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Capturing far-flung data
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The use of remote terminal units (RTUs) began in the U.S. oil and gas industry in the 1980s, and has expanded to utilities, environmental protection, heating networks, water conservancy, and long-distance pipelines. Microprocessor-controller RTUs have evolved to help industrial organizations effectively deal with... Read More

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Science, it just works
Science, it just works

The actual quote is a bit harsher but the sentiment is the same: Science works and mythology doesn’t. Yet in my experience there is still a lot of mythology and misunderstanding at work in the... Read More

Global shipments of cybersecurity microcontrollers to rise 91 percent by 2017
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Driven by demand for increased security in computers, authentication, and the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, global shipments of cybersecurity microcontrollers (MCUs) are set to nearly double by... Read More

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Software for SCADA, HMI projects
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AutomationDirect's Point of View is software for developing SCADA, HMI, and OEE/Dashboard projects that can be deployed anywhere. Designed for most Windows supported platforms, including Windows... Read More

Workbench for process safety applications
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Rockwell Automation's AADvance Workbench 2.0 is designed to help manufacturers get process safety applications up and running faster. Ideally suited for applications that require a flexible... Read More

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Identifying a clear scope, target to increase achievability
Identifying a clear scope, target to increase achievability

After 24 years of implementing controls projects, I’m something of a control freak. I have this... Read More

Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs
Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs

When I start work on a project, the first thing I do is get an understanding of the process that... Read More

Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence
Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence

In past blog posts where I’ve talked about enterprise batch records, I’ve also mentioned the... Read More

Program development: How to simplify a complex system
Program development: How to simplify a complex system

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert... Read More

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