Boxborough, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2011
Lanmark Controls Inc. (http://www.lanmarkcontrols.com) has announced that the company is developing two next-generation laser marking products: WinLase 6.0 laser marking software and the LEC-2 Controller Board. Each product has been designed to make it significantly easier to perform laser marking functions in high-speed automation environments. Representatives from Lanmark Controls will be giving demonstrations of both products at World of Photonics in Munich, Germany, May 23 – 26, 2011, booth number C2.541.
“We’re very excited about these two new products,” says John Oskirko, President of Lanmark Controls. “While our competitors are releasing copies of products that we developed five years ago, we’re developing the products that anticipate what the industry will need tomorrow based on feedback from OEMs and integrators on the challenges they’re facing today with regard to high-speed laser marking environments.”
A complete rewrite of the existing WinLase laser marking software suite, WinLase 6.0 is based on Microsoft’s® .NET framework, allowing OEM integrators and end-users to create a customized User Interface (UI) in any language supported by the framework. In addition, an all-new graphics engine eliminates the need for external graphics software as it allows users to edit graphics (including nodes and vectors), change properties of objects, and group objects – as well as set properties as a common group. WinLase 6 also allows multiple instances of the software to be open at the same time – versus one instance – giving users the ability to edit and mark different laser marking jobs side-by-side. The software will work with the LEC-2 controller board and is backward compatible with the LEC-1. Currently in beta, WinLase 6 will be released later in 2011 and will run on Windows® 7, XP and Vista.
“WinLase 6 is not a warmed-over software update,” says Oskirko. “We built the new UI from the ground up based on the latest technologies from Microsoft as well as what our customers have been asking for. In addition to being based on the .NET framework, WinLase 6.0 uses the same code base as the LEC-2, which means that both products will work together seamlessly.”
Also in beta, the LEC-2 controller board features a brand new architecture and CPU. Featuring 600 MHz of processing power, 512 megabytes of storage (up to 4 GB optional), and a 20-bit architecture (versus the current industry standard 16-bit), the LEC-2 offers total flexibility with high-speed, real time laser marking functions. In addition, the LEC-2 features a USB version which offers users the same high performance as the LEC-2 Ethernet board but at a lower cost.
About Lanmark Controls Inc.
Lanmark Controls Inc., based in Boxborough, Massachusetts, designs and manufactures OEM software and embedded controller cards and is an OEM software supplier to the laser marking industry. Visit the company’s Website at http://www.lanmarkcontrols.com or call 978-264-0200 for more information.
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