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. Continue reading →
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading →
Voting System for Teaching Activities
Voting Upp is a system for creating and conducting surveys at universities and colleges. It provides an immediate and direct feedback and it is easy to use. The necessary hardware devices are already available everywhere.
The creation of the questions is web-based with Internet-enabled devices such as PC, laptop, Mac, tablets. No installation is required.
Participants in the survey also use common Internet-enabled devices such as smartphone, laptop or tablet. For iOS and Android, apps can be loaded from the respective app stores; all other systems are browser-based web apps. Continue reading →
Earaction is an application for smartphones that is used for noise awareness among young people. Especially this target group is often not aware of causes and effects of too much noise – that is why hearing impairments are quite common at a young age already.
The app provides information about the sensory organ of hearing. It will alert you to potential hearing damage and important preventive measures. A simple hearing test evaluates your hearing performance and strengthens your awareness of this highly sensitive organ. Particular emphasis is placed on a simple representation of complex acoustic physics. With interactive listening experiences, knowledge and more understanding of noise and decibels are taught. You can compare, for example, the hearing capabilities of a healthy and of a damaged ear.
The application was created by us in collaboration with the University of Munich and the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health. It is available on Google Play: