The Embroidery Connection, a strategic alliance comprising AllCAD Technologies Ltd., Hong Kong;
Heinzle Embroidery AG, Switzerland; and Interservices Medik, Austria; now offers the
computer-controlled ProSim system to replace punch cards on Saurer and Plauen jacquard embroidery
machines, and provide stitch data from a floppy disk or CD-ROM. The system also provides a stitch
editor to enable design modifications and scale changes. Access to designs is controlled by a
central design administration. Production costs can be reduced by using an optional stitch
reduction program that makes it possible to remove stitches automatically. ProSim runs on a
personal computer using the SUSE Linux 8.X operating system.