Honeywell's "boilermaker in chief" Norm Gilsdorf is one of nine alumni receiving an award from Purdue University during Engineers' Week. One of the other alumni is another distinguished woman in engineering, Joan Miller, a senior vice president at CH2M-Hill Engineers.
In an interesting counterpoint to the successful ballot of the ISA100.11a draft, Honeywell today announced the OneWireless Wireless Gauge Reader. Developed jointly with Cypress Envirosystems, this is NOT an ISA100.11a device, but rather a low-power 802.11 device that uses the 802.11 radio in the OneWireless Multinode.
I have been hollering about this for several months now...I even wrote an editorial lamenting it, "The Elephant in the Room." What is "it"? "It" is the fact that there is an incredible dearth of good engineering practice information for doing post-prototype wireless sensor and network implementations.
“We have many thousands of our data historian, PHD, being used by hundreds of customers at thousands of sites,” said Honeywell Process Solutions’ vice president of strategy and global marketing Harsh Chitale. “So we are very exited to introduce a completely new visualization and analysis engine for PHD.”