Omron updates of its machine development environment

Omron updates of its machine… Omron releases Sysmac Studio Team Edition, a major update of its machine development environment, providing machine developers with a fully integrated Open Source distributed version control system.

Sysmac Studio integrates configuration, programming, simulation, and monitoring in a simple interface that allows engineers to manage vision, motion, control, safety, and robotics in one system.

The Team Edition implementation of Sysmac Studio incorporates a distributed version control system within the platform’s rich interface. It allows multiple co-developers to work on same project, with easy project comparison and efficient handling of machine versions. Omron has chosen Git, which is the most popular open source distributed control system, giving development teams the freedom to choose any Git-based cloud web repository.

The version control system allows engineers to work on a local version of a project with full control over the project source code. Improvements and modifications made to the code on the local version can then be merged with a remote server, so other teams can access the code.

By using this technique, projects are fully traceable. Changes to code can be identified and applied between projects easily and quickly. It reduces engineering hours, and costs, because engineers do not waste time solving the same problem multiple times.

“Team Edition of Sysmac Studio enables engineers to take control of their code,” said Josep Lario, Sofware PMM for EMEA. “With version control, comparison and management of machines and projects is simple. It boosts productivity by allowing cooperative and efficient co-development by teams working at different sites.”

About Git

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. It was created by Linus Torvalds in 2005 for Linux kernel development, initially with contributions from other developers. Since 2005 it has been maintained by Junio Hamano.

Primarily used for source code management in software development, Git can also be used to keep track of changes in any set of files. As a distributed revision control system it is aimed at speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows. Easy to learn, with a tiny footprint and lightning fast performance, Git outclasses similar tools with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.

As with most other distributed version control systems, and unlike most client–server systems, every Git directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking abilities, independent of network access or a central server.

Omron Git

Source: Omron Europe B.V.