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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...

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...

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...

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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.

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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.

2013 CHEM SHOW

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.

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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.

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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.

Processing Snags & Solutions

August 9, 2012 12:09 pm | by Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info has teamed up with industry experts in order to help answer your processing-related questions!

Transparently Sending Real-Time Data

August 8, 2012 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix Inc. introduces the xSenso™ as a compact DIN-rail or wall-mount analog device server (ADS) that enables sensors with analog outputs to transparently send real-time data to any node on the network or over the internet.

All-in-One RFID Controller & IO-Link Master

July 27, 2012 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bulluff’s BIS-V RFID controller is a compact evaluation unit that enables the simultaneous connection of up to four read/write heads.

Label Printing without a PC

July 20, 2012 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems Inc., manufacturer of THARO H-Series printers, offers a stand-alone label-printing station that can be remotely operated and can perform many software functions using a keyboard — with no computer attached.

Enhance Machine-Control Systems

July 13, 2012 12:48 pm | by Carroll Wontrop, Senior System Engineer, Kollmorgen | Articles | Comments

Today’s machine-control systems with programmable automation controllers (PAC) and servo drives have capabilities that enhance their usefulness in the manufacturing environment.

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