Every week, every month, computing technology changes the way measurement and control professionals do their jobs. Digital instruments replace old pneumatic devices, personal computers and embedded systems proliferate across the plant floor, software changes with each new release of Microsoft Windows. Who can keep up with it, without subscribing to dozens of magazines and technical journals? Now, with Advances in Industrial Computing Technology 2000, you can! Here is a clear, concise look at the year's major development, key technologies, and important news. Condensed from ISA's three leading-edge technical magazines and 1998-1999's most important technical papers, this volume offers you a convenient, indexed compilation of information. Topics include: Enterprise Integration, Operating Systems, Manufacturing and Control Systems, Software and Smart Devices, System Reliability, Open Systems, Internet, Ethernet, Fieldbus, Networking, Outsourcing, Data Management, Industry Trends, Expert Systems, and Y2K issues.
Advances in Industrial Computing Technology 2000 includes computer-related articles from all three ISA technical magazines: InTech, the preeminent publication in the measurement and control field Industrial Computing, the fast-growing magazine dedicated exclusively to reaching decision makers the people with ultimate responsibility for improving productivity through computers and computer-based technology and Motion Control, which covers the increasingly computerized world of motion control systems and subsystems. Now available, Advances in Industrial Computing Technology 2000 is the first edition of what will be an annual resource for everyone from floor-level technicians to engineers and managers seeking to stay abreast of this fast-changing field.