December Control Magazine Global Digital Edition Released

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Control magazine, the voice of end users of automation in the process industries, has released the December digital facsimile edition of the magazine. This edition is available on in three downloadable versions: Flash, HTML and Acrobat PDF. Each version is identical to the print magazine, and is downloadable without copy protection.

Control magazine's global facsimile edition for December 2006 is available at This issue is designed for readers all over the world to receive Control magazine in a timely fashion. It contains every word and every page of the print edition. It is available in three versions: Flash, for high speed connections; HTML for standard connections and in Acrobat PDF for easy downloading and distribution within a company. None of the digital editions is copy protected, and readers are encouraged to pass articles of interest along to colleagues and friends, exactly as with the print edition.

In December's CONTROL Magazine:

Editorial: "Control Is Truly Global"

The world of process automation is flat, and very small. CONTROL's Walt Boyes comments.

Cover Story: The 16th Annual Top 50

While this is the 16th Top 50, it is also the first co-branded ARC/Control Top 50 report. CONTROL's Walt Boyes and ARC's Larry O'Brien report on the top of the process automation pyramid in North America.

Feature: Distributed Control Systems

Control's Jim Montague shows that the modern distributed control system is not your father's DCS. Montague reports on changes, new concepts, new methods in the design and operation of distributed control for automation processes.

Feature: If It Ain't Broke, Let's Keep It!

Automation and IT Chief of Greater Vancouver Regional District, Gary Wong, has lots of Bailey Infi90 control systems, and they aren't broken. So what is he supposed to do?

Feature: Analyzer Reliability, part 3

Control engineer Gary Nichols concludes his look at PAT and analyzer reliability.

Also in December's CONTROL Departments:

Rick's Picks: What's New at

CONTROL's Rick Pedraza gives you a clue to all the great stuff we've loaded up the website with for December and beyond.

Other Voices: Morley Rants Again

Control's Dick Morley provides his view of the MIT innovative technology conference.

Technically Speaking: Control's AutomationXchange ... What Good Is It?

Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE looks at what end users get when they take three days in North America's most wonderful ski resort -- in the middle of the blazing summer heat.

On the Bus!: Rezabek on Fieldbus!

Fieldbus info from the source. Pioneering Foundation Fieldbus User and CONTROL Contributing Editor, John Rezabek provides analysis and commentary.

Control Report: OPC, UPC, We're AllPC for OPC-UA!

Recently back from giving a speech at the OPC Conference, Control's Jim Montague muses about the joys and sufferings involved in connecting third party software in the automation industry Will OPC-UA save our bacon?

Windup: Bringing It All Back Around.

CONTROL's Keith Larson expounds on a burning issue in process automation.

Ask the Experts!: The Very Best Question

CONTROL's Béla Lipták selects the best question and answer from the web exclusive feature to be printed in the magazine. The person whose question is selected wins a prize. So save the consulting fee and go to and ask an expert.

Roundup: Control Software

The Control Staff complements the feature story on distributed control systems with a roundup of control software that will help you solve a process problem or two.

Resources Focus: Power Quality and Conditioning

New, actionable and eminently useful stuff that will help you keep the lights on and motors turning. CONTROL gives you a page of useful resources to work with.

Products: All the Products We Have Room to Print

New, actionable and eminently useful stuff. CONTROL gives you a whole department full of tasty new products and services.

Plus, lots of unique, actionable content for you on

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