Emerson completes digital automation project


In this World Wide Wrap: Emerson completes digital automation project, GAITS awarded army contracts, and Basecamp meets Windows Mobile.

Emerson completes digital automation project

Emerson Process Management has completed a digital automation project that has substantially increased the reliability and performance of the Motiva Enterprises refinery, reports Processing Talk.

As main automation contractor for the project, Emerson performed engineering, project management and installation of its PlantWeb digital architecture, to improve production reliability, plant utilisation, safety and environmental performance.

The project scope encompassed seven major process units and consolidated five separate control rooms into one centralised, integrated control room.

GAITS awarded army contracts

Global Analytic Information Technology Services (GAITS), a Virginia-based SI and IT services firm, has been awarded five contracts supporting the United States Army Directorate of Information Management, according to PR Newswire.

These contracts encompass surveying/evaluating existing infrastructure, testing and installing telephones, video teleconferencing installations, local area network installations/upgrades and infrastructure upgraded throughout the installations.

"GAITS understands the rapid response technology needs to succeed. GAITS is committed to aiding the US Army in its goals, through our proficiency in project management, information technology services and excellent customer service," says Tony Asefi, GAITS CEO.

Basecamp meets Windows Mobile

Carry the Day has released TrailGuide, offering Windows Mobile device users a way to manage projects and communicate with team members and clients. TrailGuide is the optimised mobile client for Basecamp, the Web-based project management application by 37Signals, reports Geek Zone.

TrailGuide optimises the Basecamp experience for the mobile device, letting customers access and edit their project information from a mobile device.

The company points out some key benefits of TrailGuide, including an optimised mobile application covering essential Basecamp features such as messages, to-do lists, milestones, and files more efficiently than a mobile browser. The application takes advantage of touch screens, scroll wheels, five-way controls, back buttons and keyboards for navigation and data entry.