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Making Your Products Better

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Omnicon has been a trusted outsource partner to startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, across industries such as Aerospace, Rail and Transportation, Military and Defense, Medical Devices, and Commercial Electronics. Whether you are looking to award a multi-year development project, or one-off analyses, our 33 years of experience on both sides of the supplier/buyer relationship has led us to master the nuance of starting new business relationships. The following questions are likely to arise in new subcontract or outsource endeavor.

Should I outsource this project?
Many companies first come across this question when their engineering organization gets a new demand that they can’t meet. Our advice is to have an answer to this question long before that happens. A better, more immediate question to consider is: What is my organization’s outsourcing strategy?

There are many strategies you may choose to employ when subcontracting with an engineering services provider. The most common reasons for outsource are to regain schedule or good standing with a customer, overcome a technical challenge, focus on core competencies, get an independent outside opinion, or simply to supplement your team with immediately available experienced engineering resources that can be productive with minimal training to make up for fluctuations in demand.

These days, most companies are matrixed organizations and we’re all asked to juggle projects and priorities. When a project calls for a dedicated team, it’s often difficult to assemble such a team for the period of performance. An external team won’t be divided by competing schedules and deadlines and can stay laser focused on a specific business need while your core team balances the daily needs of your organization.

How do I choose a Supplier?
Once you’ve decided to enlist external aid on an engineering project, you’ll have to consider candidates and weigh their proposals. Candidates that have verifiable experience and objective measures of success should top your list. Your candidate’s engineering and quality processes should be routinely audited and certified. You should understand their work history, past customers, accomplishments, and research their reputation using references and testimonials.

When you enlist Omnicon’s services, you’re working with a certified AS 9100 and ISO 9001 company. This means we have proven that we deliver consistent levels of quality to our customers with well-defined and processes and procedures ranging from Reliability, Maintainability and Safety (RM&S) Engineering; Hardware, Software and Systems Engineering; Development of Special Test Equipment; and Design, Development, and Manufacturing of Products. We are pleased to share our testimonials from our customers to support our work.

How do I work with a Supplier?
A supplier that wants to become a long-term partner will be interested in learning more than what the job entails. Listen for questions that show that they care about how the project is being executed, how status is being communicated, and for any ways to improve your experience as a customer. A dedicated, proactive supplier will be actively getting to know your product, suggesting alternative approaches, understanding your core design decisions, and exhaustively presenting methods and options to you to get the best possible outcome.

Skilled Engineers with Experience
Omnicon, part of HBM Prenscia Solutions, has years of experience as an industry leader. Our partnership with HBM Prenscia’s nCode Federal, LLC means we will continue to deliver unwavering technical innovation by developing cost effective software, hardware, and test solutions, while working with you to develop solutions for today and tomorrow. To discuss the opportunity to assist you in your next project, simply complete the form on our website or contact us here.

January 18, 2018

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Omnicon is pleased to recognize our own Karen J. Frank as one of the honorees of the recent LIBN Top 50 Women in Business class of 2017. Launched in 2000, the program recognizes Long Island’s top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. The women represent the most influential women in business, government, and non-profits and are selected by a judging committee. The honorees were presented with a crystal award at a gala dinner, attended by 600 top business leaders, family, and friends at the Crest Hollow County Club Thursday, October 19th.

Karen has more than 30 years in business strategy, technology, and operations across various industries and markets, with more than half of her career at The Omnicon Group. Karen currently serves as Executive Vice President of Omnicon, where she provides strategic direction, overall leadership, and management for all programs and business development efforts. Her innovative and cutting-edge ideas over the years have helped customers reach their business goals. Her initiative in ensuring strong customer relationships is a driving force in Omnicon’s success, and is our customers’ greatest advocate with her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Throughout her leadership role changes and many responsibilities, Karen’s door is always open to work with her co-workers with compassion and patience.

As the only female currently on Omnicon’s Leadership Team, she is blazing a path to inspire more women to take on roles in previously male-dominated organizations. Having two adult children of her own, Karen has been especially motivated to work with high school and college students, aiding them in how to showcase and nurture their abilities to present their talents in the most professional way.

Karen is active in several charitable organizations, supporting causes that are close to her heart, among them: The National Marfan Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and The American Cancer Society. Karen participates in many events sponsored by these organizations and spearheads fundraising activities throughout the year.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and resides in Manhasset, NY with her husband. Nothing gets in the way of Karen reaching her goals, and as she’s grown in her successes, she’s ensured those around her benefit as well. Whether she is working, teaching, or mentoring, Karen deserves to be recognized for all her hard work and commitment.

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October 30, 2017

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Hauppauge, New York, October 17th, 2017 – The Omnicon Group, Inc., an industry leader in reliability engineering consulting and services, has confirmed today that the ownership of Omnicon will transfer to Spectris plc, a global, leading supplier of productivity-enhancing products, software and services. It will be integrated with HBM Prenscia, a growing global leader in providing technology and engineering software products and services for reliability, durability and performance analyses within the Spectris Test and Measurement segment. Located in Hauppauge, New York and established in 1984, Omnicon has become a leading provider of custom engineering consultancy services to support the design of reliable electronic and embedded software systems for high-reliability and safety-critical applications to major “blue chip” customers including aerospace, transportation, defense, telecommunications, medical device and industrial.

Omnicon is a growing business and has further opportunities to accelerate this growth as its knowledge and technology enables companies to improve product reliability, enhance their productivity and improve their return on investment. Omnicon’s success can be attributed to its continued focus on providing innovative, high quality and technologically advanced solutions to its clients through a highly talented workforce.

HBM Prenscia is a well-respected and long-established supplier of reliability and durability software and solutions. This transaction will strengthen HBM Prenscia’s growing business within Spectris’ Test and Measurement segment and will build on the strong brand recognition and reputation of both Omnicon and HBM Prenscia – including the nCode and ReliaSoft brands. The business will benefit from the investment and global network that will come from being part of HBM Prenscia and the Spectris organization. Headquartered and listed in the UK, the parent organization Spectris has annual revenues of over $1.7 billion and employs approximately 9,000 people in more than 30 countries.

We are delighted to also announce that Karen Frank, the current Omnicon VP of Corporate Development and Programs, will lead Omnicon as Executive VP going forward.

“This is a strategic move for Omnicon,” says Karen Frank. “There are many advantages to becoming part of a global group. The leadership team at HBM Prenscia has a strong interest in developing and investing in Omnicon and its highly talented workforce. We will have the opportunity to accelerate Omnicon’s growth and expansion into key international markets.”

About Omnicon:
Omnicon was established in 1984 and is headquartered in Hauppauge, NY. Omnicon has evolved into a strong reliability solutions company that offers custom engineering consultancy services to support the design of reliable electronic and embedded software systems for high-reliability and safety-critical applications for a range of “blue chip” customers including aerospace, transportation, defense, telecommunications, medical device and industrial. Omnicon’s mission is to develop cost effective, robust software, hardware and test solutions while constantly improving their reliability and safety. Partnering with customers, Omnicon deliver technical innovation to customer’s products, and provide customized engineering solutions for their success. Omnicon has approximately 40 permanent, full-time employees. For more information, visit www.omnicongroup.com

About HBM Prenscia:
HBM Prenscia is a global leader in providing technology and engineering software products and services for reliability, durability, and performance. We offer a broad range of engineering solutions that deliver compelling value to our customers for the design and development of reliable, robust systems, and reduce life cycle costs for mechanical and electronic hardware and software (mechatronics). By offering a range of industry leading software (nCode and ReliaSoft) and services (Omnicon), we enable companies to enhance returns on investment and operational success through design and certification, optimized processes, data management and processing, and CAE simulation. For more information, visit www.hbmprenscia.com

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October 19, 2017

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The Omnicon Group is honored to announce it is the recipient of the HIA-LI Small Business award. With this award, Omnicon continues to be recognized for its achievement as a global industry leader. Winners were celebrated during a gala luncheon event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Omnicon’s success comes directly from the success of the companies we serve. We have over a 96% repeat customer base, and customers that have been with us for over 20 years. We strive to provide them with a valuable combination of expertise, commitment, and industry insight with steadfast quality and reliability.

The Omnicon Group has been providing customized engineering solutions to complex challenges since 1984. As we continue to forge partnerships with organizations that are pioneering initiatives in aerospace, defense, and medical industries, we aim to fulfill the needs of new industries introduced to the Long Island region; from solar and wind power, to new railway innovations to make our transportation systems safer and more efficient.

We are honored to be among the group of distinguished companies dedicated to leadership and commitment to Long Island and would like to thank HIA-LI for recognizing The Omnicon Group with this esteemed award.

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September 19, 2017

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By Guest Blogger, Rose Mooney

The history of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), although not very long, has captured the imaginations of many. From large military-type drones to those flown on the weekend for fun, we look to the skies again for defense, new perspectives, and potential new ways to give businesses an edge. The Omnicon Group has worked with unmanned aircraft systems for over two decades and is ready to answer your questions about how to make your systems and aircraft certification ready.

Increased use of UAS, by the United States, began in the military in the early 1980’s. This use was initiated and procured by the military intelligence directorates. The information gathered was important, rather than the means or the aircraft. Price, size, and expeditionary use were the factors for the UAS awards. Therefore, the departments purchasing the UAS were not aviation savvy so airworthiness certification was not a requirement. When the military moved the UAS programs under the aviation directorates airworthiness became a major concern.

Much like manned aviation UAS, a.k.a. drones, come in many shapes, sizes, capabilities, and costs. They range from very small drones weighing ounces to over 15,000 pounds UAS that can fly for over 30 hours. If you walk into Walmart, Toys R Us, or any number of retail stores in person or shop online, you can find a variety of drones starting from prices of $20 on up. These toys, in many cases, have very limited capabilities and often don’t last much past the first couple of days of use. This makes the development of standards and regulations far different than we have seen for manned aircraft. This includes developing airworthiness requirements.

Airworthiness for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has been a topic of discussion since UAS moved into the military aviation directorates and began to fly in the National Airspace System (NAS). For safe operations, airworthiness is a chief consideration when designing, building, and testing UAS. Airworthiness for UAS has to be looked at not only by capabilities but also by mission. This is very different from manned certification which looks at capabilities and equipage. Manned aviation considers best equipped is best served for access.

Since UAS are newer to civil aviation than manned aircraft, airworthiness and standards continue to be developed. In the US, the FAA works with standards organizations such as Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) and ASTM International. RTCA has a committee SC228 that is working on Detect And Avoid (DAA) and Command and Control (C2) data link Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS). These standards are being developed so that UAS can transit Class D, E, and G airspace to operate in Class A airspace and is focused on larger UAS. They have published DO-365 for DAA Phase I MOPS and DO-366 for MOPS for Air-to-Air Radar DAA Systems Phase I. The FAA released the part 107 rule for small UAS, 55 pounds and under, in June 2016 that allows UAS to operate under 400 feet and within visual line of site for civil use. ASTM F38 has published a number of standards for this size aircraft including F2909 – Practice for Maintenance and Continued Airworthiness of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and F3003 – Specification for Quality Assurance of a Small Unmanned Aircraft System. These bodies continue to work on and release standards as designated by the FAA and staffed with industry experts.

Rose Mooney is an industry expert on UAS. She works with manufacturers, small and large companies, NASA, FAA, RTCA, and ASTM to further UAS access and enable a viable commercial market for UAS nationally and internationally. Rose can be reached at rosemooney@archangelaero.com for further information.

While certifications for unmanned aircraft are still in process, Omnicon’s team of engineers can provide assistance in development of your UAS systems and programs. Whether you’re looking for system development, full life-cycle program management, verification, validation or testing, we are primed to assist you.

September 19, 2017

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The Omnicon Group is pleased be a recognized finalist in HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards competition, in the Small Business category.

“The HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards are among the most prestigious honors awarded to outstanding Long Island-based businesses. HIA-LI is pleased to recognize The Omnicon Group as a finalist, representing some of the highest performing and best run companies on Long Island and in the world. The Omnicon Group was selected in recognition of its achievements in industry leadership, creativity, successful business operations, corporate vision, and other characteristics vital to developing and growing a winning organization,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI.

The criteria for receiving this award is on many factors, among them:

  • Positive employer/employee relations
  • Commitment to the growth or betterment of the Long Island business com
  • Revenue and profitability trends over the last three years
  • Three to five year vision for the company’s future
  • Recent outstanding accomplishments
  • Technical innovation or innovative processes
  • Industry leadership

The winner will be announced during HIA-LI’s Gala Luncheon, Tuesday, September 19th from 11:30am to 2pm at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. More than 600 business professionals and political dignitaries, with opening remarks by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, will be present. Find out how to attend by visiting HIA-LI.org or click here to download the HIA-LI Registration Form.

August 10, 2017

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Agile software development using the Scrum framework takes an iterative approach to software development with daily feedback intervals. These iterations allow for the team to collectively discuss and propose paths to implementation or to resolve issues. A series of fixed length iterations called Sprints give teams a structure for developing and testing software on a regular cadence. The Omnicon Group is proficient in this development methodology and able to provide teams for your Scrum software development.

Scrum has four distinct steps that bring structure to each Sprint:

Sprint Planning: Software developers and test engineers function as a cohesive team to discuss application requirements and complexity and during a meeting determine what to complete in the Sprint

Daily Scrum: A meeting conducted by the Scrum Manager to discuss progress and any issues preventing progress with the Scrum team

Sprint Demo: Performed at the end of the Sprint to show via video presentation what was accomplished during that Sprint

Sprint Retrospective: Allows for time to perform a Sprint Retrospective review of what did and did not go well with actions to make the next Sprint more productive. This is also done during the Sprint Demo.

Traditional software development styles, like Waterfall, builds in phases. This style of software development folds everything into a single, “big bang”, high-risk release. In this approach, the end customer can’t interact with the product until it’s fully complete, thus, important issues in the product’s design, and code, can go undiscovered until release.

At The Omnicon Group, our Scrum team of Software Development and Quality Assurance Engineers work closely as part of your Scrum Team or independently in an Agile environment to develop and test software that will surely satisfy the most demanding customer. View all our services and see how we can add our expertise to your next project.

August 10, 2017

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While testing safety-critical and reliability-critical requirements, it is important to make sure your test team is not part of the development staff, but did you know it’s also important to have an independent test team for your non-critical products as well?

An independent test team helps provide unbiased accuracy and thorough testing of each requirement that might be overlooked by someone involved during the development phase. Sometimes, simply knowing the desired outcome creates a bias towards testing, but outside test teams have an objective point of view that comes from having fresh perspectives. As a bonus, an independent team can focus solely on the test issues and will not be distracted by other duties that need to happen in the course of an employee’s day, or fear reprisal should their finding be different than a co-worker’s initial findings. Independent teams can also work in parallel with the development team, which can lead to finding a problem sooner in the process, rather than later, saving your organization budget and schedule.

When you partner with The Omnicon Group, you get over 30 years of superior engineering experience on your team. We have the knowledge and skills to streamline Verification and Validation of virtually every kind of product.

Omnicon maximizes the use of automated test equipment. We design test case procedures to be independent of other test cases, and to cover as many requirements as practical. We also write test procedures clearly and unambiguously, providing explanations wherever necessary to clarify the approach and goal of each set of procedures.

Of course, Omnicon’s services go beyond Verification and Validation. Our engineers are experienced in requirements analysis at the start of a project to assure that all requirements are consistent, complete, unambiguous and testable.

Omnicon works with your team every step of the way to ensure your product is completed with accuracy and confidence with the goals of cost efficiency and safety. Contact us to find out how we can assist with your project by emailing us at info@omnicongroup.com.

June 5, 2017

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Value for your money and a piece of mind; they are important considerations when you’re looking to having a product that is going to bear your name. This is why it is important to know the companies you hire have a ISO 9001 and AS 9100 Certification, a set standard in quality and customer satisfaction.

Why cut corners with an organization that may, or may not, have processes in place to ensure satisfaction? Why take risks with your reputation or leave it in the hands of an organization that hasn’t proven they can meet basic standards?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) aims to create a quality management process in manufacturing from a global perspective. An ISO 9001 certification means an organization has systematic processes in place, is able to reduce the impact should an issue occur, and have the ability to speed up recovery. In the most basic terms, an ISO Certification means there is a good solid foundation for implementing management standards and a process for control, improvement, and efficiency.

The AS 9100 certificate “drills down” on the ISO 9001 requirements and recommendations for the complex nature of aerospace and defense, highlighting the statutory and regulatory requirements decided by the International Aerospace Quality Group.

Both certifications center on a basic level of standards and having processes in place to improving the product requirements and preventative actions. Earning these certificates means a company is dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction. It means putting your product in the hands of a company that values its employee’s safety and its customer’s end product.

These values are the basis of The Omnicon Group’s commitment to exceeding the needs of our customers, and why we have achieved our ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100 certification for all engineering and product development services.

June 2, 2017

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In today’s highly competitive environment, submitting a compliant and well-written proposal requires a unique set of skills. In order to be considered a complete and winning proposal, responses must demonstrate a clear understanding and address customer requirements, highlight the key design features of the proposed solutions, and focus on customer benefits. A winning proposal must demonstrate key customer concerns or challenges that are not necessarily highlighted in the RFP or specifications. The customer may not even realize the challenges their requirements present. Proposals have to provide extra emphasis and discussion of these key concerns and clearly address the special challenges.

The Omnicon Group provides our customers specialized knowledge during the proposal phase to make their offer fully compliant and distinctive in comparison to their competitors. Our subject-matter experts have supplemented and supported design teams in all phases of proposal development. A key element of proposed technology solutions is the total life cycle cost, which places significant emphasis on the product’s total cost from inception to completion.

Omnicon can integrate into our customer’s proposal team by applying the same skills we have cultivated through writing our own proposals. Our proposals have elicited customer recognition for clarity, thoroughness, and attention to detail. We ensure that proposed solutions are clear, concise, coherent, and convincing.

Omnicon can assist with your proposal development in the following areas:
  • RFP Analysis and Compliance Matrix Preparation
  • Win Strategies and Themes
  • Content Development and Writing
  • Timely and Compliant Response
  • Independent Review
  • Reduced Proposal Costs
  • Responsive Specialty Engineering Assistance
  • Competitive Bid/Price-to-Win Assessment

The Omnicon Group is a recognized and respected industry leader in critical reliability, maintainability, testability, safety engineering and supporter of hardware and software designs. Our services include detailed design, analysis, integration, test, and validation and verification. Our proposal development capabilities are based on years of experience and best practices from a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense, transportation, and consumer products.

April 13, 2017

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At The Omnicon Group, we don’t start a project without proper planning, because as leading technical program managers we know that a few hours spent planning can mitigate disaster, especially on critical programs that span multiple years. Our typical planning consists of integrated schedule, budget, technical and programmatic risk management, and manpower loading.

When it comes to manpower loading, we often need to predict a project’s staffing needs by spreading a total number of man-hours over a period of months. This is not a difficult task, but it can sometimes be tedious. When you have completed spreading the hours over the project’s duration, Excel’s Charting features make it easy to inspect results graphically.

However, creating this kind of spread would be significantly easier if you could start with the graph and adjust its shape visually to get the expected total.

Omnicon has developed a tool to better accomplish this. The tool, the Distribute Over Time Software – abbreviated as DOTS, works as follows:

DOTS Tool

The tool provides an easy way to manipulate a chart graphically to obtain numerical data, which are often estimates. Chart Wizard turns the numerical data back into graphs or charts that may be useful for some programs. The data can also be the initial (estimated) values entered in Microsoft Project, which then tracks how actual data varies over time from the initial estimates.

The DOTS tool can be used for many kinds of distribution problems that are not calendar-related.

  • Allocating a fixed budget to various projects, or allocating a fixed hour total to a project’s tasks
  • Allocating a fixed sum to purchase items of capital equipment
Once a project begins, engineers can use Microsoft Project to track task progress on a variety of contract types (e.g. Firm Fixed Price [FFP], Cost Plus, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Time and Material [T&M]). First, you need to allocate hours assigned to each task – and the DOTS tool can help here.

Omnicon program managers have the technical experience and leadership skills to get your program on track and completed on time and under budget. Our knowledge allows us to create tools such as the DOTS tool and develop it to benefit the multitude of companies that we work with. With the unique DOTS tool and our expert engineers, Omnicon provides a winning combination that can lead your project to success. For more information on this tool contact info@omnicongroup.com.

March 15, 2017

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Undoubtedly, many of you tuned in to watch the 51st annual Super Bowl earlier this month. This year’s halftime show featured a revolutionary performance by Lady Gaga which included the use of drones. In recent years, the popularity of drones has increased by unforeseen magnitudes. Today’s drones are not only for the military but are also used in agriculture by farmers to monitor crop growth, in land surveying, in film-making, for security, for delivering packages, and now in the entertainment arena. As drones become more integrated with everyday life, new regulations are being put into place. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the process of putting together regulations for non-recreational use of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones. The provisions are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft, people, and property on the ground. Delivery Drone For over two decades, The Omnicon Group has interfaced on behalf of our customers with the FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada (TC), and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to help obtain the necessary certifications for safety of flight. Our engineers have worked on over 90% of the world’s commercial aircraft, making us a recognized leader in airworthiness certification services. We have leveraged this experience into the arena of unmanned systems across all industries. Omnicon not only supports leading drone manufacturers by performing software and hardware engineering and safety analyses, we also collaborate with various test flight centers to provide a single resource for reliable and safe UAS needs. This relationship with the test centers focuses on providing our customers with full-service capabilities from initial development through testing. With the growing use of drones, Omnicon engineers help you prepare the materials required by the FAA so we can all continue to safely watch these drones paint the sky.  

February 20, 2017

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In the December 2016 issue of Progressive Railroading, The Omnicon Group was featured in two articles. For over two decades, Omnicon has been a major contributor to the rail industry working with top rail manufacturers including Kawasaki, Alstom, and Bombardier, and train districts such as Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Railroad, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and Bay Area Rapid Transit. Omnicon’s most recent work in the rail industry has been to provide our customers with reliable and safe solutions for rolling stock and signaling systems. Our accomplished engineers have used their industry knowledge to work on complex systems and have gained expert knowledge that is applied to our work in the rail districts.

The first article published by Progressive Railroading, “The Omnicon Group Perspective: Testing and Monitoring Solutions to Increase PTC Performance” was written by Omnicon’s Vice President of Engineering and one of Omnicon’s Senior Reliability and Safety Engineers. The article highlights Omnicon’s work related to PTC (Positive Train Control) and rail safety explains how we work with our customers to reduce hazards and failures.

The second article “Omnicon: PTC-related engineering support” was a feature on The Omnicon Group highlighting our work in safety critical industries. Omnicon’s award-winning engineers continuously work to improve reliability in our customers’ products and systems through various types of analyses mandated by leading train manufacturers and operators.

January 13, 2017

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The Omnicon Group has achieved re-certification to ISO 9001 and AS 9100 standards. The five-day comprehensive audit was conducted in August by PRI Registrar, an ANAB accredited third-party registrar.

Omnicon’s scope of registration includes Reliability, Maintainability and Safety Engineering; Hardware, Software and Systems Engineering; Development of Special Test Equipment; Design, Development, and Manufacturing of products.

This re-certification reinforces Omnicon’s commitment to improving our quality and safety standards. Charleen McCarrick, Omnicon’s Quality Manager affirms this by saying, “The Omnicon Group is committed to exceeding the needs of its customers by establishing a culture of quality through the implementation and continued improvement of our quality management system.”

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November 21, 2016

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On October 18, 2016, The Omnicon Group exhibited at Long Island Tech Day held in Uniondale, New York. Long Island Tech Day is a revolutionary one-day expo that focuses on Long Island-based tech companies. Exhibiting tech companies had the opportunity to showcase their products.

LI Tech Day is known to have top company exhibitors such as Apple, Microsoft, and Canon. The show had nearly 3,000 attendees this year and over 35 different media outlets were circulating and meeting with exhibitors and attendees throughout the day.

This is the biggest tech expo for the Long Island technology community! The Omnicon team had the chance to learn about a myriad of new technological innovations. In the upcoming months, we will be posting a story featuring these exciting new tech creations. Don’t miss the chance to read about the latest and greatest technology on Long Island!

October 24, 2016

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On September 7-9, 2016, The Omnicon Group was honored to be one of a select group of New York companies selected to participate in Global NY’s Trade Mission to Ottawa, Canada. Karen J. Frank, Vice President, represented Omnicon during this mission meeting with government officials and organizations in industries such as aerospace, defense and security, renewable energy and medical devices.

Not only did this trade mission open the door for new business ventures between Omnicon and Canadian companies, but it also created new business opportunities for other companies located in New York. We continue to serve our global client base and welcome the chance to collaborate with potential customers in Canada and beyond.

The culmination of this two-day trade mission was a reception at the United States Embassy in Ottawa, hosted by U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman. The Lieutenant Governor of New York State, Kathy Hochul, delivered an inspirational speech further endorsing the importance and benefits of U.S.-Canada relations.

Did you know: almost 400 thousand people and $2 billion worth of good/services cross the United States/Canada border every day? Our deeply integrated economies have led to the largest mutual trade and investment relationship in the world.

This Global NY Trade Mission was sponsored in part through a cooperative agreement with Global NY and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through Empire State Development (ESD).

Global NY is New York State’s global connection and international business resource aiming to help local companies export their products/services while attracting more foreign direct investment (FDI) into the state. Global NY has offices in Toronto, Montreal, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, China, and Mexico, as well as New York.

ESD is New York State’s center for economic development, committed to making New York the most attractive place in which to live, work, and conduct business. ESD works in partnership with both private and public sectors to create an attention-grabbing environment to stimulate innovation and economic development.

October 24, 2016

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The Omnicon Group is proud to announce core alliances with Altium and Mentor Graphics. Together, we focus on delivering advanced hardware solutions to our customers. Partnering with these companies and their design services is mutually beneficial as customers will receive expert designs constructed by expert toolsets.

Omnicon provides customers with our PC board design services, while utilizing the toolsets designed by Altium and Mentor Graphics. Omnicon engineers are trained in the toolsets these companies offer and have perfected their use in order to be able to deliver a high quality product to customers. Expertise in these design and development tools further enhance the hardware capabilities of Omnicon engineers, allowing them to serve customers better.

Omnicon is now recognized as a service bureau provider by Altium, an Australian owned company, who provides PC-based electronic design tools. Altium has over 25 years of experience providing efficient and powerful workflows for board-level electronics designers. They were one of the first PCB design tool providers in the industry and they continue to lead the market with high quality R&D and innovations. Altium tools dramatically increase design successes, while reducing overall design times.

Omnicon is also now recognized as an official supplier by Mentor Graphics, headquartered in Oregon, who specialize in electronic design automation tools. Founded in 1981, Mentor Graphics tools enable companies to develop better electronic products at a faster and more cost-effective rate. Their innovative products and solutions help engineers overcome design challenges within board and chip design. The tools and methodologies of Mentor Graphics address challenges of next-generation designs.

Omnicon partners with companies who have strong track records in engineering development and excellence as part of our mission to deliver the best possible product to our customers. Omnicon is committed to continuously enhancing the value of services provided, and we are excited to do so in conjunction with our new hardware development partners.

July 19, 2016

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The Omnicon Group attended the International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) 2016 in San Diego, California. ARS combines presentations and tutorials with real-world experiences and solutions.

Omnicon’s engineering and management team gained valuable insights from the show and were able to network with industry professionals. ARS provides a receptive forum for experts to come together and discuss industry challenges and applications.

In addition to exhibiting, Senior Reliability Engineer, Nathaniel Ozarin, presented his technical paper. His paper, entitled “Cross-Checking Results of FMEA and FTA,” was very well received. In the presentation he discussed the two common techniques, FMEA and FTA, and applying them to complex systems. He explained how the two techniques can be automated with simple software to ensure inconsistencies and errors do not occur.

Overall, Omnicon was met with great success at the International Applied Reliability Symposium. We look forward to exhibiting next year and presenting more informative papers from our engineering experts.

June 30, 2016

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The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech has signed an agreement with The Omnicon Group, a New York-based engineering company with experience in the development, verification, and certification of both manned and unmanned aircraft. This collaboration will focus on the testing and certification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.

“At Virginia Tech, we see tremendous benefits in combining airworthiness certification and flight testing,” said Rose Mooney, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership. “We look forward to working with The Omnicon Group, the Federal Aviation Administration, and our consortium partners to offer a complete range of services to our customers interested in pursuing safe commercialization and integration of UAS technology.”

The Omnicon Group has assisted aerospace companies in obtaining airworthiness certifications for more than 90 percent of the world’s commercial aircraft. The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership offers expertise in UAS flight testing and safety regulations. These complementary capabilities will strengthen both organizations as they continue to grow their presence in the UAS arena.

“With this alliance we are excited to offer customers of both The Omnicon Group and Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership the opportunity to have a single source that can perform required safety analyses, software and hardware engineering support, and reliable flight testing,” said Karen J. Frank, The Omnicon Group’s Vice President of Corporate Development and Programs.

The Federal Aviation Administration selected the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, headquartered at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech, in December 2013 as one of six national test sites to conduct research to integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation’s airspace.

Since then, Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership has worked with unmanned aircraft systems to aid emergency responders, survey energy pipeline infrastructure, study agricultural land, and teach reporters to cover news.

This story is also featured in Virginia Tech News and UAV Experts.

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November 9, 2015

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Omnicon’s test engineers design and develop special test equipment for new and existing products in any industry. Whether it is for a new prototype or an existing product, our special test equipment is tailored to meet our customer’s needs. From simple jigs to advanced software-controlled systems, the test equipment is designed to be easily flexible and expandable. The thoroughness and reliability of Omnicon test equipment, and its ease of use, have been streamlining our customer’s operations for over 30 years by providing substantial savings of money and reduced effort.

Our engineers understand that a program’s success depends on concurrent development of automated test equipment that supports both product development and production testing. Test equipment that we develop is designed to be flexible, changeable, and gives the ability to add new features easily. The benefits of ongoing product and test equipment development are substantial. Robust test equipment streamlines the development process, making it possible to meet a very tight overall schedule.

Our special test equipment is designed using COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) components wherever possible to reduce development costs and accelerate delivery. In addition, the cost of special test equipment is substantially offset by savings during product development, and costs are further reduced during production. Specialized test equipment, particularly when made part of the production process, almost always provides a net savings to a new product program.

For more information contact:
Karen J. Frank
The Omnicon Group
631-436-7918
kfrank@omnicongroup.com

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July 9, 2015

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In June 2015, The Omnicon Group exhibited at the International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) held in Tucson, Arizona. The focus of ARS is for reliability leaders to come together to discuss real world tasks and challenges within the industry. This year the theme of the symposium was: “Sharing applications, success stories and lessons learned in reliability and maintainability engineering.”

Omnicon’s team of engineering experts shared the exhibit space with our strategic partner, Qualmark Corporation. Our cooperative brochure and exhibit was very well received by the program managers and engineering leaders who attended the symposium.

Karen J. Frank, Omnicon’s Director of Corporate Development and Programs was interviewed at this event. Karen stated that she was “impressed with this venue as specialists from a wide range of industries meet to learn new approaches to resolve similar engineering challenges.”

For more information contact:
Karen J. Frank
The Omnicon Group
631-436-7918
kfrank@omnicongroup.com

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June 27, 2015

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The Omnicon Group announced today that it has been awarded contracts from two leading manufacturers in the rail industry. These contracts include essential engineering services covering passenger railcar reliability, systems analysis, safety analysis, and test development for new railcar designs. The contracts will address virtually all railcar subsystems.Omnicon has been providing engineering services to worldwide railcar manufacturers and major transit authorities for over twenty years. Our experience in this field lets us provide rail customers with the most meaningful results in the least time. We are pleased to have been recognized repeatedly by the rail industry for project performance, superior technical ability, on-time delivery, and intimate working knowledge of rail industry designs and operations. The contracts were signed for three years and both were procured as a sole source acquisition. All work will be performed at Omnicon’s international headquarters in New York.

Omnicon is committed to providing the highest quality of technical and engineering services to railcar manufacturers and associated train districts in both domestic and international markets. “Omnicon is excited to be part of this innovative project that will enhance train safety, reliability, and efficiency while helping millions of daily commuters,” states Omnicon President and CEO Scott B. Abrams.

For more information contact:
Karen J. Frank
The Omnicon Group
631-436-7918
kfrank@omnicongroup.com

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April 17, 2015

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Omnicon President and CEO Scott B. Abrams was awarded the Entrepreneur Award by the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame (LITHF). The award was presented at LITHF’s annual gala, which was held on Wednesday, March 4 at the Garden City Hotel. The LITHF was established to recognize, honor, and preserve the contributions, accomplishments, and dedication of leaders in science and technology who have had an impact on Long Island. LITHF also raises funds for scholarships, outreach, and research initiatives that ensure that Long Island’s economic and intellectual leadership continues. Scott was in good company as renowned actor, writer, and lifelong science advocate Alan Alda (pictured with Scott) was among those inducted into LITHF.

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Upon receiving the Entrepreneur Award, Scott said, “I am honored to share this evening with three incredible inductees into the Hall of Fame, along with a slew of brilliant high school students that are now young Hall of Famers.…This award means a great deal to all of us at The Omnicon Group. It validates that we are doing things right, and that we are providing value to our customers. I often say that our engineers are unsung heroes. We work behind the scenes to ensure that our customer’s critical products and systems perform correctly, safely, and reliably every time. And, we do it because we are passionate about excellence in engineering.”

LITHF does more than bestow well-deserved honors and appreciation upon their executive, entrepreneur, and inventor honorees. It seeks to ensure that Long Island will continue to grow as a global capital of technology by showcasing and encouraging the next generation of technology leaders. Entrepreneurship will continue to be a part of Long Island innovation, invention, and successful development. Congratulations to Scott on this achievement, as his leadership and entrepreneurship has guided The Omnicon Group to the award-winning company it is today.

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April 10, 2015

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To further improve its value to their customers The Omnicon Group and Isograph, North America have announced a strategic alliance that will provide enhanced access to products and services from both companies. Possessing the background and expertise needed Omnicon will offer consulting services using Isograph’s Reliability Workbench Software.

Isograph is a leading provider of software products in the systems safety, reliability and asset performance areas. Isograph was founded in 1986 and is now one of the world’s leading companies in the development and provision of integrated reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety software products. The company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Omnicon Group, established in 1984, is an award winning company offering superior engineering solutions and full product development capabilities. Omnicon engineers are the recipients of more reliability awards from the IEEE Reliability Society than any other company in the world. In addition to their leadership position in reliability engineering, Omnicon specializes in development of complete reliability analyses, robust test solutions, the full life cycle of software and electronic hardware, exhaustive system and safety analyses, and certification support services. “We are looking forward to this strategic collaboration with Isograph, that will greatly benefit our existing and future customers,” remarked Karen J. Frank, Omnicon Director of Corporate Development and Programs.

The Omnicon Group and Isograph look forward to rolling out this program to its eligible customers.

In above photo: Jeremy Hynek, Director of North American Operations at Isograph and Karen J. Frank, Director of Corporate Development of Omnicon

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March 17, 2015

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