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

New configurable I/O systems bring greater flexibility to conventional instrumentation. How do they stand up to fieldbus networking for capabilities and convenience?Read More

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

A closer look at the benefits offered by HART-IP, which is the latest enhancement to the HART Protocol SpecificationRead More

Digital, analog meter series
Digital, analog meter series

The NTM series of digital and analog meters by Otek are designed to withstand harsh conditions and have a user-friendly digital display and an automatic tricolor bargraph.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 and has vibration protection and electrical protection from impulse voltage.Read More

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

Innovation, global growth, business value, and standardization will be key as HART Communication looks to expand.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
New MX-Series Multiplexers by Ultra Electronics transmit up to 16 channels of bi-directional electrical information over a pair of fiber optic cable. No programming is required. Certified for use in hazardous environments. Click to learn more.
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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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Using programming standards to navigate your process
Using programming standards to navigate your process

A definite set of programming and HMI standards can alleviate the burden of navigating your... Read More

Factory acceptance testing with system simulators
Factory acceptance testing with system simulators

System simulators allow developers to test most of a new control system, but not the entire system.... Read More

Hazards encountered in industrial automation
Hazards encountered in industrial automation

Recognizing safety hazards is important in any work environment—in the office, commissioning on the... Read More

Separating good code from bad: The "paper-and-pencil" method
Separating good code from bad: The "paper-and-pencil" method

As the digital age continues to grow, the automation industry keeps up with upgrading or replacing... Read More

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