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BizWareDirect Releases DataLynx™ Remote Data Collection Software
For Immediate Release
CUMMING, Ga. – November 8, 2004 – BizWareDirect recently announced the release of DataLynx™, a new software package for use in industrial environments. DataLynx uses modem technology to provide an inexpensive and simple solution to collect, view and store data from industrial devices regardless of location. DataLynx is now available through AutomationDirect, a BizWareDirect technology partner and a leading supplier of hardware and software for the industrial automation market.
The new DataLynx software package is the result of intense development and a dedicated team – all inspired by a basic industrial need and a great deal of customer feedback. “We took our time in development and gained a lot of feedback from potential customers,” says Joey Kulakowski, software engineer for BizWareDirect. “We also conducted a lot of testing to ensure that when we did release it, the product would be met with great reviews.”
Recent industrial trends show a growing need for applications that can collect data from remotely located devices, but the availability of such programs has been scarce. Many users have had to pay for more than they need or want, purchasing full-blown SCADA packages or developing custom software packages, to fill this basic data-acquisition need. “In contrast,” Kulakowski says, “The more affordable, less complicated alternatives just were not advanced enough for the needs of most users. People were asking for a way to make remote data collection a more viable reality for them.”
DataLynx is the ideal solution for collecting data from remotely located I/O devices, or for relaying data from multiple stations back to one location. DataLynx empowers those in charge of plant operations by bringing important information from distant or hard-to-reach locations right to their fingertips.
“DataLynx uses dial-up modems so it’s perfect for collecting data from several locations that are miles away,” Kulakowski says. “When you have pipes running long distances, Ethernet connections become too expensive and too complicated. But phone lines are everywhere – they are cheaper and more functional for hard-to-reach locations.”
Using DataLynx, remote data from any Modbus serial-enabled device can be viewed and stored in an easy-to-read format, with no PLC programming or SCADA system required. DataLynx is capable of collecting an unlimited amount of data from an unlimited number of remotely located devices, saving data into comma-delimited or tab-delimited text files. For added convenience to its user, DataLynx runs on its own whether or not anyone is logged-in on the PC.
DataLynx also offers file reporting. Reporting allows the user to view and archive the text files that are stored on the PC’s hard drive. Files can be opened or viewed in Notepad, Excel, or another program of choice. DataLynx allows the instant retrieval of important industrial data – even when physical access to the Server and industrial devices is not available.
“With this product, there is finally an inexpensive, easy-to-use application for remote data acquisition,” says Bill Glover, product manager for BizWareDirect. “This product is advanced enough to satisfy its users’ needs, yet simple enough that anyone can use it and any facility can afford it.”
DataLynx is compatible with any industrial device that supports serial Modbus connections. Four packages are available to support up to one, five, ten or an unlimited number of devices. DataLynx software packages are priced from $395 to $1,495.
For more information about DataLynx, please visit BizWareDirect (www.bizwaredirect.com) or AutomationDirect (www.automationdirect.com).
BizWareDirect is a software-development firm that specializes in industrial data management. BizWareDirect offers affordable, easy-to-use software solutions that increase efficiency by making data more useful and more accessible to those who need it. For more information on BizWareDirect, or its complete collection of software products, please visit www.bizwaredirect.com, or call (770) 886-5878.
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Tonya R. York
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