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Next-generation Industrial HMIs Webcast: Questions answered

More answers about next-generation industrial HMIs, the topic of a Apr. 14 Webcast, are provided by... » more

2016 Cyber Security Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cyber Security Study identified six high-level findings... » more

IoT to IoAT: Internet of Autonomous Things devices provides solutions

Future Internet of Autonomous Things (IoAT) devices will utilize knowledge-enhanced electronic... » more

Electronic voiceprint technology designed to improve network security

Researchers have developed an approach using an electronic voiceprint to improve network security... » more

Preparing for an incident response

Preparation and planning are essential to an organization’s ability to detect issues, minimize... » more

Executive panel discussion on manufacturing

Siemens held an executive panel discussion on manufacturing at Hannover Messe discussing topics... » more

Evolution of .NET and Microsoft

.NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that is evolving to strengthen their... » more

Standards for industrial cloud interface being developed

ODVA announced at Hannover Messe their intention to develop a common industrial cloud interface,... » more

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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Cyber Security Research

2016 Cyber Security Study: Six key findings

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Poll of the Week

Why use a system integrator for automation system selection? asked the Control Engineering April cover story:
Create buy-in between owner and integrator
More experience with automation system suppliers
Technology evaluation
To spot flaws in supplier offerings
For fixes and workarounds
Better long-term support
All of the above
None of the above


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Avoid the worst control system ever

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