Networking & Security - Ethernet

Unmanaged Ethernet switches for network topologies

Mencom’s entry level DIN-rail-mount unmanaged Ethernet switches are designed for most simple...

ODVA members collaborate on critical elements for the push toward industrial automation, wireless communications, and technology

Cybersecurity, enabling technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud computing,... » more

Multislot Ethernet chassis for enhancing TSN

National Instruments' (NI) cDAQ-9185 and cDAQ-9189 multislot Ethernet chassis feature are designed... » more

Industrial Ethernet switch for Smart Factory applications

Moxa’s SDS-3008 Smart Switch is an 8-port industrial-grade intuitive Ethernet switch that allows...

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 17-23: Ethernet benefits, safety integrity levels, matrix drives, more

Articles about Ethernet benefits, safety integrity levels for process applications, matrix drives... » more

Ethernet cuts automation hardware, labor costs, errors

Think Again about digital networks: A redesigned automated industrial process with the goal of... » more

Ethernet solutions for electrical, shock resistance

Advantech’s EKI-9516/9512 EN50155-certified Ethernet switches are designed to be resistant to shock... » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » 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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2017 HMI Software, Hardware Report: 5 high-level...

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2017 HMI Software and Hardware... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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

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