets, and connectivity tools. Users will be able to design systems faster and make modifications more quickly than by using the packages separately.

"Integrating FactoryLink ECS and Steeplechase's soft control is part of USDATA's overall corporate vision of an integrated architecture that enables manufacturers to transparently move data from the plant floor all the way to ERP," says Bob Merry, USDATA's president and ceo. For more information, visit www.controleng.com/info .





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