July 1999

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HP Control: ISA SP95 links plant floor to enterprise

Although enterprise and control systems have evolved down mostly separate paths, they have approached a point where they could meet and exchange data. With the proliferation of information technologie..

Singh, S., Fort Wheeler Eastern Pte. Ltd.

Although enterprise and control systems have evolved down mostly separate paths, they have approached a point where they could meet and exchange data. With the proliferation of information technologies (IT) on the plant floor, today's control and enterprise systems share a common hardware and operating system base. Never the less, these systems still have difficulties sharing information. The technology provides the means to share information; however, the information is represented in different ways, with different structures and organization. Users often find it difficult to communicate their requirements for integration in ways that the vendors can understand. On the other hand, vendors f

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