Signal For Windows by John Sweeney
For implementation in Windows, Signal for Windows is an example of well-done
D ata Broadcasting Corp.'s Signal has been a winner in STOCKS & COMMODITIES' annual Readers' Choice
Awards in the data category for two years in a row. Signal has run in DOS for many moons, and Signal for
Windows brings the stalwart quotes provider up one more level with all the Windows doodads and mouse input -though
the program can still be driven by keyboard.
As you install Signal, you'll select your choice of datafeeds. Signal for Windows will collect data from an FM radio
signal, cable TV channel, television satellite or two other satellite sources, Equatorial (C-band) or FM 3 (Ku-band).
The choice of service depends on your location.
Once it's up and running, you can design and save a screen display (Figure 1) - actually, as many displays as you
like - that contains a quote window, detailed information about any particular quotable, a running ticker window, a
leaders window (Figure 2) and a portfolio window, the latter handy for tracking your gains and losses. The entire
arrangement is saved as a layout that can be recalled at will.