gbo milestones


Our BiSoftMES becomes gboMES and improves its content and connectivity.


AI is finding its way into BiSoftMES — mathematical algorithms help control production. New reporting tools and modules support SMEs with the aim of visibly facilitating and improving operational management.


gbo datacomp continues to develop BiSoftMES. Control from the home office is a must. Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory — flexibility independent of location and time is becoming the measure of all things.


gbo datacomp presents the new integration tool for machines and systems VirtCont to the market. VirtCont makes it easier to implement the idea of Industry 4.0 in existing manufacturing environments.


gbo datacomp is strategically realigning itself and developing a new image that more clearly reflects the high demands placed on the software. The visible implementation is carried out step by step!


Industry 4.0 is becoming a paradigm of industrial manufacturing, whose implementation in medium-sized companies is actively supported by gbo datacomp. biSoftMES gradually supports the introduction of new solutions with the aim of continuous production control.


Mobile data collection has been expanded to include numerous apps. gbo datacomp customers use mobile devices for data collection and as an information medium. The topic of Industry 4.0 is becoming a trend. The gbo datacomp BiSoft solution covers many requirements.


The new multilingual BiSoftMES was used for the first time in Asia and Russia by our global customers.


gbo datacomp is actively shaping the future of MES and contributes its experience to Specification 66412 of the VDMA MES Key Figures. This standard sheet provides an important national and international basis for the introduction of MES in companies.


The new generation BiSoftMES was launched on the market. The latest technical findings were incorporated into the development. In addition to the MDE, BDE and PZE modules, the FLS, QS, Key Figures, WRZ modules became more important. The new generation makes BiSoftMES a comprehensive complete solution.


The gbo and datacomp MDE/BDE/MES/PZE divisions were merged to form gbo datacomp GmbH.


In mid-1998, the group of companies was once again strengthened. The software and hardware house DATACOMP GmbH was founded and has been continuously expanding its range of products in the areas of personnel time and operational data collection for SMEs (terminal PZE-85 and touchscreen terminal 2000TS).


The BDE division of former competitor Kienzle was fully integrated. This was the starting point for continuous development of capture hardware by gbo, including Terminal 2480 — the “classic” Kienzle Schreiber.


From the mid-1980s, gbo's focus shifted to the development and implementation of complete systems with its own software. With the bisoft software package, it was and is impressively demonstrated that MDE is more than data collection. Since then, processing and use for other purposes (e.g. feedback on PPS systems, order and article data management) has also been possible.


One year later, gbo (Gerätebau Odenwald) took over the BDE division of VDO AG and presented the BDE terminal 723 in 1983 — online capable and revolutionary at the time.


Kienzle launched Terminal 2450 — the world's most successful MDE terminal with 80,000 units sold.


Decades later, innovative engineers at VDO in Frankfurt were looking for a practical solution to reliably record data from automatic lathes. In 1968, the NUS (usage recorder) was developed and the sale of the first machine recording devices began.


The starting point was 1920 in the Black Forest. At that time, Kienzle developed the TFW (taxi ride guard). A device that registered running times and downtime of machines on a chart disk. New requirements then led to the continuous development of the device program. Electromechanical recorders were created, such as the MSN (magnetic recorder) and the ZSN (time recorder).