January 3, 2018
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How to Pick the Right Fieldbus Protocol
How to Pick the Right Fieldbus Protocol

By Dale Perry, Emerson Automation 
This article is intended to help consider the strengths and weaknesses of the four leading fieldbus protocols, in order to help you select the best option for your process plant application.

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Enterprise-wide Supply Chain Solutions: Building Better ERP Efforts
Enterprise-wide Supply Chain Solutions: Building Better ERP Efforts

By Frank Kapper, Upland Ultriva 
Over the past decade there has been a great need for better technology solutions to address global demand-driven and enterprise-wide supply chains.

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Secure Configuration and Operation of OPC UA
Secure Configuration and Operation of OPC UA

The OPC Foundation published a set of practical guidelines for the secure configuration and use of OPC UA in industry. This brochure helps readers quickly understand what OPC UA security has to offer and how to best use it. 

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest Winner
Otto Mation Caption Contest Winner
The winning caption for this comic caption contest was submitted by Chris B. in Oklahoma. Congratulations, Chris! 
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Industry News

HARTING earns acceptance into UL's Client Test Data Acceptance program
HARTING earns acceptance into UL's Client Test Data Acceptance program

Under this program, HARTING is able to conduct testing in its own test laboratory, and submit the data to UL in order to streamline the process for UL certification. 

ABB helps boost low-emission power distribution for Toronto public transit
ABB helps boost low-emission power distribution for Toronto public transit
The project is part of an $8.4 billion investment from the Ontario government to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
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AspenTech announces acquisition of RtTech Software
AspenTech announces acquisition of RtTech Software
The acquisition strengthens AspenTech’s asset optimization strategy by providing cloud and edge processing technology that captures and aggregates critical data from assets throughout the plant and across the enterprise.

Roeslein & Associates announce acquisition of Pride Conveyance Systems
Roeslein & Associates announce acquisition of Pride Conveyance Systems

The transaction is a progression for the two companies that have held a relationship dating back over 30 years. Roeslein founder Rudi Roeslein worked with Pride founders Shannon Pride, Pat Jordan, and Ruben Padilla at Wiebe in the late 1980s.

New Products

TrendMiner announces release of TrendMiner software version 2017 R2
TrendMiner announces release of TrendMiner software version 2017 R2

This release focuses on leveraging global connected data sources to unlock data insights across the extended enterprise for optimizing overall plant performance.

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Qorvo technology integrates with HUMAX to release HUMAX Chorus Voice Assistant

Qorvo partners with HUMAX to release HUMAX Chorus Voice Assistant
The pairing is advancing the Internet of Things (IoT) by creating a turnkey, smart home system for operators that integrates gateways, sensor devices, cloud platforms and mobile applications.
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Teledyne DALSA announces Falcon4 86M camera
Teledyne DALSA announces Falcon4 86M camera

The Falcon4 cameras are powered by Teledyne DALSA’s 86 megapixel global shutter CMOS image sensor, which outputs up to 16 full resolution frames per second, and higher with windowing.

ams introduces AS39513 NFC sensor tag and data logger
ams introduces AS39513 NFC sensor tag and data logger
The device is a digital sensor with an NFC front end that can be integrated into smart labels. A unique ID as well as logged temperature data can be read by any authorized NFC reader

Comau releases PickAPP Android application for robot control operations
Comau releases PickAPP Android application for robot control operations

PickAPP is an Android application for an 8-10-inch tablet, configured with graphical operations designed to improve the overall user experience.

Bedrock announces addition of Intrinsic Anomaly Detection to Bedrock OSA firmware
Bedrock adds Intrinsic Anomaly Detection to Bedrock OSA firmware
Bedrock OSA AD will be available as standard integrated functionality that continuously monitors the controller’s network and system time to detect intrusions and anomalous behavior.
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