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Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of vulnerability assessments are low, and... » more

Goodbye Windows XP; Hello IsXP?

Microsoft Windows XP support ends April 8. What happens April 9? Three things to remember. NEW:... » more

Connecting sensors and automation to the Internet of Things

The medical, manufacturing and food industries rely on automation and sensors, and their... » more

Industrial cellular gateway for secure wireless Ethernet

The ICX30-HWC by Prosoft Technology is designed to deliver secure wireless Ethernet and serial... » more

HART Communication adapts for the Internet world

A closer look at the benefits offered by HART-IP, which is the latest enhancement to the HART... » more

Wireless mobility

Webcast with PDH opportunity: Manufacturing today requires mobility. But mobility can bring with it...

Interconnecting devices, Internet-wide

Control Engineering International: “Our mission is interconnecting devices throughout the... » more

Integrating HART data from smart devices

HART calling! Your field devices and actuators want to tell you more of what is happening in the... » 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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Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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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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