System Integrators

System Integrators May 1, 2001

Invensys Process Systems launched

Herndon, Va.— Invensys Software Systems, a division of Invensys plc (London, U.K.), recently started a $1.6-billion systems integration business, Invensys Process Systems. It combines the resources of the firm's APV Systems and Invensys Process Automation division, which includes Foxboro, Triconex, Simulation Sciences, Esscor, and Walsh Automation, to form one of the world's largest auto...

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System Integrators August 1, 2000

Earning More … Enjoying it Less?

A little more pay. A lot more stress. Control and automation engineers and technical professionals are collectively receiving slightly higher salaries than three years ago, but almost all are coping with wrenching organizational andtechnological changes in their companies and disciplines, according to 686 respondents to Control Engineering's North American Reader Profile Study, June 2000.

System Integrators August 1, 2000

Nematron buys Optimation Technology, A-OK Controls

Nematron Corp. agreed July 10 to purchase Optimation Technology Inc. in a stock transaction scheduled to close on Sept. 30. The acquisition is expected to improve earnings and expand sales for Nematron's PC-based control solutions and Optimation's engineering and systems integration services.

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System Integrators July 1, 2000

System integrators earn their keep

Back when industrial automation was still just an offshoot of the electrical equipment industry, automation vendors viewed product sales as the only path to profits. They often had to give away technical services to close those sales. Their products were all proprietary and only their own engineers knew how to work with them.

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System Integrators June 1, 2000

Ci Technologies buys Springfield Automation division

Ci Technologies announced May 1 its acquisition of the integration division of Springfield Electric (Bloomington, Ill.). The division, led by Rick Caldwell, will be named Ci Technologies System Integration (CiT Si). The acquisition also initiates a new Citect Integration Partners program to provide integration skills and service to customers.

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System Integrators May 1, 2000

In Business – 2000-05-01

UDATA Corp. (Richardson, Tex.) and Alstom (Paris, France) announced April 3 that they've formed a partnership to develop USDATA's next-generation automation software product for Microsoft Windows 2000. The product will be based on Microsoft's Windows DNA platform. Think & Do Software (Ann Arbor, Mich.) announced April 3 that it has established a joint venture with Notia, a major automation supplier in China.

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System Integrators December 1, 1999

Intellution, Ann Arbor Technologies partner on Windows CE

Intellution Inc. and Ann Arbor Technologies announced a partnership Nov. 15 to provide Microsoft Windows CE hardware and software for scalable automation solutions applications. The partnership was formed in conjunction with Ann Arbor's release of its panelLink Windows CE 2.

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System Integrators December 1, 1999

Honeywell introduces new business program

Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions introduced Nov. 15 its new Team Uniformance for Business program to expand delivery channels for business optimization in the process industries, and deploy supply-chain management and manufacturing execution system (MES) applications using qualified implementation partners.

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System Integrators November 1, 1999

We love to hate software

Who among us hasn't cursed software? Yet when software works as designed, we don't give it a second thought—it's transparent: part of our surroundings, part of the process, part of us.Users don't want to think about the interface, configuration, where data comes from, or where it's going.

By Mark T. Hoske, Editor-in-Chief
System Integrators July 1, 1999

Dynapro doubles plant size

Dynapro (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) unveiled a 52,000-ft² addition to its plant here on June 17. The addition triples Dynapro's current manufacturing space, doubles warehouse space, and consolidates operations from three off-site facilities. Dynapro has increased from 30 to 240 employees over the past five years.

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