Friday, November 18, 2011

New MTConnect Website

Below is the press release on the new MTConnect website.  We owe this to the great work by Ken Tock and Gary Bronson of MacKintok Information Architects and Designers!

November 8, 2011 - The MTConnect Institute upgraded its website. This website features a complete redesign and includes news and information about MTConnect, a list of Institute members, a special section for developers, and more.

Dave Edstrom, President and Chairman of the Board for the MTConnect Institute said, "The new MTConnect website will allow us to do things that we could never do before to promote MTConnect and collaborate with our members."

The new MTConnect website was designed to go live in conjunction with the [MC]2 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference. In addition to the overall upgrades in usability and navigation, the new website will support the many hours of video content that will be generated at [MC]2.

Some improved features of the new MTConnect website include:
  • Directory of MTConnect members, including their services, experience, products and contact information.
  • User-friendly navigation
  • Robust site-wide XML-based search function
  • Improved video player interface
Future upgrades to the website will include social media and news feeds, an MTConnect case studies section, and a raining and learning center.

The new website also includes historical information about MTConnect, as well as a list of MTConnect’s business and technical benefits. Edstom continued, “The entire manufacturing community can benefit from this groundbreaking, open and royalty-free communications standard called MTConnect.  Shop owners, plant managers, manufacturing equipment manufacturers, software developers and anyone who wants to learn more about this open standard absolutely must visit the new MTConnect website to see everything it has to offer.”

MTConnect Institute
MTConnect Institute is an organization that develops and provides open standards intended to foster greater interoperability between manufacturing controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol (IP). The standards offer a solution to the exchange of data from shop floor devices to higher level systems.