Easysoft SQI-Unisys LINC Developer Driver User Guide - Preface

About this manual

This manual covers the installation, configuration and connection of the Easysoft SQI-Unisys LINC Developer Driver, and provides a short exercise to demonstrate its operation.

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Intended Audience

This manual is intended for use by anyone who is familiar with Unisys LINC Development Assistant III (LDA III) and Microsoft Windows systems, who wishes to install and use the Easysoft SQI-Unisys LINC Developer Driver.

The manual requires some familiarity with the use of buttons, menus, icons and text boxes. If you have any experience of Apple Macintosh computers, Microsoft Windows or the X Window System, you will have no difficulty with these sections.


In addition to this manual, further information may be provided in README and other files copied into the Easysoft SQI-Unisys LINC Developer Driver installation directory. Please check all the documentation provided before contacting Easysoft with a query.

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Begins with a basic introduction to LDA III, and introduces the Easysoft SQI-Unisys LINC Developer Driver.

A step-by-step guide to installing the software.

Explains configuration options for the Easysoft SQI-Unisys LINC Developer Driver.

Provides three short exercises that demonstrate connecting to data sources via the Easysoft SQI-Unisys LINC Developer Driver.

Contains two exercises to consolidate the information presented so far.

Comprising a Glossary.


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