Networking & Security - Wireless

How to implement wireless sensor networks for difficult industrial settings

Pairing low-power wide area network (LPWAN) and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) networks allows the... » more

Panel PC series with IO flexibility

The Portwell Javi Panel PC series is designed for industrial applications and comes in five sizes...

Best practices to help with multiplatform system integration

Ease a multiplatform system integration process by doing vendor research, having a common network,... » more

Bluetooth module for medical, instrumentation, industrial equipment applications

Fujitsu's Bluetooth Version 4.2, FWM7BLZ20-series module is designed to minimize time and cost...

Wireless takes control for industrial applications

Wireless transmitters are being widely used for monitoring, but recent developments such as energy... » more

Ensuring SCADA/HMI cybersecurity

Critical industries, such as chemical, energy, transportation, and water/wastewater depend on... » more

Secure the first mile for IIoT

Securing the first mile for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires users to connect data... » 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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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

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