Manufacturing today requires mobility. But mobility can bring with it a complex supporting infrastructure. It requires networking hardware and software, devices to connect to the infrastructure, applications to run on the devices, and processes and procedures to work effectively, safely and securely. Mark T. Hoske, content manager and editor with Control Engineering, will explain mobility trends based on Control Engineering research and discuss the types of mobile engineering applications available among 225 categorized in editorial coverage. Harry Forbes, senior analyst at ARC Advisory Group, will explain basic wireless mobility infrastructures, types of hardware and software needed, and the challenges and advantages wireless mobility offers to end-users, providing examples. A question and answer session will follow the presentations, for a total of 1 hour. This RCEP-accredited webcast offers an opportunity to earn a professional development hour (PDH).
Webcast participants will learn:
Harry Forbes, senior analyst
for automation at ARC Advisory Group
Harry Forbes has held positions as performance and automation engineer in fossil and nuclear power generation at the Detroit Edison Co. and at a major process control vendor. He is ARC lead analyst for the distributed control system (DCS) market and has 30 years of industrial expertise in areas including automation, networking and communication standards, and the electric power vertical industry, as well as industrial wireless, industrial Ethernet and emerging network technologies. Forbes is a graduate of Tufts University with a BS in electrical engineering and also has an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Mark T. Hoske, presenter and moderator
Content manager and editor for Control Engineering since 1994, Mark T. Hoske has written scores of articles about industrial automation and networking, and has edited hundreds more. Prior to Control Engineering, he worked for two magazines covering trends and technologies in the electric power industry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been writing and editing for publications since 1982.