November 2010

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HP Integration Strategies: Future of the collaborative process automation system

ARC conceived the Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS) in 2002 in response to DCS end users’ requests for us to provide a vision of how process automation systems should evolve. Client..

O'Brien, L., Woll, D., ARC Advisory Group

ARC conceived the Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS) in 2002 in response to DCS end users’ requests for us to provide a vision of how process automation systems should evolve. Clients and others continue to ask ARC where the automation market is headed. The DCS came on the scene in 1975 and smart field devices arrived about five years later. Since then, ARC has observed incremental innovation, but nothing revolutionary. With this in mind, we recast the request for ARC’s view into the future as an effort to identify innovation we think the market needs to consider in the near future.* Smart field devices are not smart enough.At present, 50% to 75% of field-device downt

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