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Securing a Wireless Application

By Heather MacKenzie Industrial wireless applications are seeing more and more action by leading manufacturers and operators to improve availability and reduce costs. That sounds great, but before considering it for your facility, you might be wondering how difficult it is to make sure industrial wireless networks are secure. The good news is the best […]

Dual Polarity Quad MIMO Antenna

L-com Global Connectivity developed an 802.11ac 4×4 MIMO outdoor Omni directional, dual polarized/dual frequency antenna line. The HyperGain DPU series antennas can operate in vertical and horizontal polarization. Dual polarized antennas are often used with MIMO/802.11ac devices to enable multi-stream communication. This allows the device to transmit data on one polarization while simultaneously receiving data […]

BP Renews MAC Pact with Yokogawa

BP renewed a global main automation contractor (MAC) pact with Yokogawa Electric Corporation. Yokogawa first signed a global MAC services agreement with BP in 2007. The renewed agreement is for 10 years. The Yokogawa products and services covered by this global agreement include the CENTUM VP integrated production control system, ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, STARDOM […]

Invisibility Cloak Hikes Solar Cell Efficiency

Success of the energy turnaround will depend decisively on the extended use of renewable energy sources. However, their efficiency is much smaller than that of conventional energy sources. The efficiency of commercially available photovoltaic cells, for instance, is about 20 percent. Having said that, an unconventional approach can increase the efficiency of the panels, said […]

DHS Cyber Security Research Awards

Eight contracts totaling $14 million for research on technologies to defend against Distributed Denial of Service Defenses (DDoS) attacks ended up issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). These projects, awarded through the Broad Agency Announcement HSHQDC-14-R- B00017, will become part of the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division’s larger […]

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