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Manufacturers using Big Data to navigate today's business climate

A recent survey of 200 manufacturing executives found that more companies are relying on Big Data... » more

Configuration tool for documents industrial control system components

Schneider Electric's Prometheus is a configuration tool for defining, programming and documenting... » more

Gateway for bridging industrial Ethernet networks

Hilscher's netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges input/output (I/O) data between... » more

Industrial software platform for HMI, SCADA applications

Schneider Electric's Wonderware InTouch Omni is an industrial software platform designed for beta... » more

Implementing cloud connectivity for IoT and Industrie 4.0

As information technology and automation technology continue to converge, cloud-based communication... » more

Infrastructure-as-a-service for HMI and SCADA applications

Schneider Electric's Wonderware Online InStudio is an infrastructure-as-a-service designed to... » more

Industrial security appliance for plant-floor systems

The Allen-Bradley Stratix 5950 security appliance from Rockwell Automation is designed to... » more

IMTS 2016 CFE Media Interview with Jeff Brown, VP of IoT/Embedded Sales, Dell Inc.

VP of IoT/Embedded Sales at Dell, Inc., Jeff Brown, talked about the Internet of Things (IoT) and...


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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

2016 Cybersecurity Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cybersecurity Study... » more

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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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