Smartwatches in Industrial Applications

lg_g_watch_1a_300x300Both Google and Apple are entering the smartwatch market: Google with the operating system “Google Wear”, Apple with a custom iOS version and the corresponding hardware. This will be the first serious attempts to establish this new market. Initially, the key application are fitness, social networks and the controlling of apps. But why shouldn’t smartwatches be used also in the industrial sector – similar to phones and tablets?
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Android 5.0 – The new Version

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At the developer conference I/O 2014, Google has unveiled the next version of the Android operating system. It could get the version number 5.0, but this is not yet confirmed. Anyway, for Google it is a big step forward. (more…)

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iOS 8. Coming in Fall.

iPhone5s-5Up_Features_iOS8-PRINT_1200x447From a normal user’s point, this time it’s not a revolution: in contrast to iOS 7, the new version 8 is – according to Apple – rather an evolution. For programmers, however, a lot has changed. Several new features have been added, whose impact will be visible only in the future in the form of newly developed APPs. iOS 8 is expected to be available in Autumn 2014. (more…)

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SCRUM Software Development

SCR20146-Logos-Final-CSM_CS5_1160x403_01In the last years, X-info has become bigger and bigger – as consequence, more employees were hired. With this, new problems showed up that we did not know before. We had more possibilities now, but the project coordination became difficult. Therefore, we introduced the SCRUM process for our software development. This process means to move away from the traditional way of planning that relies much on control and command. We want to show you what SCRUM means and whether we had success with it. (more…)

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Planning Processes in Industry 4.0

In each introduction of large-scale technology, there are error situations that only become visible during operation. In such situations, the planning system often does not know what to do, and the simple strategy of muddling through helps only temporarily. Industry 4.0 contains principles that are suitable to deal with such errors. (more…)

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Technology as an experiment

The use of large-scale technology is always an experiment, even if no one admits it. Because the complexity of such techniques is so high that all possible failures can never be anticipated. Thus, the society becomes a laboratory: for example, Big Data, the Internet of Things or even large automobile factories and power plants are introduced without knowing all consequences. So, why not design the implementation of a new technology in such a way that the findings during its operation satisfy the criteria of an scientific experiment and therefore can be used to improve the machines.

If you want to know more, look at netzwertig.com. We have published an article there that deals with the issue (in German).

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Visit our website to get more information about our company. Alternatively, you can call Mr. Moritz Biersack (089/1891 788 37), or send him an email (moritz.biersack(at)xinfo.de) – he will get back to you.

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Industry 4.0 with Apps from X-info

MaschinenserviceAppIndustry 4.0 will revolutionize the nature of production and collaboration in Germany. X-info provides the applications for this new trend. We show by the example of a service technician how such programs are applied in professional work.

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Industry 4.0 Congress in Munich in October 2014

MT_Logo_Symp_AntriebeA congress on Industry 4.0. will be held in Munich at 14 to 15 Oct. in Munich (Hotel Kempinski at the airport). It is organized by Markt&Technik.

The principles of Industry 4.0 are already known in the professional world, and many of the techniques exist. The main point of the congress is to bring together the different approaches, because only with an integration of all participating companies, machinery, software and people, the new mode of production can be successfully introduced into the factories.

A second focus is laid on the concrete projects. Although Industry 4.0 right now is still at an early stage, there are already first applications that are used in manufacturing.

More Information

Detailed information on the Congress is available here. To get more information about our company, visit the APP-SOLUT website. Alternatively, you can call Mr. Moritz Biersack (089/1891 788 37), or send him an email (moritz.biersack(at)xinfo.de) – he will get back to you.

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Software for the Internet of Things

InternetDerDinge_01The Internet of Things is one of the main trends in 2014, which means that it is also a hot topic for X-info. This term refers to the fact that more and more objects (things) are network-compatible and connected to the Internet.

Such objects are living creatures or machines (technical objects) that exchange data over a network. Living creatures are, for example, people who use Google Glass or are equipped with a networked pacemaker, or animals on a farm which carry an implanted transponder. An example of networked technical objects are sensors in cars that use GPS information for communicating the most favorable setting for the suspension system almost in real time. (more…)

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Flipbook – Photo Book for iOS

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Flipbook is a photobook for iOS. With it, you can store your most personal moments and share them with your friends and your family. The app allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful albums on the iPad.

Putting together your pictures has never been so much fun: the intuitive multi-touch interface makes it easy to create your photo albums. Share your pictures from your iPad collection or connect the app with Facebook and Dropbox. Combine your photos with picture effects and texts, and distribute the finished album on the Internet.

Flipbook is available on the App Store. (more…)

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