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ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification
December 02, 2019

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

The published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification outline integration of NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics for process automation into CIP architectures. The addition of this capability provides industry standard diagnostic information for process users while leveraging the benefits of industrial Ethernet.

IDTechEx Report: Autonomous cars could accout for 4 trillion miles of road travel by 2040
November 26, 2019

IDTechEx Report: Autonomous cars could accout for 4 trillion miles of road travel by 2040

IDTechEx has recently seen competitors joining hands and forming some unlikely-sounding alliances to reduce the cost of autonomous driving development, as well as to share resources and capabilities. In July 2019, BMW Group signed a long-term strategic cooperation with rival company Daimler AG that begins with bringing Level 4 capability to market in the mid-2020s.

Phoenix Contact releases firmware 2.05.1 for TC Router product range
November 26, 2019

Phoenix Contact releases firmware 2.05.1 for TC Router product range

The TC Router permits remote access to SCADA networks and control systems over the cellular network. Since these networks typically involve critical infrastructure, the TC Router VPN and firewall have been updated to increase network resiliency and protect against cyberattacks.

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator
November 15, 2019

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator

As part of a joint project, members of the VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative together with the OPC UA Foundation, have developed a hardware demonstrator that includes the practical implementation of the "OPC UA for Machine Vision (OPC MV) Part 1 Companion Specification".

Interact Analysis releases The Low Voltage AC Motor Drives Market – 2019 report
November 11, 2019

Interact Analysis releases The Low Voltage AC Motor Drives Market – 2019 report

The research shows that growth in the intralogistics and materials handling sector has led to increased demand for decentralised and motor mounted drives, leading them to show the strongest growth over the five-year forecast period out of all seven product types covered.

NK Technologies releases Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide
November 08, 2019

NK Technologies releases Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide

The Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide covers a wide range of topics and includes a selection guide, as well as a variety of case studies and application examples.

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XX
November 04, 2019

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XX

Learn the latest from industry leaders on everything from open automation systems for packaging machines to specifying process control systems using IEC 62603 in this Control Systems edition of Advancing Automation from Automation.com.

Ocean Data Systems announces release of Dream Report 5 R19.3
November 01, 2019

Ocean Data Systems announces release of Dream Report 5 R19.3

Major features focus on enhancing connectivity to two vendors, Rockwell Automation and Siemens. In the previous release, Dream Report delivered FactoryTalk Historian Data connectivity.

ABB releases virtual 'Smart City' online desktop tool
October 31, 2019

ABB releases virtual 'Smart City' online desktop tool

The interactive landscape is intended to show some of the safe, smart and sustainable solutions that can contribute to the design of a comprehensive ‘smart city’.

Chubb announces enhancements to Chubb Cyber Index
October 24, 2019

Chubb announces enhancements to Chubb Cyber Index

The tool also offers cost analysis, insights on cyber insurance limits and deductibles, and an estimated incident costs calculator that helps organizations better understand how to protect themselves against current and emerging cyber threats.

CyberX releases 2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report
October 22, 2019

CyberX releases 2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report

The data illustrates that IoT/ICS networks and unmanaged devices are soft targets for adversaries. Some of the top findings noted that these networks have outdated operating systems (71 percent of sites), use unencrypted passwords (64 percent) and lack automatic antivirus updates (66 percent).

Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing
October 02, 2019

Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing

To help enterprises prepare for the implications of quantum computing, Sectigo, a commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, has created a broad set of 15 educational resources for security industry professionals in the form of a whitepaper, podcast episodes and transcriptions, and articles.

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper
October 02, 2019

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry.

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines
September 27, 2019

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines

Because both manual and automated assembly lines improve productivity, efficiency and quality of manufacturing while reducing labor costs and cycle time, the market for new assembly machines is expected to grow 27% by 2025, according to recent research by Global Market Insights.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) releases NEMA CPSP 3-2019 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices Part 2 white paper
September 18, 2019

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) releases NEMA CPSP 3-2019 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices Part 2 white paper

This paper describes how electroindustry manufacturers and their customers can work together to improve the level of cybersecurity through industry best practices and guidelines.

IFR Report: Robot investment reaches  16.5 billion USD record in 2018
September 18, 2019

IFR Report: Robot investment reaches 16.5 billion USD record in 2018

The World Robotics report presented by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows an annual global sales value of 16.5 billion USD in 2018 – a new record. 422,000 units were shipped globally in 2018 - an increase of 6 percent compared to the previous year.

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX
September 17, 2019

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX

In this Industrial Cybersecurity eBook from Automation.com, we focus on the latest insights and initiatives changing the landscape of cybersecurity. From the formation of the new Global Cybersecurity Alliance organization to a call for applying automation techniques to industrial cybersecurity alarm floods, OT and IT professionals are collaborating and learning from each other like never before.

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?
September 09, 2019

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute
September 09, 2019

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute

The report, based on an 18-month analysis of data collected across Proofpoint’s global customer base, spotlights attack trends to help organizations and users stay safe.

Valcor releases white paper on surge pressure mitigation devices
August 28, 2019

Valcor releases white paper on surge pressure mitigation devices

This paper presents a trade study that compares four devices: an orifice, a venturi, a flow fuse, and a flow fuse with a dashpot (slow closing).