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Bedrock Ethernet I/O

Software Configurable Ethernet IO Module with Embedded Cyber Security

Bedrock Automation extends to the industrial Ethernet domain its commitment to deliver “Simple, Scalable and Secure” automation.  The SIO4.E Ethernet I/O module plugs into the Bedrock pinless electromagnetic backplane to receive Bedrock’s patented Black Fabric cyber security protection. Each of the module’s five I/O channels is independently software configurable. The initial library of Ethernet protocols […]

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Wireless, Enhanced Sensing Lead Emerson Product Announcements

This is another long post—and it is a summary—running through many of the new products introduced to the press and analysts durning Emerson Exchange 2015. If any of these whet your appetite, visit the Emerson Process Website for more information. Another place to catch up on happenings at the conference is Jim Cahill’s Emerson Process […]

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Present and Future of SCADA

Last month I wrote an article about whether SCADA is the future industrial technology given its enabling of the Industrial Internet of Things. Then I wrote a piece that I hoped would stir up some controversy over SCADA suppliers and business models. Didn’t get much response, though. This week I had an opportunity to discuss […]

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Cyber Secure Industrial Control System Available for Purchase

Potentially viable start-ups are rare in the industrial automation space. Recently Russ Fadel, Rick Bullotta, and John Richardson did it with ThinkWorx an Internet of Things oriented software they sold to PTC. That was their second effort having previously sold Lighthammer to SAP. Now we have Albert Rooyakkers, CTO and inventor, and Bob Honor, president […]

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GE Implements Latest OPC-UA Standard–Device Discovery

GE announced it is the first to implement and release a new Global Discovery Server based on the new Part 12 of the OPC UA standards. I’m taking its word for being first, although I cannot find anyone else promoting it. This is a useful standard that should further expand use of OPC in industrial […]

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OPC Foundation Real-Time And Technology Partners

For being so quiet for so long, the OPC Foundation is certainly hitting the news often lately. There was news about a couple of open-source initiatives. Then the Foundation itself opened up a little with an “open-shared” program. Then it was announced as the communication platform of Industry 4.0 in Germany. Now a couple European […]

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Technology Standards for Industrie 4.0 Include OPC

News about further adoption of OPC (www.opcfoundation.org) continued to flow from the recent Hannover Fair (Messe) in Germany. Things had gone dark for a period of time from the Foundation. This has changed over the past couple of weeks as the communication technology picks up momentum. The Platform Industrie 4.0 (I4.0) announced at Hannover Messe […]

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Industrial Automation Connectivity Activity Open Source or Not

I have been writing about some open source initiatives with OPC UA. I think it’s cool and long overdue that there is so much happening in the OPC world lately. See these: Open Source OPC UA Development Open Source OPC UA for Manufacturing Last week at Hannover, the OPC Foundation announced several items—including the promotion […]

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