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Datalogging From a Siemens PLC to LabVIEW: Easier Than You Think

Have you ever been disappointed in the data logging options available on your Basic panel? Ever wished it were easier to set up logging directly to a database? Or perhaps you've wanted to set up some simple simulation or test sequences without mo...


Siemens WinCC OA - The Open Architecture SCADA Package

When asked if we work with a particular technology here at DMC, my answer is always "yes". PLC, Embedded, Test and Measurement, Business Logic: we do it all and more. WinCC OA (OA) is the spiritual analogue to that philosophy in SCADA fo...


DMC Comic: Office Animals Part 1

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 we meet some animal engineers. Post your ideas of where our engineers should go n...


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


DMC Talks System Integration Trends With Control Engineering

In CFE Media’s December 2014 issue of Control Engineering, DMC Project Director Matt Puskala talked with Bob Vavra about trends in system integration. DMC ranked in Control Engineering’s System Integration Giants of 2014 along with compan...


Building Content Expiration Reminders in SharePoint 2013

When you have time-sensitive tasks or documents that require renewal or can expire, SharePoint can be the perfect tool to help you and your company remember to address these upcoming concerns. Using SharePoint Designer workflows, we can set automated...


DMC Denver Network Installation and Set-Up: All In One Pile

Several months ago it was announced that DMC would open a new office in Denver, CO (which officially opened its doors Sept 1, 2014) and that I would need to order everything that it would take to get the IT infrastructure up and running. Most IT prof...


Fractal Snowflake Challenge:

The following snowflake is built using two recognizable fractal patterns: the Koch Snowflake and the Sierpinski Triangle. The final design is generated by a computer program and is comprised completely of small blue triangles. How many small blue tri...


Wait Wait... Don't Tell DMC!

Earlier this month, in a desperate, yet ultimately futile, attempt to take our minds off the increasingly frigid weather, DMCers from the Chicago office sought refuge in the warm embrace of National Public Radio. Not with tote bags or endless donatio...


Holiday Cheer in 2014 at DMC Chicago

The, now annual, DMC Holiday Cheer party lets DMC engineers, consultants, and employees relax with their families over good food, gifts, and laugher. Just as last year, our special guest was Santa Claus, and he not only took pictures with kids, famil...


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