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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.
In an ordinary case device software (built-in or external) saves data the way they are represented inside of the program. File represents just binary data array of indefinite format. Usually such files get a name with ".bin" extension.
Combination of bin files efficiency and text files universality can be achieved with the help of container files. These files keep arbitrary binary data in the predetermined format allowing you to use standard functions and utilities for further operation with them.