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Connecting to a Siemens PLC with Access Address

There are occasions when a Siemens PLC may need to be commissioned with a different IP address than the one assigned in the project. In the case of a single PLC, this is no big deal and it is a simple matter to update the project to match the IP addr...


DMC Culture Deep in the Heart of Texas

As the rest of the Northern world bundles up in preparation for the upcoming cold, DMC Houston has selflessly elected to carry the torch, making up for lost outdoor time in the 75-degree Texas winter. A hard life, indeed.  Since last we sp...


DMC Comic: Advanced Calculus

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. Post your ideas of where our engineers should go or what they should do next month in the &#...


DMC Quote Board - January 2016

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


BYOD: Protect Corporate Data and Empower Employees

If your business is like most small and medium businesses (SMBs), then some level of a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy has probably already become a de facto standard. Most users these days want to be able to access their email, calendar, and doc...


DMC Guys and Dolls at The Last Speakeasy

Those familiar with American history will remember a dark time in our past – the era of Prohibition, beginning in 1920, where the production, transport, and sale of alcohol was made illegal by the Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Const...


Linking PLC UDT Tags to HMI Faceplates and Pop-ups in TIA Portal V13 SP1

PLEASE NOTE: This blog was written using features available in TIA Portal V13 SP1 Update 1. Some of the functionality shown was removed in Update 3, specifically the ability to multiplex UDTs. Hopefully the rest of the information will be still be he...


10 Things Non-Engineers Learn While Working at DMC

Every company needs a great team of support staff to keep things going, and DMC is no exception. Our recruiting strategy and core value of Hiring Smart People applies not only to our engineers, but to everyone at DMC. This includes our Administrative...


CRM 2015 Email Router Fix for KB3072333 Update

I recently installed KB3072333, which is labeled as “Update 1.1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015”. Afterwards, a specific change to the Outgoing Email Router profile issued a 401 Unauthorized error in the event viewer. I found a ...


DMC's Holiday Cheer Extravaganza 2015

For the past few years, as another holiday season passes, I have observed that each holiday felt less and less like I remember. This year, the source of my waning holiday spirit finally dawned on me: I'm an adult now. I was determined to resto...


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