Networking & Security - Wireless

Preparing for an incident response

Preparation and planning are essential to an organization’s ability to detect issues, minimize... » more

Evolution of .NET and Microsoft

.NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that is evolving to strengthen their... » more

Manufacturer wins Hermes Award for second time

The Harting Technology Group won the Hermes Award for the second time at Hannover Messe Sunday... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, April 18-24: Flow management, subsea repairs, PLCs and wind turbines, more

Articles about flow management solutions, subsea repairs, PLCs and wind turbines, data analysis and... » more

Internet of Things will eventually become mainstream, according to survey

A survey by Gartner indicate that many organizations are keen to embrace Internet of Things (IoT)... » more

Robots' usage growing on production line, but humans still valuable

Robots are a valuable commodity on the plant floor and won't be going away, but for some tasks they... » more

Physical security meets OT

In operational technology (OT) cyber security situations, the purpose is to protect the process and... » more

Embedded board for medical, industrial automation applications

Adlink's AmITX-BW-I is a Mini-ITX embedded board designed to fulfill requirements for medical, and... » 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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Poll of the Week

Why use a system integrator for automation system selection? asked the Control Engineering April cover story:
Create buy-in between owner and integrator
More experience with automation system suppliers
Technology evaluation
To spot flaws in supplier offerings
For fixes and workarounds
Better long-term support
All of the above
None of the above


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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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