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Siemens to help Paragon VTOL Aerospace enhance software and hardware solutions for drone development process
July 09, 2019

Siemens to help Paragon VTOL Aerospace enhance software and hardware solutions for drone development process

Paragon produces industry-specific drone hardware ranging from security applications for agricultural theft and commuter law adherence to human passenger drones.

TOSIBOX helps Gröninger Cleaning Systems enable remote machine management
January 25, 2019

TOSIBOX helps Gröninger Cleaning Systems enable remote machine management

Gröninger Cleaning Systems equipped its machinery in remote locations with TOSIBOX Locks, enabling remote control and maintenance. Behind each TOSIBOX Lock there are about 30 to 40 devices such as drives, PLCs, HMIs and control cabinets that are connected and directly accessible via a TOSIBOX Key.

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project
October 31, 2018

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project

The City partnered with Indegy to implement an industrial security solution that provides visibility, protection and control to detect and prevent threats before they can impact the operation and safety of its water supply systems and utilities.

PcVue helps French hospital achieve IoT equipment integration with LoRaWAN
September 28, 2018

PcVue helps French hospital achieve IoT equipment integration with LoRaWAN

PcVue supervisory and control software from ARC Informatique has been configured as the BMS controlling all the assets like lights, HVAC, ventilation, chiller, temperature, air supply, power, filter pressure, and voltage supplied to special heaters for the hospital.

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system
June 29, 2018

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system

The main water treatment plant in Hot Springs, Arkansas had a problem: nine filters critical to its treatment process couldn’t achieve adequate flow rates necessary to meet future production goals. Changes were needed, but they had to be made within the few months when water usage is low because high-demand months required the plant to operate at near capacity.

Yokogawa enhances plant network for four Japanese paper plants
April 13, 2017

Yokogawa enhances plant network for four Japanese paper plants

This is the first-ever plant-wide implementation in Japan (based on a March 2017 Yokogawa market survey) of SDN, a software-based technology that enables the creation of virtual network environments.

Wibu-Systems' CodeMeter used by Fritz Stephan to secure medical devices
February 17, 2017

Wibu-Systems' CodeMeter used by Fritz Stephan to secure medical devices

CodeMeter protects the company’s intellectual property against counterfeiting and reverse engineering, safeguards its EVE devices from tampering, and enables a convenient, online licensing system for its customers.

Exele delivers VOIP-based alarm monitoring to Cypress Ridge wastewater facility
December 27, 2016

Exele delivers VOIP-based alarm monitoring to Cypress Ridge wastewater facility

In the past year Cypress Ridge sought Exele's help to convert their hardwired TAPI-based telephone alarm notification system to use Voice-Over-IP (VOIP).

Wibu-Systems uses Hyperstone controllers to boost data protection dongles
October 26, 2016

Wibu-Systems uses Hyperstone controllers to boost data protection dongles

For coupling CodeMeter smartcard-chip-based protection, licensing, and security features with NAND flash mass storage, Wibu-Systems takes advantage of Hyperstone’s Application Programming Interface (API), which allows the addition of proprietary firmware extensions to existing Hyperstone firmware.

Honeywell's Assurance 360 service program helps plants improve uptime
October 12, 2016

Honeywell's Assurance 360 service program helps plants improve uptime

Through Assurance 360, plants have reduced overall incidents by as much as 40 percent, improving uptime and productivity. The program can also help facilities reduce production waste by up to 30 percent, cutting operating expenses and increasing output.

UEGA of Brazil turns to ABB to automate control system monitoring
September 01, 2016

UEGA of Brazil turns to ABB to automate control system monitoring

The ABB ServicePort Service Delivery Platform allows users to view, scan and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that impact equipment and process performance, so that actions can be taken to improve site performance.

Innominate secures remote maintenance for FRIMO
September 23, 2015

Innominate secures remote maintenance for FRIMO

FRIMO has integrated 80 remote service connectivity solutions. Using VNC (virtual network computing) software, the entire screen content of the remote computer is transmitted and can be used by the service technician like a local PC.

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The Anatomy of a Cyber Security Assessment
August 10, 2015

The Anatomy of a Cyber Security Assessment

Design News
By Rob Speigel
Over the last five years, the DuPont Co. has regularly monitored all aspects of the security of its Sabine River Works plant on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The plant produces ethylene copolymers used in plastic packaging. The monitoring process began with a full security assessment. The assessment focused heavily – though not exclusively – on cyber threats.

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February 18, 2015

Faceware Technologies software protected by CodeMeter

Since implementing CodeMeter protection, Faceware Technologies has not detected any counterfeit copies of the current software release on the open market, thus protecting and maximizing their license revenues.

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Wolffkran employs INSYS  for IP-based remote maintenance
September 25, 2014

Wolffkran employs INSYS for IP-based remote maintenance

The company introduced an IP-based remote maintenance system for their products that ensures a high degree of IT security by using encrypted VPN connections and cellular radio routers.

Axis thermal network cameras provide security for a solar field
September 03, 2014

Axis thermal network cameras provide security for a solar field

With 34 cameras installed along the perimeter of the photovoltaic field, Solesa can detect animals, people, objects, acts of vandalism or attempted theft in complete darkness and difficult conditions, such as dust, fog and rain.

Multivac uses remote service to keep packaging machines running
May 07, 2014

Multivac uses remote service to keep packaging machines running

Multivac packaging machines work in multi-shift operation up to seven days a week. Diagnostic data requested via remote service provides insight into the machine status at all times. An mGuard security appliance protects the VPN.

Network Management Put to the Test
April 30, 2014

Network Management Put to the Test

Automation World
The largest control network built in one phase in the Middle East is for the Qatalum aluminum smelter plant. Managing the more than 1,000 network nodes required a centralized network management system capable of ensuring that no single point of failure could interrupt communications.

Remote machine diagnostics and support
March 17, 2014

Remote machine diagnostics and support

MAC Solutions uses an eWON Talk2M Virtual Private Network router to provide remote diagnostics with good security.

Nuclear security culture
November 16, 2013

Nuclear security culture

Nuclear Engineering International
By Caroline Peachey
The UK nuclear power industry should take an integrated approach to site security, cyber security and personnel security. Thales UK just opened its Cyber Integration and Innovation Centre in Basingstoke. The £2 million facility is essentially a battle lab, designed to improve the cyber security for critical national infrastructure, governments and companies.

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Successful protection for industrial networks
September 18, 2013

Successful protection for industrial networks

Industrial Ethernet Book
Following a risk analysis, Volkswagen AG has introduced a new security standard for its car bodywork production network at its plant in Emden, Germany. Thanks to segmentation of the network, installation of industrial firewalls and stricter access rules, the systems are now protected against unauthorized access.

Intelligent-Appliance monitors Security Fencing
July 08, 2013

Intelligent-Appliance monitors Security Fencing

The SabraFence Perimeter Defense System uses relay controller boards from Intelligent Appliance to monitor multiple sensing transducers used in perimeter detection.

VPNs and mobile networks for building access control
March 24, 2013

VPNs and mobile networks for building access control

Industrial Ethernet Book
Using advanced protocols and automatic Layer 3 encryption, DORMA's door system solutions provide secure, uninterrupted communications that produces both reliable access control and fast fault clearance in the event of failures.

Moxa Supplies Video Surveillance for Taipei Metro Rail System
December 12, 2012

Moxa Supplies Video Surveillance for Taipei Metro Rail System

Taipei Metro installed a video surveillance system for the Nangang-Banqiao-Tucheng Line, using IP video technology from Moxa.

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October 27, 2012

Bomb disposal robot gets extra lift with actuator

MachineBuilding.net, October 2012

A high-performance linear actuator, supplied by HT Servo, has helped bomb disposal techniques moved up a gear to cope with the increasingly complex problems military and counter- terrorism teams are encountering.

October 07, 2012

Smart Software Secures Surveillance Systems

Vision Systems Design, October 2012

To ensure the safety of ninety rail stations, ten rail yards, ten bus garages, and ten other miscellaneous buildings, a major unnamed US transit agency has deployed an electronic security system.

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September 26, 2012

Network security for automated production

What’s New in Process Technology, September 2012

The traditional office network solution, using VLAN-compatible switches, was rejected by ZF Sachs as being expensive, complex, difficult to control, insufficiently secure and potentially unreliable on the plant floor. They went with an industrial system from Phoenix Contact.

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August 01, 2012

Multicamera system supports ground reconnaissance

Vision Systems Design, July 2012

In its Hawkeye II wide-area surveillance system, Persistent Surveillance Systems uses twelve 16-Mpixel GigE cameras to capture 144-Mpixel images over 4 × 4-mile areas.

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Unbreakable SCADA Security: Protecting Hydrocarbon Facilities and Pipeline Networks
March 29, 2012

Unbreakable SCADA Security: Protecting Hydrocarbon Facilities and Pipeline Networks

Automation.com, March 2012

By Frank Dickman, Piping Design Consultants

A simple industrial network security solution is readily available and being deployed to protect oil fields and transportation in Russia.

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February 27, 2012

Machine builder provides remote service via VPN

Automation.com, January 2011

By Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact’s Remote Video Service provides a customer-initiated secure virtual private network (VPN) connection between a packaging machine at the customer’s facility and Groninger’s secure internal service network.



Toshiba Surveillance Protects Oregon Recycling Facility
January 22, 2012

Toshiba Surveillance Protects Oregon Recycling Facility

R.S. Davis installed a Toshiba IP video system to provide premise security and to monitor truck traffic.

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December 29, 2011

Machine Vision Joins Other Technologies to Secure the Homeland

Machine Vision On Line, December 2011

By Winn Hardin

Here’s a look at the various ways vision systems are increasing security, including mobile platforms, and vision combined with radar.

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December 17, 2011

First Aid for Industrial Cybersecurity

Sustainable Plant, December 2011

By Jim Montague, Sustainable Plant

There are a few brave process control engineers and companies that are willing to describe their experiences and offer some badly needed advice and encouragement to their colleagues in the field.

Toshiba Video watches over Chicago High-Rise
November 09, 2011

Toshiba Video watches over Chicago High-Rise

High rise uses a video surveillance system with Toshiba IP cameras, SCS recording and management software, network video recorders and hybrid digital video recorders.

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October 15, 2011

Utilities - securing the automation network

Control Engineering Europe, September 2011

United Water secured its SCADA system, industrial control networks and 300 remote field sites using mGuard industrial network security devices from Phoenix Contact.

September 24, 2011

More Water Savings Through Automation

Control, September 2011

By Mike Crabtree, Forshock

PLCs from AutomationDirect control pumps and video surveillance cameras at Mission Springs Water District in California.

September 20, 2011

Secure smart grid moves forward

Plant Engineering, September 2011

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source

Companies are beginning to make a big push to make the Smart Grid a secure reality. Sensus, the Raleigh, NC-based company, recently incorporated encryption and key management technologies from IBM.

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August 18, 2011

Transparent cybersecurity

Plant Services, August 2011

By Mike Bacidore, PlantServices

Gerdau Ameristeel, a mini-mill steel producer and steel recycler uses KepServerEX communication technology and OPC server to connect PLCs, ERP, Wonderware and an historian through firewalls.

August 18, 2011

Remote Service via VPN

Control Design, August 2011

Secure VPN tunneling implementation enables Groninger to provide robust remote technical support to its pharmaceutical and cosmetics customers.

May 18, 2011

SCADA Security for Critical Infrastructure

IMPO, May 2011

by Frank Dickman

United Water operates or manages facilities in 23 U.S states with an extensive network of underground piping. It supports over 300 remote field sites company-wide. Here’s how United Water is securing the industrial control networks of their extensive network infrastructure.