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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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Deluxe Drink System
Frank May

Deluxe Drink System

For one of our office parties, DMC's Boston office made an automatic bartender by utilizing industrial automation equipment. Before we disassembled it, we made a '90s style infomercial. The blog linked above has much more detail on how we built the automatic bartender, but here's a short list of some of the tech used: Siemens S7-1500 PLC Siemens S7-1200 PLC configured using I-Device Siemens KP8 key panel Philips Hue lightbulbs And of course, here is our infomercia...

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OneDMC: Where Bigger Meets Better
Frank Riordan

OneDMC: Where Bigger Meets Better

In 2015, DMC opened new offices in Houston, Texas, and New York City, expanding our team from three to five locations. Also in 2015, we paid two random people to write and perform rap songs about us. These seemingly unrelated events have an important common thread: OneDMC. So what does "OneDMC" mean? The term originates from first-time visitors to our offices, who love to ask us if we have any relation to the rap group Run DMC. The idea has really grown on us, though, so the term...

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DMC to Exhibit at NIDays 2015 in Chicago and Boston
Darren Jones

DMC to Exhibit at NIDays 2015 in Chicago and Boston

This fall, DMC will once again be attending NIDays, the largest NI regional technology and innovation event ever held. Visit DMC's booth at NIDays Chicago on October 15 (booth 5) and at NIDays Boston on November 17. The one-day conference invites engineers and scientists to learn about the latest technologies, best practices, and application trends for measurement, embedded, and test systems. NIDays offers technical sessions, hands-on learning workshops, interactive te...

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Sales Tips and Sailing at DMC Boston's ADCM
Ryan Landwehr

Sales Tips and Sailing at DMC Boston's ADCM

A few times per year, each of the DMC offices takes the day off to work on company improvement and have some fun. We call it the All Day Company Meeting, or ADCM. Our Spring 2015 ADCM featured a brewery tour and indoor rock-climbing, so we decided to get some fresh air and take to the seas this time around. With the recent opening of two new DMC offices in New York and Houston, DMC's Boston office got the chance to share an ADCM with employees from all three offices. We spent the morning ...

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DMC's Mad Science Drinxperiment with Siemens PLCs
Ryan Landwehr

DMC's Mad Science Drinxperiment with Siemens PLCs

Last month, DMC Boston hosted our Mad Science Party.The event featured the Drinxperiment, an automatic bartender that uses 15 ingredients to mix up a variety of cocktails that guests can order using their smartphones. The Drinxperiment started as a last second idea for a Courier Day (half work day dedicated to DMC internal projects). With the help of nearly every DMC engineer in the Boston office, we were able to put the finishing touches on the machine just in time for the party. The Drinxpe...

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Madness in the Lab: DMC Boston's 2015 Spring Party
Adam Wójcik

Madness in the Lab: DMC Boston's 2015 Spring Party

Madness in the Lab: Empirical Confirmation of Engineering Credo Work Hard, Play Hard. The motto is oft-repeated at DMC, but is it proven in practice? We recently ran an experiment at the DMC Boston office to confirm or disprove this saying. Our thesis held that the phrase had arisen with good cause, and reflected the realities of the professional and social habits of the individuals found in and around DMC environments. Further, we predicted these behaviors to be directly related to our ...

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Attend DMC Boston's Mad Science Party
Jessica Mlinaric

Attend DMC Boston's Mad Science Party

At DMC, we often feel like mad scientists creating cutting-edge, technical solutions. It's only fitting that we're hosting a pair of Mad Science parties this spring at our Boston office on Thursday, June 18, 2015 and in Chicago on June 4. Featuring out of this world food and drinks along with hair-raising, hands-on experiments, it's sure to be an explosively fun time! Hypothesis: You'll have a blast celebrating with DMC! Facts: DMC Boston's Mad Science Party June 1...

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The DMC Office
Frank May

The DMC Office

The DMC Boston Office decided to spoof an episode of 'The Office'.   In this episode of The DMC Office, Liz wants a cat and Jason comes up with a good way to see if a cat is right for the office. Learn more about DMC's company culture.

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BREAKING NEWS: Unexpected Events at DMC Boston Holiday Party
Erin Meyer

BREAKING NEWS: Unexpected Events at DMC Boston Holiday Party

Murder struck at DMC Boston’s second annual holiday party this year.   Held at Petit Robert Central Bistro in downtown Boston, the party was, at first glance, no different from any other holiday party; the night began with appetizers, cocktails, formal attire, and good spirits. But, around 19:30 EST, unforeseen events began to unfold. According to authorities, every party attendee had been assigned a secret agenda in the preceding days, reputedly as part of a murder mystery game...

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DMC Boston's Silent Night Beer Bottle Christmas Carol
Jason Mayes

DMC Boston's Silent Night Beer Bottle Christmas Carol

We had grand plans here at DMC Boston of actually playing Christmas carols on beer bottles. But once we emptied all of the bottles, we were struggling to get everyone to even pay attention long enough to sit at a table. So, we did some searching for motivation and found these geniuses on YouTube. We decided they were way better than we’d ever be, so we just agreed we’d try our best and borrow their sound. That being said, all credit must go to the Bowen Beer Bottle Band. Watch ...

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DMC Boston Raids Rib Fest
Erin Meyer

DMC Boston Raids Rib Fest

DMC Boston recently staged an invasion of the 2014 “Smoke This” Rib Fest in Cambridge for an epic afternoon of rib-eating and music-listening. The weather, always a little bit hit-or-miss in Boston, was definitely a "hit!" We enjoyed perfectly clear blue skies and crisp fall air for the entire afternoon. We each received 10 taste tickets and the opportunity to vote for who should win this year's coveted title of Pit Master. Immediately, the strategizing began. With a...

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DMC Boston Celebrates Its Inaugural Oktoberfest
Adam Wójcik

DMC Boston Celebrates Its Inaugural Oktoberfest

This month, DMC Boston held its inaugural Oktoberfest party. The night went on in true DMC tradition, as we entertained our guests for this fall celebration. Our visitors, both friends and contacts of DMC, came from throughout the Northeast to enjoy the night with us. In order to properly prepare for the occasion, two of our resident brewers, Bill Sowerine and Ryan Landwehr, prepared a beer and a cider, respectively. The beer, which we dubbed Rorschach and labeled appropriately, was strong an...

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DMC Boston Camping Trip to Acadia National Park
Frank May

DMC Boston Camping Trip to Acadia National Park

DMC traveled to Acadia National Park for a weekend full of nature, sunrises and fire. The trip there took about five hours, but we passed the time with podcasts, Pandora and checking out the fantastic foliage. Fall was just around the corner for Boston, and that corner was already at the Maine-New Hampshire border. All the deciduous trees were showing off their carotenoid (yellow and orange) and anthocyanin (red and purple) pigments.  Once we arrived, we set up on our three adjacent campsit...

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Visit DMC at NIDays 2014 in Chicago and Boston
Darren Jones

Visit DMC at NIDays 2014 in Chicago and Boston

DMC will exhibit at the NIDays Conference in Chicago (Wednesday, October 8) and Boston (Tuesday, November 4). The one-day, free multi-track conference targets engineers and scientists designing systems for test, design, and control applications. With over 40 technical sessions, hands-on workshops, and keynotes, NIDays 2014 aims to provide knowledge about emerging technologies, as well as hardware and industry applications. Discover New Trends and Best Practices Learn firsthand about adva...

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Source Code Protection For Your SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC in TIA Portal
Jason Mayes

Source Code Protection For Your SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC in TIA Portal

From time to time, we'll run across situations where a client believes it is necessary to lock down code on a PLC. In some cases, there may be valuable intellectual property they would like to protect. In others, its purpose may be to prevent unauthorized modifications to safety-related code, or activation of disabled options. There may also be cases where it is necessary to interlock a PLC program to a specific memory card or CPU, especially in cases where there may be multiple, similar (bu...

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Celebrate Oktoberfest at DMC Boston, October 23, 2014
Megan Lentine

Celebrate Oktoberfest at DMC Boston, October 23, 2014

DMC invites you to join us for our first annual Oktoberfest celebration in Boston on Thursday October 23, 2014! After the success of our 2011, 2012, and 2013 events in Chicago, the Boston team is excited to host their inaugural Oktoberfest Boston-style. Come on out for an evening of food, beer, and fun.   DMC Boston's Oktoberfest October 23, 2014 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 20 Holland St, Suite 408 Somerville, MA, 02144 [Driving Directions] You're welcome to stop by anytim...

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DMC Comic: Engineers Go to a Tech Conference
Ashley Enderlin

DMC Comic: Engineers Go to a Tech Conference

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 our group of engineers headed to a tech conference. Post your ideas of where our engineers should go next month in the 'Comments' section below, and you might see your suggestion featured in an upcoming comic! SWAG:

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DMC Named an SI Giant of 2014 by Control Engineering
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Named an SI Giant of 2014 by Control Engineering

DMC was recently recognized in the August 2014 issue of Control Engineering as one of 100 System Integrator Giants. The SI Giants 2014 are a part of a larger catalogue of SIs catalogued by both Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, which they dubbed the NEW Global System Integrator Database. The CFE Media’s Global System Integrator Database was compiled based on geography, industry, engineering experience, vendor experience, professional affiliation and annual revenue.  Bailey...

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DMC Campus Career Fair Tour 2014
Courtney Mitchell

DMC Campus Career Fair Tour 2014

It's the start of a new school year and that means career fair season has returned! DMC has come a long way since last fall. With two new workplace awards under our belt, including Crain's Best Places To Work in Chicago, one new office in Denver, and a host of great SWAG to give away, we're sure that this year's tour will beat all the previous ones combined. DMC is recruiting on-campus for entry level Automation Engineers for Chicago, Boston and Denver locations. We want ...

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