DMC Chicago Virtual Office Tour
Alex Krejcie

DMC Chicago Virtual Office Tour

In January of 2016, Google released an Android app called Cardboard Camera, which can turn a single smartphone camera into an impressive 3D panoramic image-making machine. Using this tutorial, we learned how to convert those images into a 360 view YouTube video, which allows us to create a 360-degree, interactive panorama that can be viewed across a multitude of platforms, operating systems, and browsers. Android users with VR headsets (such as Google Cardboard) can even view the video i...

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DMC Quote Board - May 2016
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Quote Board - May 2016

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the most infamous utterances of the moment.

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DMC Comic: Five Stages of Data Loss
Ashley Enderlin

DMC Comic: Five Stages of Data Loss

Engineers are known for being serious about their work, but we leave plenty of room for laughs. At DMC, we have a fondness for humor of the geeky variety.

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Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary With DMC Boston
Dan Freve

Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary With DMC Boston

DMC is turning 20 this year, proving that time really does fly when you're having fun! We'll be celebrating throughout the year, and wanted to cordially invite you to help mark this milestone with a party at our Boston office! Join us on June 22, 2016 for food, drinks, and fun as we toast to 20 years of DMC and counting! DMC's 20th Anniversary Party - Boston June 22, 2016 4 - 10 p.m. 20 Holland St., Suite 408 Somerville, MA 02144 [Directions] Our 20th Anniversary Party wil...

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Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Peter Rijks

Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a method of enhancing the security of user accounts by requiring them to provide a second proof of identity in addition to their password. This helps protect against cases when a user’s password is compromised. Office 365 includes support for Multi-Factor Authentication to allow organizations to enhance their security. Before rolling out MFA, you will want to decide which users you want to roll it out to. You may want to roll out MFA to all your user...

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A Week in the Life of a DMC Engineer: December 7-11, 2015
Katherine Czaplicki

A Week in the Life of a DMC Engineer: December 7-11, 2015

DMC engineers always get the question: “What is a typical day at DMC like?” It’s a simple question, but very hard to answer because our days have the potential to be so different. One day may be spent working at a client site, and then the next day in the office working on 6 different active projects. Because of this, a weekly view is much more representative of what it’s like to be a DMC engineer. Behind the Scenes: December 7-11, 2015 One Week. Four Projec...

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How to Use FANUC PC Developer's Kit (PCDK)
Frank May

How to Use FANUC PC Developer's Kit (PCDK)

SyntaxHighlighter.all(); FANUC offers an easy way to command and configure a robot from a PC using their PC Developer's Kit (PCDK).The kit allows a PC to access variables, registers, IO, programs, positions, and alarms on the robot. Most of the help documentation already covers Visual Basic, so I'll explain how to get started with C#. Installation First step is to install Visual Studio. Visual Studio Community is free and works perfectly for this application. After in...

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DMC Hosts Chicagoland Siemens User Group (ChUG)
Nick Shea

DMC Hosts Chicagoland Siemens User Group (ChUG)

DMC proudly hosted the inaugural Chicagoland Siemens User Group (ChUG) meeting at our office on April 7, 2016. The event was the first in an ongoing initiative to grow the local Siemens User Community. The first ChUG meeting drew a fantastic turnout of around 30 attendees that came from as far as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Alabama. The group included end users, OEMs, and integrators interested in improving their automation engineering capabilities and sharing best practices. Siemens r...

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DMC Foosball World Cup 2016
Chris Vazquez

DMC Foosball World Cup 2016

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve already read one of our ping-pong blogs. I know, we talk about ping-pong a lot (we PLAY ping-pong a lot). But you may not have heard that DMC also recently acquired a foosball table.  It only made sense for us to do a Foosball World Cup. Following the exact format of the real Foosball World Cup, DMC’s tournament pitted 32 different employees against each other. Entrants were encouraged to represent a country ...

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Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary With DMC Chicago
Jessica Mlinaric

Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary With DMC Chicago

DMC is turning 20 this year, proving that time really does fly when you're having fun. We'll be celebrating throughout the year, and wanted to cordially invite you to help mark this milestone with a party at our Chicago office! Join us on June 2, 2016 for food, drinks, and fun as we toast to 20 years of DMC and counting! DMC's 20th Anniversary Party - Chicago June 2, 2016 4 - 10 p.m. 2222 N. Elston Ave, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60614 [Directions] Our 20th Anniversary Party wi...

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DMC Comic: Creativity
Ashley Enderlin

DMC Comic: Creativity

Engineers are known for being serious about their work, but we leave plenty of room for laughs. At DMC, we have a fondness for humor of the geeky variety. This month's comic is the product of collaboration with Ken Brey, DMC's Technical Director.

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DMC Named Among Top 10 Places to Work in Chicago
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Named Among Top 10 Places to Work in Chicago

DMC Has Been Named One Of Crain's Best Places To Work 2016 Ahead Of Its 20th Anniversary. DMC was named as one of Chicago’s Top 10 “Best Places to Work” by Crain's Chicago Business for the third consecutive year. Crain’s highlighted DMC’s emphasis on offering a variety of work, a collaboration-driven environment, and an internal career development improvement initiative. Crain's also noted DMC's low turnover rate, ...

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Attend DMC Houston's Grand Opening Party
Jason Mayes

Attend DMC Houston's Grand Opening Party

DMC has been doing business in our Houston office since last spring, but now that our Rodeo Room plaque is hung on the conference room door, we're excited to invite you inside. You're cordially invited to join us for DMC Houston's Grand Opening party on May 26, 2016! DMC Houston's Grand Opening Party May 26, 2016 4 - 10 p.m. 3311 Richmond Ave., Suite 209 Houston, TX 77098 [Directions] Join us in celebrating our Grand Opening with a Texas-sized amount of fun! We will al...

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DMC Quote Board - April 2016
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Quote Board - April 2016

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the most infamous utterances of the moment.

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Attend DMC's Power BI, Azure, and Azure IoT Event
Rick Rietz

Attend DMC's Power BI, Azure, and Azure IoT Event

DMC is hosting a Power BI, Azure, and Azure IoT event that includes a hands-on BI workshop and IoT demonstration on Tuesday, May 10th (8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m. CDT) at DMC Chicago (2222 N. Elston Ave., Ste. 200). Participants will learn how to take advantage of these offerings to improve business operations. Event Overview This event is ideal for business, engineering and IT leaders. You will walk away with a practical understanding of how these technologies work and...

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DMC to Present at CSIA's 2016 Executive Conference
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC to Present at CSIA's 2016 Executive Conference

DMC is excited to attend the annual Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Executive Conference for our ninth consecutive year. Each spring, we look forward to the conference's insightful programming and networking opportunities with peer integrators, and 2016's event held April 19 - 22 in Puerto Rico will be no exception. The conference provides a valuable opportunity for us to learn with and from other integrators who are committed to promoting industry best practic...

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DMC Denver's Poker Night
Devon Fritz

DMC Denver's Poker Night

Every DMC office loves poker. Around this time last year, I was still working in the Chicago office, where we held one of our infamous Friday night poker tournaments. Within the last year, I answered the call of the mountains and moved out to Colorado to join our Denver office. Now, the poker tradition lives on through DMC Denver. We held our very first poker tournament on a Friday night, starting the Texas Hold 'Em tournament just as the sun was setting over the city. With 10 people...

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LabVIEW Debugging Tips: Conditional Probes
Tyler Brink

LabVIEW Debugging Tips: Conditional Probes

The LabVIEW probe tool is tremendously helpful for debugging applications, but when there are multiple probes scattered throughout multiple VIs it can be hard to keep track of all of the values while running your application. Or, even more difficult is trying to debug an infrequent error, without spending hours watching execution highlighting, or constantly hitting a breakpoint in the code when there is no error. This is where the conditional probe starts to shine. Using a conditional probe i...

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DMC Joins Microsoft’s Power BI Red Carpet Program
Michael Dannemiller

DMC Joins Microsoft’s Power BI Red Carpet Program

DMC has joined Microsoft’s Power BI Red Carpet Partner Program. DMC was selected by Microsoft to join the program based on our demonstrated proficiency in developing and implementing Power BI solutions for our customers. This recognition of our expertise with Power BI comes right on the heels of our selection to join the Azure IoT Red Carpet Partner Program last month. By joining this network of Microsoft Partners, DMC will be identified as a specialized provider of Power BI solutions. ...

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Connect Azure Resources to Your Network with Azure VPN
Peter Rijks

Connect Azure Resources to Your Network with Azure VPN

Microsoft Azure VPN is a small but critical component of Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. Using an Azure VPN Gateway, organizations can connect cloud resources in Azure to their network in the same way that they might connect another office to their network, using a secure site-to-site VPN that doesn’t expose internal resources to the internet at large. On the Azure side, a virtual network is created and Azure resources are connected to that network. ...

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