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  • The ABCs of XML, Part 4

    This article provides more of what you need to know to survive in the world of connected data by identifying a few common problems you are likely to encounter transforming XML into other formats.

    John T. Sever
    06/08/2007
  • Payback time

    The best-paid engineers and technical professionals answering our 2007 Salary Survey are growing more numerous and collecting bigger bonuses, while their lower-paid colleagues are decreasing.

    Jim Montague
    06/04/2007
  • Special E-Show Daily edition from Matrikon Summit 2007

    The editors of CONTROL report on the presentations, case studies, panel discussions, demonstrations and networking events at this year’s technology conference for industry executives, process control engineers and other professionals held this spring in Chicago.

    05/14/2007
  • OPC, Modbus and Fieldbus, Oh my!

    Just as Dorothy and her companions each had unique characteristics, end users are faced with a multitude of protocol choices for use in the heart of their industrial process: their communications network.

    Eric Murphy
    03/30/2007
  • OPC UA enables Business Intelligence (BI)

    In a special-to-the-web article for OPC Connection, OPC specialist Eric Murphy presents his thoughts on OPC UA and how it offers the promise of unifying individual business units into true enterprise-wide solutions.

    02/16/2007
  • Software ensures correct SIL3 certification

    FlexiSafe software from ICS Triplex Technology provides a pre-certified environment up to SIL3, and enables faster, easier creation of SIL-certified products.

    02/05/2007
  • Ghost writers on the web

    New detection software programs that generate relevant text on a given subject are getting better at identifying existing content, but a casual reading shows most of what they reveal has no meaning.

    02/01/2007
  • The ABCs of XML - Part 3: XSLT

    This article provides more of what you need to know to survive in the world of connected data by introducing the XSLT programming language, which brings the benefits of XML to industrial automation applications.

    01/10/2007
  • Best practices in control system migration

    Migration from your old control system to a new one is as an inevitable as death and taxes. But, the key to minimizing the pain is to abide by the control system migration best practices listed here.

    01/05/2007
  • Alarm management improves plant operations

    Alarm management is a hot topic, perhaps because incorrect presentation of alarms often confuses operators. This article shows how better alarm management empowers operators to improve plant performance.

    01/05/2007
  • Artificial intelligence in process automation

    Just how smart will controller intelligence get? CONTROL’s Béla Lipták reports on changes, new concepts, and innovative methods in the use of artificial intelligence in controlling automated processes.

    11/06/2006
  • OPC security – better safe than sorry

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology to OPC Connection. This month, he presents important aspects to consider when addressing security in OPC and the process industry.

    09/11/2006
  • The Federation: To boldly go!

    CONTROL contributor and WBF Chairman, Maurice Wilkins, says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess which organizations could and should become members of the Automation Federation.

    08/14/2006
  • OPC – A decade of success by any standard

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology and specifications, and his thoughts on where the technology is headed, to OPC Connection, our new Site Resource for the OPC community.

    08/10/2006
  • HMIs evolve in process control

    New HMI technology is putting a whole new (inter)face on how operators view control systems information, while at the same time driving human error out of systems and improving safe work practices.

    08/07/2006
  • Talking alarm management with Eddie Habibi

    PAS founder and CEO Eddie Habibi discusses ways to improve your alarm management system. Habibi’s newly released book fills a void in an area within the process industries that has been kept under wraps until now.

    06/08/2006
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