Integrating Industrial PLC Equipment with Higher Level Software

For over 15 years I have worked on building large distributed control systems that integrate custom applications, industrial control platforms and intelligent network devices into large distributed control systems.  In some we integrated these control and data acquisition system with large enterprise grade databases.  Today there are a lot of organisations talking about the “Internet of Things” and how to do this on a larger scale. 

Public Seminar on Cyber-Security for Small and Medium Size Business Feb 24, 2015

Getting network security and malware protection right is a challenge.  Today small business faces many questions:

Consumer vs Business Grade Hardware

We do managed servers. That means we help our customers chose the right technology, and support its deployment and ongoing use.  To do that effectively we are authorised resellers for Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Hitatchi.  We try to stay away from the "other brands", the ones that come from vendors that focus on price over quality.  However even from the Tier-1 suppliers, they do offer different product lines with different levels of quality.  In this article we show how we can help you decide between the options. 

What is Heartbleed?

It is a bug (error) in the software that encrypts and secures data between your computer, mobile device and other sites. It permits someone to gain access to data off the website that would otherwise be secure.

Alarm Management Deployments - Lessons Learned

Alarm management systems promise to improve situational awareness, aid operational staff in responding to upsets and reduce downtime. Many control rooms, including accelerator control rooms have been challenged in achieving this goal.