Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth stage of the industrial revolution. With it a phase of reorientation in industrial production processes begins, which once again brings a huge boost in productivity.
X-info supports the new trend. Especially in the production of automobiles, we have introduced a variety of integrative processes by applying our software programs. This has significantly contributed to the fact that today you can already see the first applications of Industry 4.0 in production. And that’s just the beginning. (more…)
Tags: Big Data, Business News, Industry 4.0
Your Fridge Hears it All
There is more to read about Big Data, if you are interested. In the uMag magazine 5/2013 (Hamburg), an interview with Ralf Wienken was published recently that deals with this subject. Issues are, amongst others, a treasure hunt and refrigerators with ears.
Tags: Big Data, Business News
The Path to your App – App Development Costs
Big Data: Treasure Hunt without Map
With the emergence of the Big Data theme there is a tendency to neglect traditional methods of knowledge production and to look for the facts. After all, they do exist – you only have to find them. But this will not work without the traditional ways: only with an idea of what you are looking for it is possible to generate meaningful results.
If you want to know more, look at netzwertig.com. We have published an article there that deals with the issue.
Tags: Big Data, Business News
Testing Google Glass in Everyday Life
Google now asks not only developers but also creative people to take part in the Google Glass project. Google also shows new pictures and a video with impressions of how the data device may be used in everyday life.
(Picture: Google) (more…)
Tags: augmented reality, erweiterte Realität, Google Glass
Windows Phone 8
We took an intense look at the new Windows 8 for smartphones and are impressed. It is smooth, fast, reliable and has some unique features, e.g. the animated tiles. That is why we now offer applications for this operating system. Contact us if you are interested.
Besides, Windows 8 runs also on normal PCs without any problem. I have installed it onto my own private gaming computer at home on a new SSD, and it starts very fast. One drawback here may be the new tile surface that works well on smartphones, but is rejected by most PC users. But it takes only one click to reach the desktop, meaning that you can completely forget the tile surface if you don’t want to use it. So, you lose nothing, but you win the new features and the new driver versions. Okay, you don’t necessarily need an upgrade if you use Windows 7, and probably you will miss the start menu (which can be cured easily). But apart from this, there are really not many arguments against the new system.
Tags: Business News, Software Engineering
Motorola Headset Computer 1
Motorola HC1 is a miniaturized computer for use in industrial applications that can be worn on the head.
Motorola Solutions, the U.S. manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, has developed the HC1 computer. It comprises an integrated screen, camera, voice recognition and headphones. In addition, compass, acceleration sensors and rotation sensors are available that detect where the user looks, and allow control with gestures. The total weight of the entire system does not exceed 800 grams, and is intended to be worn on the head. The manufacturer assures that the machine is to be worked with comfortably, even with a prolonged daily use.
Tags: augmented reality, Business News, erweiterte Realität
iProzer – Manufacturing Process as Picture Book
iProzer means: intelligent process analyzer. It is a software-tool developed for the automotive industry that creates evaluations of quality and measurement data collected during the production process.
The article “Manufacturing Process as Picture Book” that was published recently in ATZ produktion (in German) shows all details about this tool by the example of the motor production at the BMW plant in Munich.
ATZ produktion is a professional journal for the automotive industry. Its main topics are innovations, processes and management issues for production managers.
More information about iProzer is available here.
Tags: Business News, iProzer, Products
The human body goes online
After the first three waves of global networking, the beginnings of the fourth wave are visible: the human body is connected to the Web. Google Glass is the first incarnation of this trend.
If you are interested in this subject: we have published an article. You find it in the NETZWERTIG blog (in German).
Tags: augmented reality, erweiterte Realität
iGrow – Corporate Growth at all Levels
iGROW is an iOS/Android application that was created by APP-SOLUT for Summerrain GmbH (Switzerland).
The application supports individual growth as well as personal performance improvement and aligns it with the achievement of strategic enterprise objectives. This is accomplished by simple exercises that require little time and are performed daily by the staff.
iGROW can be used in companies, associations or societies of any kind that want to realize the full potential of their employees. (more…)
Tags: Business News, iOS, iPhone