from the department of "SCADA here we come!"

According to Emerson's Jerry Moon, the big E has taken the plunge:

EMERSON COMBINES REMOTE AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES OF BRISTOL®, FISHER®, DANIEL AND MOBREY

WATERTOWN, CONN. (March 19, 2006) - Emerson today announced that it has created a new division to better serve the remote measurement and control needs of the oil, gas, water, and wastewater treatment industries. The new Remote Automation Solutions division combines Emerson's Bristol®, Fisher®, Daniel, and Mobrey remote technology products and services into one larger, dynamic business. The combination of these longstanding products along with years of industry expertise within remote automation solutions will provide many important benefits to customers. Emerson will strengthen its leadership position in remote automation technology in areas such as integrated remote measurement and control solutions, autonomous wireless instrumentation, seamless communication integration, and system health diagnostics. The result of Emerson's integrated architecture, innovative technologies and industry expertise will help customers achieve maximum performance and a competitive edge. The new division will continue to offer flow computers, remote terminal units (RTUs), presets, instruments, and engineering services under the Bristol, Bristol® ControlWaveâ„¢, FloBossâ„¢ ROC, and Danload product brands through existing sales channels without any disruption in service to customers. Jack Kelly, formerly president of Emerson's Bristol division, is named president of the Remote Automation Solutions division and Jon Milliken, formerly president of the Flow Computer Division, is named executive vice president. "By bringing the industry-leading remote automation technologies and expertise together, Emerson is organizing to provide our customers with unmatched leading-edge measurement and control technology for remote installations where ruggedness, reliability, low power, and environmental hardness are required," said Jack Kelly, president, Remote Automation Solutions division of Emerson. "Both new and existing customers will experience more solutions choices and applications support than ever before along with our commitment of service and support throughout the life of their system/product." Emerson's Remote Automation Solutions division will be headquartered in Watertown, Conn., with manufacturing locations in Watertown, Marshalltown, Iowa, Pickering, UK, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.