INGEAR Instrumentation Widgets for PDA Enhances User Interface


Phoenixville, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/30/2010 -- Instrumentation Widgets for PDA is a library of meters, indicators, scales, sliders, gauges, knobs, buttons, dials, and other instrumentation for the Compact Framework.

Chuck Karwoski, President of CimQuest INGEAR,,noted that, “Instrumentation Widgets for PDA is a large collection of instrumentation controls all with smooth and flicker-free animation. Users can change size, color, font types, value range and other properties of each control, and all properties can be bound to a data source of any kind. Instrumentation Widgets for PDA is 100% native .NET managed code.”

Instrumentation Widgets for PDA gives the user-interface the look and feel of real hardware devices with this CE.NET Instrument library. Karwoski added, “Developing these components on your own or hiring a designer would take a lot of time and cost thousands of dollars. Use Instrumentation Widgets for PDA to give your mobile applications and outstanding appearance and save you both time and money.”

Supports: Windows Mobile 5.0, Pocket PC 2002 / 2003 and Windows CE.NET Devices. Includes Compact Framework 1.0 / 2.0 builds.

The better the information plant personnel have regarding operations, the greater the ability to manage costs, output, quality, and ultimately – profitability. Some of the most valuable data lies within the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that automate assembly lines. Manufacturers typically deploy PLCs machine-by-machine, however, accessing that data can be a real challenge.

The INGEAR.NET software from CimQuest is a set of runtime free class libraries that simplify building, developing, and deploying connected systems for manufacturing applications using Visual Basic or Visual Studio .NET. It uses only three primary classes of .NET code:

- one of which manages the PLC,
- one manages the data that are read from or written to that PLC,
- one manages groupings of methods, properties, and events to optimize read/write operations on a collection.

It includes a direct Ethernet communication channel to the PLCs enabling developers to write HMI interfaces to PLC controls or acquiring data from them. No additional third-party components, drivers, APIs or tools, such as OPC Servers, are required. This simple programming model by CimQuest InGear contributes to faster response times and ease of use and ultimately – profitability.

Chuck Karwoski
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