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Tom Kindervater and the UIS update

Tom Kindervater, co-chair of the User Input Subommittee, provided the description of how Honeywell's unique customer input system for enhancements works. The UIS develops a detailed "want" list and Honeywell does the development work under the direction of the UIS.

Jack Bolick speaks...

"Make sure you're drinking plenty of water..." HPS will be about $3 billion of the $13 billion Automation and Controls business, with about $1 billion being lifecycle services. Honeywell's mission is improving business performance in Safety/Security, Reliability and Efficiency. We are driving toward an integrated vision.

Over 700 customers

According to David Wade, there are over 700 customers attending HUG this year, with over 120 first-timers....

HUG 2008 Americas Kickoff

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's HUGMAN! Disguised as mild-mannered Kent Clark, he says he's going to serve as the symposium's sidekick. The conference theme is "The power to perform," Honeywell's customers are everyday superheroes that keep their plants and industries going and productive and profitable.

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...

Honeywell Safety Manager gets NFPA 72 Cert from USA certifier

From the press release:   HONEYWELL SAFETY MANAGER ATTAINS CERTIFICATION FROM FACTORY MUTUAL   Safety Manager is First Safety System in Process Industries to Receive NFPA 72 Certification from U.S.-Certifying Body   PHOENIX, Feb. 28, 2008 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced its Safety Manager platform is the process industries’ first safety...

Honeywell is on board at SP100

In an interview this morning, Honeywell's Global Wireless Director, Jeff Becker, went on the record to declare, "We are fully in support of the compromise worked out by the SP100 dot11a committee. We understand it to be a dual-network single gateway compromise in Release 1 moving to complete interchangeability and...

In praise of the lowly MicroSwitch...

A news item caught my eye earlier. Today marks the 75th anniversary of Honeywell's ubiquitous MicroSwitch. 75 years ago, this rather lowly invention was the spark for the entire sensing industry. I've used hundreds of them, as has many another controls vendor.

Honeywell joins ISCI as founding member...

Since I helped to found this beast, I must say thank you to Honeywell for carrying this forward, and to all the other companies who have stepped up, thank you also.

HART 7 wins...now what?

As expected, the HART Communication Foundation Board voted to release the complete HART 7 specification, including WirelessHART, which now becomes an open international standard. As promised, Honeywell cast a no vote. I have included the text of the HART foundation's press release below, but I want to inject some commentary...