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 FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

The FDT machine and device communications standard now supports more than 18 industry protocols including ISA-100 Wireless. The number of certified devices is also on the rise.
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

How Dow Corning shifted its approach to automation technology selection from an individual site focus to a global outlook.
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IT View

Transforming NPDI with Enterprise Recipe Management

ERM can reduce the time needed to look for data, create master recipes, and make planning and sourcing decisions.
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Ireland's Automation Sector Prepares to Look Outward

Following 30 years of automation infrastructure development aimed at serving internal needs, change is in the winds for the Irish economy.
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Lantronix Launches "Machine-to-Mainstream" Technology

The new XPort Architect embedded processor module and the Evolution Network Operating System are designed to provide a flexible, programmable networking platform for building intelligent, secure devic
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Steady Growth Seen for Building Automation Systems

The move toward increased enterprise integration is enhancing the need for advanced building automation solutions, study says.
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Software Platform Distributes Intelligence, Manages Projects

National Instruments’ Labview 8 release embraces distributed processing for multi-developer, large-scale applications.
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Software Platform Distributes Intelligence, Manages Projects

The LabView graphical development platform pioneered the use of block diagrams and virtual instruments (VIs) for test, measurement and control system design.
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Are You Being Served?

The headline comes from a British situation comedy that ran from 1972 to 1983 and can still be seen in the United States on Public TV.
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We're in it Together (sidebar)

Partnership Pays Off
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SCADA Upgrade and Switch

Switch2Citect is an automated conversion tool for SCADA users to upgrade to the vendor’s SCADA from one or multiple legacy systems with minimal cost and effort.
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Six Sigma Quality Means World-Class Customer Focus

“When I think of Six Sigma, I think of it as a world-class level of quality.
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Who's Minding the Store?

New eyeballs are watching the plant run—and those eyeballs may be half a world away.
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