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It's 2 PM...Do you know where your system integrators are?

Well, Siemens does. More than 300 system integrators, vendors, and journalists received a special greeting as they entered two meeting areas of the Control System Integrators Association Conference in Santa Fe, N.M. A 19 inch industrial monitor positioned at each entrance flashed the names of the participants as they walked...

Meanwhile, at the Siemens User Group event...

Siemens Gold Plates a Controller Prof. Dr. Michael Bruns (left), head of Process Automation, Siemens A&D, presents a gold-plated SIMATIC® PCS 7 controller to Chris DaCosta, Controls Platform ...

Protecting the Edges

"CERN, the European physics lab that was the birthplace of the World Wide Web, tested 59 different PLCs they owned and found that they had huge numbers of failures in those controllers," said control system security expert Eric Byres in a presentation before over 150 Honeywell User Group attendees on...

The Operator of the Future-- Arnold Oliver, Worsley Alumina Refinery

"We love to see our operators in action, just like our sports teams. We love them when they do well. We get frustrated with them when they make mistakes." Worsley management challenged the process control group with this question:

Dan McDougall on how Shell does process security

Dan McDougall on Process Control Security - Shell Upstream  How Shell EP is responding to Global Threats  "If you aren't aware that this is...

The Implications of NERC CIP

Barry Ingold, from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, presented a detailed look at the implications of  the new NERC CIP Cyber Security Standards, noting that the original "Urgent Action Standard 1200" specifically excluded DCSs and control systems in the definition of what constituted a "critical cyber asset." NERC stands for...

Honeywell User Group e-Show Daily

For those of you who didn't receive the e-Show Daily directly, here's the web link: http://www.putman.net/newsletter/cge_hugs07/07/070611.html Enjoy....

The B Team Takes The Field

Walt is busy getting the first edition of the electronic show daily for the 32nd Annual Honeywell User Group meeting off the ground, so while he's not looking, I'm talking over SoundOff! Being a member of the press has it's advantages.

Urso Magnifico rides again!

"Next we have a very powerful former engineer who joined the dark side: marketing. The author of 'Pimping Your Refinery,' Jason Urso!" He was introduced by the Max Headroom character, Franz Schwarzenegger who claims to be "Arnold's brother." [there will be a recreation of this part of the blog post--...

Press release announces record attendance at HUG

Record Attendance Expected At Honeywell Users Group Symposium Customers Will Share Insights and Best Practices for Using Honeywell Technology to Enhance Safety, Reliability and Efficiency Honeywell is expecting record attendance at its 2007 Users' Group Americas Symposium, which will be held June 10-14 in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Resort...