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27 August 2000

-----------------------------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.

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CONTENTS
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* Windmill News: DAQ Unit Down in Price at Online Catalogue
* Complete Index of Previous Issues
* Discussion Lists
* Exhibitions

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                         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
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                     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: monitor@windmillsoft.com

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
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                        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
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                   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/
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