Company Review

2i was founded from a pharmaceutical company in 1980 as an independently operating company for IT-support. The first software development projects were in the area of medicine technology. At this time, the first automation project came into being: A laboratory automation system for the control, administration and documentation of analysis work.

Up until the mid 1990's 2i operated successfully alongside its commitment in the medicine technology area in further development of software tools such as SARS, a system for the creation of formal specifications for real time systems or TREX, a system based on artificial intelligence technology for the conversion of formal languages.

These projects were part of an international research and development projects in the area of CASE and software technology transfer. The development and implementation of methods for the evaluation and the securing of software quality are center in our focus in our ongoing projects.

The ability to plan and also to guarantee software quality facilitated 2i in the recent years to enter the critical area of software development in industrial manufacturing. Important milestones in this phase were the development of a machine server terminal for injection molding machines and a CNC control for cutting machines. As part of the commitment in mechanical engineering, opportunities for the development of software for industrial production were offered. With 2i DNC a software tool to manage data sets in injection molding has been developed.

Since the turn of the millennium 2i was involved in numerous application developments of their customers: Control units for injection molding machines and machine and console systems in prepress and a navigation system to support implant surgery for a medical device manufacturer. As another software product 2i SHACIRA was developed. This is used as a basic system for implementing sophisticated visualizations. The scope of the framework ranges of operating units in the embedded sector to console systems in large networks.

New concepts and technology adapted as early as possible to be used to the benefit of our customers is an important focus of our company's philosophy. This focus is indicated not least by our participation in a national research project to develop more cost effective units for the controlling multiple axes and the participation in a European project for the research of the feasibility of mobile robots.