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Service-Oriented Architecture

A real-time performance management solutions provider has launched a new generation of its software. TrackSYS 6.0 gathers data on equipment performance and communicates it through connect and collect technology. User-configurable analytics convert raw data into actionable intelligence to identify performance issues and their impact. TrakSYS 6.0 knowledge management and decision support portal aggregates performance indicators and distributes relevant information by personal preferences, discipline, and priority, and supplies information via personalized dashboards. Parsec Automation Corp., Brea, CA; 714/996.5302

Vision Appliance Capability

A machine-vision technology company has announced a software upgrade. The new version of the iNspect software package is called iNspect Color, and features embedded machine vision inspection systems that are easily used and quickly deployed, according to the manufacturer. The company’s vision appliances are equipped with this technology, which comes in two distinct interfaces to better suit individual companies. The new technology supports color processing and can segment images by color so the inspection can use all standard measurement tools such as verification, sorting, and parts and assemblies inspection. The system also features new and incremental tool improvements, interactive tool setup, and easier integration to third-party devices such as Rockwell Automation programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Special features, such as on-the-fly image rotating and multicamera tiling, have been added to further simplify application setup. Similarly, multicamera display and statistical trend plots are now available on the operator interface. Dalsa Corp., Billerica, MA; 978/670-2002;

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