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www.isa.org/InTech InTech provides the most thought-provoking and authoritative coverage of automation technologies, applications, and strategies to enhance automation professionals' on-the-job success. Published by the industry's leading organization, ISA, InTech addresses the most critical issues facing the rapidly changing automation industry. Setting the Standard for Automation™ Are you up to date on instrument calibration, cybersecurity, system migration, and industrial communications? Would you like to find out more about ISA events, training, membership, and more? ISA's YouTube channel is your resource for how-to videos on all facets of automation and control, and a great way to hear members talk about their real-life plant experiences and membership networking benefits. www.isa.org/isa-youtube © 2017 InTech ISSN 0192-303X InTech is published bimonthly by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Vol. 64, Issue 4. Editorial and advertising offices are at 67 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12277, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; phone 919-549-8411; fax 919-549-8288; email info@isa.org. InTech and the ISA logo are registered trademarks of ISA. InTech is indexed in Engineering Index Service and Applied Science & Technology Index and is microfilmed by NA Publishing, Inc., 4750 Venture Drive, Suite 400, P.O. Box 998, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Subscriptions: For members in the U.S., $10.38 annually is the nondeductible portion from dues. Other subscribers: $175 in North America; $235 outside North America. Multi-year rates available on request. Single copy and back issues: $20 + shipping. Opinions expressed or implied are those of persons or organizations contributing the information and are not to be construed as those of ISA Services Inc. or ISA. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to InTech, 67 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12277, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Periodicals postage paid at Durham and at additional mailing office. Printed in the U.S.A. Publications mail agreement: No. 40012611. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to P.O. Box 503, RPO West Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L48 4RG For permission to make copies of articles beyond that permitted by Sections 107 and 108 of U.S. Copyright Law, contact Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com. For permission to copy articles in quantity or for use in other publications, contact ISA. Articles published before 1980 may be copied for a per-copy fee of $2.50. To order REPRINTS from InTech, contact Jill Kaletha at 219-878-6068 or jillk@fosterprinting.com. List Rentals: For information, contact ISA at info@isa.org or call 919-549-8411. InTech magazine incorporates Industrial Computing ® magazine. INTECH JULY/AUGUST 2017 5 WEB EXCLUSIVE Report generation has been limited to those required for compliance Available technologies have limited report generation to those that you must have for regulatory compliance purposes. That is because reports come at the end of a project when time and money are running low, and available technologies have required a great deal of expertise and system integration, making reports costly and risky. "Industrial" report and dash- board products are changing that paradigm. Read more at: www.isa.org/intech/201708web DEPARTMENTS 8 Letters Industry 4.0 concerns, in memoriam 40 Automation Basics Essential wireless network layout concepts 45 Association News Certification review 46 Channel Chat Airport integration shows IT-OT convergence 47 Standards New ISA technical report on work processes in continuous process automation 50 Products and Resources Spotlight on wireless COLUMNS 7 Talk to Me What is your innovation process? 44 Executive Corner In a plug-and-play automation world, domain and business expertise come to the forefront RESOURCES 48 Index of Advertisers 49 Datafiles 49 Classified Advertising

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