Controlling Interests Editors' Blog

Keynote by Emerson's Peter Zornio kicks off MCAA 2013 Industry Forum

The Measurement, Control and Automation Association (MCAA) kicked off its annual Industry Forum today at the Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The more than 200 attendees -- primarily from instrumentation manufacturers, distributors and rep organizations -- set a new attendance record, according to Marianne Gatten, conference chairwoman, and...

Farewell Greg Wilkinson

Mourning the loss Friday of Greg Wilkinson, supremely capable and enthusiastic business associate through many years at GrowthPoint, Microsoft and Rockwell Automation. The automation marketing community lost one of the good ones. We'll miss you, Greg. Be at peace.  

Wireless Compliance Institute Gears Up for ISA100 Products

The commercialization of products based on the ISA100.11a wireless standard took several steps forward at the ARC World Industry Forum this week in Orlando. "ISA100.11a is unique," said GE's Justin Smith to a gathering of industry media, "because its requirements were determined by end users in an open consensus process,...

PlantStruxure Collaborative System to Automate Processes, Optimize Energy Usage

PlantStruxure is Schneider Electric's new collaborative system designed to allow industrial and infrastructure companies to meet their automation needs and at the same time deliver on growing energy management requirements.

Yokogawa Launches VigilantPlant Services Offering

Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced the availability of VigilantPlant Services, a comprehensive package of automation service solutions designed to help manufacturers achieve safe, environmentally friendly, and profitable plant operations in line with the Yokogawa VigilantPlant concept.

Enterprise Control: The Next Generation

Invensys Operations Management announced in a press conference today at the ARC World Industry Forum in Orlando the next evolution of its InFusion Enterprise Control System (ECS).

VSI Application Suite Adds Visualization, Management Capabilities to Device Connectivity Platform

ILS Technology, LLC, an industry leader in intelligent connectivity solutions, announced today at the ARC World Industry Forum in Orlando the introduction of Virtual Service Infrastructure (VSI) Application Suite, further extending their award winning "enabling intelligence" solutions beyond the local enterprise.

Robust Document Management with the Ease of Outlook Email

McLaren Software, a leader in asset information management solutions for owner operators and engineering companies, is showcasing its new McLaren Services for Outlook at the ARC World Industry Forum this week in Orlando.

New KEPServerEX Software Features OPC UA Interface for Secure Tunneling

Kepware Technologies announced today in a press conference at the ARC Global Forum in Orlando the release of KEPServerEX version 5.2.