International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Selects Automation.com as e-Newsletter Provider
Houston, Texas (7 October 2009) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) selected Automation.com to be an exclusive supplier and distributor of technical electronic newsletters. Under the terms of the agreement, Automation.com will produce a co-branded weekly e-newsletter, Automation Weekly, in addition to a number of topic-specific e-newsletters. The resulting co-branded e-newsletters will be distributed to Automation.com's subscribers, ISA members and customers, and InTech subscribers, creating a combined total distribution of more than 90,000 world-wide automation professionals.
The e-newsletters will consist of relevant automation-related articles, product announcements, white papers, application stories, company and organization news, resources, training, events and paid sponsorships. Automation Weekly will be published each week and contain a recap of the previous week's automation news. The topic-specific e-newsletters will be published on a quarterly basis and will cover a wide range of automation topics including Automatic Identification, Building Automation, Control Panels, Embedded Automation, Fieldbus Networks, Fluid Power, HMI & Operator Interfaces, Industrial Communications, Industrial Computers, Industrial I/O, Machine Control, Machine Safety, Manufacturing Intelligence, Motion Control, Power & Energy, Process Control, Process Safety, PACs, PLCs, Robotics, SCADA & RTU, Security, Sensors, Instruments, Test & Measurement, Vision and Wireless.
Over the past few years, Automation.com has become the premier online publisher of automation news and information. Each month, the web site publishes more than 400 articles, news stories and product announcements. In addition, the site adds more than 100 previews and links per month to relevant automation articles published on other industry web sites. Automation.com continually strives to be the one-stop resource for automation professionals to find information essential to doing their jobs better. "We have been watching Automation.com's electronic publishing activities over the past few years and talking with them about possible ways to collaborate," says Pat Gouhin, ISA Executive Director. "Given their broad reach and alignment with ISA initiatives, we believe Automation.com is a logical choice as provider of our e-newsletters."
Automation.com's editorial staff will work closely with the ISA/InTech Editorial Advisory Board to coordinate the technical scope and article content of the e-newsletters, while maintaining close synergy with ISA's InTech print publication. Under the scope of this agreement, ISA has access to a number of Automation.com articles for re-publishing in the print version of InTech magazine.
"We are excited that ISA has chosen Automation.com as their e-newsletter provider," says Rick Zabel, Vice President and Publisher of Automation.com. "We look forward to providing the global automation community with quality news and information, while providing automation suppliers with an unparalleled electronic advertising vehicle to reach their target market."
Automation professionals can subscribe to the co-branded e-newsletters at the following link: http://www.automation.com/subscribe.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
Founded in 2000, Automation.com (www.automation.com) is the leading online publisher of automation-related news, articles and resources. Automation.com is dedicated to providing information that enables control and automation professionals to solve problems and improve production efficiency. The site features 32 topic-specific Automation Portals and contains daily news, products, supplier and system integrator directory, job center, articles, white papers, application stories, events and networking. Automation.com's web site traffic is consistently ranked higher (www.alexa.com) than any other automation or control-related publication in the industry. Automation.com is head-quartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Phone: 952-563-5440. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.