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28 January 2012

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Data Acquisition Intelligence

The Newsletter for PC-Based Data Acquisition and Control
Issue 174       January 2013
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Welcome 2013's first issue of Monitor, the data 
acquisition and control newsletter.  I hope you've had 
a happy and peaceful New Year.

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Get all the Windmill programs for just £295

Get all the Windmill programs and drivers for just £295. 
The new Enhanced Windmill suite of software includes:
  1. Graphics to create human-machine interfaces.
  2. Test Sequence to automate measurement and control tasks for PID control, alarm monitoring, etc.
  3. IML Tools to save time programming your own data acquisition applications.
  4. Replay for re-running data graphically.
  5. Alarm Logger for recording and dealing with alarms.
  6. Standard Windmill with its logging, charting and output control programs.
  7. Drivers for instruments communicating over TCP/IP (Ethernet and Internet), RS232, RS422, RS485 and Modbus plus Microlink Ethernet, Internet and USB units.
Enhanced Windmill runs under Windows 10 and earlier. As with all our products, we provide free technical support for life and a money-back guarantee if not satisfied. For more on Enhanced Windmill see ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Excel Corner ________________________________________________________ Over 70 tips and tricks on using Excel for measurement and control are now on the web site at and In the next issue of Monitor: getting real-world, real-time, data into Excel without using DDE. If you have a question about using Excel to collect and process data, please get in touch: e-mail [email protected] ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ DAQ News Round-up ________________________________________________________ Welcome to our round-up of the data acquisition and control news. If you would like to receive more timely DAQ news updates then grab our RSS newsfeed at Read for notes on how to display the news on your own web site or automatically tweet it. Flower Power sensor gives everyone green fingers A stick-shaped wireless sensor monitors soil nutrients, moisture and sunlight; so no excuse for killing that poinsettia this year Source: New Scientist Small, Portable Sensors Allow Pollution Monitoring on Smart Phones Computer scientists have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. Source: UC San Diego Marine Robots detect Endangered Whales Two submarine robots equipped with instruments designed to listen for the calls of whales, have detected nine endangered North Atlantic right whales. Battery powered and exceptionally quiet in the water, the robot gliders are equipped with an underwater microphone on the underside of the vehicle near its wings and an iridium satellite antenna on the tail section. The vehicle surfaces every few hours to get a GPS position and transmit data to shore-side computers. Source: SCUBA News DCS Market in Asia Driven by Robust Growth in Developing Economies The major growth in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) revenues continues to come from developing nations, according to a report from the Arc Advisory Group. Source: Arc Advisory Group 3D Sonar Map Shows Sunken Civil War Ship A new 3-D state of the art sonar map shows never-before seen details of the USS Hatteras, the only Union warship sunk in combat in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War. Source: SCUBA News ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ * Copyright Windmill Software Ltd * Reprinting permitted with this notice included * For more articles see 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. An archive of previous issues is at and an index of articles at Windmill Software Ltd, PO Box 58, North District Office, Manchester, M8 8QR, UK Telephone: +44 (0)161 833 2782 Facsimile: +44 (0)161 833 2190 E-mail: [email protected]


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