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Cloud-based IoT company to be acquired by technology company

Cisco announced its intent to acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in... » more

Industrial networking company acquires IIoT manufacturer

HMS Industrial Networks AB has signed an agreement to acquire the Belgium-based company eWON SA, an... » more

Cloud connectivity kit for IoT applications

Newark element14's LPC43S67 & A70CM Cloud Connectivity Kit is designed to build secure Internet of... » more

Simulation software supplier company acquired

Siemens and CD-adapco have entered into a stock purchase agreement for the acquisition of CD-adapco... » more

Data historians deliver value from big data in the cloud

Cloud: Data historians help manufacturers collect, store, and retrieve the massive amount of... » more

Big data and cloud for manufacturing

Cloud: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 applications, and basic electronic... » more

Eight ways manufacturers can use strategic IoT solutions

Developments in monitoring power and performance data allow manufacturers to provide better service... » more

IT helps in the evolution of controls

Over the past decade there has been a paradigm shift in the structure of how companies organize... » 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

High to severe control system threat levels

One in four respondents to the Control Engineering 2015 Cyber... » 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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