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The “Institut f. Automation und Kommunikation” (ifak), founded in 1991, whose legal operator is the registered association of the same name, ranks among the German Research-Mittelstand and is one of the founding members of the "Deutsche Industrieforschungsgemeinschaft Konrad Zuse e.V.". The institute carries out applied research on “Information and Communication Technology and Automation”, “Water and Energy”, “Measurement Technology and Power Electronics” and “Transport and Assistance”. In around 75 projects of research annually, ranging from feasibility studies to complex development projects, ifak is a partner to industry. It is a reflection of the cross-sectional character of automation and information technology that the customers come from the widest range of industries in addition to electrical engineering.

DOME version 3.4 released

ifak has released the new version 3.4 of the control system for really distributed applications. Non-commercial versions of the runtime for Windows based operating systems and for Raspberry PI, often used for IoT tasks, are provided for download.

Project AVANTI completed successfully

The results of the European research project AVANTI (ITEA2-Projekt 12035) were presented to surveyors of BMBF and ITEA by means of a final review presentation.

ifak developed together with it research partners solutions and demonstrators for the Virtual Commissioning of transport systems and production machines.

ifak provides PROFINET Supervisor Library for Java runtime too

ifak developed the PROFINET Supervisor Library.
Now this library is available also for Java runtime.

F-Host-Testsystem V2.0 for PROFIsafe is available

On behalf of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) ifak has developed the test system for PROFIsafe F-Host. By means of this test system one can test the state machine in F-Host to be compliant to IEC 61784-3-3.

SIMBA# 2.0 available now!

The new version SIMBA# 2.0 (water & biogas) with many improvements and new functions is availabe for downlaod now. Below you will find a short extract of new functions. 

ifak at IFAT 2016 in Munich - world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management

​Please feel invited to visit us at IFAT 2016, world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management (30/05 - 03/06/2016). ifak presents, amongst others, the new version 2 of the Simba# simulation system (Hall B1, Stand 222). The simulation system SIMBA# allows the holistic consideration of sewer system, wastewater treatment plant, sludge treatment and rivers. 

Successful re-accreditation of PI test laboratory

The accreditation of ifak's PI test lab was successfully extended during regular audit. This accreditation certifies the PI test lab at ifak for its expertise, autonomy and objectivity regarding its testing. The PI test lab was audited by the PROFIBUS User Organization (PNO) for the following conformance tests:

embedded world 2016 starts in Nuremberg

On Tuesday, 23/02/2016, the embedded world 2016 has been started in Nuremberg. Please feel invited to visit ifak on the shared exhibition stand of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (hall 5, stand 5-411). 

Further information you will find here


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