With last week’s announcement that GE is acquiring Wurldtech, a march of consolidation in the industrial Cyber Security market continues. First Byres (Tofino) Security found itself at Belden. Then last month Industrial Defender announced acquisition by Lockheed Martin. That is the way of the world for small companies. Sometimes you hit a market that can […]
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One of the top benefits of membership in MESA International is a look into the full report of the “Metrics That Matter” research. MESA along with LNS Research just completed the latest edition of the survey. They are now ready to present some of the results in a Webcast live at 11 am EDT on […]
Some of the most exciting technology companies have shown me during the past three years or so has involved deep work into providing better operator displays for industrial plant operations. In this case, “better” means working with the people who actually use the displays–maybe the entire team from operators to maintenance to engineering–in order to […]
Following up on a popular podcast interview I did with Jonathan Johnson of Rockwell Automation on its industrial Safety Automation Builder, here is a conversation with Rockwell’s Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manager, and Mark Eitzman, Safety Market Development Manager, who provide an update on acceptance of the SAB and discuss the Safety Maturity Index.
Ernest Hayden, one of the contributors to the Tofino Security blog, posted some notes on Nov. 25, 2013 about the latest Cybersecurity Framework draft from NIST–the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. If you have any interest at all in security, this is a good read. Writes Hayden, “Regardless of where one lives in […]
There are some specific product launches from Rockwell Automation, as well as from some partners, to write about coming soon. Here is a general recap of some thoughts about last week’s Automation Fair. Connectivity As I reflect on the week and my many interviews, connectivity and safety stand out as key topics. CEO Keith Nosbusch […]
Here is another of a number of new releases from Rockwell Automation that I’m picking up during Automation Fair in Houston. My process automation briefing included a description of this new product which will enhance configuring process safety applications. AADvance Workbench 2.0 is suited for applications that require a flexible architecture, distributed safety and mixed […]