The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking
I recently presented a webinar cosponsored by ISA and CooperBussman’s Brian Cunningham on the above topic entitled “Staying Connected – Why Network Management Matters” based on the following abstract:
A number of manufacturers make field sensor networks that use protocols other than WirelessHART or ISA100.11a and in fact have been on the market for a number of years and in a wide range of form factors.
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) www.isa100wci.org announced the November 13, 2012 completion of the interoperability trial to verify its Generic Client Interface (GCI) specification. The GCI is an important component of the ISA100.11a architecture as it defines many of the requirements for ANSI/ISA-100.11a based gateways.
IDC Technology is hosting a conference and two half-day workshops in Edmonton later this month with workshops presented by both Paul Gruhn on Safety system and John Cusimano on "Assessing the Security of Industrial Control Systems Using Threat Modeling" Tuesday November 27.
After quietly disappearing from your radar at the end of April to join a global manufacturing company I am pleased to say that after that did not work out as planned Walt Boyes was kind enough to ask me to resume this blog so “The Great Kanduski” is back.
The ISA Edmonton Section has just finished hosting the 9th annual Oil Sands Automation conference in Fort McMurray and as the tag line on the program states – still the only oil sands focused conference hosted in the oil sands.
While in Austin recently for some meetings at the Fieldbus Foundation I read a copy of the Wall Street Journal about the state of technology workers in the United States. The Population Reference Bureau estimates that approximately 7.6 million workers in the US work in technology fields and the low...
I recently read in Power Magazine (powermag.com) that EPRI is launching the Security and Privacy Initiative, a collaborative effort to investigate cyber security standards, business processes, and technologies to protect the electric grid.
Is the world ready for a “self-help” supplier of industrial networking tools and equipment? The people at Cobaltprocess (www.cobaltprocess.com) in the Northwest USA certainly hope so.
Because off-line tools by their nature are unable to report back to the appropriate person when something happens the majority of FF Power Supply manufacturers either already offer or I am confident are working on developing on-line network diagnostic modules to continually monitor and report to a central system as...