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I'm a 50 year old PLC programmer from Burnley, UK. I severed my time as an electrician in the baking industry and soon got involved with the up and coming technology of PLC's. Initially this was all based in the Uk but as the years went by I have gradually worked my way around the globe. At first it was mainly Mitsubishi with a bit of Modicon thrown in but these days the industry leaders seem to be the Allen Bradley range of PLC and HMI’s.

Vocus makes ASC ready early due to subsea cable outage

(Image: Vocus Communications) Vocus has announced making its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) ready for service two weeks early, shifting customers over from the SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3) subsea cable due to the latter suffering a “major service disruption” between Singapore and Perth. Despite the ASC still being in its final testing stage ...

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TikTok adds video reactions to its newly-merged app

Just about a month after the merger of the short-form video apps Musical.ly and TikTok, the app is introducing a new social feature, allowing users to post their reactions to the videos that they watch. Instead of text comments, these reactions will take the form of videos that are essentially ...

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Atlassian launches Jira Ops for managing incidents

Atlassian today announced the first beta of a new edition of its flagship Jira project and issue tracking tool that is meant to help ops teams handle incidents faster and more efficiently. Jira Ops integrates with tools like OpsGenie, PagerDuty, xMatters, Statuspage, Slack and others. Many teams already use these ...

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NetComm Wireless launches industrial IoT device

(Image: NetComm Wireless) Australian communications equipment company NetComm Wireless has announced the launch of a new industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) device enabling 4G LTE connectivity for low-power, low-bandwidth things. The NetComm NTC-100 integrates duel LTE by connecting to both Cat M1 and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) networks, and is designed ...

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