Industrial Computers 

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MEDIA

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Beckhoff Industrial PC for Flexibility
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Beckhoff eXtreme Fast Control Technology
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RESOURCES

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HABEY USA announces HIO Project

The HIO Project was created to unlock the traditional restraints seen in the embedded hardware industry, and enable developers to participate in hardware development much like we have seen in the open source software realm.

PICMG publishes COM Express Carrier Design Guide

The Design Guide was updated to reflect the new signals adopted with the PICMG COM.0 R2.1 specification, and includes design rules and guidance for the latest high-speed interfaces, including PCI Express Gen3, SuperSpeed USB and SATA 6Gb/s.

Microchip releases free Embedded Firmware Development Framework

MPLAB integrates the licensing, resale and support of both Microchip and third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and real-time operating systems.

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WHITE PAPERS

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What Makes a Soft PLC?

By Dan Fenton, Phoenix Contact
Provides an overview on the differences between “soft” control systems and “real-time” control systems, including a brief description of control systems with an emphasis on PC-based control, the jargon surrounding these PC-based systems, “real time,” and examples demonstrating different use cases.

Leveraging Virtualization for Higher Business Continuity

By Invensys

This whitepaper discusses what software virtualization is, its history, what benefits can be expected, some guidelines on how best to implement software virtualization, some actual user experiences and list of additional resources you can tap into to learn more.

How to Choose the Right Computer for Your Instrument Control System

By National Instruments

The computer can be the most crucial part of an instrument control system. It provides flexibility over traditional boxed systems by connecting to the instrument, running the software to control the instrument, analyzing the measurements, and saving the results. Ask these six questions to uncover the right computer for an application.

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CASE STUDIES

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Integrated automation controls rail straightening machine

Machine Building
A Russian–based metal works needed to replace an old and increasingly obsolete rail straightening machine. It needed a new, more flexible and robust computer-controlled system to aid increased efficiencies and specification for new higher grades of rail.

US DOE uses Perle Terminal Servers to meet NERC rules

Perle Electric Utility Terminal Servers provide secure remote user authentication and management capabilities for Phasor Measurement Units (PMU’s) that keep the smart grid stable.

Softing's PROFINET software helps control steel plant

SAB, a producer of high strength steel, standardized on Softing's PROFINET protocol software for use with its PC-based Proview control system in a new steel plant that was built in Mobile, Alabama.

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EVENTS

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

June 15, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Orlando , FL, United States of America


RSTechED is a training event for end-users, systems integrators, partners and OEMs. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.

June 23, 2014 - June 26, 2014
Orlando , FL, USA


The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

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TRAINING

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April 16, 2014
Peabody , MA


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

April 30, 2014
Lenexa , KS


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

May 15, 2014
Waukesha , WI


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).