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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Apr. 9-15

Articles about IIoT integration, IIoT's capabilities, DCS implementation, and embedded systems were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 9-15, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra April 16, 2018

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The top 5 most read articles online, from Apr. 9-15 for Control Engineering, covered IIoT integration, IIoT’s capabilities, DCS implementation, and embedded systems. Links to each article below.

1. Integrating IIoT technologies to maximize facility operations

Gain valuable data insights by integrating operations, information technology (IT) systems, and creating a more effective Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution.

2. Integrating the Industrial Internet of Things

The challenge original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and design engineers wrestle with is integrating new technologies with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in a way that allows them to complete in today’s evolving and interconnected world.

3. What can the IIoT do?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enhances manufacturing operations by enhancing connectivity, equipment management, monitoring production, and customer relationships. Nine additional IIoT benefits are highlighted.

4. Implementing a DCS

It’s time to start up your new distributed control system (DCS). How do you make the transition as positive and painless as possible?

5. What is an embedded system?

The meaning of an embedded system varies depending on the application; system integrators, end users, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have different views.  

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Apr. 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,