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February 25, 2019

Recently, there has been a hashtag circling on social media telling journalists who have been downsized to #learntocode.  Now regardless of if you believe this is a bully tactic being perpetuated by a vocal and hateful group of extremists or if you believe this is a hu...

April 12, 2018


Several times through my career, I worked at an Acme Co that I really enjoyed.  The work was challenging and fulfilling, I had to work the occasional late night or weekend but not at the expense of friends and family, and the pay was commensurate to my skill level (ye...

January 1, 2018

We'd like to thank everyone who has made this year such a good one at Bennett Automation Solutions!  We'd also like to share a tradition from our family to yours.  At midnight on New Years Eve we'd go outside and sing The Doxology praising God for another great year:...

December 11, 2017

Today, a social media platform was so kind as to bring this photo to mind from years past.

It was a photo I took at the first waste water treatment plant I ever visited for the first integrator I worked for.   Despite the fact they were a good company and I hope to get...

November 22, 2017

At Bennett Automation Solutions, we have a lot to be thankful for this year such as the spectacular Texas sunrises we get to enjoy so often:

This year, however, two things really tops our list.

We are first of all very thankful that we live in America.  Lately, there see...

November 13, 2017

In the olden days, SCADA networks used specialized communication standards and each computer existed as it's own standalone environment.  Consequently, SCADA networks existed as a separate entity from the business networks and a de facto "Air Gap" kept SCADA environmen...

November 1, 2017

The first time you connect to a PLC just shipped from the factory can be frustrating experience.  Firmware may need to be updated, special cables exhumed from their dusty crypts, or automatic IP addressed assigned from DHCP servers tracked down.

Recognizing these issues...

October 16, 2017

Bennett Automation Solutions is officially a certified 8(a) (Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)) as well as 8(m) Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) through www.sba.gov. 

We have been tirelessly pursing certification and are pleased to announce it is official! Join u...

October 9, 2017

If you are on Windows 7, 8, or 10, open an instance of File Explorer, and type "size:" without the quote marks into the search box you'll get the following message box to help you select a file size to search for.

At first glance, in a day in age where small, inexpensiv...