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Melissa Topp

Melissa Topp is senior director of global marketing at ICONICS, developer of the GENESIS64 HMI/SCADA automation suite.


Mobility September 24, 2020

Advances in mobile devices

In automation, many software and hardware technologies have been developed that allow companies the means to remotely monitor and control business processes from anywhere, via any device, at any time

By Melissa Topp
Data Acquisition, DAQ March 27, 2020

Data visualization applications and trends

There are as many ways organizations can create, store, move and retrieve data as there are ways to see, perceive and interpret it

By Melissa Topp
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics August 13, 2017

Augmented reality for manufacturing and process control applications

Manufacturers looking to find answers quickly to complex problems within factories, buildings, and process control applications are using augmented reality.

By Melissa Topp
Process Safety November 11, 2016

The basics of designing an effective alarm management system

To implement and maintain an efficient alarm management system, end users need to understand the requirements during the design phase and realize the advantageous features of an alarm management system.

By Melissa Topp
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics January 20, 2016

Data historians deliver value from big data in the cloud

Cloud: Data historians help manufacturers collect, store, and retrieve the massive amount of process-related data in cloud-based applications, comparative analysis, and quality improvement in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By Melissa Topp
Info Management November 5, 2015

Connectivity, security, mobility: Integrating modern controls

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) when built into automation software eases integration with other systems and enhances security for a better expansion of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 concepts.

By Melissa Topp
Info Management November 5, 2015

Integrated connectivity tools enable human-machine interface software

Iconics Version 10.9 of its Genesis64 HMI/SCADA and building automation suite includes universal connectivity with a wide variety of data sources including OPC, BACnet, SNMP, Databases and Web Services, and enhanced compatibility with OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA).

By Melissa Topp
PLM, Control Design May 7, 2015

Data historians and HMI: The foundation of big data analytics

Cover story: Integration guidelines for human-machine interface and historian software should help organizations determine the best combination of data historian and HMI software components to turn big data into a big return on investment. See 9 best practice strategies in combined use of human-machine interface and historian software. Link to a video demonstrating an HMI’s historical data replay technology used with a robot in a smart, connected manufacturing environment.

By Melissa Topp
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