I admit, it made me a little sick to put a Pokémon GO spoof on the cover of this issue of Control, backed up with articles about IIoT and self-driving cars. It seems like we’re being awfully trendy and, for process control, irrelevant. But I think not, and here’s why. Though it’s been about a quarter of a century, it doesn’t seem all that long ago when everything in industrial automation was purpose-built and proprietary. From microprocessors and boards to networks and HMIs, if you wanted an industrial system, you got industrial hardware, software and services, lots of services, from one or a handful of specialized suppliers. But as commercial and consumer…Full Story
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