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National Instruments is 30, Virtual Instrumentation is 20! "Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1976 by Jeff Kodosky, Bill Nowlin and James Truchard, National Instruments pioneered the concept of virtual instrumentation - combining open, flexible software and modular hardware with commercial off-the-shelf technologies - to offer engineers and scientists a user-defined...
While I was in Cleveland, I spent the day with Rockwell. In the morning session, I spoke with Steve Ludwig, Kelly Stuart, and Mike Miclot, and in the afternoon, Miclot was spelled by Kevin Zaba. The discussion was far-ranging, but kept coming back to one issue. Rockwell Automation has a problem.
Last week, I went to Cleveland, and visited ControlSoft. ControlSoft has been around for well over a decade, now, producing loop tuning and process optimization products. I had a discussion with Paul Botzman, Claude Flandro, and Dr. Alireza Valizadeh, the technical development manager.
Finally, ISA Releases Their Technical Paper Library! Another Reason Why You Should Join ISA! From Dale Lee, at ISA HQ: Full dues paying ISA Members now receive free access to over 2,500 papers from past ISA EXPO conferences and Division symposia.
What Our Readers Say About CONTROL From a recent survey of Control's readership... Tell us how useful CONTROL is to you and how you use it in your job. Gives me a good base of available technological advancements in control management and the likes.
Microsoft today announced that they will license the Windows operating system source code...or at least major parts of it, in order to comply with the European Union court order instructing them to do so. It had been speculated that Microsoft might not comply with the order and continue to pay...
A few years ago, a young man who was already the President of his own system integration firm in his 20s started coming to ISA President's meetings and to CSIA meetings. His name was Jonathan Pollet and his company was PlantData Technologies, in Houston.
Emerson Process Management has published Edition V of its Pressure Regulator Application Guides. The guides, previously combined into one volume known as the Regulator Handbook, are now available in two volumes - Natural Gas Regulators and Industrial Regulators.
For everybody who hates patent trolls, today's refusal by the Roberts court to hear an appeal from Research In Motion on the defective ruling by the trial court judge in the case of Giant Patent Troll NTP and RIM over bogus patents that NTP owns is a travesty.