Fieldbus Foundation

High Speed Ethernet-Remote I/O specification is ready for review.

FOUNDATION(TM) High Speed Ethernet Remote I/O (HSE-RIO) preliminary specification is available to members for review. Specifically, it defines interoperable gateway (smart RTU) to bring control I/O - analog and discrete - back to plant automation systems over international standard, high-speed network. Dave Glanzer, Fieldbus Foundation Director of Technology Development, noted that End users will...

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ELFA supports investment incentives in year-end tax bill.

According to statement made by William G. Sutton, ELFA CAE, President, and CEO, ELFA commends inclusion of the full 100% expensing for qualified capital investments, including investments in plants and equipment, for 2011 and 50% deduction for 2012 as key component of year-end tax package between the President and congressional negotiators. In addition, ELFA applauds extension of the...

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Aerospace Industries Association

Lyman Award honors Douglas Barrie for aviation journalism.

Douglas Barrie has been selected to receive 2010 Lauren D. Lyman Award. Building on over 2 decades of experience at publications covering aerospace industry, Barrie joined International Institute for Strategic Studies in London this year as senior fellow. During his career as a journalist, Barrie has become a recognized authority on Chinese and Russian airpower and guided weapons. Barrie will...

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GAWDAwiki

Gases and Welding Distributors Talk Vacation Time

What to do when an employee requests more time off. Dewitt, NY - As a part of its continued effort to keep the gases and welding industry informed of all the controversial issues that surround the business, Welding & Gases Today Online's On The Edge" section features an article called "Give Me a Break." The article tackles a very touchy Human Resources issue: When employees request extra vacation...

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Creating a Social Media Policy

Considerations for material handling distributors. Dewitt, NY - The Fourth Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal, the leading online magazine for the forklift, storage and handling, and general material handling equipment industries, focuses on the importance of creating a social media policy at a business. Storage equipment distributor Josh Smith, director of sales and operations at AK...

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ASTM International

ASTM Skin Effects Standard aids consumer product evaluation.

Offered as methods for evaluation of potential irritant effects to skin as well as safety assessment of consumer products, standard ASTM F2808 can be used to test inherent chemical irritation potential of material as well as effects of mechanical irritation to skin. Standard was developed by Subcommittee F04.16 on Biocompatibility Test Methods. Standard allows 2 products to be simultaneously...

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GEMI welcomes CSX Transportation to organization's membership.

Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) announced that CSX Transportation has been added as member company, and will be represented by Gabriel Treesh, Manager, Public, Safety and Environment; and Carl Gerhardstein, AVP, Environmental Systems and Sustainability. GEMI's Lindell Sneed said, GEMI is a global leader in developing insights and creating environmental sustainability solutions...

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NASA SBIR/STTR Program

NASA Presentations at AGU meeting to include hot cities, ice volcanoes.

NASA researchers will present findings on Earth and space science topics at 2010 fall meeting of American Geophysical Union, which takes place December 13-17 in San Francisco, CA. Specifically, media briefings during meeting will feature topics such as results concerning health impacts of urban heat islands, search for ice volcanoes on one of Saturn's moons, observations of solar eruptions, and...

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Aerospace Industries Association

President Obama presents steps to export control modernization.

President Obama presented series of initiatives at meeting of President's Export Council chaired by W. James McNerney, Jr. of The Boeing Company to speed progress of export control modernization. They included launch of process to revise U.S. Munitions List and Commerce Control List, along with results of first attempt at revising export controls on military vehicles, and proposals to eliminate...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

States use technology to cut winter costs.

To maintain high level of service without additional financial resources this winter, many states have turned to new technology and environmentally sensitive solutions. Utah DOT installed 17 HomeView Technologies® road condition monitoring cameras at remote locations, while Colorado DOT has deployed 222 snowplows equipped with Maintenance Decision Support System. Tennessee DOT will use...

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