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Developing high-performance HMIs: Enhancing interface effectiveness
Developing high-performance HMIs: Enhancing interface effectiveness

Inside Process: This two-part series examines the development of high-performance, human-machine interface (HMI) methodology. Part 1 covered HMI evolution, security, improving usability, and consistent use of color. Part 2 focuses on accuracy versus context, accessibility, visual hierarchy, animation versus static...Read More

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Storyboarding as the first step in high-performance HMI migration
Storyboarding as the first step in high-performance HMI migration

The first step in migrating to a high-performance human-machine interface (HP-HMI) should always be storyboarding, which offers a visual representation of the layout and hierarchy of the new... Read More

Handling IT, OT convergence is crucial for cybersecurity
Handling IT, OT convergence is crucial for cybersecurity

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have always been on opposite sides, but they need to come together to combat a cybersecurity threat that is becoming easier for anyone to... Read More

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Using integration standards in smart manufacturing
Using integration standards in smart manufacturing

Smart manufacturing is not very smart if it doesn't use communication and integration standards to connect equipment, people and processes in the manufacturing enterprise.Read More

Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate on IIoT
Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate on IIoT

GE’s Predix operating system to be part of Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering.Read More

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System Integrator Giants
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 System Integrator Giants program. The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue.
Deadline to enter: Aug. 12, 2016
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IIoT Digital Report
It's clear by now that the Industrial Internet of Things is a transformative manufacturing strategy that will improve operations, reduce cost and increase quality and safety. This digital report is one of the many ways CFE Media will educate audiences on the importance of IIoT. Six key findings on the IIoT and Industrie 4.0 from Control Engineering research are featured in the digital report. Learn more.
Upcoming Webcast
IIoT Webcast Series 2016, Part Three: Security for IIoT
Presenters Alex West and Brian Arbuckle will discuss developments in the world of industrial control, including the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud-based services, as well as Industrie 4.0 and other developments in the world of automation, have also focused attention on cybersecurity. They will also discuss how the rollout speed of this technology may depend on users’ confidence in its security.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Moxa, Rittal
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Modularized industrial PCs for machine building applications
Modularized industrial PCs for machine building applications

Advantech's ACP-2020 and ACP-4020 rackmount industrial PCs (IPCs) feature self-diagnosis, remote... Read More

Role-based manufacturing apps for real-time operations
Role-based manufacturing apps for real-time operations

PTC's ThingWorx role-based manufacturing apps are designed to unify data from enterprise business... Read More

Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring
Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring

Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user... Read More

Software package for schematic generation
Software package for schematic generation

EPLAN's Cogineer is software package that generates schematics automatically for occasional users... Read More

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2016 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit
Join Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Hannover Fairs USA for the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, part of the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) pavilion at the 2016 IMTS Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Click here to register.