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Innovation Vertigo

October 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Andrew Rieser, President, Mountain Point | Blogs | Comments

A new report praises the early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. However, in industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in adopting new technologies and transforming old business models. An uneasiness with the pace of change and confusion over the best path forward leads to innovation vertigo...

The Impact Of Shale Gas Acceptance On The Sensors Market

August 26, 2014 4:55 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

The shale gas industry holds great promise for sensors, but it is heavily dependent on...

Infrared Cameras

August 26, 2014 3:54 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation expands the Fluke Connect™ system with the new Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared...

Wastewater Management App

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

ICONICS introduces MobileHMI™ for Water, a mobile application with role-based dashboards...

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Maintenance App

August 26, 2014 9:33 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

CMMS Data Group announces the launch of the MVP Capture application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.This wireless barcode solution tracks work orders, parts inventory, equipment, meters and much more. 

Increasing networking of manufacturing equipment is opening up factories to the benefits of flexible production and wireless mobile communications. However, the rising use of connected devices is also exposing production sites to security breaches and cyb

Wireless Technology Heightens Manufacturer Security Risk

February 20, 2014 1:00 am | by IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

Increasing networking of manufacturing equipment is opening up factories to the benefits of flexible production and wireless mobile communications. However, the rising use of connected devices is also exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks.

The Risks And Benefits of Bring Your Own Device - Part 2

October 28, 2013 12:50 pm | by Nancy Cam-Winget, engineering, Cisco on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

Different businesses will approach BYOD with different expectations across a spectrum of adoption scenarios. Every business needs a BYOD strategy, even if the intention is to deny all devices except IT approved and managed devices. Part 2 of this series will show where your business can fit now and could fit in the future along the BYOD adoption spectrum.


Crop Maps, Irrigation - Yeah, There's An App For That

October 28, 2013 12:41 pm | by Lisa Rathke, AP | News | Comments

Across the country, farmers are relying on new cyber tools to manage manure and fertilizer applications, monitor irrigation systems, coordinate harvests and check the weather and real-time agricultural markets. New tools digitize information that used to be kept in notebooks and stores it in the cloud, where it can be shared with fellow farmers.

Manufacturers and Social Collaboration Tools – A Mechanism for Innovation

August 8, 2013 9:23 am | by Sanjay Ravi, managing director of worldwide Discrete Manufacturing, Microsoft | Articles | Comments

If you’ve been in the manufacturing industry for any length of time, you may have experienced challenges that come along with siloed operating functions. Hopefully, you’ve also seen the value that can be found when we break down the barriers between silos.

Integrated Steppers

July 30, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

MOTORS, DRIVES & BEARINGS: Applied Motion Products' integrated steppers are specifically designed for wet environments and are ideal for outdoor use.

Wireless Remote Monitoring Systems

July 25, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

VRTX Technologies’ wireless remote monitoring systems for their cooling water treatment solutions automatically and instantly provide operational feedback and alerts.

Finally, Uniform & Secure Enterprise Data Storage Ideal for Manufacturing

July 17, 2013 4:31 pm | by Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Nasuni | Articles | Comments

In a world where manufacturing production is king, capital expenses are laser-focused on tools and equipment, leaving IT to strategically minimize capital investment while delivering enterprise-class IT operations. Data is the nucleus of the business.


Cloud Applications, A Challenge for User & Access Control

July 17, 2013 2:44 pm | by Dean Wiech, Managing Director at Tools4ever | Articles | Comments

For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role that is now transitioning to a coordinating role. In addition, it can be significantly more difficult to control user and access privileges in cloud applications.

Preparing to Succeed When Your Network Has Been Breached

July 15, 2013 3:19 pm | by Jeff Multz, Director of North America Midmarket Sales, Dell SecureWorks | Articles | Comments

According to the 2013 Verizon Data Breach report, 22 organizations, mainly in manufacturing and professional services, with only one to 100 employees became a victim to cyber espionage last year. And 23 firms, mainly in manufacturing with 101 to 1,000 employees, also were breached.

‘Internet Of Things’ — An Opportunity for Intelligent Device Manufacturers

July 1, 2013 9:37 am | by Steve Schmidt, Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy, Flexera Software | Articles | Comments

Opportunity beckons intelligent device manufacturers. They must evolve their products from fixed function and disconnected systems to flexible and seamlessly connected devices. Making products smarter will provide a wide array of benefits.


May 17, 2013 9:24 am | Events

The CHEM SHOW is where professionals involved in the processing of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, and other process industries come to find solutions to their process applications. Thousands of CPI professionals that are involved in mixing, blending, heating, cooling, filtering or drying materials come to the CHEM SHOW to see all the latest technologies and innovations being showcased by more than 300 exhibiting companies.

Seven Ways to Benefit from Mobile

May 1, 2013 8:31 am | by Mutual Mobile | Articles | Comments

Yes, there’s a place for mobile in manufacturing. Seven, actually. Today’s mobile solutions can help your business run more profitably and predictably, by putting the right tools and information right where they’re needed.


Rugged Computers Enable True Workforce Mobility

April 19, 2013 9:54 am | by Dale Kyle, CEO of Handheld US | Articles | Comments

New and continually improving technological advancements are opening the doors to a mobile future for the global workforce. But until recently, obstacles prevented workplaces from seeing true mobility as more than a future ideal.

Benefits Of Remote Monitoring In Meat Processing

April 1, 2013 9:00 am | by Dave Johnson, Senior Software Engineer, Matrix Product Development | Articles | Comments

Remote monitoring is exciting technology for meat processors. The benefits are numerous, including better yields and increased profits, less raw material waste due to improper cooking, product consistency, energy savings, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) compliance, improved worker safety and reduced liability.

Are You Ready for a Mobile-Centric World?

February 28, 2013 10:34 am | Blogs | Comments

These five practices will help you augment your current marketing strategy by being prepared for success in an increasingly device- and context-ready world.

Is Technology a Job Killer? A Few History Lessons

February 12, 2013 9:20 am | by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first.

Wireless Voice & Video Communication System

January 28, 2013 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson has released Mobile Worker: Voice and Video, a communications technology designed to help process manufacturers save time and money on plant maintenance and trouble-shooting by bringing the problem to the experts.

Versatile Wireless Data Loggers

January 21, 2013 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

T&D Corp. recently released the RTR-576 wireless data logger for use with any of its RTR-500 Series wireless data collectors.

The Skinny on Lean Manufacturing

January 10, 2013 10:28 am | by FRANK HILL, Director of Manufacturing Business Development, Stratus Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Lean manufacturing ... While you may think you have strategies in place to make you more efficient, you may be missing a big part of the picture.

Three Simple Complexities of Data Protection

October 30, 2012 8:00 am | by DENNIS WENK, Symantec | Articles | Comments

There is little disagreement that data has value. In fact, digital data seems to be the new world currency. So protecting valuable data assets is a central concern for business continuity management. 

Inclusion in Virtual Teams

October 15, 2012 8:12 am | by JUDITH H. KATZ, Executive Vice President, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Organizations that operate across several regions grapple continually with differences in language and culture, as well as efficient collaboration across multiple time zones.

A New Level of RFID Flexibility

September 20, 2012 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Balluff BIS V Radio Frequency Identification system is founded on a new generation of processors that maximize flexibility.

Cloud-Based Dynamic Simulators

September 4, 2012 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

MYNAH Technologies offers professional services for the design and implementation of Virtual Dynamic Simulators based upon Private Cloud Computing and VMWare Virtualization technology.  

Solve Noisy Signal Issues

August 10, 2012 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s high-speed FC-ISO-D optical isolators provide the versatility to solve various interface problems between an incremental encoder signal and a PLC, servo drive or other input devices.

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