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Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Boston and Philadelphia area offices.
September 11, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Boston and Philadelphia area offices.

Both locations will provide additional applications engineering, sales and training resources. Automation Technology showrooms at the two offices will also offer hands-on experiences with Beckhoff hardware and software for engineers and business leaders.

OSI to help Californian irrigation district modernize transmission network
July 29, 2019

OSI to help Californian irrigation district modernize transmission network

The Turlock Irrigation District, located in Turlock, California, is the first publicly owned irrigation district and one of four that provides irrigation water and power to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers within its service area.

EtherCAT Technology Group holds first Safety over EtherCAT Plug Fest
July 23, 2019

EtherCAT Technology Group holds first Safety over EtherCAT Plug Fest

A total of 36 participants from 18 different companies came to Verl, Germany to test their FSoE devices for interoperability, and in total they brought nine masters, 15 slaves as well as one stack and one tool

Digital Fairs USA announces Fortinet's Phil Quade as keynote speaker
July 22, 2019

Digital Fairs USA announces Fortinet's Phil Quade as keynote speaker

A highlight of the trade show is its on-floor educational sessions lead by industry visionaries who will provide detailed, action-oriented discussions on connected technologies for the plant from proof of concept right through fully connected factory operations.

Westermo announces acquisition of Neratec Solutions
July 09, 2019

Westermo announces acquisition of Neratec Solutions

Neratec has about 25 employees and a Sales of approximately 6,5 MCHF (62 MSEK) in 2018 with operations is in Bubikon in Switzerland. The acquisition will have limited impact on BEIJER GROUP’s earnings in 2019.

iBASEt announces collaboration with Amazon Web services for MES software in the cloud
June 19, 2019

iBASEt announces collaboration with Amazon Web services for MES software in the cloud

Working with AWS, iBASEt provides A&D manufacturers with a platform to leverage native services to create and deploy a variety of applications and manage regular platform updates.

ABB to showcase first industrial artificial intelligence application using 5G wireless technology
June 17, 2019

ABB to showcase first industrial artificial intelligence application using 5G wireless technology

A joint pilot project by ABB, Atostek and Telia lays the foundation for new industrial solutions based on 5G wireless technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

PEAK-System Technik and Embedded Systems Academy announce strategic partnership
June 12, 2019

PEAK-System Technik and Embedded Systems Academy announce strategic partnership

Current projects of PEAK and EmSA include CANopen (FD) generic input and output devices, CANopen (FD) protocol libraries, security options for CAN and diagnostics and test systems for CANopen (FD) and J1939.

Vuzix' AR contest dares you to see the industrial world through Smart Glasses
May 21, 2019

Vuzix' AR contest dares you to see the industrial world through Smart Glasses

Vuzix, which holds 153 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the video eyewear field, sees the contest as a way to bring the most innovative AR smart glasses applications to light.

Rockwell Automation announces addition of five companies to PartnerNetwork Program
May 13, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces addition of five companies to PartnerNetwork Program

The PartnerNetwork program allows companies to face automation challenges together by providing access to a network of suppliers, distributors, system integrators and OEMs.

Telit announces partnership with Deutsche Telekom’s nuSIM initiative
May 02, 2019

Telit announces partnership with Deutsche Telekom’s nuSIM initiative

The nuSIM initiative takes a fundamentally new approach to IoT system design by moving the subscriber identity module’s (SIM) functionality to the cellular chipset.

Telit announces joining of CBRS alliance to support adoption of LTE and 5G solutions
May 01, 2019

Telit announces joining of CBRS alliance to support adoption of LTE and 5G solutions

In February 2018, Telit announced the LM960, a Gigabit mPCIe adapter card supporting LTE Advanced Pro Category 18. Featuring download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and global coverage, the LM960 also supports CBRS - band 48.

UL panel upholds ISA appeal of UL cybersecurity standard
April 25, 2019

UL panel upholds ISA appeal of UL cybersecurity standard

An appeals panel formed by Underwriters Laboratories has ruled in favor of the International Society of Automation (ISA) in an appeal against UL 2900-2-2, Standard for Software Cybersecurity for Network-Connectable Devices,

TELECO announce Ken Harberer as Director of Wireless Engineering
April 19, 2019

TELECO announce Ken Harberer as Director of Wireless Engineering

With 20 years of first-hand knowledge in developing public safety products for the U.S market, he will be directly overseeing a team of engineers working on the public safety DAS, commercial wireless and Wi-Fi Distributed Antenna Systems.

Sercos International introduces Klaus Weyer as Managing Director
April 16, 2019

Sercos International introduces Klaus Weyer as Managing Director

He succeeds Peter Lutz, who has been managing the organization since 2001. He is responsible for the coordination of worldwide activities regarding the Sercos automation bus.

HANNOVER MESSE After-Show Report: Indonesia to serve as 2020 partner country
April 11, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE After-Show Report: Indonesia to serve as 2020 partner country

Roughly 6,500 exhibitors from around the world presented solutions for the future of manufacturing and energy supply, including more than 500 examples of the deployment of artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing, 5G applications, and solutions for the energy and mobility transitions.

HARTING announces cooperation with TE Connectivity to set Single Pair Ethernet as IIoT infrastructure solution
April 04, 2019

HARTING announces cooperation with TE Connectivity to set Single Pair Ethernet as IIoT infrastructure solution

There are several SPE standards in IEEE 802.3 covering wired Ethernet technology for LANs and WANs. The latest, 802.3cg 10Base-T1, for distances up to 1 km, will be released in 2019. SPE allows for a single open, scalable Ethernet-based network within the automation system.

ARC Advisory Group and B&R Industrial Automation issues OPC UA and TSN brief
March 27, 2019

ARC Advisory Group and B&R Industrial Automation issues OPC UA and TSN brief

B&R Industrial Automation sponsored this ARC Brief in the public interest, and the opinions and observations stated in this report are those of ARC Advisory Group.

Epsilon to help Bangladeshi ICT company enhance global connectivity
March 19, 2019

Epsilon to help Bangladeshi ICT company enhance global connectivity

aamra can now use the Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform to directly access a global ecosystem of Internet Exchanges (IX).

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum announce liaison agreement
March 05, 2019

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum announce liaison agreement

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum have completed a liaison agreement to leverage FieldComm Group specifications within the OPAF ‘standard of standards’

Dialogic and Epsilon to collaborate on carrier-class UCaaS platform
February 26, 2019

Dialogic and Epsilon to collaborate on carrier-class UCaaS platform

This combination will allow the incorporation of functionality such as chatbots, call transcription, intent analysis, workflow automation, and fraud detection.

Beckhoff Automation announces Kevin Barker as President
February 14, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces Kevin Barker as President

As the new president, Barker will oversee all sales, engineering, marketing and administrative operations from the headquarters of Beckhoff Automation LLC in Savage, Minn. (Minneapolis area).

Inductive Automation announces partnership with FreeWave Technologies for enhanced IoT data visibility
February 13, 2019

Inductive Automation announces partnership with FreeWave Technologies for enhanced IoT data visibility

The two companies span many common verticals to include oil & gas, utilities, and agriculture markets that require the collection of sensor data for process optimization, preventative maintenance, and compliance reporting.

FieldComm Group announces OPC Foundation (OPCF) endorsement of process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM)
February 06, 2019

FieldComm Group announces OPC Foundation (OPCF) endorsement of process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM)

Announced at the 2018 ARC Forum, FieldComm Group and the OPC Foundation presented their joint vision for creating a protocol independent, process automation device information model (PA-DIM) specification to implement the requirements of the NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA).

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 Preview: From components to systems solutions
January 24, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 Preview: From components to systems solutions

Running under the lead theme of "Industrial Intelligence", HANNOVER MESSE 2019 will zero in on this trend, with a simultaneous focus on the role of human beings – the decisive idea generators for the factory of the future.

FDT Group and ISA announces FDT 2.0 technology adopted as ISA/ANSI American standards
January 23, 2019

FDT Group and ISA announces FDT 2.0 technology adopted as ISA/ANSI American standards

The standard is intended to meet demands in the region for open, standardized device integration on an enterprise-wide basis.

Siemens announces support for OPC UA with TSN networks
December 05, 2018

Siemens announces support for OPC UA with TSN networks

Siemens shares the vision of the OPC Foundation to extend the scope of OPC UA down to field level communication and is looking forward to contributing in standardization activities in the upcoming working groups of the OPC Foundation concerning information models for devices, necessary adaption of OPC UA core standards, application profiles, etc.

EtherCAT Technology Group announces Dmitry Dzilno election to Board of Directors
December 04, 2018

EtherCAT Technology Group announces Dmitry Dzilno election to Board of Directors

Dzilno has been instrumental in making EtherCAT a fieldbus in chip manufacturing. He is currently Head of Engineering at the ALD Division as Managing Director and Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff at AMAT.

Rockwell Automation joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field-level devices
November 29, 2018

Rockwell Automation joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field-level devices

The initiative plans to address use cases not currently in scope for EtherNet/IP. It could also simplify other use cases, especially in multi-vendor, controller-to-controller environments and for the vertical integration of field devices.

ISA to provide end-user perspective in IEC systems committee on smart manufacturing
November 28, 2018

ISA to provide end-user perspective in IEC systems committee on smart manufacturing

An IEC systems committee is intended to set high-level interfaces and functional requirements that span multiple work areas across the IEC and its partner, the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), to achieve a coordinated standards development plan.

Telecommunications Industry Association names David K. Bain as Vice President of Standards
November 14, 2018

Telecommunications Industry Association names David K. Bain as Vice President of Standards

David Bain joins TIA from the Technology Safety Council, promoting safety and sustainability best practices to technology users, suppliers, and regulators.

Siemens and Aruba announce strategic partnership focused on bridging IT/OT
November 12, 2018

Siemens and Aruba announce strategic partnership focused on bridging IT/OT

By providing integrated networks with tested interoperability and documented in validated reference designs, the two companies help to ensure that integrated OT/IT systems can be installed, operated more securely, and supported efficiently.

FieldComm Group announces launch of Product Registry and online Repository
November 08, 2018

FieldComm Group announces launch of Product Registry and online Repository

The release of these two systems comes as FieldComm Group works to simplify the experience users have with industrial standards and their integration across systems and enterprises, for the industry’s transition to IIoT and Industry 4.0.

Rockwell Automation announces enhancements to Machine Safety Portfolio
November 05, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces enhancements to Machine Safety Portfolio

The additions to the machine safety portfolio are all designed to communicate over EtherNet/IP and are tested against machine safety standards to ease compliance. The products will also be included in the next release of the Safety Automation Builder software tool.

Ava Group partners with Mining3 to deliver predictive maintenance solutions to mining industry
October 30, 2018

Ava Group partners with Mining3 to deliver predictive maintenance solutions to mining industry

The partnership represents a technical collaboration on the final form development and the commercialization of a predictive asset condition monitoring solution for the mining industry, to be launched in Q1, 2019.

ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA
October 12, 2018

ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA

The primary focus of Honeywell’s activities in ODVA will be through Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group.

 Safety over EtherCAT approved as Chinese National Standard
October 05, 2018

Safety over EtherCAT approved as Chinese National Standard

EtherCAT itself has been a Chinese recommended standard since 2014. With FSoE now also reaching this official status, end users, system integrators and device manufacturers alike have the reassurance that the entire EtherCAT technology ecosystem is fully accepted in China

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Carlsbad, California Office
October 04, 2018

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Carlsbad, California Office

October 4, 2018 – Beckhoff Automation opened a new San Diego-area sales office in Carlsbad, Calif. The 2,000-square-foot office provides sales and application support for Beckhoff customers in Greater San Diego. With a large training room, the office will provide numerous educational opportunities for [...]

IMTS 2018/HANNOVER MESSE USA co-located event report
September 19, 2018

IMTS 2018/HANNOVER MESSE USA co-located event report

The 32nd edition of the show drew a record registration of 129,415 people and featured 1,424,232 sq. ft. of exhibit space representing 2,123 booths and 2,563 exhibiting companies. IMTS 2018 ran from Sept. 10 – 15 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Aspen Technology partners with Advantech B+B SmartWorx to deliver IIoT connectivity solutions
September 11, 2018

Aspen Technology partners with Advantech B+B SmartWorx to deliver IIoT connectivity solutions

Purpose-built for Windows and LINUX edge devices using standard industrial protocols, such as MQTT, OPC-UA, OPC-DA and Modbus, Aspen Edge Connect software collects real-time data from multiple assets and pools it together for analysis with edge processing devices.