2018 April Blackbird Newsletter

Greetings from Blackbird

April is full of seasonal atmosphere with lots of spring smells. Flowers and leaves are coming out.  In some parts of the world, people celebrate Easter holiday while others ring in the new year. When we think of our customers, we think about the charms and differences in many places of the world as they are spread over more than 12 countries.

We are happy to announce the launch of the new feature: Shift/batch monitoring dashboard. It is a perfect solution if you would like to monitor the real-time progress of your shifts or batches and show it on a big flat screen at your shop floor. We share a case story about it and show how it works on this newsletter. Enjoy reading!

2018 March Blackbird Newsletter

Greetings from Blackbird

It is no longer difficult to collect data in the consumer industry, thanks to cloud computing and mobile technology. Data is easily collected by small devices, e.g. watches, smartphones, GPS and analyzed and visualized. 
This is also happening in the manufacturing industry. The data at every scene of a manufacturing site can be easily and quickly collected to help busy production people to make the best possible decisions. Blackbird has been used in many such cases, where our customers were surprised to see their live production data on their smartphones, within minutes of installation. 

In this issue, we share a user story that demonstrated how easily and quickly production data can be collected.  We are also happy to introduce a new WiFi setting feature of Factbird View and PLC cable for Factbird Digital. We also review access group management function. 
Enjoy reading!

2018 February Blackbird Newsletter

February is the shortest month of the year, but it is packed full of global holidays.  We hope you enjoy your Valentine's day, Winter break skiing holiday, Chinese new year and anything else you may be celebrating this month. 

We are happy to announce that we added two more languages on Blackbird application to support increasing customer's need in France and Turkey. Our dashboard is now available in French and Turkish. 

In this issue, we share a case study of our customer who had a good idea that inspired a major production innovation.  We are also happy to share functional updates on Blackbird application as well as new supporting materials. 
Enjoy reading!

2018 January Blackbird Newsletter

We hope you are staring this year with a head full of exciting thoughts and plans.
We are happy to announce a new colleague is joining our development team in January and will help us enhance our platform and services for our global customers in 2018. We are excited to share our monthly updates here on our newsletter and we are looking forward to hearing feedback from you.

In this issue, we share a case story of our newly launched Blackbird Check-in: Monitoring availability of CNC machines on your smartphone.  We are also happy to share few great functional updates on Blackbird application. e.g. alarm function on Factbird analog. 

Blackbird Newsletter - December 2017

At this special time of the year, we are thankful for customers like you who have placed the trust in us. We are excited to continue the adventure towards industry 4.0 together with you in the coming year.

On our last newsletter of the year, we would like to officially launch our new product. Blackbird Check-in joins the Blackbird product family to strengthen the capability to connect processes to a digital platform while keeping the concept of the fast-track to industry 4.0:  plug and play, an end to end solution without requiring any integration on your existing systems.  We also introduce one of our customer cases where Check-in is introduced to enhance the downtime analysis.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful new year!

Blackbird Newsletter - November

Greetings from Blackbird

We are pleased to offer a sneak peek at a product we have been working on for quite some time. We call this product the Blackbird Check-in, which is the next step in our quest to connect real shop floors to cloud computing in real time. Blackbird Check-in was built with the same goal we had when building Factbird: Fast track to industry 4.0. 
We also showcase a customer use case by answering one of the frequently asked questions from our customers: "Can Factbird replace a traditional SCADA system?"  Lastly, please do not miss the section "Blackbird Tips", where we introduce a new function on Stop page. 
Enjoy reading!