Systems Integrators

If you combine components into systems for clients, this is the area for you. This isn't limited to Industrial Automation Systems (PLC, DCS, HMI, Motion, Drives, etc.). This group also includes Home Automation and Commercial Automation.

Location: Knoxville, TN
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Started by Leonard Knight. Last reply by Leonard Knight Feb 6, 2009. 2 Replies

I've been using VMWare Fusion on my iMac and MacBook Pro to run RSLogix, RSView, etc. for projects. It works great. I haven't had any issues with it. It's a great way to keep your entire programming…Continue

Tags: Virtual PC, Parallels, VMWare, VM

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Comment by Frank Podlaha on December 19, 2010 at 7:59pm

Open Source hardware (Arduino) is a great place to prototype and create systems that can attach to GPS components.  Places like Adafruit sell GPS modules to be programmed by these open source Arduino-based boards.

Comment by Leonard Knight on December 19, 2010 at 7:50pm

Shad, I'd recommend talking to Larry Hendrix, Carl Papa, and Steve Baker to start.  Also, you may want to put something in the forums/discussion area describing what you're looking for.  That will open the possibilities for responses.


Also, you may want to meet with Roby Robinson to discuss your idea and get his input on protecting it.

Comment by Leonard Knight on November 29, 2010 at 5:46pm
Here's another project report. I'm going to sign up for the service to get the detailed reports and we can see if they work for us. Alerts.pdf
Comment by Leonard Knight on November 29, 2010 at 5:42pm
Also, there are always opportunities to up sale...actually the entire process is an up sale. Most of the frontend is educating the client on what is possible and what is not. Then, they ask you for your advice on what hardware/software/infrastructure/etc is required to get the system up and running.
Comment by Leonard Knight on November 29, 2010 at 5:40pm
My clients spend lots of money on projects. Only a portion is automation...Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Training Systems, Data Collection/Analysis, Websites, Marketing, Personnel, Funding, etc. We need a team that can handle the gamut of opportunities an industrial project provide.
Comment by Leonard Knight on November 29, 2010 at 8:02am
Tori, sounds good. Let's talk more this week or next. ~Leo
Comment by Leonard Knight on November 23, 2010 at 11:49am
Team, anyone interested in splitting the cost of these reports with me?

Maybe we can get a sales person or two to help with calling on these leads for a co-op or small team?
Comment by Leonard Knight on June 11, 2010 at 3:44pm
Here's a site that already exists that gets a lot of activity from both providers and customers

Here's another:
Comment by Leonard Knight on June 11, 2010 at 3:40pm
I have a URL that I want to develop into a community for Industrial Automation providers and Manufacturing clients. Eventually I'd like to add an type bidding solution for these industrial providers and customers.

Anyone interested on building something? I was thinking or but am open to suggestions.
Comment by Leonard Knight on March 23, 2010 at 5:55pm
anyone looking for a full-time gig? just talked to a head hunter looking for a permanent placement in NC for a pharmaceutical company utilizing honeywell/siemens DCS systems.

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