Raising confidence and productivity levels for IT teams Isolation IQ launches an online education course that takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting. The course provides 16 lectures and 2.5 hours of content education that elevates the skill set of every member of a manager’s technical team. Providing training for a process with specialized procedures, the online course helps technicians learn how to identify problems at their core. Noel Temena, Founder of Isolation IQ said of the IT training course, “Too many times technicians focus on fixing the problem rather than identifying it. Depending on their skill set, they often go on an exploratory process that’s too often guided by emotional reactions. That tact is nearly impossible to manage. With our online course we give managers and their teams the tools they need with a more standardized approach.”
Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler recently contributed a feature article titled, “Improving Equipment Utilization with vimana,” published in Automation.com. Cutler reported, “System Insights’ vimana integrates with a wide range of modern and legacy factory equipment using the MTConnect open standard for machine tool data interoperability.”
iHomefinder is pleased to welcome new client Ivy Arnold of Parks Properties Nashville. Ivy has selected iHomefinder’s WordPress IDX solution to enhance her website and online marketing presence. She applies a unique blend of marketing savvy and business acumen to each of her real estate transactions. Ivy lives and works in Nashville and her deep local area knowledge is a true asset to her clients. With iHomefinder WordPress IDX, Ivy offers her clients and website visitors a fast, reliable online property search experience. iHomefinder has been a leader in MLS/IDX property search for over fourteen years.
iHomefinder is pleased to announce that Showcase Properties has become a new WordPress IDX client. Showcase Properties is a local St. Cloud, Minnesota real estate brokerage that provides superior customer service delivered by agents who specialize. This brokerage serves real estate clients in the Greater St. Cloud, Minnesota area and has agents who focus specifically on communities like Albany, Albert Lea, Willow River and Wood Lake. With iHomefinder IDX on their website, Showcase Properties provides a fast, accurate property search experience for their visitors and clients. They've also improved their online real estate marketing presence with powerful lead generation capabilities. iHomefinder has been an industry leader in IDX/MLS property search and lead capture for over fourteen years. With Office and Agent Pages, Interactive Map Search and Mobile IDX, iHomefinder IDX is helping Showcase Properties offer their clients the best available resources for their home search process.
System Insights, the leading global supplier of manufacturing software in machining based, discrete and process industries, developed an R-package called the ‘vrtk,’ essentially a set of tools for reading and working with data from the vimana platform. William Sobel, CEO of System Insights explained in the company’s blog, “‘vrtk’ is short for ‘vimana Research ToolKit’ or ‘vimana R ToolKit’. It is intended to be an open-source set of the basic tools needed to read and work with data. It is built to work with manufacturing data obtained from System Insights. The motivation behind the project is simple -- to facilitate research using data obtained using the vimana platform. Anyone, in the possession of vimana data should not have to reinvent the wheel in trying to import it into R in the right formats, converting timestamps. This is where the vrtk comes into the picture.”
According to manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, in the current issue of Industrial Automation, “OEE is a composite metric, combining machine availability, part quality, and schedule adherence. At best, OEE conflates each of these individual aspects of productivity, and at worst, OEE incorrectly inflates a device's productivity by one of the three metrics, overwhelming the others.” System Insights is profiled as a fast-paced, ever-changing company of automation impacting manufacturing, material handling, and logistics.
According to manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, “System Insights overcame the limitations of OEE by developing the vimana platform; vimana is a next generation software platform with real-time pattern matching and historical machine learning capabilities which makes sense of data from multiple shopfloor sources using the MTConnect standard.”
The current issue of Industrial Automation includes a feature article by manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler who profiled the past-paced, ever-changing elements of automation impacting manufacturing, material handling, and logistics.
The current issue of Automation.com includes a feature article by manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler who shared information about the past-paced, ever-changing elements of automation impacting manufacturing, material handling, and logistics.
Web design company Powerphrase, recently launched a new site for auto repair, Hayward, CA based Rainbow Auto Center. Rainbow Auto Center has been providing auto body repair services to Hayward and Northern California since 1929. A large part of the company's staying power in the competitive auto body repair market is their attention to detail as well as their versatility. In addition to auto maintenance and car accident repair, they also offer auto glass repair and auto painting. These services combined with their 24/7 towing services, state of the art repair facility and team of fully trained technicians has made Rainbow Auto Center into one of the premiere auto repair body shops in Northern California.
Brokerville has released “Five Ways Financial Advisors and Insurance Agents Can Generate Their Own Leads,” a tutorial that teaches advisors how to generate leads the right way using
System Insights and Autodesk announced today that they are teaming to build solutions to marry 3D spatial modelling with real-time manufacturing data analytics. The first glimpse of these capabilities will be presented at Autodesk University 2013 in Las Vegas, December 3-5.
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with System Insights recently explained why the OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) metric of availability is inadequate. Too often there is a common refrain from clients and prospects who report: "I have had monitoring and OEE solutions in our shop before and have extracted little value from them."
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with System Insights recently explained why the OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) metric is deficient for evaluating production efficiency. Dr. Vijayaraghavan suggested, “vimana is in contrast to OEE software because we help manufacturers understand when a parts is being produced by looking at all the data items the machine is generating. This goes well beyond just knowing when the machine is In Cycle - which is what OEE software can do. This basic Utilization data can easily be manipulated to be artificially high, but by looking at the vimana producing metric there is a true picture of when parts are actually being made.”
With vimana, energy use is optimized and the environmental impact of operating machine tools is reduced. The vimana product goes beyond simple data aggregation, and helps manufacturers increase device utilization, reduce scrap rates, decrease unplanned downtimes, and improve profitability. By improving machine utilization and reducing energy consumption, vimana clients are saving between $30-100K per machine, per year.
About System Insights
System Insights, (www.systeminsights.com) based in Berkeley, California, with offices in Chennai, India, is a leading global supplier of manufacturing software in both machining based, discrete and process industries. The SI flagship product - vimana - delivers predictive analytics solutions to improve client’s efficiency, productivity, and profitability. vimana provides these data while enabling customers to realize sustainable manufacturing objectives. The vimana software platform delivers a unique combination of Cloud Computing and Big Data capabilities that sets out to revolutionize the economics of manufacturing. System Insights is a proud member of both AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) and NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association). Follow System Insights on Twitter @systeminsights.
GridCSP, an acclaimed cloud service provider, now offers Citrix virtual desktop to clients, thus enhancing overall business performance. These virtualization solutions from Citrix are the primary enabler of GridCSP’s virtualization products and solutions.
The healthcare system in America is in need of reform, but until then existing medical professionals must do what they can within the current system. The problems and challenges they face can often seem daunting, and qualified nursing assistants do a vast amount of support work that prevents doctors and other professionals from becoming overwhelmed. Due to improvements in the treatment of disease and increased life expectancy, the strain is at an all time high, and there is a chronic shortage of certified nursing assistants. CNA Edu is a website designed to change that.
Richard Moran, COO of System Insights, recently detailed one of the deficiencies of OEE (overall equipment effectiveness), namely that OEE software does not provide the reasons for production disruptions. Moran said, “Understanding the causes of production disruptions and losses on the shop floor, including machine breakdowns, poor quality, material starvation, and incorrect operation is essential to improving production efficiency. OEE software cannot do this automatically, but rather relies on operator input.”
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with System Insights shared how vimana has a powerful data mining engine on the backend and can find hidden trends in the data. The hidden trends in the data could include the actual part handling time, the actual cycle times to make a part, the variation in the overrides during producing, differences between planned and actual process parameters, and using historical data from the machine tools.
Audience response system or ARS software are fast becoming an integral part of any meeting or presentation. San Francisco Convention and Meeting Planners or SFCMP is now introducing brand new ARS software named Q-ARS. The system is created with the sole aim of enhancing interactive learning. A persistent doubt about whether any person is actually listening to them always prevails in the mind of every speaker, no matter how talented they are. Audience response system is a great way to find out the pulse of the viewers and change the topic based on their priority.
Longevity Welding has proven itself in the market to offer portable and powerful stick welding equipment for professionals and hobbyists. With our stick welders, we offer solutions for varied amperage settings so you can weld all of the most popular and hard to penetrate stick rods.
Snapz USA, inventor of Snapz™ socks, launched a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo to promote its new “Wear, Snap, Wash, Dry, Toss™” line of snap together hosiery. The campaign can be found at http://igg.me/at/snapzsocks
iHomefinder is pleased to announce that Ellen Terry of Briggs Freeman has chosen the Optima IDX solution for her website. For over 36 years, Ellen has served Dallas Metropolitan Area buyers and sellers with business expertise, exceptional customer service and the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Ellen offers her clients deep knowledge of the local market and her years of extensive experience. She represents buyers and sellers specifically in the areas of Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Bluffview, Greenway Parks, Turtle Creek/ Uptown, Lakewood and North Dallas. With Optima IDX on her website, Ellen provides clients with a quick, accurate online home search experience. Now, Ellen offers excellent home buying and selling services both online and offline. iHomefinder has delivered best-in-class MLS/IDX search technologies for over fifteen years. Saved Search Pages, Mobile IDX and Featured Listings are just a few of the ways in which Optima IDX helps Ellen better serve her clients and prospects online.
Will Sobel, CEO of System Insights, recently detailed one of the deficiencies of OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) software, forcing a one-size-fits approach for all shops, regardless of their individual requirements. Sobel suggested, “These generic OEE solutions offer no flexibility or customizability in how the metrics are defined. vimana gives users capabilities to create and view metrics that are appropriate for their plant and solve their problems.”
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with System Insights recently explained why the OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) metric of availability is inadequate. Too often there is a common refrain from clients and prospects who report: "I've had monitoring and OEE solutions in our shop before and have extracted little value from them."
RnB and Hip Hop Soul are giant genres with some of the world’s highest grossing musical acts, but it was not always the case. As the genre was becoming mainstream recording artists who did not fit comfortably in the rap bracket were left behind, including those who pioneered the style now so popular with young artists. Michael Marshall was one of those pioneers, and he has returned to the scene with a fourth solo album entitled Simply Meezy, from which the first single, ‘Do You Miss Me’, has been released with a music video.
GridCSP now helps small and mid-sized companies financially to license cloud technology in desktop hosting. GridCSP, being a trusted and secured name in hosting virtual desktop providers, is giving an opportunity to small scale companies to launch themselves into this new world of connectivity.
Everyone delights in the world of healthy and tasty food, but only a few are blessed with the unique skills of cooking. Magnolia is one among the few who was chosen to receive the exquisite recipes passed on by her ancestors. The website sweetmagnoliaskitchen.com is dedicated to the expert cook Magnolia, and it offers a number of African American traditional recipes for food and cooking lovers. The visitors to this website will get a free welcome gift from Magnolia. People can shop for different types of mouthwatering and delicious country desserts recipes in order to test their culinary skills; a portion of this website proceeds are said to be kept apart for non-profit organizations supporting children, elders and the homeless.