IN BRIEF: Computer productivity tools
AutoQuant is a Windows-based software
package from MIDAC Corp., developed at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center for the automatic collection, archiving,
and real-time analysis of gas phase infrared spectral
data. It is implemented by an advanced multivariate
algorithm to provide quantitative results, concentration
vs. time plots, and spectra, all displayed and updated
in real-time. The spectra and quantitative results may
be archived and exported.
The TSM9925 touchpad module for USB interfaces
was developed by Cirque Corp. for applications in industrial,
medical, portable, and high-traffic uses such as kiosks.
Users can perform both primary and secondary mouse taps
on its surface, eliminating the need for mechanical
buttons in product designs. And the TSM9925 does not
require software drivers.
Beckoff Automation LLC's TwinCAT software-an
acronym for "Total Windows Control and Automation Technology"-is
a PC-compatible hard real-time control, including I/O
interfaces for 11 fieldbuses and PC buses (such as TCP/IP),
programming interfaces, and built-in HMIs. It includes
an IEC1131-3 Software PLC, and a software-based motion
control package designed for Point-to-Point motion and
The Windchill Factor! e-Series from Parametric
Technology Corp. and Sun Microsystems is an out-of-the-box
collaborative product commerce (CPC) solution that allows
engineers and designers to share product information
and manage product development with their company and
across its product network. With its infrastructure
of server-side JavaT technology and a SunT server, Windchill's
Release 4.0 can scale to support 1,000 concurrent users,
with power to spare, the companies say.