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IHS Markit releases “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report
March 18, 2019

IHS Markit releases “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report

There are four of the key trends noted in the IHS Markit “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report, which includes industry case studies for smart metering, energy storage, motors, and switchgea

Ayehu announces launch of Automation Academy
March 15, 2019

Ayehu announces launch of Automation Academy

Ayehu’s Automation Academy demystifies automation and gives companies the power to transform, advance and compete in this new environment where traditional approaches to IT and business operations no longer suffice.

ISASecure Webinar: IEC-62443 - An Introduction to the Global Automation Cybersecurity Standard
March 12, 2019

ISASecure Webinar: IEC-62443 - An Introduction to the Global Automation Cybersecurity Standard

This webinar will introduce the various parts of IEC 62443 and explain applicability of each part using examples from the process industry, discrete manufacturing, building controls, and robotics. The certification infrastructure and process will also be presented.

Emerson announces opening of applications for 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program
March 04, 2019

Emerson announces opening of applications for 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program

Students seeking to submit a scholarship application must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Real Time Automation announce release of John S. Rinaldi's book:  The Everyman’s Guide to EtherNet/IP: The Industry’s Leading Automation Protocol
March 01, 2019

Real Time Automation announce release of John S. Rinaldi's book: The Everyman’s Guide to EtherNet/IP: The Industry’s Leading Automation Protocol

“It’s the story of how and why EtherNet/IP was conceived and its rise to dominance in the automation world. It’s also a real-world, hands-on handbook for the technology and how it relates to other technologies like Modbus TCP, PROFINET IO and the rest” says Rinaldi

Advancing Automation: IIoT & Industry 4.0, Volume XIV
March 01, 2019

Advancing Automation: IIoT & Industry 4.0, Volume XIV

This ebook will take an in-depth look at several new technologies and how they are leveraging IIoT advances in fields such as robotics, batteries and control systems. Continuous increases in productivity, profitability and efficiency will also be highlighted in this issue.

International Society of Automation (ISA) announces publication of Situation Management for Process Control
February 28, 2019

International Society of Automation (ISA) announces publication of Situation Management for Process Control

Written by Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D.,—an expert in alarm management and operator support technology—the book explores control room management as a discipline, focusing on the applicable tools, technology, and methodologies that foster safer, more effective control room functioning and improved industrial production.

exida announces two certification programs for system integrators
February 27, 2019

exida announces two certification programs for system integrators

The certifications are based on the IEC 62443-2-4 and IEC 62443-3-3 standards, which represent the expertise of a large group of global experts to reduce cyber vulnerabilities by laying a solid foundation of cyber defense mechanisms for automation system networks and cover the specific requirements for developing and designing secure systems.

SEMI announces SEMI Works industry talent initiative
February 25, 2019

SEMI announces SEMI Works industry talent initiative

The holistic program is designed to improve the industry’s image and provide educational programs for all age groups across the education continuum.

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces the Security Maturity Model (SMM) Practitioner’s Guide
February 25, 2019

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces the Security Maturity Model (SMM) Practitioner’s Guide

Building on concepts identified in the IIC Industrial Internet Security Framework published in 2016, the SMM defines levels of security maturity for a company to achieve based on its security goals and objectives as well as its appetite for risk

Softomotive announces Softomotive’s RPA Academy online learning portal
February 15, 2019

Softomotive announces Softomotive’s RPA Academy online learning portal

The Softomotive Academy is designed to improve the employability quotient of professionals and developers. It provides them with the opportunity to develop and deepen their RPA-focused skills which are in short supply at present as enterprises seek to accelerate their digitization efforts and improve productivity.

Frost & Sullivan Report: Big Data technology driving proactive cybersecurity solutions
February 12, 2019

Frost & Sullivan Report: Big Data technology driving proactive cybersecurity solutions

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Envisioning the Next-Generation Cybersecurity Practices, presents an overview of cybersecurity in enterprises and analyzes the drivers and challenges to the adoption of best practices in cybersecurity.

Cyber Florida announces of Cyber Defense for SMBs resource
February 08, 2019

Cyber Florida announces of Cyber Defense for SMBs resource

With input from experts in academia, private industry, government, and the military, this guide offers guidance to help SMBs identify the most cost-effective cybersecurity best practices for their business.

Ponemon Institute releases study on Managing Safety, Security and Privacy in the Interconnected World of IT, OT and IIoT
February 07, 2019

Ponemon Institute releases study on Managing Safety, Security and Privacy in the Interconnected World of IT, OT and IIoT

The purpose of this study is to understand the concerns that organizations have for functional safety, cybersecurity and data privacy when there is a convergence of IT, operational technology (OT) and industrial internet of things (IIoT).

January 30, 2019

Altizon releases 2019 Smart Manufacturing ROI Almanac

The report analyzes expected cost savings, and ROI timelines in addition to highlighting the most prevalent IIoT use cases across the Automotive, Tire, Industrial Products, Metal, FMCG and Chemical industries.

Kolabtree releases infographic highlighting AI-assisted products in healthcare
January 28, 2019

Kolabtree releases infographic highlighting AI-assisted products in healthcare

Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has predicted a compound annual growth rate in the healthcare AI market of 40 per cent through 2021, largely because AI has the potential to improve healthcare outcomes by 30 to 40 per cent while halving treatment costs.

Radiflow releases 'SCADA Attackers Taxonomy and Analysis' whitepaper
January 23, 2019

Radiflow releases 'SCADA Attackers Taxonomy and Analysis' whitepaper

In the company’s whitepaper, Radiflow explains that while the reporting on cybersecurity incidents and attack campaigns is on the rise, each reporting organization uses a different analysis methodology.

CIMdata announces 'Industry 4.0—A Regional Update' white paper
January 23, 2019

CIMdata announces 'Industry 4.0—A Regional Update' white paper

This paper offers an overview of the responses in five major global economies in which CIMdata delivers its annual PLM Market & Industry Forum: The United States, Germany, India, China, and Japan.

WoMaster releases 2019 Smart City Guide
January 15, 2019

WoMaster releases 2019 Smart City Guide

The 2019 Smart City Guide demonstrates a new approach to IIoT-based technologies from initial design of system-integration projects to cloud management and network control.

PI releases Nanopositioning for Microscopy catalog
January 14, 2019

PI releases Nanopositioning for Microscopy catalog

Selecting the best drive technology for each application can become a tedious job for the microscope designer as well as the researcher. PI’s “Nanopositioning for Microscopy” brochure is designed to simplify this selection process with flow charts and application tables.

AutomationDirect announces free online PLC training
January 10, 2019

AutomationDirect announces free online PLC training

Due to the high demand and requests for training in the field of industrial automation, AutomationDirect is now offering unlimited access to selected Interconnecting Automation training series for anyone interested in learning about industrial controllers.

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XIII
December 27, 2018

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XIII

Automation.com has developed this ebook to serve as a guide to the latest instruments and sensors available to the automation community, as well as how other companies have already utilized new technologies to drive growth in their facilities. We've compiled articles from the technology experts and drivers, to provide this resource to keep you in the know with today's latest and greatest automation technologies.

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV announces FLUIDAT database of 1800 gas and liquid properties
December 21, 2018

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV announces FLUIDAT database of 1800 gas and liquid properties

This database, called FLUIDAT, is used by the company for configuration and calibration of its portfolio of flow meters and controllers, and for calculating pressure differences, valve seats, etc..

MTConnect Institute announces  OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Release Candidate (RC) 2.0.4
December 11, 2018

MTConnect Institute announces OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Release Candidate (RC) 2.0.4

The document is an overhaul and rewrite of RC 1.0.2 (2013) that incorporates current features and functions of MTConnect and OPC UA.

IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?
December 10, 2018

IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

This 241 page report has a comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions for those with limited time. 10 primary conclusions are presented then infograms with data.

United Electric Controls announces beta test for WirelessHART Vanguard Gas Detectors
December 06, 2018

United Electric Controls announces beta test for WirelessHART Vanguard Gas Detectors

Beta testers of the ammonia and carbon monoxide detectors receive up to fifty percent discount on the first three ammonia or carbon monoxide Vanguard detectors they purchase.

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface
December 05, 2018

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface

The software-based interface can be implemented in controllers offered by any device manufacturer, which makes it an interesting feature to vendors of both master devices and diagnostic tools.

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book
November 28, 2018

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book

The book features interviews with industry experts from around the globe who give insight in to the future of manufacturing. The book is available to order in print.

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of  Safety Specification Part 1
November 28, 2018

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of Safety Specification Part 1

The original document describes the functionalities as well as extensive state diagrams which add to the understanding, references to the applicable standards, description of error behavior, functional checks, and error codes, and identifies different programming levels.

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification
November 27, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification

CC-Link IE TSN was developed to meet future market demands and has added Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology,which areadditional standards related to IEEE Ethernet,to integrate Operational Technology (OT) and IT while further strengthening performance and functionality.

CIMdata announces schedule for 2019 PLM Leadership Certificate Program
November 21, 2018

CIMdata announces schedule for 2019 PLM Leadership Certificate Program

The program, which may be taken as a 3-day or 5-day program, is appropriate for industrial companies that are considering PLM or are already implementing PLM, and to PLM solution providers.

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points
November 14, 2018

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points

By separating the PV from full integration, end users can get their process back online without the need for a Device Description (DD) or other engineering staff.

Future Electronics and Cypress to host free Nebula IoT workshop in Wisconsin
November 12, 2018

Future Electronics and Cypress to host free Nebula IoT workshop in Wisconsin

Workshop participants will get hands-on experience using Future Electronics' Nebula reference design board, Cypress’ CYW4343W Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Classic/BLE chipset radio, the WICED SDK, and Murata's 1DX module.

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches
November 09, 2018

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches

As of now, product manufacturers can use the seal to promote their battery-free, wireless switches integrating EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology for wireless standards in the sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz range.

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution
November 09, 2018

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution

Intended for basic ICS security monitoring, this version is free of charge and easy to configure. No special technical knowledge is needed. Downloading and getting started with PT ISIM freeView Sensor takes minutes.

exida announes IEC 62443-2-4 system integration certification courses
November 09, 2018

exida announes IEC 62443-2-4 system integration certification courses

The certifications are based on the IEC 62443-2-4 and IEC 62443-3-3 standards, which lay a foundation of cyber defense mechanisms for automation system networks and cover the specific requirements for developing and designing secure systems.

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII
October 30, 2018

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII

Automation.com has worked with several industry leaders to compile this Control Systems ebook, designed to help you stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in control system technology.

Exida announces FSE 211 – IEC 61508 – 'An Introduction to Functional Safety' self-paced training course
October 29, 2018

Exida announces FSE 211 – IEC 61508 – 'An Introduction to Functional Safety' self-paced training course

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the IEC 61508 requirements needed to ensure functional safety for electrical/electronic and programmable electronic systems.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub
October 18, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub

The IIC Resource Hub references IIC resources including knowledge and expertise from IIC foundational documents, testbed insights, toolkits, demos and relationships with global standards and industry groups, and also provides actionable intelligence.