VENTURCOM INTRODUCES DCX 1.2; THE REAL-TIME DATA AND CONTROL EXCHANGE FOR WINDOWS-BASED CONTROL APPS.VenturCom, Inc., has announced the availability of DCX DCX DaimlerChrysler Ag (stock symbol)
DCX Dixie Chicks (American country rock band)
DCX Multipage PCX (file extension/format)
DCX Double Convex
DCX Double Charge Exchange 1.2, a scaleable middleware for real-time data/control exchange between software components.
DCX (Data and Control eXchange) provides a highly configurable real-time inter-process communication (IPC (1) (InterProcess Communication) The exchange of data between one program and another either within the same computer or over a network. It implies a protocol that guarantees a response to a request. ) mechanism for process-to process communication in sophisticated systems running VenturCom's RTX RTX Russian Traded Index
RTX Royal Trux (band)
RTX Real Time Executive
RTX Request Retransmission
RTX Report Time Crossing (FAA) , real-time extensions for Windows NT, Windows NT Embedded See Windows XP Embedded. and Windows 2000. DCX provides a simple to use and powerful IPC mechanism that can be used for communication between real-time and non-real-time components as well as for deterministic communication among real-time components.
In addition to providing a real-time IPC mechanism, DCX ships with a built in Object Linking and Embedding See OLE.
(operating system) Object Linking and Embedding - (OLE) A distributed object system and protocol from Microsoft, also used on the Acorn Archimedes. OLE allows an editor to "farm out" part of a document to another editor and then reimport it. (OLE) for Process Control (OPC) server that allows seamless interoperability with software packages that conform to the OPC Data Access The OPC Data Access Specification is the first of a group of specifications known as the OPC Specifications.
OPC Data Access is a group of standards that provides specifications for communicating real-time data from data acquisition devices such as PLCs to display and Custom Interface Specification 2.0 and 1.0a. The DCX OPC Server allows integrators to extend DCX connectivity to remote and local OPC clients involved in non-deterministic tasks such as system monitoring.
Tom Scott, Vice President of Engineering at VenturCom, stated, "Regardless of the scale of your development effort, DCX is about flexibility and faster time to market when developing time critical systems using RTX and Windows NT/2000. Small development teams will benefit by not having to solve the subtle nuances of Win32/real-time IPC themselves. Large development teams can benefit from standardizing on a low-latency IPC mechanism that can be used by Win32 components, real-time applications and real-time drivers and can benefit from the flexibility that DCX provides to integration."