Four new boards with USB connectivity

National Instruments has announced four new R series boards (USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) with USB connectivity, which help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. These products, based on the LabView Rio architecture, are a result of the company’s continued […]

Full integration of terminal operations

Honeywell recently announced an update to its next generation terminal manager server software built on the Experion platform, offering full integration of fire and gas, closed circuit television, access control, digital video manager and enterprise building integrator systems. Terminal Manager R630 includes the industry’s first configurable workflows for faster set up, setting a new standard […]

Support of remote monitoring and engineering by customers

As part of its VPS initiative, Yokogawa Electric Corporation has recently released an upgraded VPSRemote service solution for the remote monitoring and general and preventive maintenance of systems. The upgraded VPSRemote now allows users to link their plants around the world and provide operation support and engineering services from specified locations on the network. It […]

Programmable automation controllers

New Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 L2 programmable automation controllers (PACs) from Rockwell Automation are designed to meet the growing need for a higher performance controller in a compact and affordable package. Offering a 40% reduction in required panel space and the same capabilities as the CompactLogix 5370 L3, these controllers will help users build high-performance, more […]

Multiservice field testing announced

Exfo has announced the extension of its Power Blazer offering to cover 10 M to 10 G interfaces, and rates including Ethernet, SONET/SDH and OTN. Adding to the modules’ existing 40 G/100 G capabilities, these functionalities are available as software options for existing 88100NGE Power Blazer modules, thus maximising customers’ return on investment. All of […]

Distributed control system for small to mid-size process applications

Honeywell recently announced the release of Experion LX, a purpose-built distributed control system for small to mid-size operations with continuous and batch process control applications. Experion LX is designed specifically for smaller plants (less than 5000 I/O points, one engineering server and up to 15 operator stations), that require a control system that is easy […]

Update on the latest solution offerings

Johann Pienaar of Iritron, Deon Barnard, Didier Collas, Mike le Plastrier and Jaco Markwat of Wonderware and Dawid Sadie of Invensys Systems. Wonderware Southern Africa held its Maximyse Partner Conference October 2012 to a record audience of industrial automation professionals. Said to be the largest conference of its type in South Africa, it is designed […]

Panel computer for oil and gas applications

Moxa has launched its new Zone 2 panel computer, the EXPC-1319, designed especially for use in oil and gas installations and other hazardous industrial locations. After extensive testing, the EXPC-1319 has demonstrated compliance with UL Class 1 Division 2, Atex Zone 2, and the IECEx hazardous locations standards. The EXPC-1319 features a wide, basic temperature […]

Web-based alarm management system introduced

Ametek Power Instruments has introduced an advanced web-based alarm management system that provides annunciator functions and sequence of events recording from the same field input. The DMS3K is a distributed alarm management system that captures alarms from digital or analogue inputs, displays alarms on the built-in web server, and provides outputs to remote annunciator displays […]

Intrinsically safe camera with auto-focus lens

  Extronics has announced the launch of its latest digital camera for hazardous areas -– the iCAM502. Building on the success of the original iCAM501, this latest model has a number of significant new enhancements designed for users with high performance requirements. The new auto-focus lens allows crystal-clear images to be taken from as close […]