Networking & Security - Virtualization, Cloud

Eight reasons to use a cloud-based platform for plant and process designs

A cloud-based platform used for plant and process designs provides many benefits such as better... » more

Four tools to reduce engineering time without sacrificing quality

Engineering projects are complex and lead to scheduling issues, but tools such as cloud-based... » more

Using software to provide IIoT value

Schneider Electric is expanding its industrial software platform offerings to provide value for the... » more

Product lifecycle management research program on cloud-based solutions published

CIMdata announced the publication of a multi-sponsor collaborative research program report on the... » more

Cybersecurity: Have a game plan

A proactive cybersecurity approach requires diligence and flexibility. » more

Manufacturers should embrace augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to make the manufacturing floor faster, safer, and more... » more

3-D robotic welding simulation benefits

Cover Story: Teaching robots how to weld using 3-D simulation is beneficial because welding is a... » more

Overcoming compatibility issues with virtualization

Using a virtualization approach can save time, money, and resolve backup and recovery issues. » 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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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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