Technical Publications Forum 2014 – Melbourne

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Launch of ADG and AEC Inc. Joint Venture - OneStrand

It's official - AEC Inc and ADG have formed a third company that will market and promote the products and services that both companies offer.  

"We are very excited about merging the strengths of both AEC and ADG under one brand, and the power that the two combined companies bring to the market" said Tammy Halter, Founder of ADG. 

For more information on the new Company OneStrand, visit:


                                 OneStrand Team, Brisbane Office


ADG ready for exciting new ventures in 2016!


Happy New Year to all!  The ADG office has re-opened for 2016 and we have some exciting news to share this month, so stay tuned!  

The ADG Team look forward to a prosperous new year ahead, working together with you on your technical data challenges.


2015 - It's a wrap for ADG!

2015 is almost over and here at ADG, the team are already working hard on exciting new events and fresh topics to share with you in 2016.

The ADG Team are taking a well deserved short break over Christmas, therefore the Brisbane office will close the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd December, 2015 and will re-open Monday 4th January, 2016.

The ADG Team would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday season.  We look forward to catching up with everyone in January, ready for an action packed 2016!



DCS Sonovision Ltd. select ADG and Mekon's S1000D Solution 

Mekon A&D announced today that Absolute Data Group (ADG) and Mekon UK's S1000D solution has been selected by  DCS Sonovision UK Limited, giving DCS the capability to offer IETP/IETM services to their customer base.

DCS chose Mekon (an ADG authorized solution partner) and the R4i S1000D Product Suite after a comprehensive review process, selecting Mekon for its expertise, industry reputation and worldwide experience in deploying S1000D installations for Aerospace and Defence clients.

DCS wanted to extend their S1000D authoring services to include delivering technical data via Interactive electronic Technical Publications/ Manuals (IETPs/IETMs) over the web and mobile devices.  With ADG's R4i CSDB Server, FREE R4i Viewer and R4i MobieTP for Android, this is now possible in a highly functional and easy to use solution.

The solution being deployed will increase the DCS competitive advantage in delivering highly functional electronic documents in the R4i Viewer which is freely distributed for maximum customer value and accessability.  End user experience is a growing factor in effectiveness to customers out in the field and delivering IETP is an important part of the process.



S1000D User Forum 2015 | ADG's lucky winner! 

The S1000D User Forum 2015 was recently held in San Diego, California. ADG's CEO, Tammy Halter attended and exhibited at this event.

Tammy also presented at the Forum, on the informative topic:
"Author Anywhere, Deliver Everywhere with ADG's Agile S1000D Publishing Suite"

After Tammy's presentation, the ADG vendor stand was buzzing with delegates, requesting R4i S1000D Product demonstrations!  

For those that entered into the prize draw for the remote control air vehicle, you will be interested to hear that Chuck Vedra of the Spaceship Company was our lucky winner!  A photo of the happy winner is below with our CEO, Tammy Halter.

If you would like to connect with Tammy or Reeta to obtain more specific R4i software product information, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we are here to help with your S1000D requirements.


S1000D User Forum 2015




 ADG R4i Suite supports Windows 10


ADG R4i Product Suite Supports Windows 10 

Microsoft have recently released their latest PC operating system, Windows 10.  The ADG team have successfully completed testing with the R4i Product Suite on Windows 10.  

R4i Writer, R4i CSDB Client/Desktop, R4i Tools and R4i Viewer Applications all work correctly.  The R4i Product Suite will be supported on Windows 10 for customers under paid support.



S1000D User Forum 2015 | ADG to Attend! 

ADG's Tammy Halter and Reeta Nye will be attending and exhibiting at the upcoming S1000D User Forum in San Diego, California - September 21-24, 2015.

The Annual S1000D User Forum is the premier event of the Technical Publications Community.  It provides first hand, high-level and comprehensive information for managers but also a deep dive for technical experts - accompanied by presentations about successfully implemented use cases and an exhibition with live system demonstrations.

This year's User Forum is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Further information, including stand details and vendor demonstrations will be provided soon.




 ATA 2015 Lucky Prize winner

ATA e-Business Forum 2015 | What a Fantastic Event! 

The ATA e-Business Forum 2015 was recently held in Orlando Florida.  ADG's CEO, Tammy Halter attended and exhibited at this event.  

Mario Braun of Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg was the lucky winner of our prize draw for the remote control quadcopter.  A photo of the happy winner is above, with ADG's Tammy Halter.

The ATA e-Business Forum is the industry's premier event to learn about the latest developments in information exchange to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations, forming the most comprehensive event dedicated to information exchange standards and technologies in the global aerospace industry.


ATA e-Business Forum 2015 | ADG Attending 

ADG are delighted to announce that our CEO, Tammy Halter will be attending and exhibiting at the upcoming ATA e-Business Forum 2015 in Orlando Florida, May 11-13th. 

Meet the industry's leading aviation e-business experts at this years ATA e-Business Forum. 

If you're at the Forum, we invite you to come along to Tammy's presentation Wednesday May 13th at 11:30am. Pop by our stand and say Hi, why not ask for an R4i demo!


Join us for a FREE webinar: "Showcasing ADG`s R4i Task Manager"

       USA: Tuesday March 10th, 2015
       AUS: Tuesday 10th/ Wednesday 11th March, 2015

Join ADG's Reeta Nye as she presents an overview of R4i Task Manager, ADG's workflow product. Reeta will demonstrate the major features that are available in R4i Task Manager.

Topics that will be discussed include:

     * Establish a project and assign users to the project

     * Create users and email groups

     * Assign tasks to users

     * View your tasks and update them

     * Check out DMs from the CSDB so that you can author these in your authoring software


Don't miss out on this opportunity! Reserve your webinar seat now




May 11-13, 2015 ATA e-Business Forum - Orlando, Florida


"Driving Value Trough Effective Information Sharing" 


December 9th, 2014:
 The ATA e-Business Forum will cover the latest developments in information exchange to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations, forming the most comprehensive event dedicated to information exchange standards and technologies in the global aerospace industry.


In addition to learning about the industry´s most widely accepted e-Business specifications (Spec2000, S1000D, iSpec2200, Spec42 and Spec 2300), learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications.


For further event details, including how to register click here



How to Preview your Engineering S1000D Data Modules
utilising ADG's R4i IPD Manager


November 11th, 2014: Join ADG's Reeta Nye for the 2nd part of the conversion process, where she will demonstrate the settings available that allow for a dynamic build of the IPD Data Modules, placing them straight into the R4i CSDB for review.


Watch this informative video to see Reeta showcase the many benefits of utilizing ADG's R4i IPD Manager.



How to Convert your Engineering Data into S1000D Illustrated Parts Data (IPD)
Data Modules, using ADG's R4i IPD Manager


October 8th, 2014: In this first video of ADG's R4i IPD Manager Series, Reeta will showcase IPD Manager by building the map file that allows the fields of data to be associated with the required element and attribute fields in the IPD Data Modules. Providing you with an understanding of how to create a customised mapping of your content, so that it will comply to the S1000D requirement, this is a video not to be missed!


Watch this quick video to see Reeta Nye showcase the many benefits associated with ADG's R4i IPD Manager.




Join ADG and Adobe for a Joint Webinar, October 7th, 2014:
Adobe FrameMaker 12 and S1000D - Modular Technical Authoring
for Defense, Aerospace and Aviation


September 16th, 2014: Technical Information to support the highly complex asset environments associated with Aviation, Defense, Aerospace and Heavy Industry, must be developed and updated as quickly as possible.

To assist in obtaining this goal, technical authors utilize Adobe FrameMaker 12 with ADG's R4i WorkSpace, to ensure tight integration into an S1000D Common Source DataBase (CSDB).

Hosted by Adobe's Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, with ADG's CEO, Tammy Halter as Guest Presenter, this joint webinar session will highlight how Adobe FrameMaker 12 interacting directly with the R4i CSDB, accelerates the S1000D authoring task effort.

Reserve your webinar seat now!


Touch Device Technology in Action with S1000D IETPs!


September 3rd, 2014: Continuing on from our previous S1000D Theory webinar session on "The Reality v the Hype of Deploying IETPs to Tablets" we are delighted to announce the ADG Team will be showcasing R4i MobieTP Android Application in action.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how easily you can manage the distribution of mobile content with the Content Distribution Management Server (CDMS)

Reserve your seat now!


Taking it Mobile - The Reality vs the Hype of Deploying IETPs to Tablets


August 12th, 2014: In this day and age, technology is rapidly increasing and the demand for use of tablets to display operational and technical data is ever present.  During this education session, the ADG Team will share experiences in developing its very own R4i MobieTP tablet based IETP Viewer and valuable lessons learnt along the way.

Sharing the technical traps found on the Mobile IETP journey, this is a session not to be missed.

Reserve your seat now!



ATA e-Business Forum and S1000D User Forum 2014


July 3rd, 2014: What a great event in San Antonio!  Thank you to the delegates that visited the Absolute Data Group exhibitor stand at the recent ATA e-Business and S1000D User Forum, to meet with Tammy and Samantha.

For those of you that entered your business card into the lucky prize draw for the remote control air vehicle, you will be interested to hear that Ernie Brache of AEC Inc. was the lucky winner!  A photo of the happy winner is below with our CEO Tammy Halter.

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ADG's R4i Binder S1000D Stylesheet Pack Demonstration:


June 18th, 2014: Within this short four minute video, Reeta Nye will demonstrate the different output presentations that can be achieved by utilizing ADG's R4i Binder.

Using S1000D Bike v3 and v4, the output options that can be achieved include:

        * S1000D style as described within the Specification
        * S1000D style where content flows as a book
        * US Army Presentation
        * Manufacturing (Commercial) Presentation.

Watch this quick four minute video, to see Reeta showcase the many benefits of utilizing ADG's R4i Binder.

To view additional videos including 3 and 5 part series on topics including S1000D Authoring Workflow, visit ADG Video page 



Technical Publications Forum 2014 - It's a wrap!


May 30th, 2014:  This year ADG evolved from the traditional DEFDOC Conference, expanding beyond Defense and Aerospace, to include Civilian Industries such as ShipBuilding and Rail.  Over two days we heard presentations from both local and international Guest Speakers, on exciting and various topics.  

Click here, for more information on Guest Speakers Presentations provided.

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