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  • To aid the next wave of mobile communications, NetSilicon Inc. (Waltham, Mass.) and Wireless Networks Inc. (Calagary, Alberta, Canada) announced Aug. 7 that NetSilicon's NET+Works device networking platform is providing connectivity for Wireless Networks' BlueLAN access point. BlueLAN allows wireless Bluetooth devices to access local area networks (LANs).

  • Following 10 months of development, deployment, testing, and refining with several customers, Emerson Process Management's (Austin, Tex.) MDC Technology division (Teesside, U.K.) has unveiled an Internet-based service, "e-fficiency," that delivers information about plant equipment performance directly to a web browser. Using model-based technology with data reconciliation and parameter estimation software, customers can supply data by posting to the e-fficiency FTP site or allow Emerson Process to extract data on a defined frequency. For more information, visit .

  • Pro-face America Inc. (Glendale heights, Ill.), a majority-owned subsidiary of Digital Electronics Corp. (Osaka, Japan), announced Aug. 6 that it has purchased Viewtronix Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Over the next few months Viewtronix will be integrated with Pro-face's Xycom Automation division.

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