IN Winter 2008 Issue
Look Before You Leap
China has the appropriate laws to control its intellectual property problem. Enforcement is quite something else.
IT and Manufacturing Converge at Automation Fair 2007 Panel Discussion
Cant we all just get along? If youre talking about plant floor engineers and corporate IT personnel, the answer often is a resounding no.
HCF, ISA Make Recommendations on WirelessHART Standard Incorporation
Representatives from HART Communication Foundation and ISA100 Wireless Systems met in October.
First Wave of Wi-Fi Certification Hits
Wi-Fi is a pervasive wireless technology used in millions of homes and businesses worldwide.
Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Market Will Grow to Nearly $1 Billion by 2011
The ARC Advisory Group reports that the market for hardened industrial Ethernet switches will grow to nearly $1 billion during the next 5 years.
- Bits & Bytes
Prime Time for OPC-UA?
Big names are on board with service-oriented architecture (SOA) and OPC-UA, and no one company is seen as their creator, owner or chief proponent.
Ethernet: The Promised Land?
Networking Nirvana Is Just Over the Horizon. Ethernet and Digital Fieldbus Are the Compass. Here's How to Make the Trip
Wireless Aids Chemical, Steel, Rail Applications
Smart wireless solutions helping chemical, steel, and rail applications were discussed in Emerson's recent Global Users Exchange Conference
Shed Some Fiberoptic Light
Fiberoptic Cable Has Copper Wire Beat for Speed and Immunity. Just Know Which Type Your Application Needs
Power Segments Boost Line Assembly
Standardized, Modular Cabling Helps Builders, Users Install Custom Material Handling, Packaging Lines
One Bus for All? Not Likely
When It Comes to Applications That Allow Our Basic Controls to Function, System Lock-Ups Are Intolerable
Wireless Conquers Conservatism
Compared with consumer electronics or even the automobile industry, there arent that many early adopters of new technology in chemical processing.