Monday, September 30, 2013

The Mobile Worker -- There Are 100 Apps for That!

Mr. Walt Boyes, the Editor-in-Chief of CONTROL and in the article "The Mobile Worker -- There Are 100 Apps for That!"covers a number of tools that are allowing even the smallest companies to have all the benefits of mobility. Additional reasons why you should read the whole article:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Invensys Acquires InduSoft and expands HMI and SCADA offerings for OEM sector

Well you heard the news: Invensys has acquired InduSoft, a provider of HMI and embedded intelligent device software for the automation market. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, and founded in 1997, InduSoft has delivered more than 250,000 HMI software licenses to more than 700 customers worldwide, primarily industrial computer manufacturers and machine and system builders, who embed InduSoft’s software into their products.

InduSoft’s embedded HMI offerings interface with industrial devices, including machines, controllers and computers, with a focus on the low-end space for industrial computer manufacturers and machine and system builders.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Mobility: A solution that stretches beyond the ordinary HMI

A market study company, ARC Advisory Group, reports that “HMI software must be in a position to offer solutions, such as HTML5, for mobile devices as well as the growing acceptance of personal devices being used in business, “bring your own device” (BYOD), which is accelerating the adoption of wireless tools. The adoption rate of these devices is increasing and by the end of the study’s 2017 forecast period may become a default part of an HMI software offering norm”….“Delivering real-time information to the smartphone provides value ranging from plant executives to maintenance technicians. Tablets are replacing some HMI panels in some manufacturing installations, and they will become a common method of operating equipment remotely located. It will be much simpler and less expensive to build, for example, a pump control panel for a remote pump station with a Bluetooth connection, and have an operator walk up and operate it from the tablet versus building a conventional control panel. Some HMI software and services suppliers support devices, such as iPads, through a remote desktop, while others” (6)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Top 4 Reasons To Consider Mobility In Manufacturing

In this blog, I provide 4 reasons why you should consider mobility in industrial settings. I will show how plants can provide employees with cost-effective, secure, on-demand remote access to critical information resources. In the future blogs I will explore  ways in which you can begin to build out your mobile technology base for use within manufacturing.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Mobility brief outlook: Why Mobility for Industrial Automation?

In recent years, dramatic changes in the global manufacturing plant landscape have compelled organizations to respond to a new set of challenges, including:

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Problems with today's HMIs and How to Fix Them

An article featured in Control Magazine covering issues with today's HMIs as well as some proposed solutions.
“Problems abound in most human-machine interface (HMIs) designs in use today, many of which are the result of powerful software that made it perhaps too easy to create overly complex graphics that don't connect with the operator as effectively as they might.
Image credit: Develco

Monday, September 9, 2013

Top 10 reasons to attend the Wonderware User Conference, Dallas October 15-17, 2013

The Invensys Wonderware Software User Conference is designed to educate, inform, and provide our attendees with networking experiences. Customers attend to understand our roadmaps, product updates, and customer successes. Find out the 10 reasons you should attend and join the mailing list to stay informed.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Cloud for Industry-Proof Points

Invensys and Microsoft invite you to spend a morning understanding the business benefits and applicability of Azure Cloud Technology in industrial automation—for both today and in the future.
Join the top experts from Microsoft and Invensys for an interactive half day seminar