This case study offers a solution for this scenario: Command Alkon has millions of dollars invested in its proprietary software application, COMMANDbatch. Thousands of concrete producers around the globe rely on it to manage, control, and facilitate the production of concrete—a highly perishable product. It is a real-time application developed to control a dedicated, custom-built hardware platform. Command Alkon customers have been using a standard desktop for the management side of the application, with a dedicated second “box” to perform the real-time functions. The two are linked by a network connection and are in constant communication with one another.

By deploying TenAsys eVM for Windows embedded virtualization platform software and an embedded multi-core Intel architecture-based system enabled with Intel Virtualization Technology, Command Alkon can successfully run its legacy applications on newer, more reliable system hardware and eliminate the dedicated platforms needed for its real-time COMMANDbatch software.