Cascade Middleware Connects Excel Spreadsheets in Real Time
Scalable technology allows Microsoft Excel and other
Windows applications to share real-time data across a network or
Georgetown, Ontario (October 13, 2004) Cogent Real-Time Systems, providers of
real-time data connectivity software, announced today the
release of Windows versions of their Cascade DataHub and Cascade Connect
products. These products will enable users to share real-time
data among any number of Excel spreadsheets or other Windows
applications anywhere in their organization. The technology
requires no programming, and can be scaled to suit virtually
any need or budget.
"The core technology for Cascade Middleware has been in
use for over 10 years in hundreds of industrial, business, and
other process control environments, from the floor of the
American Stock Exchange to a European Space Agency satellite,"
said Mr. Andrew Thomas, company president. "To meet these
requirements, we have developed our products with a modular
architecture. This means Cascade Middleware connects to a wide
range of applications with minimal configuration, and delivers
reliable service in mission critical environments."
The technology was originally developed for process
control engineers using QNX, a real-time operating system, and
then made available in Linux. This release of a Windows version
is targeted at a broader spectrum of users, including stock
market traders, researchers, and project managers who need
real-time data connections to and from Excel spreadsheets, as
well as other Windows applications.
Despite Windows' popularity as an operating system, most
of its applications were not designed for real-time
connectivity. Until now Excel users have been forced to program
one-off, ad-hoc solutions to get real-time data connectivity, or
they've had to invest in large-scale enterprise integration
suites. Cogent's entry into this marketplace promises real-time
performance with no programming, and it can be scaled to meet
the needs of any system.
Founded in 1995, Cogent Real-Time Systems is a leading
developer of middleware solutions that connect sources and
consumers of live data. Customers include the Bank of Canada,
Cadbury Chocolate and the European Space Agency. Cogent
leverages its experience in developing real-time systems to
create data transport models for time-sensitive