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HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Papers sought to mark ARCNet’s 20th birthday

To recognize ARCNet's longevity as a networking standard and its rebirth as an embedded network or field technology, the ARCNet Trade Assocation (ATA) is producing an interactive CD-ROM called ARCNet— The First 20 Years Platinum Anthology. Project sponsors include: ATA, Standard Microsystems, Contemporary Control Systems, Toyo Microsystems, and the Europe-bas...

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HMI, OI August 1, 1998

PCDirect unveils new HMI software

To give small to medium human-machine interface (HMI) applications alarming, data logging, trending, and recipes, PLCDirect recently added LookoutDirect, a low-cost, full-featured HMI software package to its PC-based line. LookoutDirect is a 32-bit application powered by Microsoft Windows 95 or 98 and Windows NT.

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HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Handheld data terminal

Manchester, N.H.— 1200 is a ruggedized handheld data terminal built to withstand the harshest industrial and outdoor mobile data collection and HMI applications. Designed for one-hand operation, the lightweight unit features enhanced processing power and an extended-life nickel metal hydride battery pack offering 30 hr operation.

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HMI, OI July 1, 1998

Miconex 98 is largest ever; CE’s first exhibit in China

A spirit of progress in the industrial sector was evident at Miconex 98—the International Fair for Measurement, Instrumentation & Automation—held here on May 25-29, 1998. Some 120 companies, including major names like Elsag Bailey, Endress+Hauser, Fisher-Rosemount, GE Fanuc, Intellution, Rittal, Siemens, and Smar—as well as 350 local firms&#8212...

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HMI, OI July 1, 1998

Dual or quad DC alarm module

Dallas, Tex. —AS4F alarm module provides quad or dual relay outputs at preset analog input levels. Programmable in engineering units from the front-panel, the 4-digit LED display continuously displays the process variable, or shuts off after a period of inactivity. Signal preprocessing functions include alarming on an averaged signal, on-delay alarming, which requires the alarm trip poin...

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HMI, OI June 1, 1998

Dynapro scales supervisory HMI software to run on Windows CE

In another leap toward open, scaleable architectures, Dynapro (New Westminster, B.C., Canada) unveiled what it says is the first human-machine interface software architecture to run on Microsoft Windows CE. A hardware and software maker for both Rockwell Automation and its own industrial control and automation channel, Dynapro made its announcement May 11 at the Int...

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HMI, OI May 1, 1998

Object-oriented software

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada—FrameworX is an object-oriented software technology for factory control and automation. With FramworX, engineers can develop and edit control logic, HMI animations, and systems management parameters simultaneously. This single environment for software development provides for drag and drop functionality between programs to establish links.

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HMI, OI May 1, 1998

Microsoft announces Year 2000 resource center

To help customers find solutions for year 2000 software problems, Microsoft Corp. opened a new web-based resource center Apr. 15 at www.microsoft.com/year2000/. The site contains new material, such as a product guide that outlines Y2K compliance status of specific Microsoft products.

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HMI, OI April 1, 1998

Investment group acquires Xycom

Factory-floor automation manufacturer Xycom Inc. was acquired and recapitalized March 24 by an investment group of factory automation specialists and business development experts. Details of the transaction weren't disclosed.The new entity, Xycom Holdings Inc., was formed by three principals: current Xycom chair Erwin Ziegelman; James McGrath, another Xycom director;...

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HMI, OI April 1, 1998

HMI can be OPC client and server

Milwaukee, Wis.— RSView32, version 6.0, is staking a claim to being the first HMI software to be both a client and server of OPC (OLE for process control) data, providing users with added flexibility for peer-to-peer networking as well as the ability to create a system using control products from multiple vendors.

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