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At DMC we make heavy use of Microsoft SharePoint in almost everything we do from project management to financial tracking. We use Excel Services to display real time key performance indicators. Several of us in the office have recently updated to ...


State Transition to Ladder Diagram Translation

Ladder diagrams are an industrial programming language typically used on programmable logic controllers (PLC). This graphical language mimics a relay logic electrical schematic. For engineers that are not familiar with relay logic, though, ladder dia...


Robotic Vehicle Driver - Success!

Some time ago, the staff of the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility at Argonne National Laboratory asked me if we could create a robotic driver to control speed of a vehicle on their dynamometer. There are off-the-shelf solutions for this task but ...


DMC Achieves Wonderware Certified Integrator Status

I am proud to announce that DMC has achieved Certified Wonderware Integrator Status. To achieve Certified System Integrator Status, DMC has fulfilled the following certification requirements of the Wonderware SI Ecosystem Program: Two or more d...


DMC Achieves Most LabVIEW Architects in Midwest!

DMC demonstrated our LabVIEW expertise again by receiving seven new certifications, including three Architect Certifications, putting DMC among the highest level of LabVIEW Architects in the country. With the additional Developer Certifications, DMC ...


Forcing IE8 Compatibility Mode in Dot Net Nuke

Microsoft has just released Internet Explorer 8. Unfortunately, some of the pages on our website have some issues when viewed with IE8's default settings. In particular, the styling that we've done on our main page's tab control is causin...


Circuit Board Design: Auto-routing in Altium

You've finished and double checked your schematic, all the footprints have been loaded or created, and you've laid out all of your components on your board. Now it is time to route the traces. Traditionally, board designers route traces by...


Fixing Pidgin for Yahoo Messenger

Like many offices, we have adopted the use of instant messenger while at work. It allows us to stay in quick contact with each other, even when working remotely at customer sites. The network we use is the Yahoo Messenger network. Some of us use t...


Customer Service Fundamentals - Part IV

As in previous entries, here I will be exploring one of our Customer Service Fundamentals: Understand, Manage, and Where Possible, Exceed Expectations Managing expectations can really only happen when they are first understood. The simplest way...


DMC Passes Wonderware Historian & InTouch Exams

DMC is proud to announce that Jody Koplo and Ken Brey have each passed Wonderware certifications exams. Jody successfully passed the InTouch 10.0 Exam and Ken Brey passed the InSQL Historian Exam. Prior to taking the test, Ken had completed severa...


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