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Smart I/O systems vs. fieldbus networks
Smart I/O systems vs. fieldbus networks

Over the last few years, one-by-one, major process control system suppliers have been introducing new field I/O systems that offer some sort of simplified wiring scheme and easier configurability. (See article from January 2013 at the bottom.) These new systems are far less complex than traditional analog field... Read More

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HART Communication adapts for the Internet world
HART Communication adapts for the Internet world

To address growing industry demand for accessing data over the Ethernet, the HART Communication Foundation added a new capability to the HART Protocol Specification, HART-IP. HART-IP takes HART... Read More

Digital, analog meter series
Digital, analog meter series

Otek Corporation's NTM (New Technology Meters) series of digital and analog meters features, among other things, an input failure alert and alarm system. The NTM series... Read More

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I/O system for harsh environments
I/O system for harsh environments

Wago Corporation's Wago-I/O-SYSTEM 750 XTR is designed for use in extreme environments while reducing system costs with features like flexible system configurations, a... Read More

HART Communication: The next 20 years and beyond
HART Communication: The next 20 years and beyond

In 2013, the HART Communication Foundation celebrated 20 years serving the process automation industry, an era in which the HART Protocol became the recognized global standard for field... Read More

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Cyber security research
Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of vulnerability assessments are low, and many organizations are lacking a capable cyber incident response team. Are your systems at risk? Download the 2014 Cyber Security Study Now!
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New multiplexers for hazardous environments
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Wireless mobility Q&A session
Harry Forbes, who co-presented the Control Engineering Webcast "Wireless mobility," took time to answer some follow-up questions on the subject from webcast viewers. Learn what he had to say on managing on maintaining a wide variety of mobile device types, customers using DCS/SCADA/PLC control via smart devices, and whether mobile device manufacturers should focus on enterprise systems as a turnkey solution.
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Balancing secure networks and process control systems access
Balancing secure networks and process control systems access

Our friends in the information technology (IT) field that take care of the business networks talk a... Read More

Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'
Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'

I’m currently in the midst of a migration project from an obsolete distributed control system (DCS)... Read More

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

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