ICT Group selected as preferred supplier by Rijkswaterstaat

Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and ICT Group entered into a framework contract for the provision of services across the industrial automation chain. The contract has been concluded for a period of three years with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Starting from the 1st of February, ICT Group’s team of experts can be called upon by Rijkswaterstaat to contribute their expertise to a variety of projects.

ICT Group is one of a number of specialist companies selected by Rijkswaterstaat to provide industrial automation services for engineering structures, roads and waterways. Industrial Automation is fundamental to the success of Rijkswaterstaat’s core business. ICT Group clearly demonstrated its expertise in operating, controlling and monitoring various processes through a number of relevant reference projects.

Tunnel Automation

“Our team of experts played a key role in the automation of a significant number of tunnels in the Netherlands, including the new A2 tunnel in Maastricht and the Spaarndammertunnel in Amsterdam,” Senior Project Manager Ton van der Loos explains. “We were closely involved in the development of the system operating software and the tunnel monitoring software, and will also be involved in the monitoring and maintenance of the A2 tunnel during the next few years.

Automation Standards

ICT Group has contributed to the development of process automation standards for various parties in the Water & Infrastructure sector. Van der Loos: “This level of experience and expertise perfectly meets Rijkswaterstaat’s need for the development of standard solutions for the operation, control and monitoring of bridges, sluices and tunnels.”

Innovative Solutions

Business Development Manager Infrastructure Menno Kamminga believes the new framework contract will enable ICT to help Rijkswaterstaat devise innovative solutions at an early stage. “Our aim is to support our customers at the strategic level to develop comprehensive solutions together – that’s what we do best.”

 

PRODUCTIE PROCES AUTOMATISERING (PPA) EVENT 2019

Meet ICT Group at the PPA event on January 29 at the convention and register for the inspiring presentation of ICT Group.

Title presentation: The role of MES in the digital transformation at ‘NS Treinmodernisering’
Speakers: Alexander Spaans (NS Treinmodernisering) and Ruud van Drielen (ICT Group)
NS Treinmodernisering is the revision and modernization company for parts and wagons of trains. In Haarlem, the wheel sets of trains are overhauled. A new building was realized in 2017 with new machining lines for the axles, with components such as wheels and brake discs. This revision process has been fully digitized and MES has been introduced as the “conductor” of the process. Based on inspection of the incoming axes, the route (workflow) is determined by the revision process. Various operations take place which are controlled and recorded by MES. The analyzes of this process have also been fully digitized, including production reports, OEE and Work-In-Progress, resulting in new insights.

ICT Group will give a presentation together with ‘NS Treinmodernisering’ about the design of the new revision process, the operation of the automation and the role of MES to achieve fully digitized production.

Read more at this page about the ‘Productie Proces Automatisering’ event.

CORPORATE MAGAZINE

The year 2018 marks our 40th anniversary and during this year we launched our spectacular Corporate Movie.
Be amazed and watch our video!

In addition to the above we are proud to present to you the first edition of our Corporate Magazine. This magazine is all about our challenges, our projects, our colleagues, our partners and our customers.

It is a Big Thank You for 40 years of cooperation and dedication!

Go to the web page of our Corporate Magazine.

ICT Group Knowledge Event: Trends and developments in IA 2018

Trends and developments in IA
On Thursday November 1, 2018, ICT Group organizes the inspiring ICT Group Knowledge Event Trends and developments in IA for the second time. Do you want to be informed about the trends and developments in IA and enter into a dialogue with us and other participants and companies about the future of Industrial Automation? Then come to the event in Nieuwegein.

“A great example of how ICT treats their clients and partners.
Co-operation, communication, networking…”

Program
This evening is filled with presentations and exhibition stands from prominent companies such as Siemens Nederland, Osisoft, Schneider, Raster Products, ICT Group, Zeelandia, OrangeNXT, ABB and Wonderware Benelux.

The evening is about solutions that help you make processes in industrial environments more efficient, flexible, simpler, safer and more sustainable. Be informed and inspired about the trends and developments in Industrial Automation.

View the full program.

Read more about the ICT Group Knowledge Event.

CONGRESS FOR VALUE-BASED CARE AND QUALITY REGISTRATION

Healthcare providers can significantly increase the value of their patient care with good quality registrations. But how do you set it up so that the healthcare really improves? At the congress ‘Value-driven quality assurance’ you will gain insight into the development, the visions and the latest initiatives of quality registrations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

In addition to a short presentation on LogicNets, ICT Group, in collaboration with the HIV Monitoring Foundation, is giving a demonstration of DataCapTree, a solution built on the LogicNets Medical Diagnostic Framework.

Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM, the Dutch HIV monitoring foundation) implemented a new smart data entry and storage system. SHM developed DataCapTree with the LogicNets Medical Decision Framework, ICT Group’s decision support solution.

Read more…

USEF Foundation launches serious game ‘Balance of Power’

The consortium of ICT Group and other Dutch energy market players, USEF Foundation, launches ‘Balance of Power‘, a serious game to promote better understanding of future energy market challenges and potential solutions. The interactive documentary-based game is aimed at people with a non-technical role in the energy transition such as politicians, local authorities and entrepreneurs. The storyline evolves as players are tasked with making difficult choices that dictate how cost-effective, sustainable and secure the resulting new energy system will be.

More renewables, increasing demand for electricity and the rise of electric vehicles are putting incredible pressure on the grid. While grid reinforcement is the tried and trusted method of keeping the system reliable, it takes time and is expensive, which pushes up the cost to the consumer. A more efficient and cost-effective solution is to better align energy demand and supply, for example, by not charging the car at six o’clock in the evening when demand is high but at a time when there is less demand or too much supply. This shiftable energy consumption is known as ‘flexibility’ and, because it can be used help to avoid grid reinforcements, it has financial value. All that is required are the rules and tools to make the physical and financial exchange possible and efficient – a flexibility market. The design of this future energy market is already being discussed at both national and European level but it is technically complex and includes some new and adjusted market roles. Better understanding it all is the key to faster decision-making for energy transition and so ‘Balance of Power’ aims to facilitate this.

USEF (Universal Smart Energy Framework), a consortium of six Dutch energy market players, has been active since 2015 to support the creation of a sustainable flexibility market. USEF describes the components of this market in detail: the processes, the rules, the roles and the interaction between players. The philosophy of USEF has since found a place in European guidelines and in various local applications. In order to make the concept of the flexibility market more approachable and to increase the support for market renewal, USEF developed the Balance of Power game with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Three major dilemmas for setting up an effective energy market are addressed in this: (1) flexibility versus grid reinforcement, (2) the admission of one or more aggregators and (3) the degree of regulation of the market. This interactive documentary can be played for free on www.game.energy.

About USEF

To accelerate the transition to a commercially viable smart energy system, USEF Foundation has developed basics for a unified smart energy market, connecting projects and technologies at the lowest cost. With a value-to-all approach, USEF enables the commoditisation and trading of flexible energy use. The framework defines the market structure, stakeholder roles, how they interact and how they benefit by doing so.

Founded by key players active across the smart energy chain, USEF partners ABB, Alliander, DNV GL, IBM, ICT Group and Stedin work together to effectively address the challenges of one integrated system which benefits new and traditional energy companies as well as consumers. USEF’s work has been incorporated in national and international policy proposals and the framework has been implemented in different smart energy projects across Europe.

Dashboard in a Day #4

On October 31st, you can follow our course Dashboard in a Day!

Dashboard in a Day is a daylong, instructor led, hands-on tutorial to accelerate understanding how to use Power BI to gather and transform data, to create visualizations, to gain insights culminating in creating and sharing Power BI dashboards. Upon completion of the hands-on tutorial, students then apply the lessons learned to their own data, with the end goal of leaving the class with a solid foundational knowledge of Power BI and a working dashboard of their data.

This course is perfect for business analysts and other business leaders who must glean insight from history, make assertions for change, and take a direct action with data-driven cases.
Interested in attending this complimentary event? All you have to do is bring your Windows-based Notebook and we’ll supply the rest, including lunch.

Are you interested? Click here to sign up!

Date & Location
October 31st, from 09:00 – 17:00
InTraffic, Nieuwegein

Cost
Free on a first come, first served basis

ICT partner Studentteam InMotion aims to solve the last problem of electric driving

Since 2015, ICT has been a partner of InMotion. ICT has helped the student team with the development of their first electrical car: Fusion. By providing a model-based development Production Platform, Motar, ICT has developed the Electronic Control Units (ECU’s) for the complete car. Motar consists of the ECU’s hardware and platform software. The platform ensured that InMotion could develop and test software for their Fusion car which could be re-used in their new car: Vision.

During their “Revealing the future” event in Eindhoven on September 18th, InMotion announced a new development in electric driving. You can read the complete press release of Inmotion here.

Photos in this article: Johan van Uden and Gerlach Delissen

BIG DATA EXPO 2018

OrangeNXT at Big Data Expo
This year,  OrangeNXT, an ICT Group company, participates at Big Data Expo on September 19 & 20 in Jaarbeurs Utrecht. We will be present at Microsoft’s stand, number 44. During the expo, Jeroen Delcour will give a presentation.

The presentation is all about high accuracy mapping from videos for efficient asset management in cities.
Asset management in a city is a though job. To do this efficiently, construction companies need highly accurate and up-to-date maps of the environment. Google Maps isn’t enough, but doing on-site surveys is expensive and time-consuming. However, driving through and recording 360° video from a car is cheap and easy. By modelling camera optics and applying machine learning, we automatically generate high-accuracy maps of the environment from video.

Visit the presentation on Thursday, September 20th at 15:00h in the Tech Demo Hall.

Meet OrangeNXT at stand number 44
OrangeNXT: connecting People, Devices and Data.

People, mobileNXT, focus on Field Service
Demo: mobileNXT demo
References: Bavaria, ECT, Engie, BPost.

Devices, conNXT, focus on Asset Management
Demo: conNXT demo
References: Ampelmann, Greenflux, Hytech, Flamco, Remeha, etc.

Data, digitalNXT, focus on Connected Factory (IT / OT convergence), Data Science projecten
Demo: BAM Asphalt/Telecom/Rail, IHC, etc.
References: IHC, BAM, etc.

“Big Data is the future. It provides insights in the past, the present, but also in the future. It creates a basis you – as a person and as an organisation – can use to make accurate strategic decisions and to actively find and implement smart solutions and efficiency improvements.” – Big Data Expo

ICT Group nominated as service integrator of the year

We are proud to announce that ICT Group has been nominated for the Computable Award 2018 in the category: Best Service Integrator of the year! This is the proverbial icing on the cake for the 40th anniversary of ICT.

ICT-magazine Computable presents the Computable Awards for the thirteenth consecutive time in 2018. Based on 28 nominations, a general jury has nominated ten service integrators. The awards are granted to companies, projects and people who, according to Computable readers, have clearly distinguished themselves in the past year.

ICT’s nomination: machine learning in cooperation with BAM Infra

Together with ICT, BAM Infra has examined whether the recognition of damage to asphalt can also be done by a self-learning algorithm. A model has been used that is good at recognizing images. By analyzing images of 360-degree road cameras with this self-learning system, BAM Infra expects to be able to ascertain and classify asphalt damage much more quickly. Experts only have to assess 2 percent of the images. For the general jury of the Computable Awards 2018 a reason to nominate ICT Group in the category Service integrator of the Year.

Do you want to know more about the project? Read the whitepaper and case study here.

Vote now!

Now that an independent jury has chosen the nominees, the audience can vote. The voice of the market eventually determines the winner for 50 percent. The other half is determined by the jury. Voting is possible up to and including October 7th, 2018. On October 30th the winners will be awarded per category.

There are 21 categories. You can choose a favorite within each category. There is no need to cast a vote in all categories. ICT Group can be found under Service Integrator of the Year.

Click here to vote (Dutch only)!