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Other Networks March 1, 1998

CAN in Automation a Fieldbus Club Too

I read with high interest your cover story in the January 1998 issue of Control Engineering ["Connect to the Benefits of Digital Industrial Networks," p. 48]. I was surprised you didn't mention the CAN in Automation (CiA) International Users and Manufacturers Group, the most successful fieldbus club.

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Other Networks February 1, 1998

Multifunction Sense and Control Module

Foxbrough, Mass. —Control-by-Light fiber optic Multi-Function I/O Module is a 48-channel sensing and control module that delivers a low-cost, fault-tolerant distributed solution for industrial applications. Includes: LonWorks open fieldbus protocol; high-reliability, redundant system; immunity to EMI and high-intensity RFI; built-in test, performance monitoring, and fault-isolation suppo...

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Other Networks February 1, 1998

Profibus International Calls for EN 50 170 and IEC 61158 Integration

Following the October 1997 rejection of the third international ballot on the proposed IEC 61158 fieldbus standard, Profibus International (PI) recently called for the European international fieldbus standard, EN 50 170, to be adopted and integrated with IEC 61158. As the umbrella organization of the Profibus users group, PI states that this is the only constructiv...

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Other Networks January 1, 1998

ELEC ’98 Show Aims for New High

Engineers and managers interested in electricity or automation will likely discover that ELEC '98 is the biggest trade show in Europe this coming autumn. The exhibition will be held on Dec. 7-11, 1998, at the Paris-Nord Exhibition Centre. ELEC '98 organizers say 24% of the 600 already-signed exhibitors are new to the show.

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Other Networks January 1, 1998

Year of the Network: HART Expects 75% Growth by 2000

Increasing installations and good market performance indicate that highway addressable remote transducer (HART) technology will continue to be widely used in process plants for at least the next 15 to 20 years, according to the HART Communication Foundation (Austin, Tex.

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