Networking & Security - Virtualization, Cloud

Frequently asked questions about private, public, community, and hybrid clouds from manufacturers

There are four different kinds of clouds for manufacturers—public, private, community, and... » more

Oil and gas software solutions company acquired

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm, a provider of software solutions for the oil and gas... » more

Picking the right cloud model for a manufacturing organization

The cloud offers many potential benefits for manufacturing organizations, but certain companies... » more

Vote now for 2018 Engineers' Choice Finalists

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

Virtual serial port driver

Eltima Software's Virtual Serial Port Driver v9.0 features improved drivers that fully support...

System integration project answers

Roundtable: Integration of automation and control systems and devices raises questions;... » more

Three steps to becoming a data-driven organization

Companies looking to take advantage of Big Data can become a data-driven organization by being... » more

Using cloud solutions to leverage IIoT and keep costs low

Cloud computing allows companies to enjoy the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)... » 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 Video Series

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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