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Wireless June 17, 2019

Organizations struggling to understand, realize potential IoT benefits

A survey by Longview IoT and Informa Engage finds that companies are still struggling to understand the benefits the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide to their company.

By Longview IoT
Older architectures for mobile access present problems, but newer implementations provide greatly simplified solutions. Courtesy: Opto 22
Wireless June 13, 2019

Finding common ground between industrial automation and mobile technology

Mobile technologies are challenging traditional data handling practices as they move into the industrial arena.

By Benson Hougland
Figure: Comparison of transactional data extraction to the more sophisticated requirements of industrial data extraction across a number of factors. Courtesy: HighByte
Wireless June 12, 2019

Improve industrial data integration with ETL software

Extract, transform, load (ETL) software can help improve data gathering for operations technology (OT) applications, but there are major challenges with data integration that companies need to overcome.

By John Harrington
To take advantage of the cloud’s flexible computing power without exposing proprietary or location information, the Argonne team essentially warps, or “perturbs,” the model and data being sent for calculations, changing key variables and equations. A disguised version of the problem goes to a cloud-based “solver” computer, and the answer is returned to a local, secure server for decoding. Courtesy: Argonne National Laboratory/ISSSource
Wireless June 2, 2019

Electrical grid data cloaked in the cloud

A framework is being developed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory that cloaks sensitive data, which allows grid operators to securely perform complex calculations in the cloud.

By Gregory Hale
Figure 1. Bypass and configured packages include a replaceable variable frequency drive. Courtesy: Yaskawa
Wireless June 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, May 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in May 2019 included stories about VFDs, safe human-robot interaction, sustainable cybersecurity, object-oriented programming, the Career and Salary Survey, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 3: As the name implies, these wireless pressure transmitters require no wiring connections to the PLC, thus eliminating issues often encountered when disconnecting and reconnecting wired instruments during a workover. Courtesy: Emerson Wireless
Wireless May 29, 2019

Wireless monitoring saves hours on each well workover

Requirement for I&E tech to be onsite for well workovers reduced from five hours to 15 minutes.

By Keith Ellis
Scientists at the Army Research Lab (ARL) and Towson University may have identified a way to improve the cybersecurity of distributed network intrusion detection. Courtesy: U.S. Army Illustration/ISSSource
Wireless May 25, 2019

Method developed to detect cyber attacks with compressed network traffic

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Towson University are developing a method on compressing network traffic as much as possible without losing the ability to detect and investigate malicious activity.

By Gregory Hale
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Wireless May 24, 2019

Research examines computer software code understanding and documentation

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University looked at the best way to document computer code by using samples and found that good naming, and comment were more important than good documentation.

By Lorian Dusek
Courtesy: FieldComm Group
Wireless May 24, 2019

Nominees being accepted for Plant of the Year award

The FieldComm Group is seeking qualified end users and manufacturers for the 17th annual Plant of the Year Award. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2019.

By FieldComm Group
Model-less multivariable control (XMC) automates the way operating teams have always carried out multivariable constraint control and optimizaton manually. Notably, this method does not require detailed models or embedded optimizers. XMC uses patented rate-predictive control (RPC) internally. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
Wireless May 13, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 6-12

Articles about multivariable control benefits, control network standards, human-robot interaction, data historians, and IIoT benefits for manufacturers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 6-12. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra