Networking & Security - Virtualization, Cloud

Using cloud solutions to leverage IIoT and keep costs low

Cloud computing allows companies to enjoy the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)... » more

Virtualized manufacturing, simulation opportunities

A simulated factory floor can monitor parameters, expose production gaps, highlight cost... » more

Unleash data held captive

Ways and means for achieving the free flow of information. » more

How cloud computing works for industrial processes

Cloud computing can process, filter, and analyze data using an HMI that can then be turned into... » more

Four virtualization technology myths that hold organizations back

Virtualization technology beliefs are debunked, proving to be very beneficial for critical,... » more

The future of cloud computing

Future cloud computing benefits include optimized resource utilization, better responsiveness,... » more

2017 IIoT for Engineers report: 8 key findings

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

Cloud computing and virtualization

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


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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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