Gary Mintchell, Senior Editor
Orlando, Fla.— More than 450 engineers and executives discussed ideas and actual successes in e-manufacturing at the ARC Manufacturing Strategies Forum presented by the ARC Advisory Group (Dedham, Mass.) on Feb. 19-20. Andy Chatha, ARC's president, reported that Internet- and web-based technologies are driving collaborative manufacturing, which must use data from automation for enterprise...
Cambridge, Mass. - Venturcom Inc. announced the availability of RTX 5.1 for Windows XP Embedded on Nov. 28. RTX 5.1 for Windows XP Embedded extends the operating system to mission-critical environments.
Newark, Calif. - Corresponding with launch of Microsoft Corp.'s latest embedded operating system (OS), Windows XP Embedded, M-Systems announced that Windows XP Embedded contains native support for the DiskOnKey and DiskOnChip product lines.
Redmond, Wash.- Microsoft Corp. kicked off the second annual Windows Embedded Developers Conference on Nov. 28 with a keynote address by Jim Allchin, group vp of the company's Platforms Division, announcing the availability of Windows XP Embedded.
Charlotte, N.C.-Elestream.com recently announced thart its e-commerce store is officially open for business.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced availability of an open, publish-subscribe protocol.
Atlanta, Ga.-In addition to Rockwell Automation exhibits and products on display at Automation Fair 2001, Nov. 14 - 15, there were more than 80 booths from its Encompass Solutions partners.
Merging Steeplechase Software into Think & Do Software does a lot more than unite two old rivals in PC-based control. The resulting company, Entivity (Ann Arbor, Mich.), will likely achieve critical mass of investment, products, and customers, which can finally bring this subset of control into the mainstream.
There's nothing like a custom paint job to make a car stand out. With the help of new automation tools, paint technicians at Audi's plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, are trying different ideas to make the company's most head-turning automobile designs really shine. This pilot plant performs special paint effects on prototypes, show cars, and very limited production cars to test various pigmen...
With the growing acceptance of PCs based on Intel Pentium processors and Microsoft Windows NT operating systems, open solutions are spreading into most areas of factory automation. An open solution for robotics is Universal Robot Controller (URC) from Robotic Workspace Technologies (Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.