OPTO22 Introduces Edge Programmable Controller

Press Release from OPTO 22. Although they announced the product yesterday, the release was embargoed until today. Go figure. Opto 22 announces world’s first Edge Programmable Industrial Controller: groov EPIC Completely new system brings the future of automation to the … Continued

Honeywell Introduces AR/VR Simulator for Training

Very interesting press release and discussion at the press conference on Monday:   HONEYWELL INTRODUCES AR/VR SIMULATOR TO TRAIN THE INDUSTRIAL WORKFORCE AND HELP CLOSE SKILLS GAP   Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Immersive Competency offers cloud-based, mixed-reality simulation to help … Continued

Read the January 2018 INSIDER for free!

Because of the very high interest in the cover feature, “The Future of Automation in the Age of the Internet of Things” we have decided to make the January issue open sooner than we would normally. So, effective immediately, you … Continued

Bedrock Announces New Firmware Upgrade for Cyber Security

Press Release from #arcforum:   Bedrock® Cybershield 3.0 Delivers on the Promise of Open Secure Automation (OSA®) with a Suite of Cyber Defense Tools and Open SCADA Partners   San Jose, Calif. – February 12, 2018 – As part of … Continued

Emerson allies with AspenTech

Press release from ARC Forum: AUSTIN, TX and BEDFORD, MASS., Feb. 12, 2018 – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and AspenTech (NASDAQ: AZPN) announced today they have teamed up to deliver asset optimization software solutions along with global automation technologies and operational … Continued

India’s Expanding Economy and Emerging Growth Opportunities

India’s expanding economy and emerging growth opportunities By Rajabahadur V. Arcot, Independent Industry Analyst / columnist and Automation Consultant with extensive experience in writing industry and technology trend articles, market research reports, case studies, white papers, and automation & manufacturing … Continued

Extreme Badness from Malware and Design Flaws Impact Industry

First, there’s the Triton Exploit In 2004, Triconex safety expert Robert Adamski told me, “I’m going to share my nightmare with you.” He proceeded to talk about, not a safety issue, but a cyber security issue. He predicted that it … Continued

Consolidating Distribution

The Ongoing Consolidation Trend in Distribution E+H Appoints TriNova in Upstate New York and New England When your editor first began working as a sales engineer in the automation industry, distribution in North America was defined by the Dodge marketing … Continued

Emerson Acquires ProSys Inc.

Emerson Completes Acquisition of ProSys, Inc. Deal adds new software capabilities to improve plant performance and brings new technologies to Emerson’s Operational Certainty initiative Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced on the 17th of January that it has acquired ProSys Inc., a … Continued

Is Malware the Achilles Heel of the IIoT?

Is Malware the Achilles Heel of the IIoT? By Walt Boyes (Originally published in the December 2017 Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER) The big appeal of the Industrial Internet of Things is the potential vast increase of meaningful information … Continued

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