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Historically, Windows is a standard in industrial computing (excluding classified systems). One of the main reasons for its success is support for the OPC protocol, added between 1996 and 1998. This protocol—available exclusively under Windows—was soon a standard as it is easy to implement. It has been widely adopted in industry for communicating between devices, and PLCs in particular.
We mainly use Linux for scientific computing projects. Most customers using this type of application are R&D divisions of large corporations. They tend to choose Linux initially for their clusters, and then naturally extend it for their other scientific tools. Besides its cluster capabilities, Linux is often chosen for its large community of universities and government research organizations.
We also work with OpenVMS (Open Virtual Memory System), previously called VAX-11/VMS (VAX/VMS is a proprietary operating system of HP). The system was ported to DEL Alpha processors and then to Itanium. OpenVMS is a safe, stable system. It is widely used in banking, military, and industrial systems such as for the control of rolling mills or the supervision of stationary equipment in the Channel Tunnel.
Other operating systems
We also offer solutions based on either real-time operating systems (such as Linux RT and VxWorks) or embedded ones (Windows embedded, iOS, and Android).