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Invensys celebrates Foxboro's 100th birthday

From all of us at Control, we want to wish Foxboro a happy century day, and hopeful wishes for many more.   From the press release:  Invensys Process Systems (IPS), a global technology, software and consulting firm, celebrated here today the 100th anniversary of the Foxboro automation products brand.

What's a DCS?

Somebody wrote to the A-List at control.com a while back, and claimed that while XYZ and ABC were DCS systems, two other companies' systems, in his not-so-humble opinion, didn't qualify. Last year, in a discussion with Emerson's Chief Strategic Officer, Peter Zornio, we came up with the following definition of...

And Invensys responds...inadvertently

not an hour after I posted the foregoing, I received a huge envelope from Invensys with a hundred year anniversary 2008 calendar in it. I'm glad they are going to do something for Foxboro. And it is a very nice calendar, too....

A Century of Automation-- Foxboro turns 100

Even though Foxboro appears not to have sent out news releases talking about this, I'd like to remind everybody that 2008 is Foxboro's 100th birthday. The Bristol brothers, Edgar H. Bristol and Bennet B. Bristol, set up the In...

Jim Gray's legacy lives on...

Jim Gray was a friend of mine for many years. He was a senior sales and marketing official at Foxboro, who sadly died way too young. The Fieldbus Foundation established a scholarship in his name, and I am pleased to report the winners for this year: The Fieldbus Foundation has...