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World PC-Based Controls Markets

 

  • Research Code : 5929-01-00-00-00
  • SKU : IA00342-GL-MR_03321
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  • Release Date : 15-Jun-1999
  • Region : Global
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Table of Contents

World PC-Based Controls Markets, Executive Summary

Introduction to World PC-Based Controls

Introduction to World PC-Based Controls
The Downfall of PLC Supremacy
OMAC: Defining A New World
Windows NT & PC-Based Controls

Indicators of Industrial Transformation Toward PC-Based Control

Indicators of Industrial Transformation Toward PC-Based Control
Standardization for Large Corporations
Impact of the Internet on Network Architecture

Trends Creating Technological Change

Trends Creating Technological Change

Summary of Major Findings

Drivers & Restraints
Conclusions: The Stakes Are High

World PC-Based Controls Markets, Major Forces Impacting Strategies in the PC-Based Control Market

Challenges

Introduction
Customers Denied Best-of-Breed Applications
The Role of PC-Based Control

Ten Major Forces Impacting PC-Based Controls

Ten Major Forces Impacting PC-Based Controls
Major Technology Alliances
Advent of Windows NT as the Common RTOS
Migration of Systems and Controls
The Internet Commerce Platform
PCI-Based Industrial Computers
'Open-Source-Software' Trend: Linux and Apple
PC-Based Virtual Instrument Systems
Software Considerations
Advances in Standardization
Disaster Recovery Planning

Key Considerations for Strategy Formulation

Knowing the Limitations and Empowering the Advances of PC Control Technology
Life Cycles for Control Technology

Conclusions: The Return of the Buyers' Market

Conclusions: The Return of the Buyers' Market
Keeping Prices Down & Performance Up
Heavy Industry Provides Conversion Barriers

World PC-Based Controls Markets, PC-Based Controls in the New Factory Automation Environment

PC Evolution

PC Evolution

The Age of Agile Manufacturing

The Age of Agile Manufacturing
PC-Based Enterprise Information Systems

Penetration of PC-Based Controls in the PLC Market

Penetration of PC-Based Controls in the PLC Market

Expected Growth Segments of PC-Based Controls

Expected Growth Segments of PC-Based Controls

The End-User Perspective

Decision-Making Aspects
Avoiding Risks

Virtual Manufacturing: The New Look of Automation

Virtual Manufacturing: The New Look of Automation
The PC-Based Enterprise Information System
High-End PCs and The Workstation Environment
Promising Growth Technologies

Factory Automation Devices with PC-Based Controls

The PC Computing Platform
Critical Design Factors for Industrial PC Applications
Conclusion: Traditional Competitors Prepare for Battle

World PC-Based Controls Markets, Operating Systems and Standardization for PC-Based Controls

Networkcentric PC-Based OS Brings Dramatic Changes to Industry Landscape

Networkcentric PC-Based OS Brings Dramatic Changes to Industry Landscape
The Industrial PC Technology: A Whole New Market
Flawed 'Soft' PLC Sales Positioning
Windows CE and Embedded PC: An Entirely New OS
The Win32 Paradigm Shift: PC-Based OS Goes Mainstream

Primary Target Industries & Levels of Adoption

Primary Target Industries & Levels of Adoption

Who Will Dominate Tomorrow's Control Marketplace?

Who Will Dominate Tomorrow's Control Marketplace?
PC-NT Solution Held Suspect
The QNX OS
Windows NT/95: The De facto Standard Bearer?
Fail-Safe Technology for Windows NT
Real Time OS Extension Applications

UNIX Makes a Comeback

UNIX Makes a Comeback

Linux Breaks the Mold

Linux Breaks the Mold

Standards

Interoperability for Factory Automation
OMAC Background

What Will Be the Primary Networking Standard?

What Will Be the Primary Networking Standard?
Open Systems Standardization Puts Large, Proprietary Manufacturers to Disadvantage
The Microsoft Commitment

Standardization Groups,Consortiums, and Systems

The National Committee for Information Technology Standardization (NCITS)
Distributed Component Object Model
The Real-Time Java Working Group
Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems Clash
The Serial Real-Time Communications System
The Manufacturing Execution Systems Association

World PC-Based Controls Markets, The Internet for PC-Based Industrial Systems

An Internet View onto the Factory Floor

An Internet View onto the Factory Floor
The Misunderstood Ethernet
Toward a More Business-Friendly Internet Environment

Making the Digital Factory Work

Making the Digital Factory Work
From the Factory Floor Upward
Network Protocols
Popular Databases
Proprietary Control Network Protocols
Operating Systems
The Most Prevalent Operating Systems
Java or ActiveX: Prime Time Internet Readiness?
Microsoft's DNA: Shaping Internet Technology
VPNs and the Digital Factory Network

World PC-Based Controls Markets, Third-Party Software—A New Breed of PC Control Supplier

The PC Control System Design Software Environment

The PC Control System Design Software Environment
The Shift to OTS PCs and Open Systems Software

PC-Based Software Market Forecast

Revenues and Revenue Growth Rates
Long-Term Revenue Forecast

Competitive Analysis

Competitive Analysis
The Broadening of the PC Control Software Supplier Base
Third-Party Package Vendors
Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Packages

Identifying Prospects

Identifying Prospects
Industry Rate of Adoption Factors
Primary Target Industries for PC Software

Software for Y2K: Disaster Abatement & Recovery Planning

Software for Y2K: Disaster Abatement & Recovery Planning

World PC-Based Controls Markets, Industry Initiatives and Innovations for PC-Based Control

Introduction

Enterprise Application Integration Solutions
Distributor Relationship Advantages

Industry Initiatives Impacting PC-Based Control

Industry Initiatives Impacting PC-Based Control
EDS, Steeplechase and MDSI: 'Best of Breed' Integrated Systems
National Instruments: Virtual Instrumentation
Hewlett-Packard with Microsoft and Intel: Designing Next-Generation OS and Chips
PC Soft International: The Soft Process Controller
Nortel Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Microsoft: Maximizing the Internet
RadiSys Corporation: The Embedded Computer
VentrurCom and Microsoft: Controls Application Interface
Taylor Industrial Software: Simplifying Industrial Automation
Schneider Electric: Web-Enabled Products for the Digital Factory
Think & Do Software: PC-Based Control with Flowcharts
Cycle Software: Desktop PCs Can Access Factory Floor over a Single Network Link
Ziatech Corporation: MS-DOS in the Embedded & Control Environment
GE Fanuc Automation
Microsoft: Integration Solutions with DNA-M, CE, and Embedded NT
Siemens: The Risk-Free Vendor Alternative

Conclusion: A Growing Class of Open Systems, Standards-Based Global Providers

Conclusion: A Growing Class of Open Systems, Standards-Based Global Providers

World PC-Based Controls Markets, The Competitive Environment—A New Positioning Battle for Leadership

An Accelerated TimeLine Fosters New Leaders

An Accelerated TimeLine Fosters New Leaders

A Key Enabling Technology: Skipping a Generation in PC-Based Control Evolution

A Key Enabling Technology: Skipping a Generation in PC-Based Control Evolution
RTX: The NT-Enabling Technology
Common Versus Proprietary API Wars

The Islands of Automation Are Changing

The Islands of Automation Are Changing
PC-Based Control Market Consolidation
Four Levels of Market Competition

Four Major Positioning Strategies

Four Major Positioning Strategies

Price Range by Market Position

Price Range by Market Position

Competitive Impact and Trends: Who Is Number One in PC-Based Controls?

Competitive Impact and Trends: Who Is Number One in PC-Based Controls?
A Working Definition for PC-Based Control Leadership
The Bottom Drops Out of the Mid-Priced Market
Polarization of the Market by 2002-2003
Strategies for the Proprietary Elite
A Case for Open Systems: Avoiding the Proprietary Box

Frost & Sullivan's Market Engineering PC-Based Controls Industry Awards

Frost & Sullivan's Market Engineering PC-Based Controls Industry Awards
Purpose of the Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Awards
The 1999 Market Engineering Awards

The Embedded Market

The Embedded Market
Embedded PCs: The 'What You Can't See' Trend
Java On Top
Internet-Based Java: A Wave of the Future

Conclusion: Control Linked to Information Systems—The PC-Based Evolutionary Premise

Conclusion: Control Linked to Information Systems—The PC-Based Evolutionary Premise


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