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A Focus on Reliable Wireless Connections for the Internet of Things
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A Focus on Reliable Wireless Connections for the Internet of Things

Telit, Telenor Connexion and Allianz Telematics collaborate to optimize mobile networks’ usage according to GSMA guidelines.
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Pumping Up Oil and Gas Production

E&P activities in conventional and unconventional oil and gas alike mean growing business for the global pump market, Frost & Sullivan reports.
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Near Field Communication and the Internet of Things
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Near Field Communication and the Internet of Things

Often thought of as a consumer-oriented technology, near field communication has been gaining ground in industry too.
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Remote Monitoring for Low-Voltage Drives
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Remote Monitoring for Low-Voltage Drives

ABB launches a new service supporting low-voltage drives performance.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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ABB and Hitachi Form HVDC Partnership for Japan’s Power Grid

With Hitachi as the prime contractor, the joint venture will take ABB’s direct current technology into Japan’s evolving HVDC market.
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet

Harting prepares to launch its Ha-VIS preLink cabling system in the U.S. after years of implementation in Europe.
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Beckhoff Automation's Graham Harris (left) and Aurelio Banda
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Beckhoff North America Names New President

Aurelio Banda takes over the helm as the subsidiary’s current president, Graham Harris, assumes a regional management role as part of a planned transition.
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Belden to Acquire Tripwire
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Belden to Acquire Tripwire, a Leader in Cybersecurity, for $710 Million

The company expects to incorporate Tripwire technology into selected Belden products to help customers deploy and secure the Internet of Things.
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EtherNet/IP Ventures into the Process Industries
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EtherNet/IP Ventures into the Process Industries

Well-known for its application in the discrete manufacturing industries, EtherNet/IP is now looking to the process industries.
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John Genovesi, Rockwell Automation
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Rockwell Automation Appeals to Users Seeking a ‘Modern DCS’

The message from Rockwell Automation during its 2014 Process Systems Users Group meeting was “we heard you” as it unveiled the new features of its PlantPAx process automation system at PSUG 2014.
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New Automation Technology: Variable Speed Starter
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New Automation Technology: Variable Speed Starter

Eaton’s new PowerXL DE1 combines the operation of a fixed speed starter with a variable speed drive’s function to create a new class of automation product—a variable speed starter.
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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs
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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

The move to embed ever more industrial automation capabilities continues to pick up speed with the Sercos III protocol now available on Altera Cyclone chips.
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Eaton Pro-Fx software
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PC-based Control and ‘Smart Valves” Improve Machine Hydraulics

By embedding intelligence into hydraulic products, Eaton is helping create more intelligent machinery.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Pentair's booth at Rockwell Automation Fair
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Pentair to Add Onsite Enclosure-Modification Capabilities Through Acquisition

The company plans to enhance its Hoffman brand of equipment protection products and services by acquiring Germany’s Steinhauer Elektromaschinen.
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PLCopen OPC-UA Makes Internet of Things Connection

Making a strong showing at Pack Expo this month, PLCopen highlighted the work of its members in providing standardized communications between machines and from sensors.
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