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Networking and Security

Courtesy: Integration Objects
Other Networks April 1, 2020

OPC Server for SNMP by Integration Objects

Integration Objects’ OPC Server for SNMP offers a full monitoring of simple network management protocol- (SNMP) enabled devices from OPC client applications such as historians, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) or distributed control systems (DCSs).

By Integration Objects
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity March 6, 2020

Understanding ransomware attacks and the people behind it

Ransomware and cyber attacks are increasing against manufacturers. Some are trying to understand more about the people behind them and their motives, which are not always clear.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Institute of Technology
HMI, OI July 1, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, June 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in June 2020 included stories about workplace distancing, COVID-19 impacts, cybersecurity risk, HMI/SCADA software, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Ethernet July 6, 2020

Safety over EtherCAT conformance test benefits

The Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) conformance test is required for manufacturer to prove the safety of a device, and increases reliability, freedom from errors and interoperability of secure communication.

By Christiane Hammel
Courtesy: Siemens and New Products for Engineers Database from CFE Media and Technology
Wireless July 9, 2020

What is radio frequency identification? What can RFID products do?

RFID wireless communication technologies enable many applications across industries include identification and access; people, asset and product tracking; safety and machine tools, among others.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy of: SEMI
Business of Engineering July 11, 2020

Three university projects launched to advance flexible hybrid electronics

SEMI FlexTech announced the launch of three projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations for new applications in industries including healthcare, automotive, industrial and defense.

By SEMI
Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
I/O Systems, I/O Modules July 10, 2020

Machine mount I/O devices are the data satellites of the machine

Machine mount I/O devices are expected to support simple digital and analog inputs and outputs and other modules with intelligence built in support motor starters, variable speed drives, communication modules and radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers. Integrated safety can support systems more simply than hardwired solutions or separate systems.

By Raj Rajendra