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The Last Day: Yokogawa's Dave Emerson Integrates the Enterprise

Adoption Standards Is Key in Business and Control System Integration. “There are people,” began Dave Emerson, principal systems architect for Yokogawa Corp. of America, “who believe that a non-standard approach to integration allows them to continue to differentiate themselves in the market. They are wrong.

Iconics Customer Summit, 2008 -- Day 2, in which . . .

our intrepid reporter, Paul Miller, visits a Hard Rock Cafe, listens to Dutch jazz, takes a deep dive into the Iconics/Microsoft partnership and examines some of its cooler spawn . . .  Plus, Moore's Law, R.I.P.? As tired as I was, I sure did enjoy the Iconics Summit hospitality event...

Another coup for Kepware

In another significant move, Kepware, a major player in the OPC server and connectivity space, made the following announcement at the ARC Forum on Monday:  Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced today that its KEPServerEX Product will provide manufacturing plant floor execution...

ISA, MIMOSA, OAGi, OPC and WBF establish OpenO&M

From the release: ISA, MIMOSA, OAGi, OPC, and WBF Join Forces to Establish OpenO&M Research Triangle Park, NC (9 October 2007) -- ISA, MIMOSA, the OPC Foundation, the Open Applications Group Inc., and WBF have established OpenO&M, a cooperative forum where members can work together to solve automation challenges through...

New Vulnerability in OLE reported by CIAC-- most considered "critical"

See the report: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/r-317.shtml  The questions are: Does this vulnerability carry over into OPC-UA? And when do we GET OPC-UA?...

Sean Leonard on OPC

Sean Leonard is the Director of Matrikon's OPC business. He's the first speaker on the last day- not the best spot, of course, but we'll see. His presentation is called "Interoperability: The Key to Business Agility" and is subtitled "The Business Case for OPC." The first question raised at this...

BA Energy Builds Oils Sands Upgrader with Matrikon Suite

Cleaning oil sands isn't easy or cheap. So finding a new upgrading process that's half as expensive is really good news. The bad news is that you now have to design a build a company and a plant to do it.

Meridian's Journey to Asset Management Excellence

Knowledge may be power, but it can also take the form of speed.

Meanwhile, back at the Technology Pavilion...

During the break between main presentations, Matrikon wisely has located the refreshments in the Technology Pavilion (exhibitors' palace) and has scheduled mini-sessions there from vendors. During the morning break, Mark McTavish from Matrikon talked about Matrikon Alarm Manager, and Roy Tanner from ABB talked about Using Alarm Insight to Improve...