May 2005
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Dick Caro, Automation Industry Visionary, Tells His Story in Contemporary Controls’ Newsletter

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Downers Grove, Illinois - Dick Caro is one of the most influential persons in the field of industrial networking and in the automation business. Caro led the charge for adopting Ethernet as a fieldbus and as a means of achieving interoperability between hundreds of manufacturers’ products. He has held important positions at Foxboro and Automation Research Corporation.

Contemporary Controls’ Extension features Mr. Caro in the MarchApril newsletter, highlighting not only his career, but his personal adventures and innovations. The interview includes:

• Cutting-edge, computer control applications that pre-dated the modern digital era
• A turbine automobile design that Caro devised at age 10and presented to Fiat years later
• The partnership between Foxboro and Intel, and a decision to standardize on x86 architecture long before it was mainstream
• Early influences: His father’s business, Erector Sets from his grandfather, and learning the value of hard work

This is the first of a two-part series. It is FREE for download, and it is available in both the condensed and uncut versions. To get one or both documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF, go to

Contemporary Controls provides industrial networking hubs, switches, hardware and software for Ethernet, CAN, DeviceNet, and ARCNET, with offices in the USA, UK, China, and Germany.  For further information visit

Contemporary Controls’ R&D Manager Speaks at SPS Electric Automation America 2005

Downers Grove, IL  – At this year’s SPS Electric Automation America in Rosemont, IL, Contemporary Controls R&D Manager will discuss how the advanced features of the company’s line of Ethernet managed switches provide the means to attain higher performance. In response to customer questions about the company’s managed switches (the EISX, EICP, and EISB), Bennet Levine will present “Why Should I Use A Managed Ethernet Switch” on Tuesday, May 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Technology Theatre.


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