In January 2020, Microsoft officially ended its extended support for Windows 7. This means that Microsoft will no longer offer security patches or bug fixes for users still running the 11-year-old operating system. End usersare facing the need to upgrade and modernize their existing manufacturing automation systems running on Windows.
DMC excels at upgrading and migrating automation systems and applications from legacy or outdated Windows systems to their modern equivalents such as Windows 10 or Windows Server. We've helped many clients improve their efficiency and reduce their risk of malware by upgrading their systems.
DMC’s Windows Upgrade and Migration Services
Our team of engineers will start by gaining a complete understanding of your current system to eliminate pitfalls and delays during the project. The goal is to minimize downtime while maximizing process improvements.
We provide Windows upgrade, migration and system development services for many different platforms including:
In cases where existing HMI and SCADA platforms are compatible with the new Windows platform, DMC can deploy and verify the upgraded system alongside the legacy system without disrupting production. This is also a great opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of your SCADA platform, no matter which SCADA platform you are running.
Benefits of Upgrading Your System
Upgrading your automation systems sooner rather than later gives you the advantage to get ahead of end of life support for legacy systems.
Systems running on Windows 7 will no longer receive software updates or security updates or fixes. Reduce your risk for viruses and malware by running updated systems.
Our clients enjoy benefits such as:
- Greater reliability
- Integration with modern MES and ERP systems
- Improved processes
- Easier system maintenance, modification, and expansion
- Integration with modern data management systems
- Improved access to service
- Full source code from DMC
- Updated security benefits
- Business resumption
Why Work with DMC
DMC has a full stack team of expert engineers in eight offices nationwide. Our team has deep experience programming and configuring your automation equipment and upgrading your existing systems and applications. With multi-platform expertise, our engineers excel in programming the controls for your machine or test system in order to drive your organization's digital transformation.
Certifications and Partnerships
DMC is a premier Siemens Solution Partner, Wonderware Certified System Integrator and Ignition Gold Certified. These partnerships demonstrate our expertise with automation platforms. We implement advanced automation solutions for PLCs, HMI and SCADA, MES, and more for a wide variety of industries.
We are a certified National Instruments Migration and Upgrades Specialty Partner demonstrating our deep expertise in upgrading and migrating National Instruments systems. Learn more about our National Instruments Partnerships.
DMC has been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner for over a decade. Our Digital Workplace Solutions team can provide the guidance for Windows licensing and the Windows upgrade path. With upgrading your Windows server, our fully stacked DWS team can also implement Azure, cloud computing and Power BI solutions.