By alexismp on Apr 25, 2008
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are probably as critical as the web site of an Internet company. iTAC Software explains here how, only 6 months after they found out about the technology, they are using GlassFish as the underpinnings of their iTAC.MES.Suite product to provide direct connection between shop floor devices in manufacturing plants.
iTAC Software operates in industries such as automotive, electronics and medical devices and their software uses a large set of Java EE features such as EJBs, rich IIOP clients, and the Java Connector Architecture to serve up to 3 million hits a day on larger installations. It also includes a reasonable set of Open Source technologies from unit and UI testing to distributed caching such as EHCache.
Make sure you read the full questionnaire, including Volker Burch's take on why Open Source is an obvious choice for an ISV like iTAC Software.