SL Releases New Versions of .NET and C++ Based SL-GMS Products

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Corte Madera – December 22, 2016 – SL Corporation, a leading provider of real-time data monitoring and visualization solutions, has announced new versions of SL-GMS Developer for .NET (v4.6a) and SL-GMS C++/Developer (v6.7a). Both releases are available in 64-bit and 32-bit editions.  Significant enhancements include an updated DXF Conversion Tool capable of supporting the latest AutoCAD versions and new Graph Elements for building custom, real-time, dynamic graphs.

SL-GMS C++/Developer is SL’s long-standing development tool that enables dynamic visualization of real-time data. It is used by thousands of mission critical systems in control centers around the world for process control, facility and network monitoring, traffic control, and aerospace/defense.

SL-GMS Developer for .NET is used to develop real-time applications using Microsoft Visual Studio in the .NET Framework. It enables rapid development of content-rich, high-performance dynamic graphics, utilizing real-time data with an application–specific Custom Editor.

The DXF Conversion Tool included in the SL-GMS products converts DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) files, often used by facility monitoring systems, to SL-GMS model files. For example, converting a complicated floor CAD drawing, consisting of many facility equipment devices, eliminates the need to recreate it from scratch in the SL-GMSDraw editor. After deleting the unnecessary data from the converted model,  the dynamic properties and data variables can be attached. This command tool has been enhanced to support the latest DXF up to AutoCAD 2017.

In these new versions, V4.6a and V6.7a, a new Graph Elements demo sample and tutorial have been added to demonstrate how graphs can be built with the new Graph Elements features. For example,  you can create graphs by dragging and dropping graph elements, like graph background, x/y axis, ticks and traces. Samples demonstrate some of the dynamic graph types that are possible with the new Graph Elements, including:

  • various cluster/differential/staked bar graphs,
  • horizontal/vertical/time axis trend-bar graphs,
  • line-plotting/mark graphs, linear scatter graphs,
  • linear-logarithmic/logarithmic graphs,
  • filled polygon graphs,
  • time axis plots,
  • and multi-color graph trace.

This capability is most useful for customers using both Windows (C++, .NET) and Linux (C++) to keep their application portable (instead of using Windows native graph controls and Linux based graphs).

SL-GMS provides more than 3,000 industry standard Symbol Factory objects and SL-GMS dynamic graphical models for use within the SL-GMSDraw editor. These latest SL-GMS versions also include an additional 100 new graphic objects for computer and peripheral devices, network and security devices, and mobile devices.

A sophisticated, dynamic GUI can be created using the SL-GMSDraw editor, independently from its application, and its behaviors can be previewed instantly. Graphical models created using the SL-GMSDraw editor are displayed by the SL-GMS’s .NET Viewer Control which includes a powerful graphics engine. These models can then be selected from the Visual Studio Toolbox and the same highly interactive and content-rich Windows form application created for desktop can then be transparently deployed on the web.

Furthermore, the SL-GMS .NET Editor Control can be used from Visual Studio to quickly develop a solution-specific custom editor in man-months, which would otherwise take many man-years.

About SL: SL is a San Francisco Bay Area-based software company that develops real-time monitoring, visualization and diagnostic software for Global 1000 and mid-market companies whose businesses depend on complex, high-performance applications. The company has deep expertise in monitoring and management of custom, distributed applications running in heterogeneous middleware environments.

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