October 2012

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HP Integration Strategies: Recent trends shape the future of DCS

Several trends have already impacted the distributed control system (DCS) market and are likely to continue over the next few years. These include both product- and technology-related trends and gener..

Young, B., ARC Advisory Group

Several trends have already impacted the distributed control system (DCS) market and are likely to continue over the next few years. These include both product- and technology-related trends and general industry trends. More intelligent I/O The DCS input/output (I/O) subsystem is responsible for inputting hundreds or often thousands of different process measurements and other inputs into the system, and outputting control signals to a large number of valves, actuators, motors and other plant final-control elements. I/O represents one of the most significant parts of the DCS. Traditionally, I/O is a significant cost element. However, DCS suppliers are working to reduce both the cost and c

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