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How about wireless Ethernet? The second question is easy to answer: there is no wireless Ethernet. Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, runs on wires. Yes, you will see the term. The current generations of Wi-Fi, or Wireless Fidelity—IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11-2007 (which rolls up -a, -b and -g with the lesser-known -h, -i, and -j)—define wireless local...
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Moving from State to State

Continuous process industries are finding that automating the typically manual processes that fall outside of steady-state operations leads to safer, more consistent, more productive environments.
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems

iAutomation’s move to a unified cloud environment for ERP and CRM helps drive double-digit revenue gains and improve customer service.
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It Came From Outer Space…

Many of the technologies created for government programs have found their way into industrial applications.
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Beckhoff and Rockwell Automation Patent Dispute Settled
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Beckhoff and Rockwell Automation Patent Dispute Settled

At issue in this patent dispute were rights to several linear motor-related patents.
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Internet of Things Software Upgrade
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Internet of Things Software Upgrade

GE Intelligent Platforms upgrades three of its automation software products to align with the company’s vision for the Industrial Internet.
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Heineken Bar Automation

A member of our Automation & Control Facebook group recently posted this 2012 video from Heineken that is sure to be of interest to Automation World readers.
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ABB Continues Divestment Strategy

The ABB Full Service business, which provides outsourced maintenance, is the fifth business that ABB is letting go in less than a year.
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How Behavior-Based Safety Could Become Mainstream

However you feel about behavior-based safety and its supposed shortcomings, a variety of emerging trends and factors are aligning to make an actual BBS system both more achievable and more effective.
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Looking for Controls Engineering Skills? Try Certified Systems Integrators

The Control System Integrators Association partnered with Automation World to develop a survey that would provide an overview of how the manufacturing industries see system integrators.
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IE3 Motor Revenues Boosted by Regulations

Revenues for premium-efficiency motors are expected to almost double by 2018 as governments push to phase out standard models.
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Pharma Expo Conference Program Announced

Chicago conference in November, co-located with Pack Expo International, will include Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends and Pharmaceutical Packaging tracks.
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Cost Information for New Product Introductions

Cost modeling focused on decision support provides improved managerial insights and information.
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What Kind of MES Do You Need?

When considering what kind of manufacturing execution system (MES) your operations should have, you need to consider several factors related to technical and business needs, and particularly context.
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Maxon Motor Takes Part in Chase to Catch up with a Comet

After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury.
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Machine Vision Moves Beyond Inspection
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Machine Vision Moves Beyond Inspection

Bead Industries has increased its reliance on vision systems not only to ensure quality, but to analyze production trends, predict tool life, and proactively schedule tool changes and other preventive
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Yokogawa to Control Indonesian Geothermal Unit

Yokogawa Electric will supply the control system for the Kamojang geothermal power station in Indonesia to monitor and control Unit 5’s steam turbine and auxiliary facilities.
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Remote wellhead surveillance solution developed by Moxa and Terra Ferma.
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Moxa Joins Fieldbus Foundation to Specify New Tech and Protocols in Oil & Gas Industry

Moxa has become the newest member of the Fieldbus Foundation. It's goal is to help specify new technology and protocols for the oil and gas industry.
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Turck: Connectivity for Process Automation

The powerfast line of connectivity products has been expanded to include a full line of solutions for process automation applications.
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Texas Instruments: Low-Power Microcontroller System-On-Chip with Integrated RF Transceiver

The RF430F5978 MCU is a highly integrated RF solution with improved read zone and battery performance for ultra-low power applications.
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Teknikol: Mobile HART Configuration App

Teknikol COMMANDER is a professional mobile Android app for calibration and read/write of common HART field device variables.
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