American Machinist

Software for universal connectivity. (Bits & Byts).

I/GEAR PROVIDES SIMPLE AND INEXPENSIVE CONNECTIVITY between most programmable logic controllers, human/machine interface software, enterprise software packages, barcode scanners, scales, and other tools used in a manufacturing environment.

"As manufacturers move toward a mass-customization mode, there is an increasing need to provide real-time communications among the wide range of software applications and equipment used," explains Don Korfhage, president of Advanced Productivity Systems. And according to him, I/Gear is the only product that addresses this need by providing a vendor-neutral communications platform that makes it easy to provide both vertical (between enterprise and manufacturing systems) and horizontal (between different manufacturing systems) connectivity. …

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