-------------------------Monitor------------------------ The Newsletter for PC-Based Data Acquisition and Control Issue 149 www.windmill.co.uk December 2010 --------------------ISSN 1472-0221---------------------- Welcome to Monitor: our complements of the season to you and our best wishes for a prosperous and peaceful New Year. Quite a short newsletter this month, but I hope you find it useful. Look out next month for news about Windmill with Windows 10, 8, 7, and the return of the Excel corner. Should you wish to remove yourself from our mailing list please go to http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsletter.html CONTENTS ======== * Windmill News: HTML Help for Windmill * New Website tells you how to use CCTV to count people * Data Acquisition and Control News Roundup ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Windmill News: HTML Help for Windmill ________________________________________________________ The old Windows Help files are not supported by Windows 10, 8, 7. We have therefore converted the Windmill Help to HTML format. You can download the new Help from http://www.windmill.co.uk/help.html Save the HTML Help to disk. You may then need to "unblock" the Help 1. Right-click the file name, eg digout.chm 2. Select Properties. 3. Select Unblock. If you would prefer to use the old Help with Windows 10, 8, 7, you can download the Help viewer software from the Microsoft site at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607 ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ New Website tells you how to use CCTV to count people ________________________________________________________ A people counting system does not just accurately measure how many people entered your building, bus, train or outdoor space. It offers businesses many benefits which directly affect their sales, staffing costs and visitors' experience. It can, for example, - monitor current occupancy - enable stores to calculate sales conversion - monitor queues - show how long a person paused at a display - measure advertising success - track the path people took around a building Windmill provides people counting software which works with CCTV cameras and "Video Turnstile" people counting units. Video Turnstile have launched a new web site discussing how people counting can help you at http://www.retailsensing.com/ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ DAQ News Roundup ________________________________________________________ Welcome to our roundup of the data acquisition and control news. If you would like to receive more timely DAQ news updates then grab our RSS newsfeed at https://www.windmillsoft.com/monitor.xml. Read http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsfeed.php for notes on how to display the live news on your own web site. Sonar device sees through bubble clouds Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a new kind of underwater sonar device that can detect objects through bubble clouds which would effectively blind standard sonar. Source: University of Southampton http://www.southampton.ac.uk/ Ion Sensor prevents pollution Ion selective electrode sensor could prevent toxic byproducts of mining and other industries from ending up in the environment and improve productivity, according to the University of Minnesota http://www1.umn.edu/ SCADA Market to Grow According to a report by Frost and Sullivan, the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition market is among the most rapidly growing control systems markets in the world. Markets in Western Europe and North America will continue expanding over the next few years due to the increasing demand to modernise power and water and wastewater infrastructure. The key market challenge manufacturers have to face is ensuring enhanced cyber security. Source: Frost and Sullivan http://tinyurl.com/32nop59 Researchers develop ultra-sensitive motion sensors Researchers at Cambridge University have developed advanced motion-sensing technology which is is 1000 times more sensitive than existing systems currently in use today in devices such as smartphone apps and computer game consoles. It's also more independent from temperature and pressure compared with current MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), Source: The Engineer https://www.theengineer.co.uk/ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ * Copyright Windmill Software Ltd * Reprinting permitted with this notice included * For more articles see http://www.windmill.co.uk We are happy for you to copy and distribute this newsletter, and use extracts from it on your own web site or publication, providing the above notice is included and a link back to our website is in place. 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