If Anything like BP's Oil Spill or the Financial Crisis Had Happened on a Smaller Scale and In a Smaller
Community, the Cops Would Have Been Called, and the Perps Would Have Been Horsewhipped and Thrown in Jail
In November 2013, the FDI Specification and FDI Developer Toolkits Were Released to Selected Companies but Now All Fieldbus Foundation Member Companies Licensed to Use FOUNDATION Developer Toolkits Are Eligible to Participate in the Beta Test
CONTROL magazine's first annual exchange to bring end-users and vendors together to work on collaborative projects proved to be a big success for the automation community, prompting similar focused events to be scheduled next year.
While basic plant-floor automation is no longer a mystery, advanced control often is, making techniques for solving difficult process control problems of high interest to end users and service providers.