ICC 2019 is in full swing in Folsom, CA. The Ignition Community Conference brings together the entire Inductive Automation ecosystem of integrators, third-party suppliers, and the entire Inductive staff including executives, developers, sales, marketing, support and more. Ten Vertech team members representing all three of our offices are attending. Here are a few impressions and comments from the team.
Are you as impatient for Christmas to come down your chimney as us? Because we can’t wait, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas in July! Here at Vertech we are ready for the winter weather and our biggest office party of the year! Some of our activities include food, drinks, our secret Santa gift exchange, recognition awards, end of the year slide show and party jams. In the video below you’ll be able to hear different opinions of the annual office party and view last year's photos. Enjoy!
We are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring and presenting two papers at the Siemens Automation Summit this coming June! This event provides hands-on training and unparalleled access to Siemens product experts and Siemens Solution Partners like Vertech.
Happy holidays to our fellow manufacturers, engineers, technicians, and managers! Many of you may have to work through the rest of December because, let’s face it, our industry stops for no holiday. To cheer you up during those relatively quiet work days, enjoy this top 5 compilation of our most popular articles of 2018:
At Inductive Automation, we’ve helped to change the status quo for control systems by helping our industrial customers accelerate the process of digitizing their factories and enterprises. However, we credit a large part of our success to a worldwide community of expert system integrators who have leveraged the Ignition platform to solve control system challenges for their clients. Our company’s integration roots run deep: Our founder and CEO Steve Hechtman worked as an integrator for a quarter of a century, and the pain points he encountered led him to develop a better solution, eventually culminating in the launch of the Ignition industrial application platform.
Vertech is pleased to announce the hiring of our newest executive team member, Ken Hackler, as Director of Operations. Hackler’s direct involvement with executive operations management in the control systems integration business brings invaluable insight and perspective to the Vertech team as we enter a new phase in our growth.
This month, our ICS Cyber Security Survival Guide was featured in The Industrial Ethernet Book– the only internationally distributed journal dedicated to industrial Ethernet and wireless technologies. As the respected Internet of Things authority, The Industrial Ethernet Book is a trusted resource for forward-thinking plant manager and network administrators in manufacturing.
Another Siemens Automation Summit is in the books, and it was a great one this year! Digitalization, connectivity, and security were the hot topics. Vertech was one of over 60 presenters with Calvin Hamus presenting “Extending WinCC OA with Web Technology.” The Tech Café presented Siemens product offerings like the TIA product family and MindSphere IIOT offering along with partner solutions from companies like Seeq (data analytics) and Claroty (ICS cyber security). Siemens provided great networking opportunities as well like the welcome reception sponsored by Siemens Solution Partners and the pirate-themed customer appreciation event on Wednesday evening.
Is transitioning to a more digital factory on your 2018 to-do list? On Thursday, March 1, Vertech will hold a seminar at the Heitek Automation Expo covering practical ideas for taking the first steps toward a digital transformation, starting with manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions.
It's the holiday season, and it's time to take a few days to relax, reflect on the year, and gear up for a successful 2018. To satisfy your late-night craving for automation after the children are nestled all snug in their beds, we've rounded up our most popular blog posts from 2017. It may be a stretch to hope they bring you holiday cheer, but hopefully they will give you some ideas for 2018!