The PNA Series instruments also allow programming using Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) or Component object Model (COM) and Distributed Component Object Model
(DCOM) commands, which can be executed over a LAN interface or within the instrument (SCPI can also be executed over GPIB).
Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Deputy Commander for Systems Acquisition (DSA) Utility Helicopters Program Office to demonstrate the potential of COM and distributed component object model
(DCOM) technology as a simulation based acquisition strategy.
The DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model
) model from Microsoft has gone through several iterations and continues to evolve.
Microsoft will use OLE DB (object linking and embedding database), for instance, as a method to enable database objects on the front-end of an application to map to a SQL Server database on the back-end of an application through DCOM, Microsoft's Distributed Component Object Model
. This approach to integrating object oriented software technology into computing applications can allow the use of existing SQL Server databases and data, and thus reduce the need for completely migrating business systems to new software.
Fujitsu COBOL's high performance and mission-critical environment are tightly integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and key technologies, including Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++, and BackOffice(tm), Distributed Component Object Model
(DCOM), and ActiveX technologies.