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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.

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design
August 15, 2018

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design

This year, Moxa competed with over 6,300 entries produced by designers and manufacturers from 59 countries. A jury of 40 experts assessed the submissions based on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, longevity and ecological compatibility.

Beckhoff Automation to highlight EtherCAT and TSN networking, Smart Factory technologies at Hannover Messe USA 2018
August 14, 2018

Beckhoff Automation to highlight EtherCAT and TSN networking, Smart Factory technologies at Hannover Messe USA 2018

Beckhoff will exhibit in the Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA section in booth 134417. During the show, Beckhoff will also support the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) at partner booth 134117.

SAS to work to bring nano-satellite communications to the Caribbean
July 23, 2018

SAS to work to bring nano-satellite communications to the Caribbean

Nano-satellite narrowband services to the Caribbean region will be provided by SAS' Pearls constellation once deployment commences in 2019. This supports the SAS business model of providing connectivity to equatorial locations such as the Caribbean, where these services are required.

Advantech, Behr Technologies, Hitachi Solutions, and Microsoft partner to develop IIoT connectivity solutions
July 18, 2018

Advantech, Behr Technologies, Hitachi Solutions, and Microsoft partner to develop IIoT connectivity solutions

Since no single technology provider can enable IIoT alone, this joint effort will provide a mass-market, end-to-end wireless gateway solution to ensure connectivity with sensors for production-level industrial and commercial applications.

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud announce partnership to power industrial Internet of Things in China
July 09, 2018

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud announce partnership to power industrial Internet of Things in China

The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry resources to build a unique IoT solution to support Industrie 4.0, China’s manufacturing upgrade and transformation and other industrial Internet initiatives.

Fiber Optic Center announces FOC 10-4 campaign to support #5MillionSteps
July 03, 2018

Fiber Optic Center announces FOC 10-4 campaign to support #5MillionSteps

With a goal of 5 million steps between the Appalachian Trail and New England Mountain Hikes, a mission called #5MillionSteps for kids fighting cancer plans to raise one dollar for each step and a total of $5 million dollars to help fund promising childhood cancer research initiatives.

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emtas and HMS Industrial Networks announce strategic partnership
May 17, 2018

emtas and HMS Industrial Networks announce strategic partnership

The collaboration is intended to enable both companies to leverage their combined experience in this area, targeting to further improve the offering for CANopen, SAE J1939 and CAN/CAN-FD.

Fiber Optic Center (FOC) announces ÅngströmBond Solutions Center
May 08, 2018

Fiber Optic Center (FOC) announces ÅngströmBond Solutions Center

The ÅngströmBond Solutions Center will work to provide epoxy expertise through technical content, best practices, weekly tips and a dedicated adhesives expert, Kelly Barker.

Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx to implement TSN stream adaptation functionality in their TSN switches and infrastructure
May 08, 2018

Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx to implement TSN stream adaptation functionality in their TSN switches and infrastructure

This will allow users to directly connect EtherCAT slave devices and entire networks to heterogeneous TSN domains without any change or modification to the EtherCAT devices.

Siemens to demonstrate Time Sensitive Networking capabilities at HANNOVER MESSE 2018
April 16, 2018

Siemens to demonstrate Time Sensitive Networking capabilities at HANNOVER MESSE 2018

TSN is designed to provide advantages for automation applications in industries such as automotive, mechanical engineering and food & beverage. The first Siemens products are expected to be available towards the end of 2018

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2018 Plant of the Year Award
March 28, 2018

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2018 Plant of the Year Award

The FieldComm Group Plant of the Year is an international award presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize exceptional application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and / or HART Communication technologies.

SignalFire announces relocation to new Marlborough, MA headquarters
March 05, 2018

SignalFire announces relocation to new Marlborough, MA headquarters

The larger facility offers more than 15,000 square feet of space. SignalFire expects to operate with full functionality in its new corporate headquarters by the end of March 2018.

Electronic Drives and Controls Inc. named as certified Siemens Solution Partner for Drives & Motion
February 28, 2018

Electronic Drives and Controls Inc. named as certified Siemens Solution Partner for Drives & Motion

With this new certification, EDC has established itself as a strategic solution partner and system integrator focused on helping manufacturers with obsolete drive and control technology to automate manual processes and upgrade aging equipment.