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Data is driving a lot of business decisions these days. In Oil and Gas communication technology has caught up to the point where high resolution data is available. This enables a host of remote analysis and troubleshooting opportunities for engineers and operators. However, high resolution data is not available unless it is configured in the […]

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MQTT – Is This the Protocol We’re Looking For?

The industrial automation world is just buzzing with internet of things (IoT) news and industrial internet of things (IIoT). SCADA software, polling drivers, field Ethernet to serial gateways and just about everyone else is taking advantage of the new buzzwords. One of the new primary protocols for IIoT devices is MQTT. Last month I attended the Well […]

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Software Library Recommendations

Any developer’s toolkit is going to involve a decent amount of software. An automation programmer’s toolkit is full of odd-ball, proprietary, weird dependency driven configuration software. Here are some quick tips my mentor shared with me regarding software installers when I started doing automation programming. When I first got my laptop, she sat me down […]

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Its About Time

Time. It flies. It stands still. It is valuable. But time is awful. I dislike time. In particular time zones and the complexity surrounding how to handle time on SCADA systems. SCADA systems run on time. Daily records are recorded at contract hour. Alarms and Events are logged with time stamps. Should be easy right? Nope. Time […]

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