Remote Monitoring

Remote Monitoring June 16, 2011

Who will provide managed, hosted video services?

Last week I was pleased to attend and speak at the Managed and Hosted Video Summit in Boulder, CO. Although a consensus amongst the delegates could not be reached, my general assessment was that security integrators, dedicated solution providers and alarm monitoring companies will play a key role in delivering services over the coming years.

By William Rhodes, Analyst, Video Surveillance and VCA, IMS Research
Remote Monitoring March 21, 2011

Picker automation

QuickPick Remote Advance system allows order selectors to remotely advance the truck to the next pick location without having to return to the operator’s compartment

Remote Monitoring March 24, 2010

Web-enabled device coupler

The PB-XEPI Ethernet PROFIBUS device coupler from TURCK combines integrated Web server software with diagnostic functionality enabling users to monitor PROFIBUS networks remotely without disrupting network operations.

Remote Monitoring January 28, 2010

IQPC conference offers special deal for Plant Engineering readers

IQPC's 4th Annual Remote Services Implementation Summit is taking place on February 22-24, 2010 at The Le Meridien in San Francisco, CA. Plant Engineering readers who register with the code RSPE and attend the main conference only for just $999. This event will feature strategic and tactical lessons in enhancing infrastructure and data analysis for remote services. It will also provide the opportunity to network with industry thought leaders in prognostics, data analytics, service marketing and remote tools in highly complex environments.

By Bob Vavra
Remote Monitoring October 1, 2009

Plant monitoring software

New color-coded plant-floor monitoring software provides production managers with 24/7 intelligence on machine uptime, which is shown in green on Web-based reports, and identifies and categorizes downtime events by color for analysis. The software links machines on the plant floor to allow real-time checks of total production activity or individual machine status; generates alerts; and accumula...

Remote Monitoring May 15, 2008

Network device

The Series 24 Serial Lock-Out Relay, which is certified DNP 3.0 protocol, provides remote trip and reset capability, trip-coil monitoring, IRIG-B sequence-of-events reporting, system battery monitoring, self-diagnostic reporting and two auxiliary monitoring inputs.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Remote Monitoring December 1, 2007

There’s New Momentum afoot to minimize risk, forge a stronger supply chain

As more companies realize just how fragile the links in a global supply chain actually are, risk mitigation moves from a low-level to a high-level priority. “To cope with largely unpredictable events, leading companies make supply chain investments to ensure goods continue to flow despite major disruptions,” says Patrick Connaughton, senior analyst with Cambridge, Mass.

By Jim Fulcher, contributing editor (
Remote Monitoring November 1, 2006

Corrosion monitoring transmitter

SmartCET corrosion monitoring transmitter provides real-time, localized corrosion indication rate, Stern-Geary constant (B value) and corrosion mechanism indication. The probe is available in a three-electrode configuration with the selection of different probe types and electrode materials. Corrosion rate or pitting factor is available online or as a standard two-wire 4–20 mA HART proces...

By Staff
Remote Monitoring March 2, 2006

NOx Conference is June 7-8

ISA’s 6th annual NOx Emissions and Source Monitoring Technical Conference and Training event will be held June 7 and June 8 in San Jose, CA. Co-located with the POWID/EPRI Conference, the event will feature presentations from industry experts on the latest NOx emissions and source monitoring technology. The event is sponsored by the ISA Safety Division, the ISA POWID Division, and ICAC Institute of Clean Air Companies. Topics will include experiences with the measurement and control of low level NOx emissions, new concepts for NOx reduction techniques, and innovative monitoring systems.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Remote Monitoring December 1, 1999

Flat-panel monitor is digitized for clarity

A digital monitor delivers exceptional clarity not available from traditional analog monitors at a comparable price. Less than 3.75 in. in depth, this advanced technology is available in 12-in. SVGA, 15-in. XGA, and 18-in.

By Staff