I got to the MCAA breakfast a little late and found a record crowd. We ate while we listened to an impassioned plea by ISA president, Don Zee, for certification and training as the best way for both vendors and end-user companies to strengthen the market for process automation.
Thanks to McCormick Hall's antique features, if I want to blog from the ISA show, I will need to use one of the livejournal features I've not played with before. I'm posting this from my faithful blackberry. Walt Boyes BlackBerry service provided by Nextel...
I've really had very little time to "walk the show" but I've formed some impressions: + Despite the predictions, the doom and gloom scenario did not happen. The conference is busy, the show (although tiny in comparison to other ISA shows) is active.
Kevin Roach and the Rockwell Software Vision I had not seen Kevin Roach since he left GE to become Vice President of Rockwell Software. In fact, as I reminded him, I had a long-arranged phone interview with him the day he resigned at GE, and he blew me off.
ISA Executive Director Status Research Triangle Park, NC (23 October 2005) -- ISA is in the final stages of negotiations to name an Executive Director after a comprehensive search for an experienced professional who can lead the organization into the future.
Will BPL Interfere With In-Plant Radio Networks? Broadband over power line (BPL) is a technology that allows Internet data to be transmitted over utility power lines. In order to utilize BPL, a subscriber installs a small modem similar to DSL or cable service, and plugs it into any ordinary AC...
Smar Rumored for Sale...Possibly to Roxboro Rumors have surfaced that Carlos Liboni has sold his interest in Smar, and his erstwhile partners, Gorini and Lorenzato are selling the company. Other rumors propose that English company, Roxboro, is hot on the scent.
"...and another one bites the dust!" The Australian-headquartered HMI/SCADA/MES vendor Citect announced on Wednesday that they have accepted a merger offer from the Australian subsidiary of Schneider for a deal worth approximately $80 million. Where this leaves the US crew is suddenly up in the air.
ABB comments on role of FDT/DTM and EDDL Complementary technologies support interoperability for automation systems with intelligent field devices Wickliffe, OH, October 21, 2005 "” The ongoing debate on the value of FDT/DTM and EDDL for automation industry end users has become more heated.
So. What I feared when I went to AVG's press conference last year announcing their formation of EzAutomation.com is actually happening. Two of the leaders in automation catalog marketing are eating their young. AVG for years has been a significant supplier of touch screen panels to AutomationDirect, and AVG honcho...