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Considering a system integrator to help with your next automation and control project? Control Engineering provides this annual print-based reference tool, and Control Engineering Online delivers the year-round Web-based guide, to help provide exactly the expertise you need. This year's updated information, again delivered by Control Engineering consulting editor, Vance VanDoren, has more...

By Mark T. Hoske December 15, 2002

Considering a system integrator to help with your next automation and control project? Control Engineering provides this annual print-based reference tool, and Control Engineering Online delivers the year-round Web-based guide, to help provide exactly the expertise you need.

This year’s updated information, again delivered by Control Engineering consulting editor, Vance VanDoren, has more than 1,000 listings, including:

  • Contact information;

  • Geographic areas served;

  • Product experience;

  • Industries served;

  • Engineering specialties;

  • Corporate affiliations (which explains if the integrator is a value-added reseller, authorized system integrator, distributor, etc.);

  • Annual revenue; and

  • Professional affiliations.

The printed edition of the Automation Integrator Guide (a supplement to the December 2002 issue of Control Engineering ) provides an index on page 51 to look up an integrator by these attributes.

Online search engine, extras

Online, registered users can do a multi-parameter search eight ways at www.controleng.com/integrators. Because of the value, we ask users to register for gaining access to the Automation Integrator Guide (and the separate Buyer’s Guide , located at www.controleng.com/buyersguide ). While registering or updating your registration, you can also subscribe free to the Control Engineering System Integration e-mail newsletter, and others.

At www.controleng.com (in the blue box, upper right), click into and read the latest System Integrator e-newsletter.

At www.controleng.com/integration , read the Control Engineering System Integration Channel.

Three more articles to help

In the following pages, you’ll also find:

  • ”Raising the Bar for Control System Integrators” . In this column

  • ”Single Source Approach Saves Millions” , (page 8 in the print edition) looks at how a system integrator helped to solve specific project challenges relating to supervisory control and data acquisition and manufacturing execution systems.

  • Communications can be a technology challenge with some projects, as is discussed in ”M2M Wireless Solution Simplifies Integration” . (page 12 in the print edition).

Feeling left out?

Vance VanDoren, Mary Nasiri, Dick Johnson, and others strive to provide the most up-to-date information here. However, if you’re a system integrator for automation, controls, or instrumentation projects and are feeling left out, please add or augment your information online, via the link on the Control Engineering search page at www.controleng.com/integrators (registration required). Click onto the ”Apply for a listing…” link on the bottom of the page, or call 765/296-7600.

Learn more about other advanced listing and promotional options at www.controleng.com/mediainfo .

-Mark T. Hoske, Editor-in-Chief
MHoske@cfemedia.com