Data Communications Software for Pick-Based Systems
PowerComm is a high performance data communications software
package for systems running the Pick Operating System. PowerComm provides
data communications services by providing full TCL command and user mode
interfaces for maximum flexibility.
TCL Command Mode
For ease of use and flexibility, all of the data transfer commands are
available at TCL. Using the standard TCL command line interface, all options
and parameters are easily incorporated into programs.
Direct Terminal Mode
PowerComm includes a direct terminal mode that allows you to communicate
to another system as a terminal on that system. Similar to converse with
optional capture and playback.
BASIC Applications Program Interface
The BASIC API is an application programming interface to the communications
software. This interface is fully documented and is accessed by calling
subroutines or user exits. In addition, the PowerComm Communications Library
(PCL) enables programmers to quickly create unattended complex communications
transfers under program control. Some of the many features include:
- Table-driven parameters
- Dialer for making connections
- Modem control API
- Logon scripts
- Full remote system file I/O
- Remote system TCL command execution with capture
- Extensive logging capabilities
- Full source code provided for customization
PowerComm Pick-to-Pick Features
PowerComm uses its own proprietary protocol for maximum speed and reliability.
Combined with smart buffering and automatic remote computer overrun detection,
data transfers are quick and reliable.
D3 / Advanced Pick Systems
- Up to 31 simultaneous active ports.
- Baud rates to 38400.
- User-definable ABS file usage during installation.
PowerComm is in use at hundreds of different companies all
over the world. There are installations in New Zealand, Australia, Philippines,
England, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Brazil and the United States. The
following are a few testimonials about how PowerComm has solved their
"We have 20 modems each averaging
over 3K per second when connecting to over 200 locations nightly from
our D3 NT server, incredible!”
- Phil C., Systems Analyst, Diamond Auto Glass
used PowerComm reliably for years on our 60+ R83, AP/Pro, AP/DOS and D3
AIX machines, very thorough product and support.”
- Colleen Thomas, IS Director, Bayada Nurses
“PowerComm has been hugely successful, having integrated
it into our property management package to handle our customer’s positive
pay bank transactions and spooler report transmissions, it just works!”
- Peter Haskett, CEO, DataTrust Inc.
“We connect to dozens of remote handheld data
collection terminals and recently completed our upgrade from using PowerComm
on AP/Pro for years to our new D3 NT server.”
- Glen White, Execute VP, Raab Karcher Energy Services