Five years ago at our first annual user conference in Nashville, TN we unveiled the first version of our user site to our customer base.  The site was extremely well received because it provided an improved mechanism for the delivery of purchased license keys as well as provided a streamlined process for downloading released software packages to our customers.  While we were very happy with the initial release of the site, my vision has always
I just completed a six week tour throughout a large section of Europe which was a mixture of business and pleasure.  My wife and I have been planning this for some time to coincide with the departure of our youngest son to college.  We’ve been very involved with our kids over the years and knew this would be an emotionally challenging milestone for us, so we planned the trip as kind of a diversion from
This month APEX Turbine celebrates our seventeenth year in business!  Over the years not only has our business grown, but more importantly, our understanding of our market and our customers’ needs has grown.  It’s been quite an adventure.  As with most anniversaries, it’s a good time to look back at how we came to be. Prior to forming the company, I was working at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in the technology department where
APEX Turbine sells and supports dynamic data acquisition systems (DDAS) to a number of OEM’s in the gas turbine power generation market around the world.  We provide these important customers with fully integrated systems based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) digitizers, signal conditioning, computing platforms and of course our DS dynamic data acquisition software.  Portability, reliability and ruggedness are important because many of these systems are taken to remote test sites where conditions are not always so
I spent a long time working at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, AEDC, in the 80’s and 90’s and had the great opportunity to work on many leading edge propulsion systems for our nations front line fighter aircraft.  The center is the largest in the world and has many facilities for full-scale testing of propulsion system in a simulated altitude environment.  There were many times where we would test twelve, fourteen, or even sixteen hours