Choosing the Right Technology for a Digital Automation Architecture

Many automation end users face the critical task of selecting a digital communications technology for their process control system. This choice can hinge on a number of cost and performance considerations, so it's important to understand the differences between the leading solutions before making a major investment.
By Control Engineering Staff February 29, 2008

Many automation end users face the critical task of selecting a digital communications technology for their process control system. This choice can hinge on a number of cost and performance considerations, so it’s important to understand the differences between the leading solutions before making a major investment. Today, end users want to remove the constraints of closed, proprietary control systems and free their plant’s profit potential. They’re seeking an open automation infrastructure that integrates installed assets and co-exists with legacy systems—all while protecting valuable investments.

Choosing the Right Technology for a Digital Automation Architecture