How to use this guide

Everyone needs project help now and again. To help you connect with the best automation system integrators, 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 to help. 20 Directory of integrators This year's updated information, again delivered by Control Engineerin...

By Mark T. Hoske December 15, 2003

Everyone needs project help now and again. To help you connect with the best automation system integrators, 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 to help.

20 Directory of integrators

This year’s updated information, again delivered by Control Engineering consulting editor, Vance VanDoren, includes more than 1,000 listings, many with information about:

Geographic areas served;

Product experience;

Industries served;

Engineering specialties;

Corporate affiliations (which explains if the integrator is a value-added re-seller, authorized system integrator, or distributor);

Annual revenue, and

Professional affiliations.

Or search by name.

Sponsored listings contain more detailed information.

63 Index of integrators

The index in this supplement to the December 2003 issue of Control Engineering can be used to look up an integrator by the attributes described above.

Articles, other resources

6 COVER STORY: Integrators Take Projects from Concept to Completion

System integrators offer tips for ensuring successful automation projects, as related by Control Engineering’s Vance J. VanDoren.

12 What Does CSIA Stand For ?

Norm O’Leary, executive director of the Control and Information System Integrators Association, explains programs that benefit integrators and their clients.

14 State Automates Liquor Fulfillment Washington State Liquor Control Board sought to better manage fluctuating, seasonal demand for more than 70 stores, with help from FKI Logistex Alvey Systems.

Online Resources

Outsourced Integration , a Control Engineering Webcast, will be available for viewing via www.controleng.com/webcast through Feb. 3, 2003. It covers: critical factors that differentiate system integrators; how to know when you really need to outsource a project to a system integrator; and what to consider when selecting a system integrator. The Webcast is sponsored by GE Fanuc and CSIA.

Automation Integrator Guide Online : Online registered users can do a multi-parameter search eight ways at www.controleng.com/integrators. Because of the value of the search, we ask users to register to use this and the Buyer’s Guide online search capabilities, at www.controleng.com/buyersguide .

Control Engineering System Integration e-mail newsletter : while registering or updating your registration, you can also subscribe free to this and other e-mail newsletters. Also at www.controleng.com , click into and read the latest System Integration e-newsletter.

Control Engineering System Integration Channel is available at www.controleng.com/integration .

Want more?

System integrators for automation, controls, or instrumentation may add or augment information online via a link on the Control Engineering search page at www.controleng.com/integrators (registration required). Click into the “Apply for a listing…” link on the bottom of the page. You may also call 765/296-7600.

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

Mark T. Hoske, on behalf of the Control Engineering staff


Author Bio: Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor/content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop. He has been writing about technology since 1987, writing professionally since 1982, and has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from UW-Madison.