Special Announcement from Sys Tec on their new IOT Chip Set - No Gateway required

Ethernet Powerlink

Embedded SOMs and PLCs

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IOT Kits - Easy Build
IOT Systems on a MiniBoard
Industrial Communications
Systems on Module Kits
OS Level Programmable Modules
Automation Components
IEC-61131-3 PLCs
Ethernet PowerLink
Software Libraries

Industrial Comms

CAN Open Interfaces/Gateways

 Ethernet CAN Interfaces/Gateways


  USB CAN Gateway

Company High Lite This Month

Sys Tec of Germnay

 The Sys Tec  Products

Sys Tec started its industrial focus with all things CanBus and expanded and included OpenCan.

Sys Tec realised that Development Kits were the quickest and easiest way for clients to get into this technology. They have a vast array of development kits, downloads for software to make the experience efficient and permanent.

Hand in Hand with the kits came SOMs, Systems on Modules and many embedded boards and software aids.

To allow a full experience with no comms difficulties, Sys Tec introduced many types of Comms Gateways for connecting to their development and embedded products.

When the Ethernet PowerLink Hardware and Software spec was released, SysTec was an instant player, having all the technology to translate PowerLink into real devices.

They have a broad set of Development kits using many OSs, CPUs and VHDL FPGAs.

Modules by Architecture

Freescale QorIQ LS1
Freescale ARM11
Freescale Coldfire
Atmel ARM9
Intel x86 ATOM
Infineon Tricore
Altera FPGA
Infineon C16x
Fujitsu MB90

The natural extension of all this technology was IOT and Sys Tec were one of the first to offer meaningful Kits to develop IOT embedded systems.

Their latest development is the SOM IoT Chip.

The Sys Tec  IoT Chip is easy to integrate for use in the Internet of Things applications and also the connecting of devices/machines to the cloud.

Like all Sys Tec devices, the IoT Chip is designed for the direct connection to the Cloud.

The benefits of the SYS TEC electronic IoT Chip lies in its design, ease of use, security and cloud connection. On the chip are libraries and protocols such as MQTT, Modbus or CANopen which are ready to use immediately.

The templates supplied in the source code are available to users as a starting point for their own customisation. I²C and SPI make it possible to directly connect actuators and sensors.

This allows the entire measurement, control and regulation to be
handled on the IoT chip ( Itis like a small PAC or PLC. As a result, the chip works independently of the cloud.

There is also no additional gateway required for cloud connection.

Sys Tec's IoT Chip delivers M2M communication at the highest level, as well as being efficient and available at a moderate cost.

Sys Tec is partnered with IBM for IOT Read more

Company Highlite This Month

IEC-61131-3 PLCs

IOT/PLC Direct Connect Core


  openPOWERLINK Linux Starter Kit


  CanOpen Kits



 Line Card pdf

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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

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



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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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



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

These books introduce a more thorough development of LCOP - LabVIEW Component Object Programming methods.

This method makes extensive use of Front Panel TABs, Constant Clusters as Type Defs and Enums as Type Def Verbs.

It has A built in Cluster Editor that runs either in the Program or is an active Editor external that allows remote adjustment of programs configuration files.

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

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

This method delineates Public and Private data clearly.

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

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.

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

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.

MasTec has several large projects on its books, spread out over about 3-4 years.

There are gaps in this schedule.

Many sites still run XP and Win 7 for their LABs and Production areas. MasTec is still undertaking new projects in legacy LV 6.1 /7.1/8.2 and 8.6 systems.

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.

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.

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