Hardware - Industrial PCs: Designline is a configurable, direct machine-mount industrial PC with IP65 protection and multi-touch capability. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.
Network Integration - Wireless products: FL WLAN 5101 offers wireless networking at up to 300 Mbps via the 802.11n standard in a narrow, industrial package. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.
To make life easier for automation engineers, and less costly for OEMs and end-user companies to build control systems, clever companies are converging previously separate products, observes Control Engineering Europe.