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Apps are springing up for all kinds of automation uses, ranging from remote monitoring to test and measurement. Are iPads and other tablet PCs destined to become part of the automation engineer’s toolbox?

Looks like it’s new growing market for software developers to start developing new products and apps especially designed for tablet PC’s and automation needs. Yes, it’s not new, looking to billions of apps on Apple store or Android Market, but automation engineers definitely waiting for the tablet’s software their needs.

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Automation World conducted research earlier this year to find out what its subscribers thought about the application of tablet PCs in industry. The results shed a great deal of light on how fast the tablet PC adoption trend is accelerating.

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