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Just in case you thought this was "all Emerson, all the time" this week...

Here's an interesting press release from Invensys. Note that most of SAP's plant based experience, including Sudipta Bhattacharya, now works for Invensys. INVENSYS DEMONSTRATES ENHANCED INFUSION CONDITION MANAGER AT AVANTIS USER GROUP CONFERENCE InFusion Condition Manager version 2.2 collects and analyzes real-time diagnostics from plant production assets, drives the appropriate...

Gas plant goes wireless three ways

While many folks put one toe in the water, some jump in with both feet. So, while some process control users may slowly test wireless for limited monitoring in non-critical corners of their plants, a few brave engineers are blanketing their facilities with multiple wireless protocols, and finding more than...

The Hidden Costs of Successful Safety

It's not easy to keep process applications safe, but it can be even harder to find help to do it right. In this environment, safety depends on asking the right questions. In his "SIL 201" presentation on July 17 at the 2007 North American Foxboro User Group conference in Boston,...

Making the Move from Condition Monitoring to Management

"Condition monitoring is about data," began Invensys' Neil Cooper in his address to the Foxboro User Group 2007 gathering today in Boston. "But condition management is about creating the context, the collaboration and the workflow to deal with the conditions that arise." Condition management is a core component of the...

And now a word from Grant Leseueur

"I'd like to start my presentation by saying (pointing to Peter), 'Yeah, what he said.'" Leseueur, the product marketing leader for InFusion, gave a roadmap: InFusion Phase 1-- April 06 InFusion Foundation Edition-- May 07: SCADA, Triconex, TMEC, MES Infustion Installed BAse Support for next year: Historian migration, 100 series...

Good-bye Cimnet; Hello Invensys

Following are excerpts from an email that just popped up in my inbox:  July 2, 2007 Dear Valued CIMNET Customer:As you may already know, on May 3, 2007 CIMNET, Inc. executed a definitive agreement to merge its business operations into Invensys.

Heeeeeere we go....global!

INVENSYS WINS AUTOMATION ORDER FROM MAJOR CHINESE CONTRACTOR FOR MEGA POWER PLANT PROJECT IN INDIA 3,600-megawatt generating station one of the largest power plants under construction in India FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - June 21, 2007 - Invensys Process Systems (http://ips.invensys.com) has been selected by Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction...

What the Honeywell OneWireless Announcement Means

I'm sure some of you were wondering when I would get around to this post. After all, the announcement, made last Monday at HUG in Phoenix, is old news now. But it isn't. What I saw in Phoenix, and what I heard about in 2006 at HUG, was an implementation...

More about Invensys and Wireless: from the horses' mouths

Paul Miller, Hesh Kagan and Brian Courchesne from Invensys dropped in this afternoon to talk about the walk that's behind the press release I posted earlier today. Basically, as my colleague and predecessor in this chair, Paul Studebaker chief editor of our sister publication Plant Services, acutely pointed out, what...

Big Noise from Foxboro (Mass.)

Bette Midler (if you're too young to know who that is, you've missed some great songs...) put out an album (remember them?) called "Big Noise from Winnetka"....God, I hate having to explain titles on this blog...