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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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Tips for Successful EBR Projects

As worthy a goal as going paperless can be, Edgewater Fullscope's Reddy Beeram considers the following considerations to be important success factors for EBR projects.
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement

The story of electronic batch records began as a way to streamline regulatory compliance. Now these records can also help users produce higher-quality batches and ensure optimal workflow.
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Producing Electric Vehicles in an Evolving Market

Uncertainty over whether electric vehicles (EVs) will become mainstream creates a challenging environment for automotive OEMs.
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How Plant-Floor Data Drives the Enterprise

New platforms for moving data from shop-floor devices to enterprise systems gives manufacturers better control of all operations.
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A standstill and speed monitor protects riders as they control ascent and descent on a flying tower.
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Automation Lessons from Thrill Rides and Theme Parks

Though it’s the rides and spectacles that get all the attention, the engineers who design the control systems for amusement park thrill rides and stage shows are also worthy of recognition.
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Asset Identification Cybersecurity
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Asset Identification Cybersecurity

By identifying addressing information in protocols, as well as understanding the commands being sent and received on the network, asset and network identification cybersecurity adds new depth to indus
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B+B Electronics Becomes B+B SmartWorx
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Internet of Things Drives B+B Electronics' Rebranding as B+B SmartWorx

The transformative potential of the Internet of Things leads industrial networking hardware provider B+B Electronics to rebrand around a focus on delivering intelligence from edge devices to the netwo
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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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Leadership in Automation 2014: First Team Honorees

Now in its fifth year, Automation World's Leadership in Automation program highlights readers' preferred suppliers across a variety of automation technology categories.
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AW Survey 2014: Ethernet and Wireless in the Plant

Now in its third year, the joint Automation World/Moxa survey of Ethernet and wireless use in industrial facilities highlights specific application trends and helps frame the continuing evolution of m
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 DCS Growth Tempered by Cyber-Security Concerns
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DCS Growth Tempered by Cybersecurity Concerns

A new Frost & Sullivan report predicts the DCS market will grow by about $5 billion over the next five years, but only if suppliers invest in secure, integrated architectures.
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Power Factor and Its Impact on Energy Use
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Power Factor and Its Impact on Energy Use

As the push to move beyond the easy-to-find sources of energy inefficiencies intensifies, a key area to investigate is the power factor of your facility and the impact your automation devices have on
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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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Wachendorff: Incremental Rotary Encoders

The WDGI series has enhanced performance.
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Rockwell: Distributed Control System

The PlantPAx process automation system has enhanced virtualization, batch management and integrated motor control capabilities.
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Quintex: Hazardous Area Protection System

Overpressure System 2.0 protects control panels, enclosures, cabinets and walk-in containers used in hazardous areas.
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Gems: Heavy Duty Explosion Proof Pressure Transducers

The 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series are designed to withstand the environmental and pressure conditions common to oil and gas equipment applications.
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Crouzet: Remote PLC

The em4 nano-PLC can communicate as part of the Internet of Things.
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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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