OMICRON Magazine

DEAR READERS, After the immense shock that COVID-19 brought into our lives about a year ago, the world seemed to stand still for a moment. We became used to the news, the victories, and the setbacks in the fight against the pandemic. The challenge was and still is, reacting flexibly and creatively to constantly changing conditions and finding new ways to bridge our physical distance. Page 10 gives you an insight into the newly developed training courses offered by the OMICRON Academy. You can choose a course that’s relevant to you and select the length of a session that’s appropriate to your prior knowledge, experience, and field of work. Furthermore, we supported the on-site commissioning of a newly installed air-insulated 27.5 kV switchgear system and performed additional offline PD measurements on the switchgear via video conference. Read more about this new way of interacting with customers on page 30. We have another innovative idea prepared for you: You will find an episode of our new podcast “Energy Talks” for each of the three different articles in this issue. You can read the articles on pages 8, 10 and 30 and get the link to the Podcast episodes there. As we move further and further into the digital world, our software systems’ security is more important than ever before. You can read about what we do to keep our quality standards as high as possible in the third and final part of our “Software Quality” article series: “Real Teamwork”, on page 14. These are challenging times, and we are still far away from our old definition of normalcy, but we’ve proven at least one thing to ourselves: we are adaptable. And I am convinced that this pandemic also offers us the opportunity to grow – personally, emotionally, as a community and a society. Enjoy reading! Patricia Marte Editor-in-chief OMICRON Magazine OMICRON electronics GmbH, Oberes Ried 1, 6833 Klaus (AT) OMICRON electronics GmbH up! consulting, Ruggell (FL) OMICRON electronics GmbH, Cteam Energietechnik GmbH (p. 8), ENGIE High Voltage Services Noord (p. 24–25), (p. 27, 29, 34–37, 39), Advanced Electrical Services (p. 4, 32), IDUR S. A.(p. 38) Publisher Responsible for content Editorial team and implementation Picture credits E-mail to the editorial team 2