The new version of imos software from imos AG marks a break with tradition. Instead of the anticipated imos 13.0 version, the company - based in Herford, Germany – is at LIGNA this year to premiere imos iX 2017 to an audience made up once again of industry representatives from around the world. imos AG is thus rebranding its upcoming and future releases in a clear demonstration of its new focus.

While imos focused on "inspire and produce" at LIGNA 2015, the emphasis this year is on new technologies for the wood industry. imos has been inspired by current trends and technologies and integrated them into its system solutions. It isn't just the name of the latest software version that reflects the new orientation but also the latest trade fair presentation at LIGNA. imos is committed to ensuring an end-to-end process for trade and industry from end customer to machine with numerous enhancements and innovations in the individual CAD, CAM, NET and 360 product groups. "With imos iX, we're breaking with tradition and underlining that we are continuing to develop our solutions," stresses Winfried Dell, board member for sales and marketing. “We see it as our mission to produce technological innovations, analyze them and make them suitable for use in the industry. The 'i' stands for INNOVATION and INTEGRATION, while the 'X' comes from words such as EXCHANGE and CONNEXION and represents the exchange of data via various applications throughout the sales and manufacturing process. imos iX today is far more than just a CAD/CAM system - it's a complete solution for selling and manufacturing furniture and equipment in networked production and Industry 4.0."

imos AG is also in Hannover with iX Lab to show for the first time how VR technology can be used to promote sales and how it can be integrated into the sales process. Visitors to LIGNA 2017 can get an insight into virtual reality at the imos AG stand themselves, enabling them to see that imos AG views VR as a cutting-edge visualization tool that cleverly implements planning results produced using imos software.