National Association of Manufacturers

Manufacturers Congratulate Fred Upton on chairman appointment.

In his statement regarding Representative Fred Upton's (R-MI) appointment as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, NAM President and CEO John Engler recognized Upton as a key ally for manufacturers." "We believe he will be an outstanding chairman," Engler continued and added that "Manufacturers in his district and across the nation look forward to working with him on important...

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ODVA to publish new specifications for CIP networks.

ODVA announced that it will be publishing new editions of specifications for ODVA networks, updating EtherNet/IP(TM), DeviceNet(TM), CompoNet(TM), and ControlNet(TM) technologies, as well as CIP Safety(TM) extension to EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet networks. Of the 44 specific enhancements to these technologies, ODVA's addition of QuickConnect(TM) functionality and IP Address Conflict Detection to...

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ODVA Conference/Annual Meeting to be held in March 2011.

ODVA will hold 2011 Industry Conference and 14th Annual Meeting of Members in March 2011 in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Industry conference will include presentation of technical papers, workshops, and networking social events, while annual meeting of members will feature keynote speakers on topics related to industrial automation, and update from ODVA's leadership on organization. Annual Meeting...

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Nibs

NIBS Summit focuses on resilient buildings and infrastructure.

Sponsored by U.S. DHS Science and Technology Directorate and organized by NIBS, Designing for a Resilient America summit brought together professionals from public and private sectors to focus on promoting and enhancing the resilience of buildings and infrastructure. Participants found that there is a great need to improve the performance of nation's built environment and that federal government...

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Laser Institute of America

Web-Based Assessment Tool analyzes laser safety hazard.

Evaluator from LIA utilizes delivery system that optimizes user experience for laser safety officers of all skill levels. Available through Advanced, Intermediate, and Basic subscription packages, Web-based Laser Safety Hazard Analysis System fosters accessibility, navigation, and result accuracy. System is based on ANSI Z136.1 and lets users double-check laser safety calculations. Specifically,...

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NIST Publications Offer Guidance pertaining to EHR usability.

NIST Guide to the Processes Approach for Improving the Usability of Electronic Health Records (NISTIR 7741) offers guidance on employing user-centered-design processes throughout EHR product life cycle. Customized Common Industry Format Template for Electronic Health Record Usability Testing (NISTIR 7742) provides standard reporting format adopted and customized for testing EHR systems. Both...

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Financial Services Sector signs cybersecurity research agreement.

Through memorandum of understanding signed on Dec. 6, 2010, NIST, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council agreed to work together to speed the application of research into practice for better cybersecurity for the critically important financial services sector. Outputs of this collaborative research are also...

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National Association of Manufacturers

Export Control Changes are praised by manufacturers.

Responding to Obama Administration's announcement on export controls, NAM President and CEO John Engler said manufacturers are pleased with observed forward progress. Engler added that The President's announcement embraces key NAM recommendations that are outlined in our Blueprint for a 21st Century Export Control Regime" and that proposed changes will serve to strengthen national security as...

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RoHS2 Compliance Webinar to be presented ENVIRON and IPC.

ENVIRON and IPC will present essential information on new compliance requirements for manufacturers, importers, and distributors concerning new RoHS Directive text as agreed upon by European Parliament. To be held December 16 from 10:00 to 11:00 am US Central time, RoHS Directive Recast Webinar will explain impacts upon implementation timelines, substances for priority assessment, and open scope...

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PMMI Inc.

Food Manufacturers want intelligent, multi-functional equipment.

According to study from PMMI titled Trends and Advances in Food Packaging 2010," 50% of food manufacturers expect to make packaging machinery purchases in coming 12 months. Research is based on interviews with 50 food manufacturers and 15 packaging experts who represent 20 of the top 75 food packaging companies. Study shows that food packagers want automated, energy-efficient equipment that is...

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