Networking & Security - Ethernet

Architecting an interconnected enterprise

Automation, the conventional pinnacle of productivity, increasingly requires multi-platform... » more

Vote now for 2018 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital... » more

Meeting conflicting machine control demands

A semiconductor manufacturer designed a molding machine that used Ethernet network technology to... » more

Distributed controls, smart IO

With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks... » more

Industrial managed Ethernet switch series

Advantech’s EKI-9600 series of L3 managed Gigabit switches that support static routing and network...

Is EtherCAT the answer?

Standards-based IP used over low-power link technologies. » more

Unleash data held captive

Ways and means for achieving the free flow of information. » more

Straight talk on industrial integration

Hybrid environment of proprietary and open-source standards will persist. » more

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Industrial Networking Video Series

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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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Cyber Security Research

2017 IIoT for Engineers report: 8 key findings

Respondents to the 2017 IIoT for Engineers study identified eight key... » 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

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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