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An Instrument-PC-Human hierarchy application software that takes the top level of software and is used to complete user tasks.
The software directly cooperates with a human but for equipment access a system driver should be used.
Application examples: text editor, picture viewers, measurement map programs and PC control programs.
Communication between the remote device and AKTAKOM remote control software is based on the AULNet technology. TCP/IP socket subset, familiar to UNIX and Windows users, forms network communication endpoints.
Lower level software. It is built into the operating system and provides the access for the applications to the hardware resources of the instrument supported. This software type doesn’t cooperate directly with a user.
Device driver examples: keyboard driver, USB flash drive driver, USB-oscilloscope driver.
As a rule, before software use, it should first be installed into the operating system which means copying necessary files to the PC, registering necessary services, creating shortcuts and a menu for user access to the applications. This task is completed by a special utility-installer. It is usually launched by an executable file named Setup.exe. Then, by means of dialog with the user, it creates the whole software installation procedure, beginning from the packed type supplied by the seller, up to finish when the application can be used on the computer.