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TABLE OF CONTENTS - January 4, 2005

  
FROM THE EDITORS:
Walt Boyes on information delivery

» Beaming it up to the enterprise
 

SPECIAL TO THE WEB: ControlGlobal.com
» Transcending the batch
»
Supervisory control and data acquisition

FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use
» OPC maximizes object-oriented systems
» Unified architecture - the future of OPC

INDUSTRY NEWS: This week 
» HFC seeks nominations for Plant of the Year award

» ZigBee Alliance finalizes specification toward a global interoperable standard
 
NEW TO THE MARKET: The latest industry innovations
» Real-Time platform supports Windows
» USB devices offer portable data acquisition
» Substation computing platform replaces office-grade PC's

UPCOMING EVENTS: Shows, seminars, conferences
» Fieldbus Foundation General Assembly 2005

DFI RESOURCES: Solutions for the world of automation
» Profibus International
» Fieldbus Foundation
» HART Foundation
 

 
FROM THE EDITORS: Walt Boyes on information delivery

Beaming it up to the enterprise
ControlGlobal.com
Getting aggregated data from the plant up through the enterprise is the easy part, according to Editor in Chief Walt Boyes, but getting real-time data to the enterprise level is much harder than we'd like to admit.
 

 
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SPECIAL TO THE WEB: ControlGlobal.com

Transcending the batch
ControlGlobal.com
On the 10-year anniversary of World Batch Forum's charter, Chairman Maurice Wilkins examines the organization's growing scope in this first installment of a new, "special to the web" monthly column exclusively on ControlGlobal.com.

Supervisory control and data acquisition
ControlGlobal.com
This newly revised "special to the web" reference book, available from the ISA through ControlGlobal.com, offers overviews of SCADA's component technologies, as well as details necessary to understanding the big picture.


 
FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use

OPC maximizes object-oriented systems
ControlGlobal.com
Control devices for passing data from one OPC DA server to another have gotten smarter and have more to say, making it easier for vendors, OEMs, machine builders and end users to communicate with them.

Unified architecture-The future of OPC
ControlGlobal.com
With its eye on the future, the OPC Foundation has preserved all the work that has gone before and embarked on the creation of the Unified Architecture as a way of adjusting to the ever-changing Microsoft world.


 
INDUSTRY NEWS: This week

HFC seeks nominations for Plant of the Year award
ControlGlobal.com
Global award recognizes innovative use of HART Communication in real-time industrial process plant applications around the globe. Nominations will be accepted through May 31, 2005.

ZigBee Alliance finalizes specification toward a global interoperable standard
ControlGlobal.com
The first specification for the deployment of low data rate monitoring, control and sensing networks for remote monitoring, control, and building automation applications has been ratified after two years of worldwide development and interoperability testing by more than 100 member companies of the ZigBee Alliance.


 
NEW TO THE MARKET: The latest industry innovations

» 

Real-Time platform supports Windows
 
»  USB devices offer portable data acquisition
 
» 

Substation computing platform replaces office-grade PC's


 
UPCOMING EVENTS: Shows, seminars, conferences

Fieldbus Foundation General Assembly 2005
Fieldbus.org
The Fieldbus Foundation will hold its 2005 General Assembly Feb. 23-24 at the InterContinental Hotel in Vienna, Austria. This year’s event, themed “Plant-wide Integration: HSE + H1,” will follow a comprehensive, end user-oriented agenda that will include user case study presentations, technical training workshops and tabletop exhibitions.


 
DFI RESOURCES: Solutions for the world of automation

» 

Profibus International (Profibus.com)
 

»  HART Foundation (HARTComm.org)
 
»  Fieldbus Foundation (FieldBus.org)
 
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