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My-T-Soft is Integrated into Intellution's iFix and iBatch products
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 15th, 2002 - IMG, the leading supplier of onscreen utilities for pen, tablet, and touch-based pc systems, announced today that it has signed an OEM license agreement with Intellution, a business of Emerson Process Management and a leading provider of industrial automation software. Under terms of the agreement, Intellution will integrate IMG's My-T-Soft programmable Onscreen Keyboard utilities with its latest iFIX and iBatch products.
iFIX, the HMI/SCADA component of the Intellution Dynamics family of automation software, is a Windows NT-based industrial automation solution for monitoring and controlling manufacturing operations. iFIX delivers critical information to the desktops of supervisors and managers throughout the entire organization, so they can make faster, more effective decisions that bring better performance to their company.
iBatch is a fully graphical, easy-to-use development environment that provides complete data collection, management and control over every facet of batch manufacturing operations. iBatch is used extensively by food and beverage, chemical and specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries.
My-T-Soft simplifies data entry by eliminating the need for an external keyboard. It can be integrated so that keyboards and panels only appear when needed and can be put away when not in use. On a secure network, the keyboard will automatically launch with the login window, so the operator can logon and off as needed. Keys and panels can be customized to control access and sized to permit accurate entry even with large gloved hands.
"IMG's onscreen keyboard utility is an ideal complement to Intellution's new products for a wide variety of manufacturing applications, said Jerry Hussong, IMG's vice president of sales. "With Intellution's strong presence in the automation business, IMG benefits from the increased customer exposure and Intellution's excellent reputation."
The My-T-Soft (My-Typing-Pen, Soft or Touch Keyboard) product line offers more than 46 programmable U.S. and international 3D onscreen keyboards, with an unlimited number of programmable macro buttons and panels. The main focus of the product line is for use in pen, tablet, and touch pc based systems as an alternative to physical keyboards and membrane panels. The latest release provides full support for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP platforms (and Citrix/MS Terminal Services). Prior releases required different products or releases for different versions of Windows.
IMG's products are written at the Windows kernel level, unlike an onscreen keyboard or panel developed in a database, browser, Active-X, Java, or high-level tools such as Visual Basic. This allows IMG to offer complete control over all Windows functions and applications, including ctrl/alt/del, network logons and passwords. Security features include the ability to "hide" keys and lock panels, controlling the user input.
My-T-Pen, My-T-Soft, and My-T-Touch retail for $99.95. OEM, private label, and customized versions are available. Additional information and graphics are available at My-T-Soft Info.
Founded in 1980, Intellution (Foxborough, MA) is a leading supplier of industrial automation software, with more than 145,000 installations worldwide. An Emerson Process Management business, Intellution provides an industry-standard software platform that collects, distributes, controls and manages information from the plant floor throughout the enterprise, supplying customers with scalable solutions that deliver increased productivity and return on investment. For more information visit www.intellution.com.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution components in the pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include: Intellution; Fisher; Rosemount; Micro Motion; Performance Solutions; Westinghouse Process Control; PlantWeb; DeltaV; and AMS.
St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2000 were $15.5 billion.
About Innovation Management Group
IMG is the primary supplier of programmable U.S. and international onscreen keyboards, button & panel utilities to pen, tablet, and touch pc based systems manufacturers worldwide. Over 85 percent of IMG's business is through pen, tablet, and touch pc based OEMs in automation, assistive technology, data acquisition, emergency response/in-vehicle systems, fleet/naval GPS, HMI, HVAC, instrumentation, Internet appliances, kiosks, machine vision, medical equipment, mobile/military field systems, POS, process control, IR/RF wireless, robotics, simulators, shop floor/MRP, test and measurement, warehouse management, wearable, and whiteboard systems.
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