Networking & Security - Wireless

Company announces CEO transition plan

National Instruments (NI) announced that its board of directors has elected Alex Davern to serve as... » more

SCADA cybersecurity in the age of the Internet of Things

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems’ traditional role is changing as the... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 22-28: Tablet-based augmented reality, PID control, IoT and power plants, more

Articles about tablet-based augmented reality, PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, IoT... » more

Network monitoring groups forge partnership

SCADAfence agreed to partner with Gigamon to provide a joint cybersecurity solution to bring... » more

Cybersecurity advice for the Industrial Internet of Things

Organizations recognize that information created by connecting intelligent things and industrial... » more

Companies concerned about IoT skill shortage

A recent report indicates that many companies are worried that their staff lack the skills and... » more

Updated networking program for improved IoT connectivity

Kepware Technologies KEPServerEX version 5.21 software upgrade is designed to extend the... » more

Using wireless to gain an edge in network, data monitoring

Gaining access and data from areas previously inaccessible allows for greater knowledge 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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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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Poll of the Week

The MESA Manufacturing Operations Management Capability Maturity Model (July issue) focuses on:
Policies, procedures and training
Control of information
Control of documentation
Roles and responsibilities
Tools and metrics
All of these
None of these


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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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