AzeoTech, a leading publisher of measurement and automation software since 2001, provides supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and human machine interface (HMI) software to science and industry worldwide. DAQFactory software provides powerful, flexible and affordable solutions to the challenges of using a computer to communicate with real world devices. Innovative features, such as the ability to make changes on the fly, without stopping and rebuilding your application, set DAQFactory apart from the alternatives.
I use DAQFactory now on 3 embedded processors that control and acquire data from complex air pollution research instruments. These instruments are flown on a research aircraft in a variety of harsh environments from the ozone layer at 21 km to near the surface of the Mojave Desert. With the cost and importance of these missions, we can't afford losing any data through acquisition or control problems. Azeotech's DAQFactory has proven robust, accurate, and easy to use. And Azeotech was willing to write custom drivers for the unusual and custom boards we have in our instruments.
The flexibility of making on-the-fly (literally!) changes to the acquisition and display has been extremely valuable. We are able to broadcast data from multiple instruments over the aircraft's TCP/IP network, then choose and plot the desired parameters on the screens of multiple workstations. And we have downloaded the data through satellite link to ground stations. I can't imagine the programming months it would have taken to do all this in Labview or with custom C++ code. With DAQFactory, install it, work through the examples, and within an hour you can be effectively acquiring data. Bravo!
Research Associate, CIRES / University of Colorado