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Computer Information Telecommunications

Is nearly faultless video good enough for ATC?

G&D CEO, Roland Ollek, contemplates if there is an acceptable alternative to uncompressed video systems in the air traffic control room.

Is nearly faultless video good enough for ATC?

Few workplaces have higher standards or more stringent regulations than the ATC control room. With human life at stake, it“s no place to cut corners or make any kind of error. For the ATCOs who work there, it is a highly strenuous job requiring the highest levels of concentration with multi-tasking skills. Therefore perfect working conditions are an absolute necessity. To work effectively, ATCOs need accurate information – e.g. if trajectories on a radar screen are crossing on different levels, displayed in different colours to indicate different parameters, this visual information needs to be crystal clear and absolutely reliable.

The work in the control room involves constantly staring at a computer screen which can be detrimental to health. First of all the heat and noise generated by the computers themselves can be stressful and a distraction. KVM systems can solve this issue by moving computers out of the control room whilst ensuring remote operation in real-time. Another health aspect is the Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) with its symptoms of headaches, blurred vision, neck pain and eye strain underlines the need for providing the highest levels of video quality. So if using a KVM system this maximum level of video quality has to be ensured.

An uncompressed ideal

KVM systems allow computers to be moved out of the ATC control room and into a dedicated technical centre whilst ensuring remote operation in real-time. With computers out of the control room, noise and heat follow along with the computer maintenance engineers. There“s more safety too as KVM is custom-made for redundancy concepts.

There is a choice of systems available and the major difference lies in the video transmission. Some systems transmit the available information pixel-by-pixel and in real-time – this is called an uncompressed transmission. In use, these KVM systems operate between the computer and the workplace and act „transparently“- what comes in is what goes out. This is because uncompressed systems provide the high bandwidth necessary to forward the entire incoming video from the computer“s graphics adaptor to the display. The transmission is pixel-by-pixel perfect, transparent, uncompressed and absolutely lossless. However, the higher the video resolution, the more bandwidth is required so more demand is placed on the transmission system, making it more costly. Therefore the result is absolutely reliable and at the maximum quality. The ATCO does get to see every any single pixel that the computer system can provide.

The legal component

The highest video quality is also an essential for the majority of ANSPs that record ATC communications. If an issue should occur, this recorded material is used as a clarification of events. But for a true „recording at the glass“ the recorded quality has to correspond exactly with what the ATCO has seen, so it does not become questionable as evidence. When recording takes place remotely in the technical area but the video displayed at the CWP is transmitted via a KVM system – only uncompressed systems guarantee the reliability for referential integrity.

Is compression a viable choice?

Depending on the application and on the quality achieved, video compression has many advantages. First among these is lower bandwidth which in turn allows for lower spec (and cheaper) components and easier ways of further handling the signals, especially via matrix systems. Matrix systems allow complex switching of the signals. Many computers and consoles are connected to a central matrix switch which allows cross-wise access. This can be seen as kind of a bottleneck as the switch has to handle all the video and further signal streams at a time. But with the lower bandwidth of compressed video, such bottlenecks can be solved – whilst taking into account a slightly reduced video quality.

At G&D, along with our uncompressed KVM solutions we“ve also developed systems using our own compression algorithm. Working with G&D High Dynamic Image Processing Level 3, these also provide a pixel perfect video result and are suitable for ATC use, too. However, compressed or uncompressed, all of our systems are thoroughly tested and produced according to ISO 9001 standard, which is supported by decades of experience providing installations for the ATC sector. Yet for compressed systems we have to admit: what commonly is called visually lossless – the term itself already implies it – contains certain losses though.

Is it worth it?

The primary reason for choosing a compressed system over an uncompressed one is cost. The question is, should cost be a factor in the critical environment of the ATC control room? When human life is at risk not to mention the health and careers of those who work in such an environment, the slightest cut in quality, efficiency or standards becomes very difficult to justify. There is a difference between compressed and uncompressed video. The risk may be minimal with compressed and for sure the financial costs are less but it only takes one mistake for a severe incident to occur. The cost of that could be incalculable in financial and human terms too. So if you really have no alternative and an uncompressed system is beyond your budget, make sure you go for the very best compressed system available!

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

G&D introduces KVM extender of a completely different league

DP1.2.-VisionXG – the world“s first and only KVM extender to transmit 8K video

G&D introduces KVM extender of a completely different league

KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG-MC4 for perfect video transmission, pixel by pixel up to 8K at 60 Hz.

Guntermann & Drunck GmbH can claim another superlative in the KVM industry: the DP1.2-VisionXG-MC4, the world’s first and only KVM extender for uncompressed, latency-free transmission of 8K video at 60Hz. The high-class KVM extender system consists of a computer module and a user module. It allows users to operate their computers remotely while benefitting from the pixel-perfect, uncompressed transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort video over four video channels and distances of up to 10,000m. Thanks to the source synchronicity of the video channels, even the highest video resolutions can be extended over long distances. This fact is especially interesting since DisplayPort cables for transmitting high resolutions are usually extremely short.

The dedicated transmission over optical fibres provides enough bandwidth for uncompressed DisplayPort 1.2 video signals, keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0 and audio.

The system includes many mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, a redundant power supply, SNMP and two network ports.

With the future-oriented additions to their product portfolio such as KVM-over-IP™, among other things, G&D show their customers how to use powerful KVM systems to get the maximum out of their installations.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

HungaroControl uses high-tech equipment for remote tower

KVM devices from G&D offer ATCOs 24/7 support

HungaroControl uses high-tech equipment for remote tower

Remote tower at HungaroControl (Source: @HungaroControl)

With HungaroControl“s remote tower concept, Budapest Airport, which counts around 100,000 flight movements per year, is the first remote-controlled airport of its size. For ATCOs working in the tower, it is extremely important to have a direct view at arrivals, departures and the ground traffic. Managing movements without being able to directly monitoring the ground from the tower is a revolutionary approach and therefore a great challenge for the cooperation and communication of all parties involved. HungaroControl has tackled these challenges by applying G&D KVM products in one of Europe“s most modern remote control centres.

Whether arrival, departure or managing ground traffic – G&D“s KVM equipment offers reliable and invisible support for ATCOs. With KVM, computers can be moved out of the control centre while ATCOs are still able to fully access them remotely. The redundancy concept based on the KVM matrix switch ControlCenter-Digital offers maximum security and provides prevention against failures.

Hungary’s first remote tower concept is based on the bi-directional integration of the existing ground monitoring system and a camera network that is set up at several locations at the airport in order to improve the situation awareness of air traffic controllers and increase flight safety. All camera images are forwarded to four video wall servers and finally displayed on a huge video wall with 32 screens (10 x 3 m).
This video wall does not only provide ATCOs with comprehensive visual information, but offers a complete overview of the entire airport, too. The KVM technology in the background facilitates the work of air traffic controllers without being noticed and therefore serves as a reliable 24/7 wingman.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC for the optimisation of high-performance ATC workplaces

Brand new KVM Switch from G&D – when ultra-fast switching is needed for even more safety

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC for the optimisation of high-performance ATC workplaces

The KVM Switch DP1.2-MUX3-ATC facilitates extremely fast switching between computers.

G&D is presenting another new product – the new DP1.2-MUX3-ATC. Via the KVM switch, ATCOs can operate up to three computers from one workspace (e.g. primary, redundancy and fall-back systems). The high-performance system supports 4K resolution at 60Hz and avoids the short image disturbances usually found at these resolutions when switching. The switcher is especially designed for the demands of ATC – 100% secure round-the-clock operation at top performance.

Compression-free, pixel-perfect, latency-free and loss-free
The new KVM Switch shows its strengths in ATC redundancy concepts. The compression-free system facilitates extremely fast switching. Redundancy and fall-back systems can easily be set up to run parallel to the primary system. In the case of computer malfunction, the user can switch to a redundancy system at the touch of a button – within a fraction of a second. As well as system security, the redundant system also offers the additional benefit that technicians can carry out administration and maintenance in the background without disrupting the work of the ATCO on the primary system. In combination with a KVM extender, the computer signals can be extended, so that pilot computers are blocked locally and operated remotely. Control rooms then enjoy optimal working conditions, without noise or heat emissions.

Mission-critical features for more safety
Especially designed for air traffic control, the KVM Switch boasts mission-critical features such as SNMP and monitoring for the active health management of system components, as well as redundant power supply. The user-friendly screen-freeze function holds its own in the case of a signal disruption. This feature „freezes“ the last received image in case the video signal fails. A semi-transparent red frame signifies this status. This means that the ATCO isn“t left looking at a black screen in case of emergency, rather has access to static information and a timer. Security concepts for automatic switching and external activation concepts are also available. These allow the system to be linked to further concepts to guarantee absolute reliability.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Weitere Informationen:
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Dortmunder Straße 4a
D-57234 Wilnsdorf

Tel.: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 100
Fax: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 120
http://www.gdsys.de
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

KVM: powerful partner to the ATC industry

Systems from G&D serve as an invisible wingman – powerful and efficient

KVM: powerful partner to the ATC industry

KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG-MC4 for perfect video transmission, pixel by pixel up to 8K at 60 Hz.

Hardly any control room application is as sensitive as air traffic control. For their responsible tasks air traffic controllers rely on computer-assisted structures in the background. These systems, however, must be 100% safe, robust and designed for around-the-clock operation. KVM technology has become an integral part of IT infrastructures. It extends and switches computer signals thus allowing the remote operation of computer technology or the real-time access to several computers. Over the last decades, the German KVM manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck GmbH has always put a special focus on ATC applications. The long-standing cooperation with many well-known ANSPs resulted in the development of many KVM products and features specifically tailored to the requirements of the ATC industry – with uncompressed or compressed data transmission at full performance and best video resolutions up to 4K @ 60 Hz and even 8K @ 60 Hz.

DP1.2-VisionXG – an extender system of superlatives
The KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG extends computer signals via optical fibres at a distance of up to 10,000 m and provides uncompressed, loss-free and latency-free data transfer – pixel by pixel for best hand-eye coordination. The dedicated transmission via optical fibres offers sufficient bandwidth for the uncompressed and pixel-perfect transmission of 4K and 8K videos at 60Hz as well as for keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0 and audio signals.

With a high-resolution 4K screen, the workstation can be configured to have a single large monitor that displays multiple ATC applications in different image segments. Thus controllers can concentrate on a single contiguous area and are not distracted by visible monitor frames. Even high-resolution 8K applications are displayed via four video channels – without any loss or latency. Thanks to the source synchronicity of the video channels, even highest video resolutions can be extended over long distances. The high-performance system is reliable and best suitable for 24/7 operation – also due to its redundant power supply. Mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, SNMP and two network interfaces support technicians and ATCOs in their work.

Recording images for air traffic control: Authentic data due to uncompressed transmission
Like all KVM extenders from G&D, the CPU module of the new DP1.2-VisionXG provides an interface to connect a local workstation, which can be used to record images required for the documentation of air traffic. This also provides legal certainty in case of doubt. Since the images are not compressed when transmitted, the image data transmitted to the workstation corresponds exactly to what is recorded on the computer – the recording therefore also exactly matches the information of the controller.

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC – when ultrafast switching is required
G&D will present another new product at the World ATM Congress 2016 – the new DP1.2-MUX3-ATC. The KVM switch lets ATCOs operate up to three computers from one workstation (e.g. primary, redundancy and fallback system). The compression-free system allows extremely fast switching between computers. On top of this, it is possible to install redundancy and fallback systems running parallel to the primary system. The high-performance system supports 4K solutions at 60 Hz and is especially designed to cater to the needs of the ATC industry, meaning it provides reliable 24/7 operation at full performance.

A variety of 4K devices
Thanks to the cooperation with many international ANSPs and their close connection to the market, G&D“s portfolio includes a whole range of 4K products, such as the KVM switches DP1.2-MUX, DP-MUX and DL-MUX or the extender systems DP1.2-VisonXG, DL-Vision and DP1.2-Vision. The latter uses the improved, in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3. This compression mode allows the loss-free transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz. DP1.2-Vision is fully compatible with digital matrix switches such as the ControlCenter-Digital and the new ControlCenter-Compact, allowing not only the extension, but also the distributed switching of 4K video by matrix switches and is therefore the ideal solution for the remote operation of multiple computers via various, simultaneous workstations. Following G&D“s principle of mix & match, all products as well as their variants are compatible and can be combined with each other.

The new ControlCenter-Compact is available in six expansion levels providing between 8 and 80 dynamic ports, which can be used either as input or as output interfaces. The matrix switch transmits signals either via CAT cables or optical fibres. Mixing these cable types is possible. too. The device is compatible with both the DVICenter and the ControlCenter-Digital as well as all end devices, which makes it possible to add new systems to existing infrastructures. A number of user-friendly features for ATCOs round off the matrix system: e.g. the intuitive CrossDisplay-Switching, scenario switching or the push-get function for the integration of video walls, as well as security-relevant functionalities such as monitoring and SNMP. These functions make it much easier for admins to maintain and monitor the devices.

With G&D’s high-performance KVM systems, computers can easily be moved out of towers and control rooms and security-relevant concepts can be established. Disturbances such as developing noise and waste heat are banished from the immediate work environment. At the same time, ATCOs benefit from more space, efficiency and a clearly-arranged workplace while technicians are able to administrate the system from the server room instead of having to disturb the ATCOs in their important tasks.

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™
Based on IP structures, the new KVM extender DP-Vision-IP complements G&D“s portfolio and breaks any spatial limitations that existed so far. The system supports DisplayPort video resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz.Combinations with other G&D systems are also possible thus allowing complex installations with worldwide access.

The long-term commitment of to the ATC sector puts the company in a position to develop the best possible products and functionalities specifically for ANSPs. G&D currently offers the broadest KVM portfolio on the market – also thanks to the new IP systems. Within this portfolio, there are almost no limits of combining the systems.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Weitere Informationen:
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Dortmunder Straße 4a
D-57234 Wilnsdorf

Tel.: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 100
Fax: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 120
http://www.gdsys.de
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Secure Mobile and PC-Based File Archiving and Management

Scanning, archiving, managing all files and data in a revision-secure document archive.

Secure Mobile and PC-Based File Archiving and Management

ecoDMS Archive significantly optimises document archiving and management.

Aachen, March 2017. The ecoDMS software from Aachen is said to be the cheapest and most popular archiving system for scanning, archiving, managing and retrieving any types of files and data. The installation, setup and application of this client-server system is simple and user-friendly. The affordable price at a one-off 69 Euro per license for the entire system, including integrated full-text indexing and interfaces for Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Thunderbird and Outlook, is very impressive. At www.ecodms.de all software components and manuals are available for download in the download area.

ecoDMS Archive significantly optimises document archiving and management. With just a few mouse-clicks the documents are archived, automatically full-text-indexed and, if required, also categorised without any interaction by the user. Intelligent document recognition automatically determines document affiliation and stores the files in the correct place and for the specified users.

Users can store virtually all file formats in ecoDMS Archive. There is no limitation on storage volume. The archive can be accessed as a local installation, via network, through the web and via mobile app. The desktop application offers a perfect overview of the stored documents and data in the network or locally on the PC. Those who want to access archived data while travelling can find their data files via ecoDMS mobile app. Via web client it is possible to retrieve data through the different web browsers. ecoDMS is a cross-platform application which can run on Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, MacOS, Raspberry Pi, Docker (incl. QNAP & Synology NAS), Android and iOS.

ecoDMS automatically full-text indexes the files and their metadata during the archiving process. For this process ecoDMS uses the free OpenSource component „Tesseract“. Using the integrated full-text search, the indexed documents can be retrieved within seconds. Searching for documents works like googling. Users merely need to enter the required search term and ecoDMS immediately displays the results, including a preview for PDF files.

Access permissions and classifications can be assigned to each document and each ecoDMS folder. The qualified access privileges system ensures the privacy of the archived data and allows specific data assignment. The classification feature categorises documents within the system and assigns the appropriate classification attributes, such as date, document type, status, and many more.

ecoDMS GmbH are pioneering an entirely new way of electronically archiving paper documents, digital files and emails. Being the lowest priced archiving system in the world, ecoDMS Archive is the standard for cross-platform, long-term, revision-secure document archiving. The software convinces with simple operation, state-of-the-art technology and powerful functions.

The Aachen-based software company is part of the renowned applord group, which has specialised on further developing and modernising digital processes as software services provider for large companies since 2001.

Prospective purchasers can download the ecoDMS software for free in the download area at www.ecodms.de Following the installation, users can test the archive for a trial period of 30 days. After the expiry of the demo version, the functional scope is reduced and the software continues to function as the Free4Three edition. This can be used for free by private users. To activate the full version, users can purchase a licence in the ecoDMS online shop. The number of required licenses depends on the simultaneous connections to ecoDMS Archive. The one-time price per simultaneous access is 69 Euro including 19% VAT. The licence term is unlimited for the respective ecoDMS version, regardless of the number of documents archived.

For a quick understanding of the software, free training videos are available with extensive user documentation. For this and more free information, please visit the ecoDMS website.

ecoDMS GmbH, together with applord GmbH and appecon GmbH, form the unique service partnership of applord Holding Europe GmbH. From the development of custom software solutions to providing standardised software applications and handling large IT projects, the renowned business group from Aachen combines a broad scope of services and solutions.

The foundations for ecoDMS were laid in 2004 with the planning and implementation of a software programme for digital incoming email processing of a major customer. Based on the many years of experience in the field of document archiving and workflow, applord GmbH successfully implemented this project and developed the ecoDMS Server. This ecoDMS Server today forms the foundation of the ecoDMS archiving software.

The overwhelming popularity and a constantly growing customer base initiated the founding of ecoDMS GmbH. As of October 1, 2014, all distribution rights of the ecoDMS software package of applord GmbH have been transferred to ecoDMS GmbH.

The Aachen software company has been offering archiving software for private users, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. Powerful and practice-oriented functions, state-of-the-art technologies, platform-independent components, user-friendly interface and fair pricing are already inspiring thousands of customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries. More than half of those are business customers of various sizes and from varying sectors of industry.

ecoDMS GmbH is renowned for its high degree of quality and service. Young, modern, and full of fervour, the company opens up new avenues in document archiving. A strong, motivated team is offering perfect all-round service. Sales, development and support: All under one roof.

Kontakt
ecoDMS GmbH
Andrea Warmuth
Salierallee 18a
52066 Aachen
0049 241 47572 01
news@ecodms.de
https://www.ecodms.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Innovative Viewer for Analysis of Complex Plastic Parts

CoreTechnologie launches new Software Version of 3D_Analyzer Viewer

Innovative Viewer for Analysis of Complex Plastic Parts

The German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie (CT) has further developed the Analysis and Viewer software 3D_Analyzer. The new tool provides comprehensive analysis functions for 3D models and was perfected in close cooperation with leading companies of the plastics industry. The 3D_Analyzer Viewer has been designed to analyze wall thicknesses, undercuts and demoulding angles as well as to calculate projected areas of components and assembly groups of complex plastic parts.

Easy Application and Comprehensive Functions

In comparison with conventional CAD systems, this application is very cost-effective and it can be operated in such an easy way that also users without any CAD know-how can work with this extensive tool. In the Viewer, calculations take place quickly and precisely. During the process, the wall thickness check also detects areas with heavy changes in wall thickness. Due to the fully automatic calculation of the projected area, the clamp force and thus the machine design can be determined with just a few mouse clicks without any CAD knowledge.

The 3D_Analyzer Viewer generates colour gradients to indicate wall thicknesses and demoulding angles. Moreover, the Viewer has dynamic cutting as well as measuring functions. The absolute novelty are analysis reports in PDF format with text information, 3D models and 2D views.

Analysis functions are supplemented by geometric model comparison, to indicate differences between models of also different formats. Additionally, for DMU examinations, there is a function to determine collisions in assemblies as well as to calculate clearances between all single parts or components and all surrounding parts. Furthermore, the latest version enables the creation of explosion views that can also be animated as well as drawing creation as DWG files.

The Viewer can read all common CAD formats such as CATIA V4/V5/V6, NX, Creo, Solidworks, Inventor, STEP, JT and many other ones. From within the Viewer, models can be saved in JT, CT as well as a PDF file. Floating licenses with a borrowing function enable a simple, flexible use of the software within and outside of companies.

Further information can be found at www.coretechnologie.com
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Since its foundation in 1998, the software manufacturer CoreTechnologie with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain has been led by the managing directors Dominique Arnault and Armin Brüning. With innovative products, the visionary company has consistently optimised its product portfolio and secured the technological leadership in the area of conversion software. Each year, CoreTechnologie invests more than 30 per cent of sales in the research and implementation of new technologies and has the most complete product range in this field.

In the focus of technology development is the product line of „3D Evolution“ which guarantees efficient and lossless exchange of complex data structures between independent and heterogeneous CAX software solutions. With extremely powerful native interfaces for all leading CAD systems and for conversion of all common 3D formats, the software module ensures optimal interoperability of most various IT solutions.

Apart from providing visualisation and manufacturing data across most various systems, CoreTechnologie offers outstanding technologies for automatic data correction, feature-based conversion, geometry optimisation, quality control and long-time archiving as well as for visualisation of complex 3D models. The software components for software manufacturers of the most different CAX applications are the company“s second leg.

The customer portfolio of CoreTechnologie comprises more than 400 companies from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are in many cases the quality leaders in their relevant segment.

Firmenkontakt
Core Technologie GmbH
Armin Brüning
Klinger 5
63776 Mömbris
0049 6029 98 999 10
info@de.coretechnologie.com
http://www.coretechnologie.com

Pressekontakt
PR Solutions by Melanie Schacker
Melanie Schacker
Am Nonnenhof 55
60435 Frankfurt/Main
0049 69 95 20 8991
0049 69 95 20 8992
presse@pr-schacker.de
http://www.pr-schacker.de

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SPRYLAB keeps expanding at high speed – new partners in Central Asia and Benelux

SPRYLAB keeps expanding at high speed - new partners in Central Asia and Benelux

SPRYLAB Purple DS® – CREATE APPS PEOPLE LOVE

SPRYLAB, developer of the unique and innovative e-publishing solution Purple DS®, experienced rapid growth in 2016. After affiliating with five new partners in the course of the last year, the company now welcomes further partners on board to continue its worldwide expansion.

Berlin, March 2, 2017: SPRYLAB is the company behind Purple DS®, the publishing suite currently revolutionizing the e-publishing industry. Purple Digital Stories is an end-to-end solution that helps businesses and publishing companies to produce and deliver interactive app contents quickly and efficiently, for all types of mobile devices. Whether you are putting together a special edition, regular issues, internal documents, sales materials or brochures, or you are interested in continuous publishing – Purple DS® enables you to transform your print materials into engaging digital formats, bringing your content to life with animation and interactive capabilities. Now, you can deliver your content across mobile channels, all without programming a single line of code.

After experiencing strong growth in the German market and expanding to North America, within Europe and Australia, SPRYLAB is continuing to develop its network globally. SPRYLAB is excited to announce that Graphit based in the Netherlands and xEdge located in Singapore joined forces with SPRYLAB as sales and technology partners.

Graphit offers Digital Asset Management, tools and services to optimise content creation and publication processes for both publishers and brand owners. The company is in close collaboration with WoodWing Software – the global leader in multi-channel publishing. Graphit will manage Purple DS® sales in Benelux.

Euvert Couwenhoven, Commercial Manager at Graphit says: „At Graphit we strive always for the best solutions for our customers. What is interesting about Purple DS® are the possibilities with regards to WoodWing Enterprise. WoodWing and Purple DS® are able to communicate perfectly via an open API interface and thus delivering content to an app as well as to channels such as WebCMS or print, becomes increasingly easier. Updates created within WoodWing Software are incorporated by Purple DS® within seconds and transferred to the app.“

York Walterscheid, Director Marketing & Sales at SPRYLAB, adds: „Graphit offers a great track record with regards to their experience in the digital publishing sector in the Benelux. We are extremely happy to have the team on board. The strong focus on workflow optimisation fits perfectly to SPRYLAB“s business strategy and the geographic focus complements our global coverage.“

Walterscheid continues: „Furthermore, we are delighted to welcome a partner in Asia with a strong expertise in system-based publishing. xEdge is not only one of the top companies providing e-publishing solutions, the exquisite list of clients – including Conde Nast in Asia – is also a clear proof of high quality standards and continuity.“

xEdge is one of the leaders in XML standards-oriented solutions for document processing and CMS integrators in the Asia-Pacific region. The team provides an in-depth understanding and rich knowledge in XML publishing enabling them to offer highly personalised and innovative end-to-end solutions to their customers. Their vast experience in CMS design and integration for both the public and private sector and across multiple industries provide their clients with the competitive edge over competitors. xEdge is based in Singapore and is providing services throughout Asia.

„We are excited about our partnership with SPRYLAB Purple DS and we are sure we can both benefit from our strong experience with the greatest publishers world-wide. And our customers will surely benefit from the cutting-edge solution Purple DS,“ says Julia Yeong, CEO of xEdge.

SPRYLAB is continuing discussions with further partners around the globe.

SPRYLAB Technologies GmbH
SPRYLAB was founded in 2007 by Stephan Heck and Benjamin Kolb and since then has grown to 50 employees. The company has been growing steadily and organically over the last few years.
SPRYLAB supports brands and marketers in producing unique content, apps and services. All products and solutions are geared towards enabling ground-breaking communications approaches that help clients retain customers and tap new markets. With SPRYLAB, clients gain a significant competitive advantage that ensures they“re always ahead of the curve in the digital age.

SPRYLAB I Purple DS®
Purple Publishing Suite was first released in 2012 and recently relaunched as Purple DS® – Purple Digital Stories. The end-to-end e-publishing solution supports businesses and publishing companies with products and services throughout the entire publishing process. Purple DS® allows anyone to develop interactive and engaging content no matter the source (InDesign, CMS, print), and to deliver this content in native apps, online and through social media channels – all without a single line of code.

Kontakt
sprylab technologies GmbH
Jördis Deutschmann
Keithstrasse 2-4
10787 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 23 62 58 95 0
hello@sprylab.com
https://sprylab.com/en/home.html

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Internet of Things: Artista-IoT makes displays smart

Distec presents Raspberry PI-based TFT controller for cost-efficient industry 4.0 applications

Internet of Things: Artista-IoT makes displays smart

Artista-IoT Starterkit with Tianma 10,1 inch Super Fine TFT display and PCAP Multi Touchscreen

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications, adds a new member to the proven Artista TFT controller family: the Artista-IoT for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). This new TFT controller is a BaseBoard with a socket for the latest generation of the Raspberry PI Compute Module (CM3). „The Artista-IoT is only a simple TFT controller, but the perfect basis for cost-efficient IoT and Industry 4.0 applications,“ explained Matthias Keller, Head of Sales and Marketing at Distec GmbH. „Internet of Things is the keyword and a costly PC with a lot of peripherals is now superfluous: our solution enables us to network almost every device intelligently, without any license costs.“ The Artista-IoT allows the direct connection of almost all common TFT types without additional hardware. The powerful processor (BCM2837, QuadCore, 1.2 GHz) opens up many new applications at a very attractive price. Distec can provide individual solutions for: Industrial HMI, medical, aviation, digital signage, and digital whiteboard.

Projects made easy

The new controller can be easily integrated into existing Windows and Linux environments and can be adapted to suit individual needs. Distec offers a starter set consisting of BaseBoard, CM3, 10.1-inch Super Fine TFT display with PCAP Multi-Touch and all necessary cables. This kit supports developers to start their own projects in a fast and uncomplicated way. The pre-installed Raspbian ensures a quick setup and also gives access to a large community support network.

Comprehensive functionality

The Artista-IoT is based on a full-fledged scaler chip and controls almost every TFT display and modern PCAP multi-touch screens directly. The controller board allows special functions such as DICOM pre-set, gamma correction and color calibration. It supports Gigabit Ethernet and provides a real-time clock. Available interfaces include USB, GPIOs, I²C and UART. Long-term availability is at least six years. On the basis of the Artista-IoT, Distec already offers standard solutions for a wide range of applications. From the second quarter of 2017, Distec will provide the following solutions: the Artista-IoT series, starter kits, VideoPoster-IV and Raspbian as a basis for customer-specific software developments such as mediaplayers. From the third quarter of 2017, the WebPoster and integration into the POS-Line series will be added.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Firmenkontakt
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 43 63 0
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.distec.de

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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NEXIONA TO SHOWCASE MIIMETIQ TECHNOLOGY AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2017

NEXIONA will be present at the MWC17 at the Tech Data booth, to showcase MIIMETIQ, an IoT technology that enables to create IoT platforms.

NEXIONA TO SHOWCASE MIIMETIQ TECHNOLOGY AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2017

NEXIONA logo

BARCELONA, Spain (February 22, 2017) – NEXIONA will be present at the Mobile World Congress 2017 at the Tech Data booth (Hall 6, Stand 6A40), to showcase MIIMETIQ, an Internet of Things (IoT) technology that enables systems integrators and service providers to create their own IoT platforms. Members of both, the NEXIONA and Tech Data teams, will be on hand to show the potential of this technology, as well as how it integrates with a range of leading technology platforms including IBM Watson IoT, Azure, Dell Gateways, Epson Smart Glasses. Visitors to the Tech Data stand can also see real case deployments and demos.

Tech Data, one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, announced its new Smart Solutions IoT practice in July 2016. The company has been taking firm steps to make IoT simple for system integrators by offering aggregated IoT solutions and providing a defined route to the rapidly expanding IoT market.

The two companies have recently collaborated with Dell to create an IoT development platform based on MIIMETIQ technology: MIIMETIQ EDGE. This product enables rapid IoT project development -from proof of concept to enterprise deployment- and is now available to Tech Data channel partners globally.

ABOUT NEXIONA
NEXIONA is a software manufacturer based in Barcelona (Spain) with an office in Oxford (UK). NEXIONA creates software tools for system integrators to connect, compose, control and integrate any type of hardware and software to build private IoT platforms (deployed on cloud or on premise).

The Technology developed by NEXIONA is called MIIMETIQ and is unique. Customers as diverse as Arqiva, Ricoh, IBM, Hipra, Delphi, E.G.O. or Vadebike enjoy its incredible flexibility, scalability and proven secure reliability. Providing system integrators with the ability to integrate with any type of device or business system over any network is a critical aspect of MIIMETIQ and, with one of the biggest hurdles of simply being to connect to the „thing“ required for the current project, MIIMETIQ“s bank of 120 supported communication protocols is a huge advantage for getting the project underway quickly.

„MIIMETIQ Technology gives us the opportunity to have global reach. Our technology was developed from the start to be used by others, particularly system integrators, to build visualizations, applications and IoT platforms. MIIMETIQ allows System Integrators to provide solutions for any size of project, starting from a simple Proof of Concept, built in minutes, right through to deploying large and complex enterprise-level solutions. We provide all the ingredients, the integrators are the chefs; everyone can create their own private recipe!“ says Jaume Rey, CEO of NEXIONA.

To learn more, visit nexiona.com or follow us on Twitter.

ABOUT TECH DATA
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s „World’s Most Admired Companies.“ To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

NEXIONA is a passionate company dedicated to the creation of IoT Solutions, offering a Software Composer to System Integrators and customized solutions to Manufacturers.

Kontakt
NEXIONA
Manolo Lopez
Sant Joan de la Salle 42
08022 Barcelona
+34 934 618 737
manolo.lopez@nexiona.com
http://nexiona.com/