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NEWS Increased safety for critical industrial and traffic infrastructures - COPA-DATA has received the "Safety Integrity Level 2" (SIL 2) certification and thus meets the requirements in accordance with the international standard IEC 61508 for the reliability of the safety functions of operational facilities.

NEWS Connected Intelligence Global Partner Ecosystem! - B+B SmartWorx, (formerly B&B Electronics as we reported below) has announced an acceleration for the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape with its Connected Intelligence Global Partner Ecosystem.

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APPLICATION Cool measurement in Antartica! - In 2009, Applied Measurements were contacted by Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) to provide reliable and accurate equipment that could operate in the sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic, for the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) Project. Here we learn how they got on!

PRODUCT New member for digital meter family! - Precision Digital Corporation has announced the latest member of the ProVu® family of digital panel meters, the PD6400 High Voltage and Current Meter.

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EVENTS Air quality & emissions under scrutiny! - The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive conference programme for the event which will take place in Telford (GB), on 22nd and 23rd April 2015.

NEWS IoT drives company rebranding! - Thirty-four-year-old networking expert B&B Electronics has changed its name and will now be known as B+B SmartWorx.

PRODUCT Humidity & Temperature transmitter to international standards for IS applications - The intrinsically safe EE300Ex humidity & temperature transmitter from E+E Elektronik conforms to the European ATEX Directive and now also to the international IECEx and the FM classification specifically relevant to the USA and Canada.

publications" How to improve batch and continuous reactor and control system performance! - A new book, Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control by Gregory K. McMillan, shines light on the latest technologies and methods for increasing plant performance by improving bioreactor, fermenter and chemical reactor automation.

PRODUCT The Perfect Combination! - Tailor-made Ex de solutions from Pepperl+Fuchs offer all the benefits of the Ex e and Ex d ignition protection classes in an ideal setup. These solutions are designed and built locally around the world in the company's Solution Engineering Centers, to customers' specific requirements.

PRODUCT Thermal imaging system kits! - Fluke has introduced new Thermal Imager Connect System kits featuring thermal imagers that utilise the new Fluke Connect™ system, enabling the transfer of measurement data from the test tools to smart phones and the cloud, and thus improving maintenance team communication, safety and productivity.

PRODUCT Rack has over 100 configurations! - Rittal has expanded its modular TS IT rack to offer more than 100 configurations, providing customers with more options and greater flexibility for their IT enclosures.

PRODUCT Version 2 data-logging software developed! - Yokogawa has developed an enhanced version, release 2.0, of the GA10 data-logging software for the SMARTDAC+®data acquisition and control system.

NEWS Process instrumentation, analytical technology and gas detection in IrelandBLOG - Hanley Measurement & Control has recently been appointed as channel partner in Ireland by ABB, to expand its instrument and analyser offering into the Irish process market.


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