Hi All, I'm new to the list here, Not sure what the protocol is for new users, so I'll give a quick intro then ask my question. I'm currently working as a contract software engineer, but one of my previous employers was CI Technologies (makes of the Citect SCADA Package). I Spent a good 2 and a half years working in support and a further 2 years doing engineering for them. Now the question. I'm looking at writing some software for the Process Control Industry as a side project, and having a quick look back it would appear that not all that much has changed in the last two years since I left CI. Can anyone tell me please what you feel would be a GOOD application that you could *really* use, and I'll look into whats involved in writing one. I've always felt the Process Control industry was at least 5 years behind the rest of the software world. I'm not sure if thats the case any more. I'd be very interested to find out. Thanks Kindly, Emil Nadinic.