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Convergence—or not, that’s the question...

Lowest cost Home Run – Fieldbus or wireless?

Wireless is being proposed as the easiest and lowest cost way to install additional infrastructure between a field device and the control system when the home run cable is ‘full.’ Unfortunately, this is not true since as the title implies another alternative exists and that alternative can be used in...

Multi-Media Bonanza from HUG

As the 2010 Honeywell User Group Conference for 2010 winds down today, we are still bringing you some of the highlights. 

Honeywell Announces a More Flexible Wireless Network Option

This announcement came out of the Honeywell Users Group conference in Phoenix this morning.

Staying Connected on the road

I arrived home from Africa yesterday after an extended voyage courtesy of the volcano in Iceland. Fortunately, we only had a 40 minute delay on the ground in Heathrow and an extra hour to fly around the ash cloud.

Connecting Intelligence Everywhere

The TECH column in the April 12 issue of Fortune magazine (unfortunately I cannot give you a link to the article because the folks at CNN/Fortune do not think providing this sort of content in other than the print format I get to my door makes sense) had an article...

Wireless Misconceptions

When I read the Dilbert comic strip on Friday April 24 I could not help but wonder how many other folks, especially those approving projects think like the “pointy haired boss” who says in the final frame “It’s wireless. How hard could it be to not install wires?”

Overcoming the Wireless Sensor Network Bandwidth Problem

One of the challenges identified in our last posting was the increasing demand on the 2.4 GHz bands to be all things to all people and that unfortunately, IEEE 802.15.4  is further hindered by the restrictions put on the radios.  One possible solution is to migrate to a different...

Oil Sands Automation Conference 2010

The 7th annual Oil Sands Conference concluded one week ago in Fort McMurray, the heart of the oil sands and it was evident that automation will play a significant factor in the continuing development of this important hydrocarbon resource.