• iRing Tools Server Installation

    During the recent Fiatech Members conference I was surprised at how many people had tried and failed to setup and configure the iRing Tools Server.

    While the latest version is 2.04 and the installation guide is still 2.03, there is still sufficient guidance to ensure a smooth installation.


    Or so I thought …. Having recently set up a 2.04 server on a clean Windows 2008 Server and connected this to an eB instance for…

    • Mon, Nov 5 2012
  • Olympic hopes, realistic goals

    As the world and especially London gear up for the Olympics in the coming weeks, I wonder what the aspirations of some of the competitors are.

    While we see headline news of people  aiming for gold, there is only a single winner from the many competitors in the events.

    All will have been training hard and will have timed their training to reach their peak at the Olympics while others have had events turn against them…

    • Thu, Jul 12 2012
  • How long is a piece of string ?

    I was asked recently about how long it would take to develop a Reference Data Library.  One answer I have heard is forever, but of course another answer is immediately (or as long as it takes to deploy an iRingTools Server).

    Both answers are correct, but neither is very helpful.

    Indeed, there is a Reference Data Library already well developed, but how does one go about embracing 15926 outside of the process industry…

    • Wed, Jun 20 2012
  • Humble Beginnings

    With the recent death of Eugene Polley the inventor of the wireless remote control, I was wondering what his drivers where for the invention.

    In 1956 how many channels will there have been and how much functionality was in a TV ?  With todays plethora of channels and TV’s with features many users do not know how to find let alone use, what would this have been like without a TV remote.

    Yet, Polley determined that…

    • Wed, May 30 2012