Mobility rises above

Spurred by the freedom granted by earlier mobility tools, many process users are further increasing their range with more diverse solutions—and even taking flight.

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If you can't see the forest for all the trees, it's time get up above those trees. Because the need to know what's going on in process applications always demands more data and finer resolution from more places, one useful indicator just sparks the desire for more. That's why, after process controls engineers and other plant-floor professionals gain mobile tools and software, they still want to accelerate and diversify their capabilities even further, and extend them to new locations and applications. "We had one user with a telescope pointed at a level instrument on an elevated water tower across town, which he used regularly until we added a supervisory control and…

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The latest trends, technology and implementations are detailed in this new ebook from the editors of Control. Download it here.

Our latest issue: June 2017

June Cover EGIn our June issue, we explore alternative paths for moving data from the field and plant floors to enterprises and the cloud by skirting the usual control routes. Read the issue.

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