The new generation measuring instruments that are used in the dimensional metrology field today present a complex combination of hardware and software components. Quality control engineers and technicians working with measuring tools and equipment require that the devices not only perform the data acquisition function but also transfer the collected data directly to the central data server.
Being a part of a complex data acquisition system, modern measuring devices should be able to connect to a single computer over the network and redirect the collected information for its further processing and analysis.
To achieve this goal, various height gauges, horizontal measuring instruments, surface analysis instruments, and many other types of measuring equipment need to support a dedicated data transfer technology.
As quality control becomes more and more important in industrial world, manufacturers of gauge equipment try to improve the functionality of their products with the advanced remote access feature. As we have already mentioned, such capability can be provided by a dedicated technology able to virtualize engineering measuring tools and redirect them over the Internet.
The development of such technology requires significant resources and time. In addition, you need to have a strong enough software team with the necessary skills. However, if your budget is limited or you cannot hold your software developers accountable for such a project, it would be wise to opt for a canned solution.
Eltima Software offers a network solution that have already proven to be efficient for redirecting measuring equipment across the Internet. Eltima Port Virtualization Technology (EPVT) helps connect any remote device to the single data center regardless of its physical location. Thanks to EPVT, the central computer recognizes remote equipment as though it were physically attached to the machine. The solution allows creating an unlimited number of virtual serial interfaces in any system. That means a specialist will be able to receive data from all measuring devices at a time.
EPVT is a unique solution that can be easily integrated into any specialized equipment or application. More than that, the technology can be customized according to specific requirements of already-existing measuring software.