White paper: Microsoft Windows 7 operating system — key benefits for industrial users
‘Windows 7 — key benefits for industrial users’
Industry is traditionally slow to adopt any new Microsoft operating system. Many industrial Windows users will have no need for the many new features on offer and will be cautious of potential bugs or security flaws. It is rarely worth considering switching to a new operating system unless you are developing a new product. For those who are making the switch, this white paper from Amplicon describes the key benefits of using Windows 7.
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White paper contents
- Multiple-core support
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit
- Windows 7 XP mode
- Solid state disk (SSD) support
The Senses 5300 series of wide-operating-temperature panel PCs is now available from Amplicon. Available in three LCD display size options — 10in, 12in and 15in — with five-wire resistive touchscreen, the series is said to be suitable for 99 per cent of SCADA/HMI applications.
Amplicon has introduced the ICP DAS WISE-5800, a user-defined Distributed Ethernet I/O module designed for remote logic control and monitoring. According to Rhys Murphy, measurement and control product specialist at Amplicon, the module is ideal for anyone with little programming or coding experience who needs to set up remote logic and monitoring applications.
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Amplicon has introduced the Teledyne Lecroy Wavesurfer 3000 oscilloscope, which has a large 10.1in touchscreen display, 4GS/sec sample rate, 10Mpts/Ch of long memory and fast waveform update of 130kwfms/sec.
Amplicon has introduced the 34461A digital multimeter (DMM) from Keysight Technologies, formerly Agilent. The DMM is said to help engineers see their measurement data in new ways, get actionable information faster and document their results more easily. Truevolt technology reduces extraneous factors such as noise, injected current and input bias current for increased measurement confidence.