On-Line Community Answers Automation Questions

June 10, 2002

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On-Line Community Answers Automation Questions

Originally Published MPMN June 2002


On-Line Community Answers Automation Questions

Zachary Turke


The automation division of Schneider Electric (North Andover, MA) has launched a new Web community where engineers can interact with other colleagues interested in automation. Hosted at www.modicon.com, the site allows users to participate in technical discussions on a diverse range of subjects, including remote input/output devices, SCADA software, networking protocols, and servo controllers. "Our goal with this Web page was to give engineers a place where they could share their concerns and opinions of the various kinds of automation technology on the market," says senior marketing communications manager Jane Braun. "The result is a free dynamic community where everyone benefits from quick reactions to market inputs."

The information on the Schneider Web site includes data provided through a partnership with Control.com Inc. (Westborough, MA), one of the Web's largest peer-to-peer communities of control engineering professionals. Under the terms of this partnership, Control.com has agreed to display the subset of its content that pertains to automation on the Schneider site. By clicking on a link on the Schneider page, however, visitors can access the entire Control.com information database.

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