increasing interest in Open Control and Automation as a way of choosing
Best of Class Products presents significant opportunities within the
Process, Manufacturing, Commerce, Building and Home Automation sectors.
In Industrial and Process IMC markets systems are
increasingly distributed, with greater use of networks and field
busses. This technology is moving into Commerce and Homes. User
expectations are being driven by the rapidly developing Internet
technology. Dependence on IMC is being fuelled by demands for greater
efficiency, availability of information, and increasing concerns over
risks to life, assets and the environment.
Capitalising on these opportunities demands
sophisticated, robust technology, whilst competition and the pace of
technological advancement create considerable time to market pressures.
This presents significant challenges to IMC OEMs, whose specialisation
is application expertise. OEMs need to increasingly seek technology
partners and suppliers able to provide robust, commercial component
products within an open framework.
OAC represents a unique combination of capabilities
in the real world application of techniques, emerging technologies,
third party products, de-facto and industry standards and
certification, enabling our clients to achieve Dependable, Open
Control, and Web Enabled solutions.
Turnbull and senior members of the Research and Development function of
an industrial safety and controls company established OAC in May 2000,
creating an organisation whose principals have over 150 years
collective experience in Instrumentation, Measurement, Safety, and