Networking & Security - Other Networks

Cloud computing and virtualization

Many of the technologies and services associated with cloud computing such as virtualization... » more

IIoT-equipped mobile robot exhibits snake-like dexterity

Robotic integration technology update: Robots-as-a-service are seen as suitable for inspection,... » more

Internet, edge computing groups sign memorandum of understanding

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) have signed a... » more

Standards group expands presence in Asia

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announced an additional GB/T Chinese national standard in a... » more

Independent motion control solution launched

PLCopen Safe Motion 1.0 is a system independent solution designed to ensure that safety drive... » more

IIoT technical report updated

The Industrial Internet Consortium's (IIC's) Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report... » more

PC-programmable MODBUS temperature transmitter

Moore Industries announced the new TMZ Dual (2TPRG) PC-programmable MODBUS temperature transmitter... » more

This graphic illustrates the routing of safety data. Courtesy: ODVA

Industrial fail-safe, node-to-node communication

CIP Safety, for functional safety applications on EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet networks, provides... » more

This graphic illustrates the routing of safety data. Courtesy: ODVA

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Industrial Networking Video Series

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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

2017 IIoT for Engineers report: 8 key findings

Respondents to the 2017 IIoT for Engineers study identified eight key... » 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

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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