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Other Networks September 9, 2022

Networks, computing purchasing for automation

Purchasing Industrial Computing and Networking, August 2022: Control Engineering research says one-third of buyers would switch vendors; half would consider given good reason; just 15% were very satisfied. For responses to a write-in question, honesty was most important.

By Mark T. Hoske
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Other Networks September 9, 2022

Industrial software utility, useability, future

How can providers and users of industrial software advance software usefulness and ease of use, so software and its benefits can be more widely adopted? Control Engineering China provides some thoughts.

By Stone Shi
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Other Networks May 24, 2022

IT, OT convergence enabling digital manufacturing transformation

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence is enabling a digital manufacturing transformation.

By Suzanne Gill
Emerson AMS Device Manager now supports FDI for HART instruments, assuring end users of multi-vendor operability. Courtesy: FieldComm Group
Other Networks 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
Other Networks 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
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Other Networks January 27, 2022

Upgrading automation devices with TSN connectivity

Knowing how to support time-sensitive networking (TSN)-based industrial Ethernet protocols and how to leverage a corresponding development ecosystem is key to ensuring manufacturing success.

By John Browett
Courtesy: Brett Sayles
Other Networks January 7, 2022

TSN’s future role in industrial automation

Time-sensitive network (TSN)-compatible automation components can create agile and future-proof manufacturing factories.

By Jeremy Shinton
Courtesy: PI North America
Other Networks December 16, 2021

Module type package added to Profinet database

Profibus & Profinet International (PI) are added module type packages (MTPs) to their industrial networking portfolio.

By PI North America
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Other Networks December 9, 2021

Profinet community stack launched to support TSN

PI has launched a Profinet community stack project to support the spread of time-sensitive networking (TSN).

By PI North America
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Other Networks November 27, 2021

Open automation with plug and play

Plug-and-play and non-proprietary open automation system designs have become the goal of users. Many interoperability efforts include the O-PAS standard for control system architecture, time-sensitive networking (TSN) for industrial Ethernet and IEC 61499 for programming.

By Stone Shi