30 years ADDI-DATA – an overview
In 1984, ADDI-DATA GmbH is founded in Buehlertal near Buehl (Baden-Wuerttemberg). The focus is set on developing interference-free PC boards, at this time still for ISA bus, customised solutions and special-purpose solutions for the harsh industrial environment. From the beginning, the company has five essential principles: quality, adaptability, reliability, long-term availability and innovation. Thanks to the integration of new bus technologies (PCI and CompactPCI) and with follow-up models and new board types, the following years are characterised by a stable growth.
In 1999, the first DIN EN ISO 9001-Norm certification is achieved. The goal is to continuously improve the internal processes and to increase the customer satisfaction.
In 2002, ADDI-DATA presents the first Linux-based Open Source Real-time PAC system MSX Box, a modular platform for distributed measurement and control tasks. Back then, ADDI-DATA has already decided to choose an open and license-free operating system, in order to offer its customers high flexibility and help them to save license and update costs.
In 2006, when the new PCI Express bus enters the market, ADDI-DATA also offers high-performance PC boards for measurement and control for this bus type. At the same time, the trend for compact measurement and control systems is emerging. ADDI-DATA reacts with the introduction of the intelligent Ethernet systems of the MSX-E series. Equipped with a processor and an Ethernet interface, they are able to communicate with other systems and are thus the first generation of cyber-physical systems and the first concrete step towards industry 4.0 / advanced manufacturing.
In 2008, ADDI-DATA reaches a company size that requires a company building with more space. The company moves to a modern building in Rheinmuenster with a better infrastructure close to Baden-Airpark.
Based on the approved technology of the MSX-E Ethernet systems, in 2010, the MSX-ilog dataloggers and the real-time Ethernet systems of the x-ARTS series are developed in 2010. With the robust dataloggers, monitoring tasks directly in the production can be realised, even under harsh conditions.
In 2012, the vision that once started with the Ethernet systems takes on a concrete form. Our project of the future for the 4th industrial revolution receives a name: The Mechatrology.
Since 2013, the company is official partner of the transfrontier project “Wirtschaft macht Schule / les classes sortent en boîte” in the Upper-Rhine region by the German Chamber of Commerce (IHK) and the French Chamber of Commerce (CCI). An important project for the future is the promotion of young people in the technical sector. ADDI-DATA is pleased to help in securing the future of the region as an attractive place for the industry.
In the same year, the product range is extended with the CompactPCI serial boards and the resolver digital converter MSX-RDC-17.
In 2014, ADDI-DATA celebrates its 30th anniversary. The course for the future is set, to make sure that we stay innovative creators of reliable solutions for measurement and automation, also in times of Industry 4.0. / Advanced manufacturing.