About Us

Our story began in 2004 when Günter Obiltschnig, our founder, started working on the POCO C++ Libraries open source project. In the following years, the POCO C++ Libraries became one of the most used appreciated libraries in the C++ ecosystem.

Combining his love for C++ and Linux-based embedded devices, Günter then went on to create the frameworks and libraries that would form the foundation for our current products, macchina.io REMOTE and macchina.io EDGE.

Today, millions of devices run our software.

Our guiding principle is that
software engineering should be about managing complexity, not creating it.

Milestones & Awards

  • Fall 2004

    C++ Portable Components

    Development of the C++ Portable Components libraries, now known as POCO C++ Libraries, started.

  • February 2005

    First Release

    First public release of the C++ Portable Components.

  • March 2006

    Company Founded

    Applied Informatics Software Engineering GmbH founded.

  • October 2006

    First Major Customer

    A global leader in building automation selects the POCO C++ Libraries in a global software development project covering multiple platforms from embedded to server.

  • 2010


    Work on my-devices.net, the secure remote access product that would later become macchina.io REMOTE starts.

  • June 2011

    Constantinus Award

    Applied Informatics wins the prestigious Austrian Constantinus award in the Open Source category.

  • December 2012

    National award nomination

    Applied Informatics is nominated for Austria's National Award for Excellence in Consulting — the "Staatspreis Consulting 2012.

  • November 2013


    Work on the macchina.io project (now macchina.io EDGE) starts.

  • October 2015

    Netidee Funding

    macchina.io is among the 26 out of 160 projects selected to receive funding by Internet Foundation Austria's netidee program.

  • January 2016

    Automotive Telematics

    A major car manufacturer selects macchina.io for a telematics control unit project, to be deployed in millions of cars.

  • June 2016

    Constantinus Award

    Applied Informatics wins 3rd place in Austria's Constantinus Award in the Industry 4.0/Internet of Things category.

  • November 2016

    Excellence in Consulting Award

    Applied Informatics is one of Austria's top six consulting companies, with a customer project based on macchina.io, at Austria's National Award for Excellence in Consulting.

  • 2020

    Success in Crisis

    A year marked by a wordwide major crisis is the most successful year for our company up to that time.

  • June 2023

    Automotive Telematics Follow-Up

    macchina.io EDGE is again selected by a major car manufactor for a new telematics control unit.

Management Team

Günter Obiltschnig Günter Obiltschnig Founder & Chief Technologist    
Maria Obiltschnig Maria Obiltschnig Founder & Managing Director

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