-----------------------------Monitor----------------------------- The Newsletter for PC-Based Data Acquisition and Control Issue 25 www.windmill.co.uk August 2000 -------------------------ISSN 1472-0221-------------------------- Welcome to our second birthday edition of Monitor from Windmill Software. For the first time we've compiled a complete index of the contents of previous issues. We hope you find this helpful. We also cover discussion lists and exhibitions. We only send this newsletter to people who have subscribed - should you wish to cancel your free subscription please visit http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsletter.html or e-mail [email protected] CONTENTS ======== * Windmill News: DAQ Unit Down in Price at Online Catalogue * Complete Index of Previous Issues * Discussion Lists * Exhibitions _________________________________________________________________ Windmill News: DAQ Unit Down in Price at Online Catalogue The Microlink 590 unit is now reduced to 115 GB pounds (around 170 US dollars or 190 Euros). The 590 provides screw terminals, allowing your signals to be permanently wired. It also offers many other facilities, including * noise filtering * input protection from high voltages * contact closure inputs * AC inputs * current to voltage conversion * biasing to ground * output protection * external current source switching You can use the Microlink 590 with either data acquisition cards installed inside the PC, or with data acquisition units plugged into the PC's universal serial bus port. To buy the Microlink 590 at its reduced price visit our on line catalogue. For more details on the universal serial bus see last month's issue of Monitor http://www.windmill.co.uk/monitor24.html _________________________________________________________________ Index to Monitor Issues This month we celebrate Monitor's second birthday. From an initial mailing to 140 people, our subscriber list has grown to nearly 7000. Thank you all for your continuing interest and support. Over the past 2 years we have covered many issues relating to data acquisition and control: here is a comprehensive index to the information published. If you have any suggestions for subjects you'd like covering in the future, please let us know. E-mail: [email protected] A/D Converters www.windmill.co.uk/a-d.html A/D Converters, types of www.windmill.co.uk/adc.html Abbreviations A-G www.windmill.co.uk/monitor22.html Abbreviations H-M www.windmill.co.uk/monitor23.html Abbreviations N-Z www.windmill.co.uk/monitor24.html Access Database and DAQ www.windmill.co.uk/monitor20.html Analogue Inputs www.windmill.co.uk/adc.html Book Shops on the Internet www.windmill.co.uk/acquisition.html Connecting Equipment www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Connecting Signals www.windmill.co.uk/monitor9.html Counting www.windmill.co.uk/counting.html Data Acquisition Systems www.windmill.co.uk/acquisition.html Data Logging www.windmill.co.uk/monitor20.html Differential Inputs www.windmill.co.uk/differential.html Education Applications www.windmill.co.uk/activex.html Education Applications www.windmill.co.uk/monitor22.html Emission Monitoring www.windmill.co.uk/survey.html Employment www.windmill.co.uk/differential.html Engine Testing www.windmill.co.uk/testing.html Ethernet Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Excel www.windmill.co.uk/monitor13.html Fieldbus Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Filtering www.windmill.co.uk/filter.html Free Software www.windmill.co.uk/freesoftware.html GPIB Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Glossary A-D www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Glossary E-H www.windmill.co.uk/a-d.html Glossary I-L www.windmill.co.uk/adc.html Glossary M-O www.windmill.co.uk/thermocouple.html Glossary P-R www.windmill.co.uk/survey.html Glossary S www.windmill.co.uk/counting.html Glossary T-Z www.windmill.co.uk/filter.html Human Machine Interface www.windmill.co.uk/monitor9.html IEEE-488 Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Magazines www.windmill.co.uk/magazine.html Mapping and GPS www.windmill.co.uk/rs232.html Modbus Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Newsgroups www.windmill.co.uk/testing.html Oil and Gas www.windmill.co.uk/activex.html Pollution Monitoring www.windmill.co.uk/survey.html Process Mimic Design www.windmill.co.uk/survey.html Product Testing www.windmill.co.uk/testing.html Programming Tools www.windmill.co.uk/standard.html Rainfall Measurement www.windmill.co.uk/monitor23.html Remote Sensing www.windmill.co.uk/rs232.html Replaying Data www.windmill.co.uk/monitor23.html Resistance Measurement www.windmill.co.uk/transducer.html RS232 Communications www.windmill.co.uk/rs232.html RS232 Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html RS422 Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html RS485 Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html RTDs www.windmill.co.uk/thermocouple.html Signal Conditioning www.windmill.co.uk/filter.html Single-Ended Inputs www.windmill.co.uk/differential.html Standards www.windmill.co.uk/standard.html Strain Measurement www.windmill.co.uk/monitor17.html Strain Measurement www.windmill.co.uk/transducer.html Switch Testing www.windmill.co.uk/testing.html Temperature Measurement www.windmill.co.uk/thermocouple.html Thermocouples www.windmill.co.uk/thermocouple.html Timing www.windmill.co.uk/counting.html Transducer Monitoring www.windmill.co.uk/transducer.html Universal Serial Bus (USB) www.windmill.co.uk/monitor24.html USB Communications www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html User Interface Design www.windmill.co.uk/monitor9.html Virtual Instrument Design www.windmill.co.uk/monitor9.html Virtual Libraries www.windmill.co.uk/monitor9.html Visual Basic www.windmill.co.uk/activex.html Visual Basic www.windmill.co.uk/monitor13.html Visual Basic www.windmill.co.uk/magazine.html Visual Basic www.windmill.co.uk/monitor20.html Visual Basic www.windmill.co.uk/rs232.html Visual Basic www.windmill.co.uk/standard.html Weather Monitoring www.windmill.co.uk/monitor23.html Wide Area Networks www.windmill.co.uk/freewm.html Wind Speed Measurement www.windmill.co.uk/monitor23.html Windmill Tips www.windmill.co.uk/freesoftware.html _________________________________________________________________ Discussion Lists Although we are always pleased to receive your comments on the articles published in Monitor, it is primarily a one-way communication from us to you. Discussion lists, on the other hand, allow any subscriber to e-mail a message to everyone on the list. Some are moderated - a person checks your message to ensure it is on the proper topic. This filters out the "Make Money Fast" nonsense that plagues so many of the newsgroups. Here are some discussion lists you may find of use. SCADA Mailing List A discussion list to exchange information about SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and to discuss standards in the SCADA industry. http://members.iinet.net.au/~ianw/mailst.html Maintenance-Engineering This list is for discussion of condition monitoring technologies and maintenance management. It encourages the technology exchange between academia and industry. Very low traffic. http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/maintenance-engineering/ INTERFACE-L -- Instrument interfacing This list aims to encourage and facilitate the discussion of all aspects of computer-instrumentation interfacing. The list is unmoderated and has around 10 messages per month. http://www.in.umist.ac.uk/lists/ EXCEL-G A list where the general or casual user of Excel can get help for more everyday questions. http://peach.ease.lsoft.com/archives/excel-g.html EXCEL-G Forum for the more sophisticated Excel user. http://peach.ease.lsoft.com/archives/excel-l.html To search for other discussion lists in your field try http://paml.net/ http://www.liszt.com/ http://www.eevl.ac.uk/ Use your subject and "mailing list" as the search terms. For tips on Discussion List etiquette see http://www.gweep.bc.ca/~edmonds/usenet/ml-etiquette.html _________________________________________________________________ Exhibitions and Conferences Starting our bi-monthly series of forthcoming exhibitions and conferences related to data acquisition and control. 4-7 September CONTROL 2000 Conference University of Cambridge, UK An international conference covering a wide variety of control systems across the major engineering disciplines. http://www.iee.org.uk/Conf/Control/ 5-8 September Swiss Automation Week Basel, Switzerland Includes industrial control and regulating systems, industrial software and sensor technology. http://www.messebasel.ch/saw 6-7 September Instrumentation Scotland Offshore systems focus plus sensors, transducers, controls, data capture, test, measurement, monitors and analysis. http://www.instrumentation.co.uk/instscot2000.htm 6-13 September International Manufacturing Technology Show Chicago, USA http://www.imts.com/index.oft 11-13 September Miconex 2000 International fair for measurement, instrumentation and automation Beijing, PRC http://www.mdna.com/shows/miconex.html 19-21 September MSV 2000 Brno, Czech Republic Trade fair for measurement, control, automation and regulation technology. http://www.bvv.cz/msv-gb 4-6 October 2000 Controlo'2000, Guimaraes - Portugal 4th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control http://www.dei.uminho.pt/controlo2000/ 9-13 October 2000 Het Instrument Jaarbeurs Utrecht Netherlands The exhibition for industrial automation and laboratory technology. http://www.fhi.nl/hi2000/ _________________________________________________________________ * 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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