Adept Technology Offers Adept ActiveV+ Software

September 14, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Adept Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA), a manufacturer of flexible automation for the semiconductor, electronics, fiber optic, telecommunications and life sciences industries, announced the release of Adept ActiveV+™ software that allows real-time control of Adept robots and motion controllers from native PC languages using Microsoft® Component Object Model technology. Adept ActiveV+ software enables application developers to control Adept Cobra™ robots, AdeptSix™ six-axis robots, Adept SmartModules™ and all SmartController™-based products from PC hardware using software tools like Visual Basic® and C++®.

Adept ActiveV+ enables a PC to issue direct, real-time, robot motion and monitor commands over an Ethernet- or FireWire®-based, high-speed bus. Using Microsoft’s ActiveX® controls, ActiveV+ allows customers to develop programs in native PC languages like Visual Basic and C++ to move and monitor Adept robots and Adept controller-based mechanisms, and easily integrate Adept HexSight™ PC-based machine vision software and third-party, PC-based automation thereby creating a complete PC-based motion and vision solution.