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All-in-one software ain’t for everyone

May 30, 2017
Scalable, fit-for-purpose applications can be acquired as needed and work together seamlessly
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Lust for empowerment? Take eyeballs on the road at TechED 2017

May 10, 2017
This year's will provide numerous conference sessions, training labs, product demonstrations on all the most useful solutions for empowering control and automation personnel, ...
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Cybersecurity 'toothbrushes and bridge paint' at Automation Fair event

Oct. 24, 2016
Sessions delivered at Process Solutions User Group and Automation Fair to offer full slate of cybersecurity tips and techniques.
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IIoT: 'It's not a technical play; it's a cost play'

July 28, 2015
We asked Steve Jennis, CEO of connectivity company PrismTech USA, what's really new with the Internet of Things (IoT). This is what he had to say.
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Big Barrel, Old-Time Control

May 4, 2015
The Great Heidelberg Tun Impresses Panel Builders, Integrators and Engineers
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Unlocking the Secrets of Uranium Dioxide’s Thermal Conductivity

Aug. 4, 2014
Los Alamos National Laboratory is helping the DOE develop advanced predictive computer models of nuclear reactor performance.
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Cybersecurity: SWAMP Helps Find Software Vulnerabilities

July 30, 2014
The Software Assurance Market Place aims to help software developers make their programs more secure by finding weaknesses such as Heartbleed-like vulnerabilities.
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The Internet of (Insecure) Things

June 26, 2014
BYOD security issues raise important questions core to cyber security.
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Massive Oil Spills: Are Drilling Rigs Still at Risk from Blowouts?

June 6, 2014
Even after the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill, blowouts from underwater oil wells continue to pose a dangerous risk for drilling rigs.
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Nanopower Magnetic Sensors Work Across Large Air Gaps

June 2, 2014
Needing only tiny amounts of power, anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs can detect magnetic fields as weak as 7 Gauss.
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IEC Safety Standards (IEC 61508) Help

April 1, 2014
Functional Safety standards continue to generate significant interest and in many cases questions in the automation industry. The Functional Safety standards are more commonly...
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Accidents Still Happen; They Still Cost a Lot

March 20, 2014
Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has tasked the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety with investigating deficiencies in safety, risk management, and disaster...
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Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) market in your future?

March 14, 2014
MEMS technology has grown from a niche application industry to a US$12B industry in a little over the decade – largely driven by the consumer market however work on multiple fronts...
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Are You Ready to Be Part of the Electrical Plan?

March 10, 2014
Integrated project management and electrical/automation systems promise to change the work habits of control engineers.
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Automation Market Size Video

March 7, 2014
Understanding the size and scope of the automation sector is worth understanding on a periodic basis. This 4 minute video has a look at this information from several angles.