ISA Interchange

Welcome to the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. ISA blog posts may be authored by ISA staff and guest authors from the automation community. Views and opinions expressed by a guest author are solely their own, and do not necessarily represent those of ISA. Posts made by guest authors have been subject to peer review.

Cyber-Physical Systems: The Core of Industry 4.0

The principle idea behind the implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions is to empower manufacturing c...
Rajabahadur V. Arcot Jan 12, 2021 5:15:00 AM

What Is an HMI?

What is an HMI? Human machine interfaces, more commonly known as HMIs, have been used since a person...
David Schultz Oct 23, 2020 5:30:00 AM

The COVID-Free Smart Building (Part 1)

A vision of how smart technology can change the way buildings are designed and maintained to safegua...
Vinod Bijlani Sep 25, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Improving Productivity in Industries Using BLE-Based RTLS Technology

What Is RTLS? A real-time location system (RTLS) is a type of indoor positioning system that is gain...
Albin Manjaly Sep 1, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Weathering the Perfect Storm: ISA in Conversation with Newsweek [Q&A]

Earlier this year, Newsweek Vantage published an independent report on cyber risks to critical infra...
Jennifer Halsey Jul 24, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Learning Automation Cybersecurity from the TV Show 'Mr. Robot'

Here’s What Television Can Teach You About IT/OT Convergence As our world becomes more and more inte...
Chris Sciulli Jun 30, 2020 5:30:00 AM

COVID-19 and Industrial Cybersecurity: Studies in Risk Response

I never thought that I’d be comparing toilet-roll purchasing habits with cybersecurity risk manageme...
ISA Past-Presidents Jun 2, 2020 5:15:00 AM

How to Build a Standards-Based Cybersecurity Culture: Learn More in ISA's New Whitepaper

Industrial control systems (ICS) are rarely protected adequately against cyber threats, and that's a...
Kara Phelps May 22, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Newsweek Vantage Report on Cyber Risks to Critical Infrastructure: ISA's the Expert Partner

Newsweek Vantage recently published an independent report on cyber risks to critical infrastructure—...
Kara Phelps Mar 24, 2020 3:11:27 PM

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