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11 / 2015

PTC and Bosch Software Innovations Announce Alliance to Deliver Industrial IoT Solutions

PTC® (NASDAQ:PTC) and Bosch Software Innovations today announced a technology alliance to facilitate the integration of the ThingWorx® Platform and the Bosch IoT Suite. The new Bosch IoT Suite M2M Connector for ThingWorx allows for technical interplay between the two platforms and is now available on the ThingWorx Marketplace.


11 / 2015

Eclipse Foundation announces Bosch as a strategic member

The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce that Bosch has become a strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation. Bosch has been a long-term solutions member of the Eclipse Foundation and is actively participating in the Eclipse Automotive Working Group and the Eclipse Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group. As a new strategic member, Bosch will now have a representative on the Eclipse Board of Directors and will be leading a number of open source projects at Eclipse. More than 10,000 Bosch engineers use the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE).


10 / 2015

Bosch Software Innovations wins NetworkWorld Asia 2015 Readers’ Choice Product Excellence award in the Machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity category

Bosch Software Innovations was named winner of the NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Product Excellence award in the Machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity category at the awards presentation and dinner on October 29. The event also celebrated NetworkWorld Asia’s 10th year anniversary in Singapore.


10 / 2015

New software solution for connected manufacturing: Evaluating production data from multiple machines the intelligent way

Bosch Software Innovations is introducing the Production Rules Configurator. This new solution for connected manufacturing is an intelligent software tool that makes production processes across multiple machines more transparent. It ensures a seamless manufacturing process, in which data from existing databases and systems, such as an MES, is evaluated in a rules-based approach.


10 / 2015

Study on Industry 4.0 software solutions: Barriers on the road to connected manufacturing

The majority of the 181 survey participants from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland already use connected software solutions – and an even higher percentage are planning to introduce Industry 4.0 software solutions over the course of the next 12 months. However, organizational hurdles, data security concerns, and a lack of properly qualified employees are currently seen as the biggest barriers to the deployment of Industry 4.0 software solutions. These are some of the findings from a Bosch Software Innovations survey of manufacturing companies including some Bosch plants.


10 / 2015

Study on Industry 4.0 software solutions: What production managers want from Industry 4.0

When it comes to deploying software solutions for Industry 4.0, companies are primarily aiming to reduce their maintenance, repairs, and failure costs and improve their production output. This finding was highlighted in a Bosch Software Innovations survey of 181 production managers from manufacturing companies, including some Bosch plants.


10 / 2015

New software study: Industry 4.0 gaining momentum

More than half of the surveyed manufacturing companies from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland already use connected software solutions. An even higher percentage (66 percent) said they were planning to implement Industry 4.0 software solutions within the next 12 months. These findings are from a Bosch Software Innovations survey of 181 production managers from manufacturing companies, including some Bosch plants.


09 / 2015

The rollout of smart meters and metering systems: a logistical challenge

On September 22 and 23, 2015, experts and other interested parties will be gathering at the Metering Days conference in Fulda to discuss the topic of smart metering. In light of increasingly decentralized energy markets, smart meters and metering systems are a fundamental component of the energy system.


09 / 2015

Dirk Slama joins the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee

From September 1, Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations, will represent the Bosch Group for one year as a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a global not-for-profit consortium of companies that aims to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet.


08 / 2015

Just do it: Industry 4.0 in practice

“Industry 4.0”, “Industrial Internet”, “Internet of Things,” and “big data” are keywords that nowadays figure prominently at every trade fair in the mechanical engineering sector. Yet many companies are still hesitant to put Industry 4.0 (also known as the Industrial Internet) into practice and seem to be waiting for the decisive key technology to arrive.


07 / 2015

Bosch Software Innovations named one of Chicago’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”

Bosch Software Innovations has been selected by the National Association for Business Resources as one of the Chicago’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”. The award’s gala took place on July 10 in Chicago.


04 / 2015

Bosch completes acquisition of ProSyst

The Bosch Group has completed its acquisition of middleware specialist ProSyst. The agreement was signed in February of this year, and now the antitrust authorities have approved the transaction. Both parties agreed to not disclose the acquisition price.


04 / 2015

Bosch demonstrates workable Industry 4.0 solutions along the value chain

Machine manufacturers and operators can no longer imagine their world without Industry 4.0. Many companies are evaluating what the new concepts and applications in this area can do for their business and how they can sensibly incorporate these solutions into their products. At Booth E04, Hall 7 at the Hannover Trade Fair, Bosch Rexroth and Bosch Software Innovations will be giving live demonstrations of solutions and products in which machinery and software work together in a useful way. What’s special about this is that Bosch provides support to machine manufacturers and manufacturing companies for processes along the entire value chain.


02 / 2015

Bosch acquires middleware specialist ProSyst

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group, intends to acquire the company ProSyst. Agreements to this effect were signed on February 13, 2015. ProSyst employs some 110 associates in Cologne, Germany, and Sofia, Bulgaria. The company specializes in the development of gateway software and middleware for the internet of things. These facilitate the interaction between connected devices in the smart home, connected industry, and mobility segments. The company’s customers include leading appliance manufacturers, automakers, and chip vendors, as well as telecommunications and energy service providers. The acquisition is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. It has been agreed that the purchase price will not be disclosed.


02 / 2015

Bosch is driving force behind first European testbed for the Industrial Internet Consortium

A collaborative effort between Bosch and three international companies, all members of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is driving forward tool connectivity with the aim of improving quality and efficiency in industrial manufacturing. The first outcome of their collaboration on the “Track and Trace” project is the ability to determine the position of a cordless nutrunner on the shop floor with extreme precision, among other applications. This positioning information is used to automatically select the correct torque for the respective task, making it possible to tighten safety-relevant screws with exactly the required force, for example. It is also possible to automatically document these settings to ensure and test product quality. Open standards are set to enable the seamless integration of industrial power tools used to drill, tighten, measure, and solder into an overall system of networked tools in the future. The potential applications of connected hand-held nutrunners, riveting tools, and measuring equipment include the construction and maintenance of engines and aircraft.


01 / 2015

Version 2.0 available immediately: Bosch IoT Suite makes analyzing big data in the Internet of Things possible

As of now, Bosch IoT Suite 2.0 (previously Bosch Software Innovations Suite) is immediately available. The Suite supplies the technology for applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and provides all of the necessary functions required for pooling devices, users, companies, and partners on an IoT platform. Its integrated approach makes it easier to efficiently develop innovative and sustainable solutions for a connected world. New is the Big Data Processing component (BDP), which makes it possible to analyze immense amounts of data. It represents a key additional aspect to our platform for IoT applications: targeted data analysis for the benefit of consumers and businesses.