Industrial Ethernet mini course delivers network basics

Contemporary Controls has created a five-day, e-mailed tutorial, "Five Days to Industrial Ethernet," that covers essential aspects of Ethernet planning and installation.


Contemporary Controls has created a five-day, e-mailed tutorial, ''Five Days to Industrial Ethernet,'' that covers essential aspects of Ethernet planning and installation. For users considering putting Ethernet in their applications, there are some very important things to consider before getting started, including:

  • Criteria for selecting cables, hubs, switches and network cards;

  • Important facts about system layout;

  • Questions users should ask vendors about application layer;

  • Protocols; and

  • Security issues and best practices for maintaining a healthy system long term.

To make project planning easy and simple, the tutorial covers all of these topics in a series of five short e-mail messages. Each message includes links to other valuable documents, articles and tools. Click here to sign up for the course . The first lesson will arrive a few minutes after the form is submitted; and the remaining four lessons are sent on daily intervals. In addition, a related set of presentations on Arcnet, DeviceNet and Industrial Ethernet can be viewed as a series of HTML pages. Click here to view .

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