Acuit Pinpoint Development
Pinpoint can be extended via multiple methods (see Extending Acuit Pinpoint for more information). This section describes creating custom plug-in modules that integrate with either Acuit Pinpoint Server or Acuit Pinpoint Workstation.
Acuit Pinpoint Server Plug-ins
Acuit Pinpoint Server plug-ins are custom .NET assemblies that run on the server to provide custom behavior. For example, when a unit is scanned at the end of a line, a plug-in could be used to send that unit's serial number to a separate warehousing system. They are configured via the line configuration to be loaded by Acuit Pinpoint Server as the line is initialized.
See Acuit Pinpoint API Reference for details about the APIs available for developing Acuit Pinpoint Server plug-ins.
Server plug-ins are integrated with Acuit Pinpoint Server via configuration settings in the <plugIns> Element.
Acuit Pinpoint Workstation Plug-ins
Acuit Pinpoint Workstation plug-ins are custom .NET assemblies that run on the workstation to provide custom behavior. For example, a plug-in could be created to run a unit test, communicating with test equipment, displaying progress on the Acuit Pinpoint Workstation display, and saving test results to the unit record.