Networking & Security - Wireless

Series of radio heads for transceiver system

National Instruments' (NI) series of 28 GHz radio heads for the mmWave Transceiver System creates a... » more

Cybersecurity risk spikes with mingling of operations and IT technologies

Resources available to learn about cybersecurity frameworks; receive alerts, advisories and reports. » more

The changing landscape for buyers and investors in growing technology markets

Due to controls and automation and Internet of Things (IoT) markets growing, buyers and investors... » more

The evolution of data center infrastructure in North America

Data centers have become increasingly important under the Industrial Internet of Things revolution.... » more

Connecting controls helps manage assets

Asset management: A winning industrial internet strategy starts with connected controls to help... » more

Network integration enables Industrial Internet of Things

Control Engineering International: It’s easier to implement Industrial Internet of Things... » more

Learning tough lessons from ICS attacks

A security incident can cause damage to brand reputation, loss of competitive advantage, legal or... » more

Protect sensitive systems by taking them offline

Manufacturers need to understand their process and disconnect the “crown jewels" to protect their... » 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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