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Mr. Richard H. Caro

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Process Hall of Fame
  • Member
    Process Hall of Fame
  • ISA Fellow
    CAP
  • Chair, Committee
    ISAâ€s SP50
  • Chair, Standards Committee
    fieldbus
  • Chairman of the Standards Committee
    Fieldbus Foundation
  • Elected Life Fellow
    The International Society of Automation
  • Founder
    Autech Data Systems
  • Chair, Fieldbus Committees
    IEC and ISA

Education

  • Acton , MA
  • BS , Chemical Engineering
  • MS , Systems Engineering
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Web References
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Industry leader joins A.R.C.- Dick Caro, Chairman of the Fieldbus Standards Committees, has recently joined Automation Research Corporation (ARC) as Vice President. Dick has been chairman of both the ISA SP50 and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) SC65C/WG6 Fieldbus committees since 1993. He has led the committee to completion of the operational portions of the Fieldbus standard which are now American National Standards. He still leads the efforts to pass the remaining portion of the standard internationally in the IEC where contention remains over the Data Link Layer.
ONE ON ONE: Interview with Dick ...
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ONE ON ONE: Interview with Dick Caro
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Dick Caro led the charge for adopting Ethernet as a fieldbus and a means of achieving interoperability between hundreds of products. He held positions at Foxboro and ARC Advisory Group, and has authored books and papers. He has also served as chairman of the Fieldbus Standards Committee, and was elected to the Automation Hall of Fame. The following is an excerpt from Manufacturing AUTOMATION contributor Perry Marshall's interview with Caro:
ONE ON ONE: Interview with Dick ...
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ONE ON ONE: Interview with Dick Caro
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Dick Caro led the charge for adopting Ethernet as a fieldbus and a means of achieving interoperability between hundreds of products. He held positions at Foxboro and ARC Advisory Group, and has authored books and papers. He has also served as chairman of the Fieldbus Standards Committee, and was elected to the Automation Hall of Fame. The following is an excerpt from Manufacturing AUTOMATION contributor Perry Marshall's interview with Caro:
Wireless Networks for Industrial ...
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Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation, Fourth Edition by Dick Caro, ISA Life Fellow and industrial automation consultant at CMC Associates, provides a clear, unbiased view of the emerging wireless communications market, and closely examines the latest advances in wireless technologies for process control, such as ISA100 Wireless (ANSI/ISA-100.11a), WirelessHART, WIA-PA and WiFi, including IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac.
"A lot has changed in the marketplace since the third edition of my book was published," notes Caro, a widely recognized expert in industrial networking and current chair of two ISA100 Wireless standards subcommittees. "At that time, ISA100 Wireless was just being developed and WirelessHART had just been announced. This new edition covers their transition to well-established, proven standards, and provides guidance to those seeking a comparison of the two."
Since both ISA100 Wireless and WirelessHART have well-documented field experience and installation success, Caro says that both can be utilized without trepidation of any kind.
"Today, both are absolutely reliable, secure and simple to install, and since their batteries seem to last forever, fears of battery replacement have disappeared," he asserts. "At the same time, they both have differences."
ISA100 Wireless, he explains, is particularly valuable to "those forward-thinking process control users who can visualize a control system architecture that includes plant-wide wireless control networks. WirelessHART has been important to some users who have urgent needs for measurements or status detection in areas that have been too costly or unable to connect wired instruments or sensors."
WIA-PA, Caro indicates, was developed at a Chinese university and it is not known if there are any commercial applications within China, and, to date, none have been offered for export.
He says that IEEE 802.11, on the other hand, has been in active development for many years, and is widely installed in many manufacturing locations where wired or fiber optic Ethernet may have been used.
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Caro says some vendors of wireless process control systems, instruments and network devices tend to "over market" their products, making claims for features that are not incorporated or sometimes not even planned for the future.
"I hope that this updated edition can help users make intelligent decisions that will enable them to plan future process control networks and control system architectures in which wireless is certain to play a major role," he concludes.
For more information or to purchase a copy of this valuable resource, visit http://www.isa.org/PR13/Books/WirelessNetworks. More about Dick Caro
As CEO of CMC Associates, Caro develops market and product strategy for industrial automation companies. He is a highly renowned and experienced expert in automation systems design, time-critical data networks, control systems and complex software systems.
In addition to his consultancy work, Caro writes books and conducts training classes in the areas of industrial networking.
During his career, he has served in numerous executive-level positions at various leading companies, including ARC Advisory Group, Arthur D. Little, and The Foxboro Company (now part of Invensys).
He was elected into the Control Magazine Hall of Fame in 2005; elected Life Fellow of ISA in 2001; and elected Fellow of the Industrial Computing Society in 1996. In 2005, he gained Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) certification.
He was the founder and president of the Florida Gold Coast Chapter of ISA, and he received the ISA Standards Award in 1981, 1997 and 2000.
Wireless Networks for Industrial ...
www.isa.org [cached]
Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation, Fourth Edition by Dick Caro, ISA Life Fellow and industrial automation consultant at CMC Associates, provides a clear, unbiased view of the emerging wireless communications market, and closely examines the latest advances in wireless technologies for process control, such as ISA100 Wireless (ANSI/ISA-100.11a), WirelessHART, WIA-PA and WiFi, including IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac.
"A lot has changed in the marketplace since the third edition of my book was published," notes Caro, a widely recognized expert in industrial networking and current chair of two ISA100 Wireless standards subcommittees. "At that time, ISA100 Wireless was just being developed and WirelessHART had just been announced. This new edition covers their transition to well-established, proven standards, and provides guidance to those seeking a comparison of the two."
Since both ISA100 Wireless and WirelessHART have well-documented field experience and installation success, Caro says that both can be utilized without trepidation of any kind.
"Today, both are absolutely reliable, secure and simple to install, and since their batteries seem to last forever, fears of battery replacement have disappeared," he asserts. "At the same time, they both have differences."
ISA100 Wireless, he explains, is particularly valuable to "those forward-thinking process control users who can visualize a control system architecture that includes plant-wide wireless control networks. WirelessHART has been important to some users who have urgent needs for measurements or status detection in areas that have been too costly or unable to connect wired instruments or sensors."
WIA-PA, Caro indicates, was developed at a Chinese university and it is not known if there are any commercial applications within China, and, to date, none have been offered for export.
He says that IEEE 802.11, on the other hand, has been in active development for many years, and is widely installed in many manufacturing locations where wired or fiber optic Ethernet may have been used.
...
Caro says some vendors of wireless process control systems, instruments and network devices tend to "over market" their products, making claims for features that are not incorporated or sometimes not even planned for the future.
"I hope that this updated edition can help users make intelligent decisions that will enable them to plan future process control networks and control system architectures in which wireless is certain to play a major role," he concludes.
For more information or to purchase a copy of this valuable resource, visit http://www.isa.org/PR13/Books/WirelessNetworks.
More about Dick Caro
As CEO of CMC Associates, Caro develops market and product strategy for industrial automation companies. He is a highly renowned and experienced expert in automation systems design, time-critical data networks, control systems and complex software systems.
In addition to his consultancy work, Caro writes books and conducts training classes in the areas of industrial networking.
During his career, he has served in numerous executive-level positions at various leading companies, including ARC Advisory Group, Arthur D. Little, and The Foxboro Company (now part of Invensys).
He was elected into the Control Magazine Hall of Fame in 2005; elected Life Fellow of ISA in 2001; and elected Fellow of the Industrial Computing Society in 1996. In 2005, he gained Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) certification.
He was the founder and president of the Florida Gold Coast Chapter of ISA, and he received the ISA Standards Award in 1981, 1997 and 2000.
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