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Why Cloud Edge Processing is the future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Mar 27, 2017 Admin

As the Industrial Internet of Things marches forever closer, companies are looking at tangible ways to their improve their workflow, productivity and efficiency.  Read this article »

Smaller is bigger: introducing the Zen RTU Mini SCADA RTU

Feb 24, 2017 Admin

If you need to get multiple signals from various types of sensors into a PLC or SCADA system and you're pushed for space, specify the new Zen RTU Mini from Define Instruments.   Read this article »

Hacked! How 4,227 customers had their credit card data stolen

Dec 12, 2016 Admin

Aug 31, 2012 is a day that one Arizona company will never forget. Events of that day are now clear but for many weeks following the incident, staff and investigators alike drew a blank.   Read this article »

How one Industrial IoT device began generating thousands of dollars and helped a business upscale

Nov 24, 2016 Admin

How clever implementation of Industrial Internet of Things (IioT) devices like the Zen IoT Gateway generated thousands of dollars and helped an industrial company to upscale.  Read this article »

Signal isolation for DAQ and data logging

Oct 13, 2016 Admin

The Zen series was designed as a data acquisition system for SCADA systems and PLC’s in the industrial arena.  Read this article »

Essential facts about RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial ports

Sep 12, 2016 Admin

Here we examine the history of the 3 serial interfaces used today and explore the common issues found with them and the benefits of each of the 3 different connections.  Read this article »

Lead compensation techniques for RTDs

Jun 23, 2016 Admin

The RTD (more commonly known as PT100) is one of the most used temperature sensors in industry. It is known to be the most accurate and repeatable sensor for low to medium temperatures (-300 to + 600 ° F.)   Read this article »