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CodeMeter Protects Belsim's VALI Software

All industrial measurements are inaccurate and uncertain. As a consequence, a company never has rigorous information about its processes. What’s more, the real numbers about process performance may very well remain hidden in measurement noise. Belsim develops Data Validation & Reconciliation software that automatically corrects measurements in industrial processes. The VALI-suite is the result of many years of R&D and it represents the centerpiece of Belsim’s intellectual property. This led Belsim’s search for a robust yet flexible solution for software protection and license management.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • WIBU-SYSTEMS
    WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, a privately held company founded by Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative security technology leader in the global software licensing market. In its mission to offer the most secure, unique, and highly versatile technology, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware and software-based solutions for computers, embedded systems, mobile devices, PLCs, and microcontrollers that incorporates internationally patented processes dedicated to protecting the integrity of digital assets. Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems safeguards the intellectual property of software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers against illicit and fraudulent use, reverse engineering and tampering attacks, sabotage and espionage actions, while generating new digital business models fully integrated with ERP, CRM, and e-commerce platforms.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CUSTOMER
  • Belsim is a spin-off company of Université de Liège in Belgium. Today, VALI Suite is the leading solution in the worldwide market for DVR software. Belsim’s solutions are based on advanced data validation and reconciliation technology for enhanced data quality. It is a model-based approach using raw process data, statistical methods, process knowledge and thermodynamic constraints, providing error free, reliable data. Belsim delivers solutions based on software and consulting for energy management, production management, performance management and process optimization. Belsim’s engineers travel around the world to implement the solution, not only in Europe, but also in the Middle-East, the US and Africa.

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  • SOLUTION
  • "When we decided to develop VALI’s newest version in Microsoft .NET, it was clear that we also needed a partner to support the solution’s license management and to protect it against software piracy." Belsim analyzed proposals from three suppliers. CodeMeter from Wibu-Systems – including AxProtector - proved to be the most suitable solution. "The high level of protection in the .NET environment made the difference", says Christophe Pirnay.

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  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Data Management - Cyber Security]
    "We ran tests and tried to hack into our own software, using debugging tools among other things. All attempts failed. Thanks to Wibu-Systems, we don’t have to worry about license management or protection and we can continue to fully focus on further development of our core business", says Christophe.
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  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • USE CASES
  • Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
    Visualizing factory operations data is a challenge for many manufacturers today. One of the IIoT initiatives some manufacturers are pursuing today is providing real-time visibility in factory operations and the health of machines. The goal is to improve manufacturing efficiency. The challenge is in combining and correlating diverse data sources that greatly vary in nature, origin, and life cycle. Factory Operations Visibility and Intelligence (FOVI) is designed to collect sensor data generated on the factory floor, production-equipment logs, production plans and statistics, operator information, and to integrate all this and other related information in the cloud. In this way, it can be used to bring visibility to production facilities, analyze and predict outcomes, and support better decisions for improvements.
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