Following launches of Unity on Windows NT and Windows CE, eMation now announces support for the Linux operating system. The new Unity model runs on Windows NT server or Linux and forms a logical connection point between real-time data and web users or e-business systems.
According to Randy Thompson, eMation’s Director of Marketing: ‘Linux offers an open and proven platform for building a secure Internet server that can collect and integrate data from devices across the factory and interactively publish it to clients located anywhere in the world. These clients can be users with standard web browsers or e-business applications such as CRM, MES and ERP systems.’
Unity Enterprise as Data Integrator Unity for Linux is designed to collect information from plant floor devices such as PLCs, operator panels, HMI/Scada systems, and embedded computers and make it available through the web. Users will be able to access one system and see data from many different vendors. Interactive displays, trends and graphics are presented within the familiar interface of a standard web browser.
Users benefit from increased access to data from any embedded intelligent source, allowing them to new data sources to improve operations. In the enterprise, eMation believes that Linux will perform as a web server in support of client systems. Instead of connecting to individual Windows CE operator panels or other devices, users need only make a single connection to the Linux station to view and interact with information from across the plant.
See eMation’s website at: www.emation.com