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Welcome to MasTec eNewsletter - April-May 2017

mPCI-e Form Factor Comms & IO

 Military Grade USB Hubs

USB Instruments



  ETX Embedded Intel CPUs


  Remote Access DAQ

 USB 64 Channel DAQ


Company High Lite This Month

Another DAQ company but with a difference


MasTec has distributed ACCESIO Inc for two years now.

This is not traditional DAQ or Comms company that is why we distribute their products. This company covers many areas that most DAQ companies do not go to.

ACCESIO do make Traditional Products, even Legacy Products but they are right on the edges of all new technologies in this DAQ and COmms arena and have an extensive product range with many Bus Types.

Their focus is DAQ ( ADC, DAC, DIO, Counters ) and Comms ( RS-232, 422, 485, Ethernet, Wireless) on many bus types.

++ DAQ and Comms for embedding or uses in rugged industrial or even military grade systems.

With an Extensive Termination, Conditioning options

Do have a look.

Do you need Industrial or Military Grade USB Hubs, locking power cables, locking USB Cables, operate over extended temperature, Isolation etc, this the company.

Do you want the smallest form factor ( also lowest weight ) Comms or Digital IO, use mPCI-e, this the company.

Do you need local high channel count USB DAQ ( ADC, DAC, DIO, Counter ) in a closed metal chassis box for rugged builds, this the company.

Do you need Remote high channel count RS-485 DAQ (ADC, DAC, DIO, Counters ) in an Industrial grade Chassis, this is the company.

All of ACCESIO remote products share many features, including an integral microcontroller software programmable baud-rate, software-upgradeable firmware, EEPROM for configuration storage, optically-isolated RS485 serial operation at up to 28.8K baud, (non-isolated option at 57.6K baud) and availability in NEMA 4 sealed enclosures.

Are you in a very very noisy electrical envirnoment and still need DAQ, use the Wireless DAQ systems from this company.

Their product range is very broad, so please ask for help in selecting the correct unit if you get overwhelmed.

They are highly reliable products, most industrial grade, many Military grade.

Below are some of their extensive product lines

ADC - Analog input
DAC - Analog output
Digital IO
Digital IO - High Current
Serial communication - RS-232, 422, 485
Isolated I/O boards
Signal Conditioning
SSRs and Contact Relays
Wireless DAQ and IO Systems
USB Expansion Ports
USB Isolated Comms
Distributed IO
Enclosures & Termination & Prototyping
Ethernet IO
ETX Embedded Systems
Legacy ISA DAQ and Digitsl IO and Comms
Legacy PC Card and PCMCIA IO
Watchdog Systems

Plus Technology types, bus types and form factors

ETX Nano 104 Embedded
Distributed and wireless I/O,
Computer-on-module (COM) form factors

New Products and Announcements

Extensive Info

and more


New Products and Announcements

Extensive Info

and more




Company High Lite This Month


Ethernet DAQ

PCI-e Comms


  USB Isolated Hubs


  USB DAQ (ADC, DAC, DIO, Counters)


  Androis Serial


  PC104 Watchdog


Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition Software


 DAQ Factory

 DAQ Factory

ACCESIO Software Products


ACCES has VIs for LabVIEW 5 through 7, and 8.5, for most of our products, and USB boards have VIs demonstrating use in LabVIEW 8.5 through 2013. You can find the drivers for LabVIEW 5 through 7 in the /Drivers/LabVIEW directory on the Software Master CD. The LabVIEW 8.5+ drivers are available in the /Drivers/LabVIEW 8.5+ directory on the CD,


I/O and IRQ Drivers for Linux
ACCES provides Linux drivers on our Software Master CD for both Register-Level I/O (PCI, PC/104, etc), and USB, along with everything needed for Serial Communication devices.

ACCES and Azeotech are partnering to offer off the shelf data acquisition, which is customizable! It’s the best of both worlds. Need to log your data to disk? It can do that. Need a real time display? It can do that too. Need it to brush your teeth? Okay, well, it can’t do that, but get serious!
Powerful, easy to use, and innovative, the DAQFactory suite provides all the tools needed to acquire data from your process, log it, share it on a network, display it on the screen, graph it, analyze it, and automate your project. All of this can be done quickly without programming, letting you concentrate on your keeping your processes running. The perfect HMI / SCADA package!

DAQFactory provides:

Flexible data acquisition.
Continuous or conditional data logging.
Automation. Let your computer do the work for you.
Transparent network connectivity and a built-in web server. Share your data and control your process across the room or around the world.
Unlimited user-designable screens you can create on the fly while taking data. No wiring!
Powerful data visualization. Create publish-quality graphs.
Extensive data analysis features built in. No need for a separate package.

Standard Text Languages

MS OSs from Win98 to Win 10 support.

Samples demonstrating how to use the card with:
Borland C/C++ 3.1 for DOS
C++ Builder, Delphi, VisualBasic 5/6, and Visual C++ 5/6 for Windows
for some cards, gcc and g++ under Linux using <sys/io.h>


 Linux Support



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Welcome to MasTec - March- April 2017


Ethernet DAQ


 DAQ with or separate Signal Conditioners


  Temperature Measurement RTD, TC, Thermistor


  High Channel Count TC


 Digital IO - TTL/CMOS or High Current


Company High Lite This Month

Measurement Computing Corporation

MasTec has distributed MCCDAQ since the mid 90s.

Customers from that period will remember the name original name "Computer Boards"

Renamed Measurement Computing Corporation >> MCC is one of our premier companies in our Distribution Company Stable.

We have thousands of their products running in Oceania.

Their product range is very broad, so please ask for help in selecting the correct unit if you get overwhelmed.

They are highly reliable products.

We very rarely have failure or warranty claims.

Below are some links to their product site.

USB DAQ Products

Ethernet DAQ

Wireless DAQ - Read Bluetooth and Wifi DAQ




Temperature Measurement

Strain Measurement

GPIB or IEEE-488

Serial 232, 485

MCC Signal Conditioner



IOTech High Channel Count DAQ

#1 Conditioner #2


Data Translation Products

Dynamic Signal Analysis


Company High Lite This Month


 Bluetooth and Android DAQ

USB Data Loggers  (with memory cards)




  WiFi Loggers




  Raspberry Pi USB DAQ


Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition Software


Univext Langauge LIbrary

Univext Langauge LIbrary for LabVIEW

Measurement Computing Software Products

Build Software systems using

Standard Text Languages or .Net

LabVIEW >> both Legacy and the new ULx Libraries
DasyLab   >>
Full software development
DAQAmi   >>
Powerful Application DAQ + Excel Files
Powerful Application Strip, Scope, Generators

Linux libraries

Bluetooth and WiFi DAQ
Android Libraries
Raspberry Pi Libraries
Signal Processing Math Libraries

and much more

Universal Langauge LIbrary for Android

Linux Support



Company High Lite Feb-Mar 2017

Industrial Hardened Automation

PAC Automation and Control Systems
Controllers, Software, Backplanes and Isolated I/O
For Applications of any size

Industrial OSLess SNAP PACs > One of Best in Industry
groov HMI > One of Best in Industry > Most Manufacturers.
OptoEMU Sensor Energy Monitoring Unit

PAC Flow Chart Programming > One of Best in Industry

Local or Remote IO Brains > 485, Ethernet and Wireless

Local or Remote IO Digital Modules

Solid State Relays > Best in Industry
DC Control > 575 VAC 45 Amps > 4000VAC Isolation

Solid State Relays > Best in Industry
Z Series DC Control Plastic Case >10A > ISO 4000VAC

Solid State Relays > Best in Industry
Heat Sick Series DC Control > ISO 4000VAC

Solid State Relays & Isolated Input Modules
G1 Series DC Control > ISO 4000VAC

Company High Lite Last Month

groov HMI
Most Manufacturers Automation Systems Supported

Build a Standard or Mobile HMI interface
View it on any device - PC - Smartphone - Tablet

Programming System > One of Best in Industry

Distributed IO Racks > One of Best in Industry

The Perfect IO Expansion Companion for Allen-Bradley®

Soft PAC Programming on PC - Same Flow Charts

Local or Remote IO Backplanes . Mount Brain and IO

Local or Remote IO Serial Modules

Solid State Relays > Best in Industry
AC Control > 575 VAC 45 Amps > 4000VAC Isolation

Solid State Relays > Best in Industry
MP Series DC Control PC Mount > 4000VAC Isolation

Solid State LED Dimmer Relays
DC Control > ISO 4000VAC

Four Solid State Relays or Isolated Input / Module
Quad Series DC Control > ISO 4000VAC

Company High Lite Last Month

Raspberry Pi®.

Sense and Switch industrial-level loads
Optically Isolated IO blocks

Isolated SNAP IO > One of Best in Industry

Soft PACs > PC Based > One of Best in Industry

Wireless - Ethernet Redundant PAC Controllers

PACs for IOT

Local or Remote IO Analog Modules

Local or Remote IO DIN Cabinet Mounting

New Solid State Relays LED Indicator
DC Control > 575 VAC 45 Amps > ISO 4000VAC

Solid State Relays > Best in Industry
P Series DC Control Flat PC Mount > ISO 4000VAC

Solid State Relays > Best in Industry
Heat Sick Series DC Control > ISO 4000VAC

Solid State Relays & Isolated Input Modules
G4 Series DC Control > ISO 4000VAC

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Industrial Automation




OPTO 22 Products

MasTec has distributed OPTO 22 since the mid 1990s and highly recommends all their products. OPTO 22 is one of the world's premier suppliers.

Opto 22 manufactures powerful and easy to use hardware and software products that allows measurement and control of all kinds of electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices and machines.

OPTO 22 IOT products enable industry to look after all types of systems and devices remotely View

Opto 22 PAC controllers, I/O (input and output modules), solid-state relays, and software are used for industrial automation, remote monitoring, data acquisition, and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

OPTO 22 has the best HMI product on the market groov

OPTO 22 products make it possible for you to use your normal business networks and computer systems to monitor, control, and get data from all the devices and machines that are important to your business, on the production floor or even more remotely.

OPTO 22 products translate the data between computers and other machines. This translation works easily and inexpensively because Opto 22 designed products to run on non-proprietary communication standards like Ethernet and the Internet Protocol (IP).

Also BACnet, OPC, Modbus, dnp, EthernetIP etc

You will find if you are building PAC based solutions, in almost all cases OPTO 22 will the lowest cost and the most flexible of all current solutions on the market. And of course you get OPTO 22 legendary isolation and tough I/O.

Ask for a quote before you run off and buy some companies PAC system that doesn't have the long experience OPTO 22 has (since 1972).

OPTO 22 Products

Best HMI

Best IOT

Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation

Allen Bradley Expansion



IO4AB Tanks



The perfect companion for your Allen-Bradley® System

SNAP I/O from Opto 22 extends your A-B PLC system with distributed Ethernet I/O where you need it, plus advanced process control features.

With ControlLogix® and CompactLogix PLCs, use our distributed intelligence to shift I/O scanning and control to the local I/O level.


add new, reliable, low-cost analog and digital I/O to MicroLogix® systems.

Why would you do this??

Read these two articles and you will see that adding ethernet IO with Brains takes the load out of your PLC and more.

Expanding AB Systems with Intelligent Remote I/O link

Adding Process Control to a PLC-Based System link

Watch step-by-step video link

Opto 22's Alexi Beck Gray shows you how to simply set up SNAP I/O with an A-B system that uses RSLogix™.

Configure I/O, create assemblies, and exchange data.

Allen-Bradley, ControlLogix, MicroLogix, and RSLogix are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc. SNAP I/O from Opto 22 is not related to nor endorsed by Rockwell Automation.

Use OPTO 22 groov with AB


Grove Controller

Industrial Automation

Xbee Comparison Sheet

Latest Newsletter

Super IP68 Rugged Smart Phone


Water Purification  Infusion Solutions

Raspberry Pi...and SNAP industrial I/O

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Mastec Books and Training

MasTec Projects

LabVIEW Books

LabVIEW Training

 MasTec Projects

  LabVIEW Books   
Four Short PDF Books
How to program more effectively in LabVIEW

Book 1 "Hidden Data", that is, cleaning up LV Program's by Removing Constants from Diagrams and putting them in Configuration Files for Loading at runtime.

This method does not use ini files but a far more robust LabVIEW centric method, not seen in other literature. It also cleans up Diagrams and Self Documents.

Book 2 "Abstraction", that is, removing complexity in the top layer of a LabVIEW diagram by building Abstracted Message Driven LV Components.

This shows how to build Message driven (Test Verbs) Abstracted named (noun) State Engine Components that are safe & robust. It also leads to better cohension of course and no/low coupling.

Book 3 "Real Time Cluster Constants Editor", that is, Removed Diagram Constants that are loaded at Run Time from a config file, can now be edited, in situ, inside the Program /or its Component while it runs, allowing tuning of programs in Real Time.

Changes made to the Constants by the editor can also be saved back into their original configuration files at run time. This addition of the Real Time Editor removes the need to exit a component or program to edit constants.

Book 4 "Low Frequency Real Time Control", is about how to use USB DAQ, DIO and DAC to control an Hydraulic RAM for Testing a UUT.

It is a close look at how to use State Engine for Control.

Simple but useful for anyone wanting to do closed loop control.
It embodies many of the LCOP methods discussed in the other three books.


Using LCOP methods will simplify and establish design development plus stabilise your programs. It even make installs easier.

Updating and expanding programs then follows a standard pattern already in the program design.

Also this method delineates Public and Private data clearly.

This is critical for Component Design and for low coupling and best Cohension.


To get your copy, send this email request to the MasTec LabVIEW Develop Laboratory in Northland NZ.

MasTec Training
"LabVIEW for Everyone"

MasTec recently under took a 4 day Training course for 15 Academics, (Professors and Grad Students), at one of Oceania's largest universities.

The focus was on getting students to the point where they can undetake projects by the end of the course. A big ask. However, the focus was not on how to use all the bits inside LabVIEW to make software but the development of strategies to allow projects to be undertaken.

The MasTec Instructor has trained all over the globe and has taught over 2000 students.

He will also come to your site and do training with your LabVIEW team, using traditional or these new LabVIEW methods MasTec has developed.

Keep up with MasTec's latest LabVIEW Notes

MasTec Projects

MasTec has several large projects on its books, spread out over about 3 years. There are gaps in this schedule.

MasTec is still undertaking new projects in legacy LV 6.1 /7.1 systems still running in Windows XP. Many sites still run XP for their LABs and Production areas.

Major new projects are still undetaken in LabVIEW 7.1 that run in Windows 7 32 Bit OS, very successfully. LabVIEW 7.1 is still (in our opinion) the best LabVIEW ever released. Fast, efficient and stable. Win 7 32 bit OS will be available for some time. Most large corporations are still running Win 7 due to its excellent stability and IT staffs familiarity and history.

However, other projects using from LabVIEW 2010 up to the present version of 2015 SP1, which is good, but very processor hungry and much slower to develop in. We only recommend I7s CPUs with this software with SSDs for the OS and LV.

Over the last year MasTec has completed 6 major projects in sites through out NZ. Several hundred hours of programming work has been completed, as well as many hundreds of hours of commissioning, site management, and installation.

All these projects involved LabVIEW at the core. However, many of these projects also include PACs, PLCs, Process Controllers, with peripherals like Servos, Actuators, VSDs, Water measurement and control, Hydraulic Control and other real world systems.

Announcement >>> Opportunity

The MD of MasTec has recently decided it is time to realign his life after 50 years of technology, to go horse riding with his wife and dogs Polly, Lilly and newly arrived Freddie.

If you have an interest in owning this important technology company, now is the time to act and start communcation for succession in early 2017.

Contact the Trustees

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