Congratulations to Our RAVE Award Winners

August 2022 RAVE Award WinnersNeoMatrix is celebrating 4 RAVE (Recognizing Achievements Values & Excellence) Award winners for the month of August! Congratulations to automation engineers – Justin Fan, Thomas Maldonado, Bradley Meissner, and Sol Winternitz – who all won for exemplifying all of our core values; Find A Way, Deliver Quality, Have Fun, Build Relationships, and Do the Right Thing. Read More

Simplifying ADO Database Connection Strings

NeoMatrix Plant Automation Tech Tip

Connecting SCADA systems and other applications to databases have been common for quite some time. SCADA platforms from GE, Rockwell, and Wonderware for instance, require that connection to be made utilizing a connection string. A database connection string is simply a string variable containing all the detail for an application to connect to the database. While there are many different resources which define the format of a connection string, creating one can prove to be frustrating as the syntax needs to be perfect in order to work. Read More

Unlocking the Power of Data: Digital Transformation in Life Sciences

digital transformation in life sciencesIndustry 4.0 is marching towards digital transformation in life sciences and smart factories are being driven by IIoT, real-time data, cloud computing, and machine learning. With its implementation comes the promise of increased efficiencies and improved processes. The idea sounds simple, but manufacturing has many distinct data points across its entire process and integrating a digital transformation strategy and data across an enterprise is a far more challenging undertaking, especially in regulated environments. Read More

Congratulations to NeoMatrix RAVE Award Winners

Please join me in congratulating Chris VanRemoortel, one of our Engineering Managers, for being one of our July RAVE Award winners. Chris was chosen this month because he consistently demonstrates our core value, “Deliver Quality”. Chris’ team has done a great job exceeding their goals due to Chris’ strong ability to teach the younger members of his team; plus, Chris is willing to travel, even around holidays, to accommodate his customers’ planned shutdowns. Well done, Chris. #corevalue #buildrelationships #deliverquality Read More

MQTT Sparkplug B, or Not to B? Unified Namespace Architecture Considerations

What is Unified Namespace architectureThe Unified Namespace (UNS) has proven to be a popular architecture for folks undergoing a digital transformation initiative.  At the core of the unified namespace architecture is a centralized repository of structured data which any application or device can subscribe or publish data to.  Utilizing a hub and spoke architecture provides the benefit of decoupling your data from the application layer – each node only needs to subscribe and publish to data within the UNS rather than create discrete connections to each device/application in your ecosystem.  Read More

NeoMatrix Goes Abroad to Support Ignition Operations

Neomatrix supports ignition operations in japanGreetings from Japan! My name is Peter Melendez, and I have been an automation engineer with NeoMatrix for 4 years. As part of a unique opportunity, I have traveled across the globe to a customer site in Japan. Our customer is one of many to whom we have delivered Ignition-integrated equipment over the past years. They have requested an engineer to help support their Ignition operations and train their engineers to use and troubleshoot Ignition. I was excited to be chosen to deliver their Ignition training and quickly started researching traveling and living in Japan. Read More

Throwing Axes, That’s How We Team Build

Throwing Axes Team Building NeoMatrixIt is important for a company to demonstrate their core values, and this quarter we proved that the NeoMatrix team knows how to embody our “have fun” core value. This June, NeoMatrix booked a private event at Wicked Axe in Haverhill, MA where we enjoyed a fun, friendly axe-throwing competition.

We started the night with axe-throwing lessons where the instructors worked with us 2-at-a-time and taught us one-handed and two-handed throwing techniques. After our practice rounds, we broke off into two brackets and the tournament was underway. Read More