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Cybersecurity in a Global World

As the number of Internet users and connected devices explodes, the emerging economies around the world take on increasing importance. How we cooperate globally today will shape the cybersecurity threat for the future, warns Microsoft’s chief security advisor.
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Massive Layoffs: Still a Skills Shortage?

The oil and gas industry is facing significant job cutbacks. Considering that fact, fewer companies name the skills shortage as a barrier to growth, according to DNV GL’s latest survey results. But that doesn’t mean they can ignore the issue.
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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The Accsense system can be up set up and operating within five minutes of taking it out of the box, the company says.

Mesh Networking Made Easy

Some vendors of wireless mesh networks are deemphasizing the technology and focusing instead on ease-of-use and turnkey factory solutions.
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Industrial Controls Indices Rise

Market conditions remain strong for industrial automation and controls equipment, but inflationary pressures also pose a downside risk.
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EtherNet/IP Gains Momentum

At the recent Hannover Fair, the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association launched an EtherNet/IP seminar series, while unveilng new support and the latest advances in the industrial networking technology.
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Sandeep Maheshwari, Vice President, Industrial Automation and Electronics Group, Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan Names 2006 Excellence Awards Winners

More than 50 companies and one executive were selected by research firm Frost & Sullivan as the 2006 Excellence in Industrial Technologies Award recipients for leadership, innovation and technolog
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Dave Chappell, ISA-88 Part 5 Working Group chair

ISA-88 Batch Standard to be Extended

Work on Part 5 of the ISA-88 standard is beginning, says the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society.
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Big Payoffs

Communicating with transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) and Ethernet brings many benefits in machine-to-machine communications.
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Anti-Backlash Nuts

The W Series of anti-backlash nuts rely on a patent-pending method of preloading the threaded nut halves to provide a system that maximizes system stiffness while reducing drag torque.
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PLC Integrates Operator Panel

The Jazz is a programmable logic controller that includes onboard I/O plus a full-function operator panel with numeric keypad.
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Are Safety Networks Ready?

Now that Ethernet has penetrated the device level in many applications, safe versions of industrial Ethernet are now either available or in the works
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The Next Wave: Web Protocols

Internet protocols are becoming the norm in factory automation networks.
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