Manufacturing Business Technology took some time with Pete Zimmerman, manufacturing segment manager of VAI, on selecting ERP software, the obstacles manufacturers face, and the latest functionality trends hitting the market.
Cognex Corporation, the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and software, has announced the Cognex Industrial Camera (CIC) series, a new line of GigE Vision® digital industrial cameras designed for easy integration with VisionPro® and CVL® vision software.
In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, remaking American security, Amazon eyes the smartphone market, and a blow to the nation’s labor unions. We’ll also updated you on Window’s Blue, take a brief look at the uncertainty in U.S. manufacturing, and the liability surrounding 3-D printed guns.
aPriori, a provider of enterprise product cost management software solutions, announced that Iveco, part of Fiat Group, has deployed aPriori’s software platform to set, track and meet target costs across its product design process. Iveco will apply aPriori in its value engineering and new product development processes to identify and deliver new cost efficiencies for a broad range of products and groups.
hybris, the world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that for the second year running it has been included as a Leader in Gartner's latest 'Magic Quadrant for E-Commerce'. Following substantial growth in 2011, hybris has further consolidated its position as the market's dominant independent e-commerce and omni-channel vendor which it believes has helped to achieve its leadership placement in the Gartner report.
For decades, this dynamic cost estimating software has provided manufacturers a better way to estimate and quote parts more competitively. Version 12 is packed with upgrades and features that further enhance the speed, accuracy and consistency for estimators; as well as a new layer of specialized and unique features for machining and fabrication.
Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales. The tune up announced Tuesday won't be released to consumers and businesses until later this year.
While mobile application adoption in traditional industrial manufacturing corporations has lagged some other industries, many people in manufacturing today have begun to realize the vast potential mobility has to benefit their organization.
The benefits of virtualization, including cost control, higher productivity, and better long-term planning, are indisputable. Yet, some manufacturing engineers and plant IT departments are missing out on these benefits because they think virtualization involves too much risk.
Shares of BMC Software climbed before the opening bell on new reports that a team of private equity firms may attempt to buy the information technology company as soon as Monday. There were several reports that Bain Capital LLC and Golden Gate Capital Group were close to finalizing an agreement to buy the Houston company in a deal valued at more than $6.5 billion.
CNET senior editor Scott Stein speaks to "CBS This Morning" about wearable smartphones, and how this new technology will change the industry. Stein talks about the evolution of the technology and what consumers should expect when the category offerings expands.
Opportunity beckons intelligent device manufacturers. They must evolve their products from fixed function and disconnected systems to flexible and seamlessly connected devices. Making products smarter will provide a wide array of benefits.
The Shodan search engine allows anyone to search for anything connected to the Internet and if security settings are not turned on, take control of the device. Hackers, both good and bad, use the site to locate the increasing number of Internet capable devices like traffic lights, a computer or even a business.
It's a technology treatise that Schmidt wrote with another ruminator, Jared Cohen, a former State Department adviser who now runs Google Ideas, the Internet company's version of a think tank. The book is an exercise in "brainstorming the future," as Schmidt put it in a recent post on Twitter — just one example of a cultural phenomenon that didn't exist a decade ago.
One of the leading U.S. civil-rights organizations is taking on an unusual cause: spotty smartphone updates. The ACLU says that sluggish fixes have been saddling many smartphone users with software that is out of date and therefore dangerous.
This year's focus is noticeably rooted in the significant improvements to chip architectures that are developing as mobile users increasingly demand richer functionality with greater processing power and anywhere, anytime connectivity with longer battery life. The answer to these demands is coming in increasingly complex and compact architectures.
Plugged into a computer, the 3-inch-long (7.5-centimeter-long) device tracks people's fingers and hand motions as they gesture, swipe and point at their computer screens. Applications developed for it let people control games, work on office tasks, paint pictures or design 3-D objects.
The White House on Tuesday threatened a veto against a House bill intended to improve cybersecurity through information-sharing, warning lawmakers that the president won't sign the measure unless changes are made to protect privacy and civil liberties.
As manufacturers continue to increase plant automation, virtualization is gaining traction as a way to control costs, increase efficiencies, and drive better long-term planning. With manufacturers implementing more and more software applications across their operations, virtualization is typically a smart move—provided you make the right technology choices up front.
Microsoft's latest quarterly report will give the software maker another opportunity to persuade investors that its efforts to redesign its products for mobile devices are heading in the right direction, despite recent evidence that the attempted transformation isn't paying off.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the introduction of a new “Wireless Anywhere” business concept on the plant-wide use of ISA100.11a compliant wireless communication technologies for both monitoring and control applications. Yokogawa will aggressively promote this concept to widen the use of ISA100.11a-compliant products and related services.
If your company has weathered the downturn in the economy by shedding excess inventory and streamlining operations, you may be ready for the next step in the new economy. You can regain balance of warehouse operations with rugged tablet pcs.
Businesses that allow their employees to use mobile devices need to be aware of their vulnerabilities and how they could infect the company network. If a company issues and follows good security policies for its desktops and laptops, both of those are likely to be more secure than any tablet or mobile phone because there are limited actions that can be taken to secure them.
Internet security experts show how malicious code can sneak onto an Android smartphone through a non-threatening app installation, and give total control to a hacker. All hackers have to do is get smartphone users to download their apps. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.
From the ProMat 2013 show floor, Rob Armstrong of Motorola Solutions demonstrates how MSI technology can increase the efficiency and safety of workers picking inventory. Using devices like the WT41N0 Wearable Terminal, equipped with the SelectorPro application from SAE, and the RS419 Wearable Ring Scanner, Rob presents an efficient, scalable solution.