[LUNI] ANN: Uniforum Chicago General Meeting for November
Jeff.Jirsa at tfn.com
Sat Nov 23 22:59:14 CST 2002
Folks, here is the info for the next Uniforum Chicago general meeting.
Industrial Process Control Networks
William D. Latura
Tuesday November 26th, 2002, 7:00-9:00pm
College of DuPage, OCC Building Room 128 A&B
Industrial process control networks allow the sharing of resources and
information among the elements of a manufacturing or distribution process
much the same way that traditional LAN's increase the productivity of
front office and back office operations. The elements of such a network,
the type of data that is transmitted, the protocols that are used,
and the applications that are run have significant differences, however.
This talk will describe the various component parts of an industrial
control network, network hierarchies and architectures, and the unique
requirements that make control networks different from a typical
office LAN. The strengths and weaknesses of protocols such as HART,
Modbus, DeviceNet, Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus and Ethernet/IP will be
discussed, as well as the roles DCS, SCADA and enterprise-wide systems
play in an overall factory automation system.
Bill Latura is a Project Manager with the Automation Research group
at Ondeo Nalco in Naperville, IL. He spends his time designing and
implementing process automation systems, and developing cost-effective
methods of process data collection, including the use of 802.11b,
infra-red and Bluetooth wireless. He is also the system administrator for
a Linux box being used as a file and internal Web server running Apache
and SAMBA. Bill has been working with PC's in one form or another since
the early 80's. Currently his home network include four boxes running
a combination of Linux and Windows 2000 connected via fast Ethernet.
Bill's first exposure to Linux was in the pre-1.0 kernel days of 1993.
He's been a Red Hat fan since summer '95, though he has also worked with
the SuSE, Slackware, Debian and Caldera distributions.
Bill has been the Treasurer of UniForum Chicago for the past six years.
The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at the College of DuPage. The address of
the meeting facility is:
College of DuPage
Building OCC, Rm 128A&B
Fawell Boulevard and Lambert Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd.
Lambert Rd North to Fawell Boulevard (formerly 22nd St.). West on
Fawell Boulevard to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10.
Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building.
The meeting room is 128A&B which is towards the west end of the building.
All UniForum Chicago general meetings are open to the public free of charge.
For additional information contact Scott Nemec at (630)990-6265 or visit
the UniForum Chicago web site at:
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