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29/03/2005 - About RSS now has the facility to syndicate news and pr via a system called RSS.

What is RSS?
(which originally stood for "Rich Site Summary", but later became known as "Really Simple Syndication") is a way for sites to make content, such as news articles, available by another means.

What is it used for?
RSS feeds are used by many sites (such as FactoryEquipment, BBC news, Yahoo News) to publish a variety of content - for example a summary of their latest news. These summaries can be subscribed to and viewed like bookmarks in a web browser or like email in an email client (in, for example, Mozilla Thunderbird). They can also be viewed in a special reader designed just for managing and reading RSS subscriptions.

Links to RSS feeds can be found wherever the icon is located in the News Rooms or on the site in general. (For example, the RSS icon next to "Daily News" is the feed for subscribing to the Daily News. As well as feeds for individual PR sections, such as Product Focus or Daily News, there is a feed for "Editorial" in general, which comprises of News, PR, Foreman's Yell items and Spotlight features.

Feeds can also be subscribed to by area of interest - for example items relating to Bar Coding & Labelling or Instrumentation & Control.

So how do I subscribe?

In order to use RSS news feeds, you need a reader. There are many different readers available, some which "plug in" to your web browser and others which are standalone applications (like a web browser or email client such as Outlook Express or Thunderbird).

There are links to the right to a selection of readers (Please note, is not responsible for the contents of external links or software contained therein.)

You can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed (indicated by the icon) into your news reader or by copying and pasting the URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Some browsers / readers can automatically pick up the RSS feeds for you when you click on them. For more information check the help / instructions for your reader software.

News readers
  News Crawler

Mac OS X

  My Yahoo!

Where can I find more information about RSS?
To learn more about using and subscribing to RSS feeds, you can read this page on the BBC website, this page on Mozilla Firefox Live Bookmarks or this page on how to subscribe to RSS feeds in Mozilla Thunderbird.

To see how News may look via RSS email (in this case, from Factory Equipment), look here: (1 2 3 4 5)

  • PTC and Rockwell Automation Announce Strategic Partnership to Drive Industrial Innovation and Accelerate Growth
  • New Top Award for Modern Water’s Continuous Toxicity Monitor
  • Seeq Announces New Version, and adds Managing Director for European Operations
  • Science Minister announces £20 million Plastics Research and Innovation Fund to turn the tide on plastics production

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  • Flexible modular SCADA adapts to emerging demands in green power generation
  • Renishaw inspires budding engineers with hands-on learning
  • Cressall on the role of women in engineering
  • How STEM industries can attract more females into the sector
  • Watch student racing car winners go head-to-head following the Grand Prix

  • Fluke 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter now includes a flexible current probe at the same price
  • Configure wear-resistant gear wheels in 60 seconds with the new igus online tool
  • Quint DC UPS for industrial networks
  • Safer, Smarter Operations with the New GuardLink Safety System
  • Conrad adds 3M Peltor communication headsets to its occupational health and safety products program
  • Thermal Imager Enables Safe High Temperature Measurements
  • New universal pressure switch offers high switching capacity and wide operating range
  • Leading Filtration Solutions Designed to Maximize Process Uptime
  • Parker Hannifin’s AC30 drive series now offered with power ratings up to 450kW
  • Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) added to Fortress Interlock’s amGardpro proNET module
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