Open Automation Software
Moving Data From Anywhere to Anywhere

Frequently Asked Questions – Getting Started

Getting Started

Contact Open Automation Software Technical Support Team at

You can view what version you are currently running using the Configure application and select Help-Versions. On that dialog there is a button to take to the following to check current versions.

Visit: Open Automation Software Version History

Pricing starts at $195 US for one product.

Visit Request a Quote to request a product quotation.

Yes, the Microsoft Visual C++ libraries need to be installed.  Download from the following.

Yes, run the following Setup.exe /s /v”/qn”.

All support communications over the Internet, so networking is not a deciding factor.

Windows HMI is a good choice if:

  • The customer is not experienced in creating WPF applications but has strong knowledge in building Windows Forms applications and the application is not graphics intensive.
  • The application is for mainly displaying values.
  • The customer wants to use Open Automation Software Controls in an existing Windows Forms Application.
  • The customer wants to write a service to read and write data to Open Automation Software.
  • The customer application will be running on Windows 2000 Professional.

WPF HMI is a good choice if:

  • The customer has no preference and he want to use graphics.
  • The customer would like Lamps, Switches, Shapes, Gauges, Pie Charts, Bar Charts, PID Controls or story boards built into the control library.
  • The customer wants to be using the latest technology.
  • The customer’s application is graphic centered as opposed to mainly a data display.
  • The customer wants to automatically scale his application to the monitor size.
  • The customer wants the ability to Scale, Rotate or Skew object in the application.

Web HMI is a good choice if:

  • If you plan to run the application on a smart phone or non widows operating system.

The .NET Framework 3.5 needs to be enabled.

a) Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard.

b) Type “appwiz.cpl” in the “Run” command box and press “ENTER”.

c) In the “Programs and Features” window, click on the link “Turn Windows features on or off”.

d) Check if the “.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” option is available in it.

e) If yes, then enable it and then click on “OK”.

f) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and restart the computer, if prompted.