There is a fast track to data collection.


Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)


There is a fast track
to data collection.
asp data collection-
automatic,simple, perfect.
¥ barcode based tracking
¥ in real time
¥ with fast implementation
¥ and low cost
rying to make sense of the maze? Trouble is, while
business assessments are best not based on
assumptions, conventional collection of accurate data
is laborious, time consuming, and error prone.
The solution is a barcode based tracking system based on
ASPNet Terminals, using barcodes to track production, gather
time costing data and even guide staff through processes.
ASPNet can dramatically simplify staff responsibilities while
gathering accurate, up to the minute, information and storing it
directly to your computer network.
Imagine an ASPNet Terminal installed at each production
workstation in a factory and a barcode added to each job card.
Staff involvement may be as simple as scanning the card when
the job reaches their station. From this, management can tell
where a job is and, by counting the time until the next job card
is scanned at that station, how much time went into the process
The example may be simple but the implications are profound.
While easier for staff, error prone processes such as writing,
human ÒadjustmentÓ and keyboarding have also been avoided.
Collected data is accurate and immediate, a solid basis for
action. More complex applications are easily implemented
because ASPNet Terminals also include their own 2 line
display for prompts, and a keypad for input. They are rugged
Òreal timeÓ collection devices, storing information the moment
it is gathered. They connect via a low cost RS422 wired
network back to a host PC and their bright red cases donÕt get
lost in factory clutter.
Other ASPNet products such as the ASPNet Access Controller
can add workplace access control to the network and the
ASPNet Workblock can be custom configured to gather
machine information.
... And a fast track to implementation.
Of course the cost of a data collection system isnÕt just the cost
of a number of little red terminals. There is also a substantial
software effort to get the whole thing up and running. ASPÕs
challenge was to develop a programming environment as
efficient as the Terminals. The breakthrough was realising the
simplification that would result if we wrote a PC based
networking language to supervise the ASPNet Network. The
complexity of real time data collection could be built into the
language, simplifying application programming. Applications
would be up and running in minutes rather than months. The
language is called ASPNet BASIC.
The point is that even in a real time network the data collection
function can be conveniently separated from the data analysis
function. Time wasting complexity stems from attempts to
integrate the two functions. Collection may well involve
questions of users, excercising logic on data input, consulting a
database, but the end result is a time and date stamped file of
data from specific Terminals. Analysis software neednÕt bother
with how the data was collected, just get on with its task of
producing useful management reports. So ASPNet BASIC
takes care of collection, leaving analysis to custom or packaged
software or even a spreadsheet or database program.
This easy to use BASIC language:
¥ hosts up to 31 ASPNet Terminals on each COM Port
¥ allows individual programs to be written for each Terminal
¥ displays all ASPNet LCD displays and status of Terminals.
The productivity of this language allows your Dealer or ASP to
quote low prices for creation of most data collection Òfront
endsÓ. Even if you choose to modify the supplied code in the
future, youÕre off to a flying start.
So thatÕs ASPNet, more control with less paper and in less
time. Ring your Dealer or ASP now to discuss a tailored
solution to your maze using ASPNet.
asp data collection-
automatic, simple, perfect.
ASP Microcomputers, a division of Grayline Holdings Pty Ltd ACN 004 940 729
Twenty years of Australian innovation.
ASP was established way back in 1977 and has been building
barcode readers since 1985. For a wide range of barcode
solutions, both hardware and software, ASP Microcomputers.
456 North Road, Ormond, Victoria, Australia.
Telephone: 03/9578 7600
FAX: 03/9578 7727
Or visit our Web Site at
ASPNet Terminal Specifications:
16 character x 2 line, angled LCD
Keypad:20 key sealed membrane, audible feedback
Input:Track 1 or 2 Mag Stripe or Barcode Scanner
Symbologies: Wand: Code 39, Product Codes, Codabar,
Interleaved 2 of 5; extended symbologies with
ASP CCD Barcode Zapper or Laser Scanner
Power Supply: 9 volt DC plugpak charging 20 hour NiCad UPS
CPU: 2 x 8 bit microprocessors
Interface:RS422 daisychain, up to 115k baud
Size:L 190mm x W 93mm x D 27mm (keypad)
52mm (display)
Enclosure:Impact resistant ABS, bright red
ASPNet terminal with Barcode Zapper