IN Fall 2007 Issue
MIT Team Demonstrates Wireless Power Transfer
Imagine a future in which wireless power transfer is feasible. A team from MITs Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies experimentally demonstrated an important step toward accomplishing this vision of the future.
Bits & Bytes
Emerson Process Management is recognizing customers for innovative applications in manufacturing, and distribution facilities with its Smart Wireless Innovators Contest.
Three Big Shows
National Manufacturing Week, ISA Expo 2007, and Rockwell Automation Fair 2007 Event bring ideas and products together in one place for you to sort through, while you exchange information with your colleagues.
Ethernet Alliance Approves Single-Standard Project
The Ethernet Alliance announced the recent decisions by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 802.3 working group about projects or the next generation of Ethernet technologies.
Networking in the Sisterhood
"What does this look like? I ask that question a lot to help understand what Im talking about in automation, control and industrial networking.
Fieldbus in Hazardous Areas
The introduction of digital fieldbus communication networks created a number of new options for installing fieldbus devices in hazardous areas by simplifying implementation of intrinsic safety (IS) systems, thus avoiding the tried-and-true solution of explosion-proof enclosures conduit systems.
The Invisible Threat
Many Users Dont Trust an Industrial Wireless Network Solution. Some Concerns Are Real. Most Are Ethereal. Its Important to Know the Differences.
Hows Your Conditioning?
The key to control is accuracy, both in measurement and in signal conditioning. Noise caused by ground loops can cause minor to severe signal degradation.
Secure Network Tips
Emotion and fear lead to poor business decisions. Companies deal with risk every day, and asset managers understand how to prioritize it.
Distributed I/O: a User Profile
A Look at the Functional Requirements, Protection, and Software Preferences for Remote I/O Products
Power Plant Goes Wireless Three Ways
Next-Door-neighbor Power Plants Merge and Install three wireless technologies to Integrate Communications and Control