ACTOReX concept. (.pdf
ACTOReX specification summary.
extended e-ACTOReX functional versions.
ACTOReX /e-ACTOReX applications.
ACTOReX /e-ACTOReX software environment.
ACTOReX /e-ACTOReX stand-alone vs OEM.
ACTOReX /e-ACTOReX commercial information.
ACTOReX product family.
ACTOReX is conceived as a
family of microcontroller based data acquisition and command origination blocks
designated to act as control unit of physical processes in applied research implementations.
The modular and flexible conception make ACTOReX suitable for different
degrees of application complexity allowing flexibility for development as well
as compactness for permanent process control setup's. In the extended configurations
Intranet and Wide Area Networking capabilities are available. The advanced capabilities
allow options for mobile data communication and satellite positioning authorizing
complex geographical extensive, mobile and/or remote applications.
is the core of extended e-ACTOReX version and of the new and specialized
ATRACTOR (trademark of OnlineSolutions Media srl) data acquisition and control
The ACTOReX concept is closely related to the process
control concept and philosophy. For a survey on ACTOReX and e-ACTOReX
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12 bit, multiplexed, monopolar, single-ended input, ADC channels;
8 bit, multiplexed, mono/bipolar, 8/4 single-ended/symmetrical input, ADC channels;
8-bit, unipolar, DAC channels or
8-bit, TTL, programmable triggered one-shot/free
- six 16/32 bit TTL up/down/phase sensitive counters;
8-bit TTL I/O register, individual bit in/out programmable.
- 8 bit 80C51/251 instruction set compatible;
- 64 kB RAM/EPROM;
bit I/O bus;
- memory mapable address/data bus;
- USB, I2C, RS232
e-ACTOReX functional versions.
The extended functional
versions of ACTOReX marked as e-ACTOReX are micro-PC based ones. These
versions allow extended capabilities as:
version is a built-in ACTOReX + micro-PC configuration.
- PC-like local interaction
- MS-Windows, Linux and DOS OS's;
- In-situ visual
and operator interface capabilities;
- Fast Ethernet based Intranet and
- Web-based remote control.
ACTOReX is connected to the
controlled process through appropriate wirings and signal conditioning.
In a process control application, ACTOReX can operate as:
Applications built with ACTOReX can
be human operator independent or human operator controlled. In the case of human
operator controlled applications the interaction is performed through the application
human interface built in the computer ACTOReX is connected to. In the e-ACTOReX
configurations only, the operator interaction could be performed through human
interfaces built in the e-ACTOReX itself.
independent intelligent process controller;
- an intelligent process control
peripheral connected to a local PC computer;
- a process control workstation
connected to a remote server.
The application field
of ACTOReX includes:
- industrial and laboratory applied research
local or remote controlled;
- small and medium area mobile positioning and
- multipoint data acquisition, management and control;
and mobile bio-motric assessment, training and recuperation setup's;
and mobile medical survey, assessment and risk management;
- satellite position
monitoring and GIS related applications.
/e-ACTOReX software environment.
The ACTOReX software
environment depends on the type of application the product is intended to. Basically
there are two application situations:
The first case implies
the ACTOReX product to be implemented with assembly language application
firmware developed for the particular application. Occasionally this firmware
could be EPROM burned or PC downloaded through USB link.
- independent intelligent process
- PC computer connected process control peripheral, this case
including the extended e-ACTOReX version.
The second situation
implies an interaction between an application software resident in PC, (developed
and running under a high level OS, MS Windows or Linux) and the process control
peripheral ACTOReX. The interaction is supported via specific driver and
ActiveX control technology under MS Windows OS or the specific driver under Linux
OS. In MS Windows, as well as in Linux environment, the application interacts
with the ACTOReX resident firmware that implements the management of the
acquisition and action hardware of the ACTOReX peripheral.
resident firmware for the peripheral resource management and PC OS's driving software
are featured with the ACTOReX product.
The application software,
ACTOReX-resident or PC-resident is to be implemented by the user in an object
oriented high-level language technology. The wide application versatility of the
ACTOReX proprietary firmware environment is based on the supplied peripheral
driving methods repertoire accessible by the user from any high level object oriented
language: C++, Java, dedicated process control application development environment
(LabView, TestPoint, MathLab, etc.) and, in MS Windows context, MS Office active
The Donna Maria srl Software Development Department offer,
on customer specification basis, application development support and customer
oriented complementary software at additional cost.
The ACTOReX /e-ACTOReX
stand-alone vs OEM.
ACTOReX, regardless to the options configuration,
is available in stand-alone as well as OEM versions. The stand-alone version is
a "black box", physically independent setup. The OEM version is functionally identical
with the stand-alone version but suitable to be integrated in the more complex
/e-ACTOReX commercial information.
The ACTOReX product
is available in a wide range of hardware and software configurations suitable
for different customer tailored applications. Basically, ACTOReX must be
ordered and is built under customer specified configuration. The guide of ordering
information as well as free customer orientation and ordering support is available
at Donna Maria srl.
The price and delivery time depends on the configuration
ordered. Ask for more information at Donna Maria srl:
phone: +40.722.346369 and +40.21.665.35.04