Technology Update: Geppetto software from Gumstix enables the long tail of electronic devices. Users with basic computer knowledge can design every detail of a customized board, without prior framework restrictions
General Electric and Siemens are among companies pushing the frontiers of large high-efficiency gas turbines for electricity generation. Target is more than 60% thermal efficiency for combined-cycle power plants.
Since many industrial devices are soft targets for hackers, placing smaller firewalls deeper in networks near PLCs or embedding them in such controllers is a practical way to add a higher level of protection.