Rockwell Automation Welcomes Measurement Computing as Encompass Partner

9/20/2004 - Measurement Computing announced that it has been approved by Rockwell Automation as an Encompass partner. A leading global supplier of high-performance and value PC-based I/O boards, devices, and software for over 20 years, Measurement Computing Corporation's broad selection of PCI, PC/104, and USB-based products will be reference sold by Rockwell. Combining these product lines creates more complete PC-based monitoring and control solutions composed of industrial PCs, data acquisition (I/O) components, and SoftLogix5800 software. Engineers, scientists, and technicians can now meet the growing demand for high-value, high-performance PC-based data acquisition/DAQ solutions with a ready-to-run solution that is fully compatible with Rockwell’s "Logix" plant-wide architecture.

"Low-cost, high-performance PC-based technology adoption continues to expand on the factory floor, the R&D lab, and beyond, and there is a rapidly growing need for PC-based data acquisition systems. With the integration of Measurement Computing's extensive offering of component I/O into Rockwell and other industrial PCs, and with the seamless integration of this I/O into the Logix architecture via SoftLogix5800 software, the market now has access to a ready-to-use, high-reliability system solution," said Ben Bailey, President of Measurement Computing. "Providing SoftLogix5800 users with risk-free access to hundreds of I/O products with functionality typically not met with PLC-based I/O will allow both companies to better serve users both inside and outside their traditional user-base."

Leveraging the SoftLogix5800's "Virtual Backplane" technology, Measurement Computing Corporation and Rockwell Automation engineers created a seamless interface between Measurement Computing's PC-based I/O components and Rockwell's "soft-PLC" control engine. The result is a fully integrated PC-based monitoring and control system ideally suited for applications with high-speed digital I/O and/or specialty high-speed and high-accuracy analog measurements.

The companies will demo the use of Measurement Computing's PC-based I/O with Rockwell Automation's Industrial PCs and SoftLogix5800 software at booth #608 at the Rockwell Automation Fair in Orlando, Florida, on 27-28 October.

About Measurement Computing Corporation
Measurement Computing Corporation is a market leader in the design and manufacture of computer-based test and measurement hardware and software. These products include analog and digital I/O boards, serial and GPIB interfaces for the PCI, USB, ISA, cPCI, PCMCIA, and PC/104 buses, as well as RS-232/485 serial interfaces. The privately owned company, founded in 1989, has more than 70 employees, and markets its products worldwide through direct sales, a distribution network, and the worldwide web. Visit for more information.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and services, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance motors and drives, and Rockwell Software factory management software. The company is also a provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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