The evolution of Ethernet in control systems
Ethernet was developed in the 1970’s and was started being used commercially in the 1980’s. By the end of the 1980’s it was the dominant network technology. It was initially used to connect computer systems and peripherals in a Local Area Network (LAN) and quickly evolved to be the protocol used for Wide Area Networks (WAN). Then came the world-wide web and the incorporation of the internet into every aspect of communication.