Networking & Security - Other Networks

Servo terminal for EtherCAT IO systems

The EL7211 servomotor terminal from Beckhoff is suitable for servomotors up to 4.5 ARMS and the... » more

Penn State receives software grant for academic and research programs

Penn State University received a $750 million PLM software grant from Siemens to help Pennsylvania... » more

Cyber security for smart mobile devices

Implementing cyber security at the HMI instead of at the mobile devices results in a simpler and... » more

Rugged Power over Ethernet injector series puts Ethernet signals and power in one cable

Red Lion Controls' N-Tron series Gigabit 1000-POE+ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) are designed to... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 14-20: PID math, PID control loops, Ethernet, more

Articles about tuning PID control loops, radio frequencies, PID math, programming PLCs, and... » more

Apps for Engineers: Team communication apps for iOS and Android

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related... » more

Module designed to develop embedded systems faster

National Instruments' NI SOM is a module designed to enable design teams to deploy complex embedded... » more

Industrial Internet solution data collection system for OEMs and end users

GE IP's Equipment Insight is designed to help OEMs and their end users securely collect and analyze... » 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

Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of... » more

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Cyber Security Video Series

Cyber Security: Technology Review

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

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Avoid the worst control system ever

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