Industrial Networking

Industrial Networking August 10, 2022

Black-channel approach to functional safety

For easier commissioning and better performance, take a black-channel approach to functional safety, combined with the advantages of EtherCAT.

By Robert Trask, PE
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Industrial Networking July 30, 2022

Making good use of IO-Link

There are many applications that can benefit from using the IO-Link communication protocol.

By Rolf Horn
Industrial Networking July 21, 2022

Industrial 5G fieldbus in R15 enhanced mobile broadband

5G technologies are in three parts; even in the first, it’s possible to communicate with industrial communications protocols. A fieldbus protocol can be used for industrial 5G, over the 5G R15 enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB).

By Stone Shi
Industrial Networking June 30, 2022

The value of penetration testing ICS/OT environments

There are several considerations to make when companies decide it’s time to order a pentest for industrial control system (ICS) and operational technology (OT) environments.

By Emily Crose
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Industrial Networking May 11, 2022

Time-sensitive networking for industrial applications

A primer on IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN Profile for Industrial Automation: Time-sensitive networking (TSN) from IEEE reduces communication latency and increases reliability. TSN is a key component of Industry 4.0.

By Alan Raveling
Emerson AMS Device Manager now supports FDI for HART instruments, assuring end users of multi-vendor operability. Courtesy: FieldComm Group
Industrial Networking April 28, 2022

Registration of first process automation host system announced

FieldComm Group announced the first FDI host system to earn the right to display the FDI registration logo in product marketing materials.

By FieldComm Group
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Industrial Networking April 6, 2022

TSN benefits for edge computing

Edge computing is instrumental in the creation of frameworks that are capable of quickly and securely evaluating data and time-sensitive networking (TSN) can help.

By John Browett
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Industrial Networking April 4, 2022

Industrial networking enables IT, OT integration, benefits

As vehicles add technologies, ecosystems of self-aware autonomous vehicles will interact. Autonomous vehicles will optimize routes, processes and directions with little to no human interaction. Application shows advantages for other rugged and industrial applications.

By Henry Martel
Courtesy of: Antaira
Industrial Networking March 23, 2022

Quality of service for today’s industrial networks

Today’s industrial networks are intelligent and robust, which is a stark change from what they were even a few years ago. Some of these changes and advances are highlighted.

By Henry Martel
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Industrial Networking March 5, 2022

LoRaWAN recognized as ITU International Standard for Low Power Wide Area Networking

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), approved LoRaWAN from the LoRa Alliance as a standard, likely to boost Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

By LoRa Alliance