Rob Spiegel has served as senior editor at Electronic News and Ecommerce Business, covering the electronics industry and Internet technology. He has served as a contributing editor at Automation World and Supply Chain Management Review. Rob has contributed to Design News for 10 years.
Control engineers want to access plant processes and equipment conditions on their mobile phone. They want touchscreen capability and they expect the HMI to go beyond read-only to become a control panel in the pocket.