Opportunities & Announcements
TDW has had a number of requests over the last few weeks for support. To give our network updates on these opportunities: S1000D PDF Publishing Support (Lux) Mike has been asked to make suggestions and recommendations for an S1000D to PDF publishing tool. A list of suggested TDW Member companies has been sent to the client. S1000D Industry 4.0 Start-up (Italy) Mike has been asked to support a new start-up in Italy in the early stages of an Industry 4.0 start-up. The client wishes to adopt S1000D and has asked for initial input into the types and levels of tools required to get started. S1000D Publication Module Support TDW has been asked to support a client define and ‘how-to’ publish content with S1000D Publication Modules. The client has requested specific support with front matter creation and document structuring. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact us at TDW. NOTE: Mike will be at the S1000D User Forum in London – if you would like to sit and chat with Mike, please let us know in advance of the event.
Data Conversion Op
Our client has asked TDW to assist in the identification of a software tool that can aid the conversion process of unstructured Adobe FrameMaker to XML structures. The client currently has unstructured ATA CMM files that are required to be converted to XML. Any TDW member company having this capability should contact us so we can pass your details on to the client. Please Note: Opportunities will be migrated to the TDW app on the 1st August – members should download the TDW app and request login details to the members-only pages.
S1000D & AR
Mike is currently engaged in a training/consultancy task for a major aerospace supplier (locations include US, FR, UK, DE). During the consultancy, it was discussed the possible use of Augmented Reality with S1000D Procedural Steps for their servicing bays. The client has asked Mike to put together a list of possible suppliers who could demonstrate this capability, If you would like to have your name put forward and you HAVE demonstrable capability – please let us know. PLEASE NOTE: Notifications like this will shortly be moving to the TDW app – you should by now have requested your login credentials to access the members-only area of the TDW app
Important Information – TDW Members
This is an important notification for TDW Member companies. Due to the significant hit-rate on our website (S1000DWorld) we are migrating the Members Directory to that website. This will mean a few fundamental changes to the way we are working at TDW and how we tell you what we are up to. Opportunities & Announcements Going forward (as of the 1st August 2019) we will only make member announcements via the TDW App – and these will ONLY be accessible to TDW Members’ You must request an account on the TDW app to be able to read the opportunities. To request your account you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we will only authorise accounts to the domains associated with TDW member companies (no GMAIL, Hotmail etc.) all none specific domain requests will be ignored. New Directory Will be migrated to https://www.s1000dworld.com – this is for two important reasons: 1 – We are producing (by request) more and more content that is S1000D specific and as such will be driving the TDW network to this website – this will increase our member’s exposure and likely hood that you will see prospects contacting you directly. 2 – YouTube – we are about […]
S1000D Training & Opportunity
TDW has been contracted to deliver two different training & consulting sessions to major aerospace OEM’S. These training sessions will be to delve deeper into how S1000D is managed and deployed from an OEM perspective. Part of the training session for one of these major OEM’s is to review their current S1000D software landscape and discuss possible replacement options including IETP delivery tools. We will release more information in due course. MADCAP Flare – TDW has been asked to investigate the use of MADCAP Flare for an aerospace client – at this time we are looking into how Flare may be able to support our client’s documentation needs. TDW-Live – we have now started to release the agenda items for this year’s event (Watch Now) in video format. We will also be contacting all sponsors and exhibitors to discuss a joint interview-type podcast to help promote your offerings and participation in this year’s event to maximise your exposure. S1000D User Forum – Mike will be attending this years forum as ‘press’ and will be producing an article/blog for the magazine and websites. Any TDW member companies that will attend are asked to let Mike know.
TDW has been contacted by a freelance aerospace/defence technical illustrator based in Munich Germany looking for possible contracts/opportunities. If you have any open positions or would like more information, please contact us at TDW
Summer Issue 2019
We are deep in the planning for the summer issue of the TDW magazine. We have limited space available for any member company wishing to advertise. For more information please check-out the magazine website: The TDW Magazine Website
CSDB and Training Requirement
TDW has been contacted by a client in Turkey looking for two separate needs: LSA/LSAR TrainingLow-cost and affordable CSDB At this time we have supplied a list of those direct contacts within our members network who may be able to support the requirement(s).
S1000D IETP Capability
TDW has been contracted to deliver training & consultancy services to a significant global defence client. This client has specifically instructed TDW to focus on S1000D IETP solutions that are available on the market to support their sophisticated platform technical information delivery needs. All TDW members are advised to send in their latest data sheet for their S1000D IETP solution to include if possible features and functionality matrices. All questions must be directed to Member Services. Close on this opportunity will be 1st June 2019
S1000D CSDB & Editor Requirement
TDW has been asked to supply a list of CSDB vendors who are able to support S1000D Issue 1.9+ – you MUST be able to support S1000D Issue 2.3 at an absolute minimum and have a supporting editing solution. The editing solution can be Adobe FrameMaker or PTC Editor based. The client at this stage has requested TDW to supply a shortlist of vendors for consideration. The client will then contact the solutions that they would like to see demonstrated onsite in Germany, ue to urgent timing issues – Please send your response or questions to Michael Ingledew directly
Q1 – TDW Members Briefing
We have been so busy during the first quarter of 2019 we thought it best to host a webinar informing our members network what we are up to. Please join Mike on this webinar on the 2nd May 2019 @2PM UK time for a debrief of Q1 activities, opportunities and upcoming TDW initiatives. If you can’t make the webinar, please contact us and we will do our best to record the session. TDW Members can Register HERE
2019 Magazine Publishing Dates
Thanks to everyone who has asked for submission deadlines for the 2019 issues of the TDW Magazine: Q1 – Publishing End March Article Deadline – 21st MarchAdvert Delivery – 27th March Q2 – Publishing End June Article Deadline – 21st JuneAdvert Delivery – 26th June Q3 – Publishing End Sept – Conference Issue Article Deadline – 20th SeptAdvert Delivery – 24th Sept Q4 – Publishing End Dec Article Deadline – 18th DecAdvert Delivery – 18th Dec
TDW Webinar Series
For 2019 we have introduced the TDW Member Only webinar series – we are kicking off the series with a “Show and Tell with Simplified Technical English”. We will follow up with a webinar from the team at Raytheon. If you would like to have TDW organise and host a webinar for you – (sorry TDW members ONLY) – please contact Claire What the webinar will cover: The solution to a real-life business problemHow you are addressing the problemFull 60 minutes of presentation including Q&AA call to action – a drive to a white paper or other resource so that the attendees will share contact information with you** ** This is a must as under new GDPR regulations we will not be able to share direct contact details with you What TDW will do: Promote the webinar via our social media, app and news outlets and drive attendeesChair the webinar Provide the infrastructure and tools to host a succesfull webinarPost webinar recording and hosting to drive additional attendees post the event We are now taking bookings for April & May – first come first served!
Technical Illustrator – Hamburg
We have an exciting opening with a dynamic and passionate technical publications company in Hamburg (Germany). For more details and learn how to apply please either login or create an account on Tech Data World .
Version 2.0 – TDW APP – Affects you!
We have today rolled out the first of many planned new features for the TDW App and it is important that you maximise this exposure! What is new? All new members directory – making it easier for our users to find you, your products and services – you need to make sure that your entry is up to date, logo is current and make sure we have all of your contact details and social links – you can send any changes to email@example.comMembers events and resources – make sure you list your webinars and marketing events – we have a new section where you can drive more attendees to your lead generation activities. If you have white papers or additional resources – let us know and we will include them in the content of the members resources area driving leads to your contentS1000DWorld – has now been split out as separate content – we have some fantastic features for this section we are working on – making the app something our users will want to use more and more!TDW-Live#9 – event information has been published as well as the ability now for delegates to book directly from the app itselfLive […]
Some STATS for you from 2018
At TDW we are constantly looking at how we can drive more traffic to our content and to our websites as well as our member companies – 2019 we will be ramping up some new content and working with many of you on lead generation and marketing activities. we also have a number of white papers in production, live sessions planned and some nice little unique surprises as we move through 2019. Some interesting facts for you – visitors to our website: During 2018 we had the following unique visitors to our website WebsiteUnique VisitsNotesTech Data World10,890S1000Dworld3,876We only started tracking this site from mid-2018Tech Data Direct4,322Again was only launched mid-2018TDW-Live Website6,328 The TDW Magazine Is now distributed to over 2,000 readers worldwide both online and printed versions. Our TDW Podcast Although we are not releasing as many as we would like – each episode receives circa 400-500 unique listens – mainly from the United States! We will be ramping up our podcasts during 2019 starting with a series of interviews. We have a number lined up already. Anyone who would like to put a key member of staff forward for a podcast then please contact me so we can schedule […]
Q4 – TDW Magazine – Now Online
We have today released the final 2018 edition of the TDW Magazine (Winter). Many thanks to all of those who have contributed – the printed versions will be winging its way around the globe within the next seven days to our subscriber base. Whats Inside? In review – our quick round-up of TDW activitiesTDW-Live#8 – ReviewA2Z of S1000D – what have you missed?The Big Question – is your supplier letting you down?A Tale of Two PlatformsSTE – Do you need software?ShipDex Viewer – 3.0Dr Grumpy – A letter of complaint – responding to Peter PerfectTech Talk – Artificial Intelligence in Tech PubsUnderstanding XML and ASD S1000D (For engineers)Ask Mike Thanks to those who made this issue possible Ciaran DoddPeter StuttardClaire IngledewMarco Vatteroni Dr Grumpy (JUST WHO ARE YOU?)Mike Ingledewand all those that sent in questions and suggestions Sponsors this issue: Adobe Technical Publications SuiteCDS Defence SupportEtteplanASN GmbHRaytheon WebX SystemsDCS SonovisionTech Comm Training Access the online version: You may access the online version HERE
S1000D CSDB & Editing Tool – Information Request
TDW has been asked to support a new comer to S1000D with the possible selection of an S1000D CSDB. The first step is to gather data sheets from members around CSDB & editing capabilities for sending to the client – we therefore ask that our member companies send us your latest S1000D CSDB & editing tool capabilities (in data sheet form) so we can send to the client for early consideration. The next step will be to advise the client on a migration path from legacy to S1000D and the tools that will be required.
2019 Member Packages Announced
All members should have by now received the 2019 packages with TDW – if you have not received your email – please check your spam folder. If there is still no sign – please email firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you the PDF file. Happy New Year to all our Members!
Sales Executive/Business Development Specialist
TDW has been asked to support the identification of a suitable candidate to join a leading technical publications company in the UK. Full job spec online : https://login.techdataworld.com or contact email@example.com
Opportunity Updates from TDW
What are we up to at TDW? A number of our memebrs have asked us for updates on various activties we at TDW are supporting so here you go, if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org: Supporting a possible new client in France on migrating to an S1000D strategy – NDA’s in place and TDW is wokring on advising the client on possible next steps Delivering an S1000D Introductory course to major European Defence client – TDW has been contracted to deliver an S1000D introduction course to a major defence client and key suppliers Business Rules and BRex support – TDW is still supporting this client AR opportunity – all of those who requested information on this opportunity have now been introduced to the client – TDW is no longer engaged in this activity – Good Luck to those of you who have thrown your hat into the ring! S1000D Issue 1.8 to 4.x conversion scripts – TDW has supplied a list of names to our client who are able to support this capability CSDB selection – UK – we have been asked for an update on this – all possible suppliers have been given to the client. The […]
Is your supplier [deliberately] holding you back? – TDW Magazine
Winter Issue TDW Magazine We are currently putting together the Winter Edition of the TDW Magazine, if you are submitting an article/advert please make sure that they are all with us by the 18th December to make out 2nd Jan ship date. Articles confirmed: TDW-Live Review and Photo Gallery TDW supporting tech pubs workshop – Switzerland The Big Question – “Is your supplier [deliberately] holding you back?“ TD-iQ – Our latest courses Dr Anonymous – more S1000D! ShipDex – Announcing the new ShipDex Viewer Aspire Consulting – article title TBC Simplified Technical English – Ciaran Dodd A2Z of S1000D Tech Talk – Foldable Screens – what will the affect be? and whatever we decide to squeeze in! Sponsors of this issue: Raytheon Software ASN GmbH CDS Defence Support DCS Sonovision Adobe Technical Communication Suite WebX Systems Etteplan We have only very limited space for adverts this quarter – if you would like to be included in this issue of the magazine, please contact Claire as soon as possible, the remaining spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 2019 Packages – you should have all received details of the 2019 packages available for advertising in the magazine […]
News, updates and opportunities Dear Members! A reminder that in 2019 we will be notifying you of opportunities, news and updates via the TDW App – the app will provide a rapid notification system of new opportunities as well as providing users the ability to locate and contact service and software suppliers quickly. How to get the app? Head over to the Android or Apple APP stores and search “Tech Data World” look for the TDW logo and git install. If you are having issues with the app – please contact us to discuss.
S1000D Issue 1.8 (SGML) to 4.x Conversion
S1000D Issue 1.8 (SGML) to 4.x Conversion We have a client who has asked TDW to identify possible software solutions for the support in converting legacy versions of ASD S1000D to the newer XML based variants of the specification. At this time we are compiling a list of possible suppliers – if you have a tool that can help the client please contact TDW
Augmented Reality Opportunity
An innovate aerospace platform manufacturer is looking to engage a company as an Immersive Technology Partner starting with a potential solution, or collection of solutions, to aid with external engagement. The work will be focused on four main areas: Demonstrating platform ConOps and Lifecyle Savings Modelling multiple platform configurations Support engineering reviews with design demonstrations STEM engagement tool The company has recently released an RFP that is available under an NDA. TDW Member Companies who are interested should content TDW via Member Services.
Adobe FrameMaker developers needed
TDW has been asked to help identify suitable Adobe FrameMaker FDK developers for an S1000D Project we are supporting. Suitable candidates must be very familiar with the requirements of the Adobe FDK, EDD, RW and the S1000D Specification. For more details you should contact Member Services.
Technical Author – Netherlands
ATA & S1000D Technical Author – Netherlands TDW has been asked to help identify a technical author for a one year contract in the Netherlands – more details on the TDW website (Create FREE account to view more details)
TDW App Now available on Android
TDW App now on Android We are delighted that the TDW App has been formally released on at Google Play Store – Android users can now access the app by searching “Tech Data World” In this release: TDW Blogs TDW Podcasts S1000Dworld – A2Z TDW-Live – Agenda, Speakers and Sponsors profiles QR Code reader to enhance the TDW Magazine We are already working on v2 and will be bringing some excellent features over the next few weeks. Apple User? We have submitted the app to the Apple Store and it is working its way through the validation process. Announcements will be made when the app is available.
S1000D Sales Expert for EMEA Aerospace & Defense
TDW is aiding a member company fill a new and exciting sales position within a global brand. Login to the TDW account area for more details: https://login.techdataworld.com
S1000D BREX Support
TDW has been asked to identify possible suppliers for our client that can help with the production of S1000D BREX Modules. At this stage the client needs to build a short-list of possible suppliers who can be added to a corporate suppliers list. Anyone who is interested in being registered with the client should email us at TDW as soon as possible (email@example.com)
All new TDW App – v1.0
The All New TDW App We are super excited to announce we will be launching the brand new TDW App just in time for the TDW-Live event in November. The app will be available via the Google Play and Apple Stores. This first version of the app is targeted at the TDW-Live conference and the first round of features are designed to maximise delegate participation as well as giving greater exposure to our event sponsors this year. Features that are in v1.0 Access to all TDW content (blogs, video, articles, podcasts) – all in one place for our users TDW-Live – Agenda, Sponsor Profile & Contact Details, Search All TDW archives, QR Code Scanner, Contact and Support Live video option – TDW will be able to privately live broadcast at any time to our app notifying our users to join in any live stream sessions Future Features We are already working on version 2.0 of the app and plan: Members Directory – bringing members directly to the mobile devices of our users, making it easier for users to find the right tools for their organisation News announcements and notifications Member opportunity notifications Job opportunities So what? TDW Member companies are […]
Excellent talent looking for a new opportunity
An excellent individual looking for his next challenge! TDW has been approached by an excellent S1000D/Technical Publications expert who is looking for a new pre-sales/sales-support role. This person is based in Europe and has been supporting major brands world-wide in the correct and successful use of S1000D/ATA software solutions. Now is the time for a new challenge! Any of our members looking for an excellent candidate in Europe to help grow their business should contact Member Services.
Technical Authors Required – UK – Rotorcraft
TDW is supporting a client who has a requirement for technical authors, role is UK based, MUST be UK SC cleared and preferably have rotorcraft expertise. Anyone interested should contact us here at TDW for more details.
Call for ROM Quotation – S1000D Solution
Call for ROM Quotation – S1000D Solution Our client has a requirement for an S1000D solution to support multiple projects in the aerospace and defence sector. At this time the client is looking for a base ROM cost in order for a business case to be presented to senior management and the budget allocated. The requirement: Modern and functional CSDB supporting 1.8 thru 4.2 of the S1000D specification Full S1000D editing capability – the client currently has some licences of Adobe FrameMaker (structured) but is willing to change if required Business Rules and BREX support For a team of 6-10 authors All of those wishing to supply a ROM cost to the client should submit your interest via TDW.
Sales and Marketing Blogs
We are delighted that we have today launched version 1.0 of our new website which will focus on Sales, Marketing and Business Growth in our market. Please note that this is a separate mailing list from the main TDW lists, if you would like to subscribe or learn more please visit the new website HERE.
BAE Systems – Trilogi Renews Support for TDW
We are delighted that the team the team at BAE Systems Trilogi has renewed their support for TDW. The team will exhibit and present at this years TDW-Live event in November – More Details
Q3 – TDW Magazine – Conference Issue
Q3 – TDW Magazine – Conference Issue – in planning Now is the time to book and reserve your space in the TDW Magazine – the planning of the next issue is now well underway and this is the issue that is given to all delegates in their conference packs. The focus of the next issue is ‘eggs in basket’ and making tech docs work for you. Who has already grabbed their spot? ASN GmbH Adobe WebX Systems Etteplan DCS Sonovision CDS Defence Support O’Neil & Associates It is also a good time to check your members directory entry and let us know well before the event if there are any changes needed from your side! If you would like to learn more about the magazine, who is on our distribution and advertising opportunities – please email Claire directly. If you require assistance with art-work or message creation, please feel free to ask!
TDW has been asked to advise on a possible replacement solution for PTC IsoDraw to a major aerospace client – although we have reached out to those who we think are able to provide such an alternative, members who have a solution should contact us via Member Services.
Our client (based in Turkey) is looking for assistance in implementing EAGLE Technical Publications suite. At this time the client requires a qualified trainer to help understand the capabilities of the tool. The task will involve some European travel. For more information you should contact us here at TDW!
Simplified English Checker
Our client is looking for a Simplified English Checking tool – all those members who have capability should contact TDW ASAP.
ILS Process Support
TDW has been contacted by a major European Defence organisation for assistance in developing and implementing support and ILS processes for their defence platforms. Any TDW members who are able to support this request should contact us through the normal channels.
Low cost ‘affordable’ CSDB
Our client based in Europe is looking for an S1000D and ATA supporting solution for their projects. The CSDB must be configurable to meet various client needs and support all major versions of the S1000D specification. At this time TDW has supplied a list of recommended CDB solutions to the client and is answering any questions around specific vendors and solutions that the client may have.
3 Month S1000D Authoring contract
Our client is looking for a technical author to support onsite S1000D data module production. The technical author MUST be SC cleared and a UK national. The task will run for circa three months and is located in the south of the United Kingdom
S1000D Authors and Project Manager – Germany
TDW has been asked to help identify possible partners/suppliers for a project in Germany. The project is a land based S1000D project. Work may be done from remote locations. The first step is to help identify a senior technical author who can aid with the production of S1000D Business Rules and Brex Module production. Please note that the client is looking for FREELANCE or SMALL technical publications organisations to help.
Senior Technical Author for Major UK Defence Contractor
TDW is supporting a client identify a team of technical authors, starting with a Senior Technical Author, to help grow a team of technical authors/illustrators. The role requires that you must be a UK national and able to obtain UK and NATO security clearances – please do not contact TDW if you are not able to meet these minimum requirements,
IETP Solutions to meet none-S1000D project needs
TDW has been contacted by a client to look at IETP solutions that are ‘none’ S1000D dependent. At this stage TDW is working with the client to understand exactly what the source data is and the output requirements that are needed.
TDW has been contacted to support a client with identifying an S1000D IETP to meet smaller project needs. At this time TDW is looking at solutions and advising the client on options that are available. All TDW member companies how have capability have been listed and supplied to the client.
Global Technical Publications Requirement
Our global client is looking to consolidate their technical publications supply chain. The requirement is to consolidate over 20 sites worldwide down to a short list of preferred suppliers. The requirement is to supply and deliver technical publications services to conform to all major industry standards and specifications. TDW Member companies will be automatically invited to this bid process. PLEASE NOTE THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED
Common Source DataBase A new requirement has come in for an S1000D Common Source DataBase – we have sent the client a list of those TDW Member companies that can satisfy this requirement.
TDW has been tasked to identify UK based, security cleared, technical publication providers to work on ‘UK Only’ technical information requirements. Please Note: There is NO NEED to contact TDW on this opportunity, all those member companies that support this requirement have already been sent to the client for consideration. Opportunity now closed
Our client is looking for experienced technical authors (Mechanical and Electronic) to join their UK based technical publications team. If you are interested please contact us at TDW via the member services email address or the contact form on this website.
PTC Editor ACL Training
Our client is looking for a supplier that can deliver and support PTC/Arbortext Editor ACL training. All TDW members may submit their interest via Member Services.
PTC Editor S1000D Editing Solution
Our client os looking for an S1000D Editing Application that sits within PTC/Arbortext Editor. The support of S1000D should range from Issue 1.8 SGML through to 4.2 XML versions of the Specification. At this time TDW is collating a list of possible suppliers for the client to consider.
S3000L Software Capability
TDW has been tasked to identify those that are currently supporting or those planning to support the new ASD S3000L specification from ASD/AIA. All TDW member companies that have this capability now or on their roadmap should contact TDW via member services to express their interest.