Using Commercial Off-the-Shelf Mobile Devices in Industrial Automation: “Russian Roulette” or the “New Normal?”

This white paper explores the pros and cons and discusses four things to consider: environment, safety, security, and connectivity and whether you should use off-the-shelf mobile devices in your industrial automation system.

By CFE Media October 17, 2014

Increasingly, automation engineers and technicians are seeing the value of using commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices for situations like remotely accessing equipment, commissioning and maintaining systems, and providing inexpensive machine operator interfaces. Is this move to mobile a disaster waiting to happen or the future of automation?

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