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A company's potential for being hacked is growing and companies need to take steps to protect their industrial control system (ICS), which requires taking a long look at all aspects of a facility and identifying what is most vulnerable.
With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks make distributed controls easier than ever. With the increased controller capabilities, higher speed/more open communication protocols and more powerful, lower cost microprocessors, more distributed and autonomous systems seems likely.
SCADA systems are rapidly advancing and companies should consider upgrading their software whenever possible because it will increase interactivity, planning, and communication within a company and improve the overall return on investment (ROI).
It’s critical to stay up-to-date with cybersecurity measures to improve defenses against cyberattacks.
The Seeq integration module simplifies integration of Seeq Workbench into ignition displays and server gateways.
Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) Experion Elevate is a real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution delivered as a secure and scalable service.
Whether it’s a refinery, chemical plant, or other process-related facility, the primary control system must operate efficiently, safely, and economically. If it doesn’t, perhaps it’s time for an upgrade.
The April issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on DCS modernization, automation methods used in a distillery, and updating hardware and software for an automated mobile warehouse.