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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

We've been working hard the last weeks and are excited to present our new website.  The look and feel reflects the way we work: no-nonsense, pragmatic and result-driven.  We hope you like it, let us know what you think about it!

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Posted by inimco on 27/09/2016

Smart Technology and Farming: Real-time control of pig-life

Smart Technology and Farming: Real-time control of pig-life

The great desire of the pig-farming industry becomes a reality with the PigControl software packaged by Connecting Agri & Food, subsidiary of the Dutch company “DLV Advies” and developed by Tagologic and Inimco.

At any time of the day the business owner is completely in charge of controlling his business in response to accurate information consisting of the current status within departments of the stables on the farm.

Selecting the right sensor for the right job is not an easy feat. Whether a particular gas sensor is suitable for a specific application will depend in heavily on the sensor’s attributes, the environment it’s being specified for, and the job it’s being asked to perform. For the vast majority, Inimco has solved a myriad of industry challenges providing accuracy, reliability, repeatability and a wide range of features to meet these particular requirements based on quality, manageability and reliability at an affordable price.

Read the full article (in Dutch) on the DLV Advies website .

About DLV Advies: DLV Advies Consultancy is an independent consultancy for entrepreneurs, farmers and public bodies in the agricultural sector. Our specialists provide advice worldwide on construction, business management, land and livestock, and connecting the parties in the supply chain. Our in-depth expertise in each of our wide range of areas gives us unparalleled insight into the whole of the international agricultural playing field.

About Tagologic: Tagologic is an innovative Dutch technology company that developed and patented a technology to worldwide unique code, specify and identify all digital and physical objects. The Tagologic TAG is designed for multiple branches and products: extended product information, counterfeit and chain optimization and transparency.

About Inimco: Inimco is a consultancy company specialized in helping customers to innovate, improve processes and find new business opportunities based on Smart Technology. We combine a pragmatic methodology with broad enterprise experience and in-depth technical knowledge.

Posted by inimco on 20/10/2016

Best Wishes for 2017!

Best Wishes for 2017!

Prettige Feestdagen!

Bonnes Fêtes!

Happy Winter Holidays!

Posted by inimco on 23/12/2016

Machine builders and manufacturing: Starting with Industry 4.0 based on OPC and Microsoft Azure IOT

Machine builders and manufacturing:  Starting with Industry 4.0 based on OPC and Microsoft Azure IOT

We all know the benefits of Industry 4.0 when it comes to operational efficiency, engaging customers and transforming products to products + services.  The main question is: where to start?  Looking to what you already have and connecting OPC data with Azure IOT can open a lot opportunities.

Start with what you already have. When you look at industrial machines, the chances are that they have an OPC interface.  OPC (Ole for process control) was first released in 1996 with the purpose to create a more standardized interface between PLC specific protocols and HMI/SCADA systems.  This evolved into a more service-oriented architecture, which is known as OPC UA (Universal Architecture) today.  This is in fact a standardized and secure abstraction layer or programming interface between industrial equipment and IT systems, opening a lot of opportunities.  Since Microsoft is a partner of the OPC Foundation and both are innovators for Industry 4.0, a secure interconnection between Azure IOT and OPC UA is one of the results.

What can you do with it? By connecting your machines with Azure IOT, the incoming data opens a big box of opportunities.  Think about real-time remote monitoring, remote services, predictive maintenance, adding augmented reality, …  This can be overwhelming and in a lot of cases just blocks to progress of IOT projects since it is too much at once.  Creating a step-by-step approach with a good roadmap is the way to go, starting with easy achievable goals.

The most common scenario to start with, is remote monitoring: a field service engineer gets notifications of alarm conditions, can check remotely on a real-time dashboard what the actual status of the machine is and can start diagnosing remotely based on the collected data.  This scenario already delivers value in different ways: a faster response reduces machine downtime, the first diagnosis is done remotely and could lead to a remote resolution, which is again faster and saves on transport costs.

Once this step is made, you can start thinking about further integration into your processes: making the link with your ERP and CRM system for real-time asset management, a customer portal with real-time reports about productivity, SLA information, …

What is needed to achieve this?  Starting with the connection between the OPC UA server and the Azure IOT platform, Microsoft Power BI can deliver very powerful dashboards based on the data produced by the machines and can aggregate other data sources (like data from an ERP system).  Tools such as Microsoft Log Analytics are efficient in handling events, logs, alerts coming from machines and triggering alarms and actions.

What if I have an older version of OPC? It is not always possible to upgrade to the latest OPC UA version on legacy machines.  Even when you have an older version (like OPC DA), we can convert this on the IOT gateway towards OPC UA and make the connection with Azure IOT in the same way as newer machines.

Start exploring the potential of connected machines today Do you want to learn more about the advantages for your business and how to get started? Contact us for a ‘beyond the buzzwords’ workshop or for more information about the technical aspects!

Posted by inimco on 15/02/2017

Vacature: Cloud & IOT Solutions Architect (vast of freelance)

Vacature: Cloud & IOT Solutions Architect (vast of freelance)

Als Cloud & IOT Solutions Architect ben je verantwoordelijk voor het ontwerp en de correcte uitwerking van schaalbare oplossingen gebaseerd op Internet-Of-Things- en cloud-technologie.

Concreet omvat jouw takenpakket volgende aspecten:

  • Vertaling van de noden van prospects en klanten rond Cloud, Industry 4.0 en Internet Of Things in een functionele en technische architectuur, gebaseerd op Microsoft Azure Services;
  • Offertes uitwerken en verdedigen samen met de commercieel verantwoordelijke;
  • Ondersteunen van de Project Manager in de uitvoering van het project en de aansturing van developers en system engineers;
  • Bewaken van de kwaliteit van de opgeleverde oplossingen;
  • Op de voet volgen van de laatste technologische trends en optreden als technology evangelist, zowel intern als richting klanten.

Uw profiel

  • Je behaalde een Master-diploma in een ICT-richting;
  • Minimum 5 jaar ICT ervaring en minstens 3 jaar als technical architect of solution  architect;
  • Microsoft Certified Professional met “Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions” certificaat is een pluspunt;
  • Kennis van best-practices en design-principes rond software-ontwikkeling en data-modellering;
  • Een goed inzicht in data-flows en berichtuitwisseling;
  • Affiniteit met Internet Of Things-oplossingen;
  • Ervaring met volgende technologiën:
    • EAI, B2B en SOA oplossingen;
    • Azure messaging systemen (zoals IOT Hub, Service bus, ...);
    • API management;
    • Azure storage;
    • Database-technologie (voornamelijk Microsoft SQL);
    • Programmeren in .Net;
  • Je denkt oplossingsgericht, bent een team-player met de juiste consultancy-ingesteldheid;
  • Talenkennis: vlot kunnen spreken, lezen en schrijven in Nederlands, Engels en Frans.

Ons aanbod

  • De mogelijkheid om deel uit te maken van een jong, groeiend en innovatief bedrijf waarin je nog echt het verschil kan maken;
  • Een werkomgeving waar toewijding, persoonlijke integriteit en respect tot de basiswaarden behoren van onze no-nonssens bedrijfscultuur;
  • Een boeiend pallet van projecten in diverse industriële omgevingen, de ruimte om creatief om te gaan met Internet Of Things, om initiatief te nemen en te groeien;
  • Een volledig verloningspakket, aangevuld met bedrijfswagen en andere extralegale voordelen.

Interesse?

Lijkt deze job iets voor jou?  Neem dan zeker contact op met ons via jobs@inimco.com of bel +32 9 298 14 64.

 

Trefwoorden:

cloud, IoT, Architect, Microsoft, Azure, Data flows, EAI, B2B, SOA, Azure Messaging, API, Storage, Databases, .Net, C#, consultancy, Visual Studio, TOGAF, ZACHMAN, Archimate, Data Science

 

Posted by inimco on 09/03/2017

Inimco is presenting at the NMCT IoT Fest on 28/6

Inimco is presenting at the NMCT IoT Fest on 28/6

The latest technology around IoT, Data Analytics and augmented reality opens a big box of opportunities for manufacturing and machine builders.  During this session, we will give a practical approach to how this can be implemented from sensor to end-user and show how the technology is driving the business opportunities.

Posted by inimco on 05/06/2017

Vacature: Junior Software Engineer .Net

Vacature: Junior Software Engineer .Net

Als software engineer bij Inimco bouw je Internet-Of-Things oplossingen en cloud-gebaseerde platformen en zorg je voor de integratie met de applicatie- en business-laag.
Je bouwt mee aan oplossingen die echt een verschil maken voor onze klanten en hen toelaten om eigen processen en producten te verbeteren, intelligentie toe te voegen en hun core business te innoveren.

Concreet omvat jouw takenpakket volgende aspecten:

  • Software engineering voor cloud-gebaseerde platformen (hoofdzakelijk MS Azure) en IoT-oplossingen;
  • API-ontwikkeling;
  • Documentatie (as-built) en opleiding;
  • Op de voet volgen van de laatste technologische trends rond Industrial IoT;
  • Je werkt voornamelijk bij klanten in België of vanuit de Inimco hoofdzetel.

Uw profiel

  • Je behaalde een Bachelor-diploma in een ICT-richting of gelijkwaardig door ervaring;
  • Een eerste werkervaring met een achtergrond als .Net developer;
  • Kennis van best-practices en design-principes rond software-ontwikkeling;
  • Sterke interesse in Cloud- en Internet Of Things-oplossingen;
  • Ervaring met volgende technologieën is een pluspunt:
    • Database-technologie (voornamelijk Microsoft SQL);
    • Programmeren in .Net;
    • Powershell.
  • Je denkt oplossingsgericht, bent leergierig en een team-player met de juiste consultancy-ingesteldheid;
  • Talenkennis: vlot kunnen spreken, lezen en schrijven in Nederlands en Engels, goede kennis van Frans is een pluspunt.

Ons aanbod

  • De mogelijkheid om deel uit te maken van een jong, groeiend en innovatief bedrijf waarin je nog echt het verschil kan maken.
  • Een opleidingstraject naar Microsoft Certified Professional in Microsoft Azure-oplossingen;
  • Een werkomgeving waar toewijding, persoonlijke integriteit en respect tot de basiswaarden behoren van onze no-nonssens bedrijfscultuur;
  • Een boeiend pallet van projecten in diverse omgevingen, de ruimte om creatief om te gaan met Internet Of Things, om initiatief te nemen en te groeien;
  • Een volledig verloningspakket, aangevuld met bedrijfswagen en andere extralegale voordelen.

Interesse?

Lijkt deze job iets voor jou?  Neem dan zeker contact op met ons via jobs@inimco.com of bel +32 9 298 14 64.

Posted by inimco on 27/09/2017

Join the Inimco team!

Join the Inimco team!

Inimco is a young and dynamic company helping customers to add intelligence into processes and products and innovate their core business by applying smart technology based on IoT, cloud services and data analysis.  We are looking for talents with a passion for new technology.

We currently have open positions both for junior and more experienced profiles, payroll or freelance.  Contact us at jobs@inimco.com and let's discuss your career opportunities together!

Posted by inimco on 27/09/2017

How API management can increase your revenue

How API management can increase your revenue

It wasn’t long ago that the idea of making a company’s information assets and services available to outside parties would frighten CIO’s and IT managers. Not only are the most innovative companies doing exactly that today, but they are seeing enormous business value as a result. Companies are increasing their growth, generating (additional) revenue and accelerating innovation by sharing services via application programming interfaces (APIs).

Externally published APIs enable companies to break into new markets and reach customers and partners they never would have reached before. Perhaps an even bigger but harder to measure impact is being achieved when companies expose API's internally so that different parts of the company can make use of each other’s data and applications.

For most, if not all organizations, the API economy proves to be an enabler to creating new services and capabilities, which will ultimately lead to new streams of revenue. With the mainstreaming of APIs and the popular services that make use of them, organizations must make APIs a serious factor in their business model.

APIs have become crucial for supporting development of mobile apps, creating new kinds of partner relationships, and promoting innovation. Some of the advantages of using an API management platform include:

  • Business and operational insights through reports and dashboards
  • Secured and protected channel between API gateway and business applications
  • Request authentication and authorization, from consumer to API
  • Interactive API documentation
  • Facade layer to decouple internal implementation (extending life of older APIs)
  • Self-service on-boarding and efficient off-boarding processes

At Inimco we are convinced that through the progress of mobile technology and the Internet of Things, the API economy will continue to grow and flourish at a rapid pace. Inimco already implements API management solutions at our customers who understand the importance of innovation and who are adopting their business model to the new API economy.

API Management

Posted by inimco on 20/02/2018

Wat je op café wil vertellen over je job

Wat je op café wil vertellen over je job

Ik ben de architect voor hoogtechnologische Factory of the Future oplossingen. Voor onze klanten ontwerp ik de productie-machines van de toekomst die gekoppeld zijn met artificiële intelligentie. En ik heb vaak meetings met Elon Musk. Over raketten. Meer kan ik niet zeggen. Ik heb al teveel gezegd.

Wat je écht doet

OK, op café durf je natuurlijk altijd wat te overdrijven. Een beetje. Wat zou je dan écht doen?

Daarover lees je alles via deze link.  Interesse?  Contacteer ons dan via jobs@inimco.com!

Inimco open positions

Posted by inimco on 22/02/2018