automation News for August 26 2017

Job Killer: McDonald’s Adding Automated Order Machines to All Restaurants

McDonald’s is adding automated kiosks to all of their restaurants in place of some employees and many are attributing this to the fight for $15 per hour minimum …

Kahler Automation

Kahler Automation designs control systems for bulk material handling of grain,
chemicals, fertilizer, minerals, and more. Our systems – utilized across a wide …
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EVA Automation

I am beyond thrilled to announce that we have acquired Bowers & Wilkins-in my opinion, the absolute quality and design leader in high-end audio equipment. I’ve personally been a huge fan and loyal customer of Bowers & Wilkins for decades and truly admire and respect their Chairman, Joe Atkins. What he and his team have created over the past 30 years is simply inspiring. Since I founded EVA Automation two years ago, we have been working hard to create fantastic home A/V user experiences. When it was time to seek out partners for our journey ahead, Bowers & Wilkins was unquestionably our #1 choice, and after I met Joe and his team, it was immediately clear that we share the same long term product vision and sincere passion for home entertainment. To my new friends at Bowers & Wilkins: I can’t wait to meet all of you! Your brand and heritage are second to none, and we at EVA are excited to operate as one combined company under the Bowers & Wilkins name. Joe Atkins has graciously agreed to remain the CEO of our combined company, while I will be our Executive Chairman. There are very few leaders in home A/V as experienced, respected and successful as Joe, and I look forward to partnering with and learning from himand all of you. One of the most important parts of our acquisition is that Joe is maintaining a significant equity stake in our combined company and will be joining our board of directors, further aligning all of our interests. We will have much, much more to announce when the time is right about our vision and our products. In the meantime, we will continue to work hard on developing a truly special, highly integrated, and easy to use home A/V experience that I know you’ll love.
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Rainforest Automation | Automated Residential Power Optimization

Rainforest Automation provides automated residential power optimization by
transforming consumer IoT devices into grid resources. This is done by the Solar
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Network Automation Tool

Customizable single-pane-of-glass network monitoring software Create custom, web-based network, traffic, WAN, and switchport dashboards, views, and charts. Real-time config change notification and compliance auditing Receive immediate comparisons of config changes and help ensure compliance with regulatory standards. IP alerting, troubleshooting, and reporting Know when IPs conflict, subnets/scopes are depleted, or DNS entries don’t match. Automated capacity forecasting, alerting, and reporting Automatically calculate exhaustion dates via customizable thresholds based on peak & average usage. Dynamic wired and wireless network discovery and mapping Automatically map devices, display performance metrics, and link connections. Wireless network performance and traffic monitoring and management Retrieve performance and bandwidth metrics for autononmous APs, wireless controllers, and clients.
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Automation News | Automation World

By integrating information and automation technologies, manufacturers are finally achieving major gains in productivity from their automated systems.
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Six benefits to home automation technology

So what is home automation? Simply put, home automation puts control of basic home systems and appliances into the hands of the homeowner and provides access from a remote point – like a smartphone app, or at a centralized unit inside the home. Door locks are another automated home product that can increase your home security. Don’t you hate having to rely on neighbors to watch your house when you’re gone? With home automation, convenient control of your home is at your fingertips. Ever leave for work in the morning when it was a comfortable 68° outside only to come home to a sweltering house because the temperature shot up to 90°? Connected home products like the Sensiâ„¢ Wi-Fi Thermostats let you conveniently adjust your home temperature from the mobile app so your family is always comfortable. One of the biggest hidden benefits that comes with home automation is peace of mind.
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Industrial Automation: Brief History and Use in Manufacturing

Today’s post will focus on the brief history of Industrial Automation, what is Industrial Automation, the current state, and the near future of what industrial automation holds. Industrial automation in manufacturing is the use of “Intelligent” machines in factories so that manufacturing processes can be carried out with minimal human intervention. With the rapid development and proliferation of microcomputer and software technologies, automation in manufacturing is almost totally dependent on the capabilities of computers and software to automate, optimize and integrate the various components of the manufacturing system. Although industrial automation in manufacturing in not without its detractors, its future looks very bright. Thanks to industrial automation of manufacturing, the factory of the future will be more efficient in the utilization of energy, raw material and human resources.
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Rockwell Automation

Helping customers harness it to bring our Connected Enterprise vision to life has been a priority for decades. Guided by our industrial expertise, accelerated by advances in enabling technologies – including the Internet of Things, data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility – and complemented by government & industry initiatives, including the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, Industrie 4.0 and Smart Factories, The Connected Enterprise puts that power to work for you. It helps operations managers profitably manage and improve manufacturing and industrial processes, and IT executives reduce network complexities and exposure to cyber security risks. The information-enabled Connected Enterprise is a more competitive enterprise. Explore how Rockwell Automation is evolving its own global operations and helping its customers join the industrial revolution by leveraging real-time decision making to drive profitability.
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