The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking

Western Canada Student Games March 13-16

Western Canada and Washington State Instrumentation technology students to participate in Student Games at SAIT in Calgary, Alberta on weekend of March 13 – 16.

NI 2014 Technology Trend Report

National Instruments (NI) has just released their 2014 Trend Watch identifying 6 areas of future development that will alter your productivity level.

Kanduski Returns!

After a too long hiatus I am back – fulfilling a New Year’s resolution, coincidentally on the eve of Chinese New Year, to post regularly (weekly at a minimum) on all things that interest myself and hopefully you that I come across between updates.

Updated Sercos Monitor keeps networks running

sercos international, supplier of the sercos® automation bus, offers a free update for the sercos Monitor used to monitor the health of SercosIII systems.

Nivis Changes Industrial Wireless Game

Nivis, www.nivis.com announced that they are now providing the source code for their ISA100.11a and WirelessHART software platforms which will certainly encourage the development of products of both protocols. Reading the press release http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Nivis-Announces-Open-Source-Availability-for-ISA10011a-and-WirelessHART-1779385.htm further of which I have passed the relevant part below, it appears the business model...

Natural Gas Fueling the future

There continues to be much discussion about natural gas for a variety of reasons, not just the large reserves made possible because of Shale gas deposit development, but also because the associated economic repercussions to industry and manufacturing around the world.

Cybersecurity Responsibility White Paper

I was recently informed about a new White Paper by respected cybersecurity authorities Ralph Langner and Perry Pederson of the Brookings Institution called "Bound to Fail: Why Cybersecurity Risk Cannot Be Simply 'Managed' Away" that is now available for free after registration from ControlGlobal at  www.controlglobal.com/whitepapers/2013/130304-langner-pederson-cybersecurity-fail.html

2013 ARC Forum Network News

Apologies about tardiness in posting this, though ironically part of the reason for the delay is that the internet in my hotel in Orlando stopped working after my first night. Rather than report on the forum presentations, which have limited access I will provide instead a short synopsis on...

Field Level Sensor Network Seminar

WINA are sponsoring a Webinar: “A Winning Strategy for the Global Industrial Wireless Trifecta” Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 ET that might help you better understand the challenges and benefits of mixing wireless field sensor networks.  The presenters are Robert Assimiti, and Rares Ivan, of Nivis developers of several radio...

Texas A&M Instrumentation Symposium

I was fortunate enough to be able to participate and speak at the “68th Annual Instrumentation Symposium for the Process Industries” January 22-24 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.