Milestones

DIaLOGIKa through the years

Our staff has been engineering innovative and sometimes breakthrough solutions for many years now. Below follows a chronicle tracing the milestones and achievements of our company. It not only showcases our areas of expertise but our flexibility and technical breadth as well.



1980s …

1982–1996
Development of intelligent industry solutions for various trade associations (carpentry, interior finishing, tradeshow booth construction, interior decorating) for costing, production planning and control, based initially on CP/M, then MS-DOS, Pascal MicroEngine, and ultimately various UNIX operating systems.
1984
Development of MICT, the EU multilingual thesaurus system for administering EUROVOC (official EU thesaurus).
1984–1997
Development of the Catel and Crenot multilingual databases for the European Commission for the indexation and global online distribution of EU documents and publications in all EU languages (features an optimized application transaction core server and a variety of UIs).
1986
DIaLOGIKa commissioned by a kitchen vendor to jointly develop with a marketing firm DIaCAD, an interactive graphics system enabling the 3D planning of kitchens. Complex plausibility checks (drawers, doors, counter tops, lighting) prevent mistakes and enable precision planning. This is followed by the creation of a photorealistic virtual 3D rendering of the kitchen. DIaCAD is now used by hundreds of kitchen and bathroom studios.
1987
DIaLOGIKa first integrator in Germany of Eicon-X.25 cards for the PC. Eicon is now a household name.

1990s …

1990
DIaLOGIKa first to deploy the new ISDN technology in Saarland.
1992–1994
Our proprietary implementation of the TCP/IP protocol and other components including contract development products are incorporated in the TokenRing Ethernet router.
1993
Development of an entire UNIX-like operating system for the terminal server hardware of a Siemens subsidiary. At the same time: assumption of the maintenance of X/Open UNIX System V for a German vendor.
1994
DIaLOGIKa certified as a Microsoft Solution Provider for the first time, specializing in Microsoft Exchange Server and Internet/intranet technologies. This is the beginning of a key development partnership with Microsoft and customers offering Microsoft products.
1995
DIaLOGIKa develops a Windows driver (Windows NT und 95) under contract and becomes a member (of the world-wide tiny) group of alpha developers on the basis of the Microsoft ISDN API under Windows 95 (integration of an ISDN card).
1997
Deployment of a large-scale distributed X.500 project in the distributed network of the European Institutions; this enables participants to research in the up-to-the-minute databases containing the telephony and e-mail directories of other institutions.
1998
Increased Internet and web activities. Development of a web application featuring leading-edge Java Servlet technology for Tiefbauberufsgenossenschaft (TBG), the German civil engineering trade association. DIaLOGIKa becomes a member of Microsoft Internet InnerCircle, a select group of specialists engaging in regular exchanges of ideas and information.
1998
multiDESK® Workflow – our standard tool for workflow automation – is short-listed at CeBit 1998, being one of the three best-of-tradeshow products (recipient of the renowned BYTE Award).
Since 1998
multiDESK Workflow used as the basis for developing an information request system featuring a complex workflow structure that transparently networks thousands of users at four sites across the nation providing for 24/7/365 availability.
12 July 1999
Romano Prodi, then President Designate of the European Commission, informs the press and the public at large that LegisWrite – the package developed by DIaLOGIKa in 1996 to support the authoring, editing and exchange of documents created by the EU Institutions involved in the legislative process – is a core element of the inter- and intra-institutional strategy of the new Commission.

2000s …

2000
DIaLOGIKa staff implements the first text messaging gateway of P&T Luxembourg.
2000–2005
Development of the e-learning system SAP Tutor for SAP AG. Current user base: 2.5 million.
2001–2005
Key components of SAP Enterprise Portal (part of SAP NetWeaver) developed by DIaLOGIKa. The portal is based on Java technology.
2002
DIaLOGIKa staff member Thomas Kopp becomes an official codeveloper of Jigsaw (reference web server of the W3C Consortium). Focus: security (HTTPS).
2002
DIaLOGIKa commissioned to implement an information request system for communication data. During the years following, this system is systematically expanded into a large integrated system for handling the information requests of government authorities including law enforcement and security agencies.
Since 2004
Development and maintenance of a server-based system for the automatic conversion of MS-Office documents into PDF format for the European Commission. Conversion between MS-Office formats (e.g. OpenXML to ODF) or OCRing of scanned material follow as additional services offered.
Since 2005
LegisWrite used as the basis for eNorm, catering to the requirements of the German legislative process; this system is now used by almost all German federal ministries, the Bundestag and a number of state governments.
Since 2005
Development and maintenance of EP/Kit for creating complex publications using Microsoft Word. Among other things, this system is used for the generation of the European Commission’s annual spring and autumn expertises.
2006
Proceeding from the web-based InfPort43, DIaLOGIKa engineers an integrated subscriber number management and porting administration system for directly linking to Siebel and another customer care system.
2007–2010
DIaLOGIKa conducts testing of the Open Source OpenXML/ODF converter on behalf of Microsoft, followed by assuming its continued development.
Since 2008
DIaLOGIKa takes on the maintenance and continued development of IPM (Interactive Policy Making), the European Commission’s electronic questionnaire system.
2008–2010
DIaLOGIKa develops the Office Binary (DOC, XLS, PPT) Translator to Open XML on behalf of Microsoft; collaboration in DIN/ISO standards drafting.
2008
The specification developed by DIaLOGIKa for signing PNG files becomes a W3C standard.
Since 2009
Assumption of the continued development of CIRCABC, the new collaborative platform of the European Commission.

2010s…

Since 2010
DIaLOGIKa supports Deutsche Bundesbank in migrating its many applications to the Office 2007 platform.
2011
The Council of the European Union entrusts DIaLOGIKa with the adaptation, continued development and migration of LegisWrite.
DIaLOGIKa’s innovative e-mobility idea meets with intense interest at the 3rd International eBus Conference in Eberswalde, Germany. LibroDuct is born.
2012
DIaLOGIKa celebrates 30 years of innovation and tradition.
2013
DIaLOGIKa inks collaborative agreement with Kummler+Matter AG, Swiss manufacturer and international supplier of catenary and trolleybus equipment. Goal of collaboration: development of LibroDuct into a market-ready system. LibroDuct enables trolleybuses and battery-powered buses to connect to and disconnect from overhead lines fully automatically. This feature is highly sought after as it provides for flexibility, enabling this public transportation option to gain ground.
DIaLOGIKa is involved in the groundwork and drafting of the Technical Directive Outlining the Requirements for the Implementation of Legal Measures for the Surveillance of Telecommunications and Information Requests for Traffic Data (TR TKÜV), the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) specifying an electronic interface in this directive. This interface is integrated in DIaLOGIKa’s InfBrok100 (carriers) and InfReq100 (authorized entities) solutions, providing for the handling of information requests by government authorities and law enforcement & security agencies directed to telecom providers.
DIaLOGIKa succeeds in placing InfReq100 with the law enforcement authorities in various states throughout Germany.
The WBCI interface specification for the automated processing of customer migration requests between German telcos is developed as a new InfPort43 module in a customer project in the first part of 2013. This project is certified by T-Systems in August 2013 as one of the first WBCI implementations. The specification of WBCI, the WITA Based Carrier Interface, had been published by the WBCI working group Interfaces and Processes (www.wbci.de) at the end of 2012.
DIaLOGIKa releases version 6.4 of InfPort43 in May of 2013, providing support of Deutsche Telekom’s WITA 9.0 module (WITA Wholesale IT Architecture).
In mid-2011 the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) enacts the Technical Directive on Emergency Calls (TR Notruf), which governs the technical specifics related to the establishment and scope of emergency calls and the allocation of addresses to emergency services. Carriers are given 18 months to implement this new process. DIaLOGIKa implements TR Notruf on schedule. It has been in use at many of our carrier customers since January of 2013.
2014
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) awards DIaLOGIKa a major contract for upgrading and modernizing the system originally developed by DIaLOGIKa in 1999 for the Automated Processing of Information Requests of Law Enforcement Agencies as per sect. 112 of the German Telecommunications Act (TKG).
The automated connection of trolleybuses to overhead wires employing the LibroDuct technology under real-world conditions is demonstrated for the first time at VBZ, the public transport operator of the City of Zurich.
DIaLOGIKa’s staff supports Luxembourg-based Schmoose S.A. in the development of schmoose, a secure messaging app.
The police authorities of other German states are added to DIaLOGIKa’s client portfolio for InfReq100. This solution includes the module providing for the Automated Processing of Information Requests of Law Enforcement Agencies as per sect. 112 of the German Telecommunications Act (TKG).
The amendment of regulations on subscriber data information requests in July 2014 obligates German telcos with more than 100,000 customers to provide an electronic interface as stipulated by sect. 6.2 of the Technical Directive Outlining the Requirements for the Implementation of Legal Measures for the Surveillance of Telecommunications and Information Requests for Traffic Data (TR TKÜV) (ETSI interface). The companion reference system installed at the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) verifies whether the systems of telecom providers comply with specifications and is based on DIaLOGIKa’s InfReq100 solution.
2015
At the beginning of the year, DIaLOGIKa completes the implementation of ESS 3.1, the electronic fault diagnosis and resolution interface specified by Deutsche Telekom, offering it to its carrier customers as an InfPort43 module. ESS is set up by Deutsche Telekom to rationalize the troubleshooting of phone and DSL lines. ESS automates communication between Deutsche Telekom, who provides the lines, and the carriers who have leased these lines from Deutsche Telekom.