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Other Networks November 20, 2018

Standards group names president, executive director

ODVA's board of directors announced Dr. Al Beydoun, the vice president of technology and standards, appointed as president and executive director of ODVA. 

By ODVA
Partial factory view of Harting manufacturing in Elgin shows space along the back wall for part of the expansion. Outside these walls, a 10-year expansion plan includes land to double manufacturing at the Elgin site. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media
Other Networks November 15, 2018

Four ways to encourage manufacturing expansion

In a positive example of collaboration to encourage manufacturing growth, Harting announced a $6 million expansion inside existing Elgin, Ill., facility. Community colleges, government officials, and various organizations worked with Harting and encouraged that growth in four ways.

By Mark T. Hoske
Bosch Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway software V2 is designed to network new and existing machines and networks efficiently with added hardware options, features, and improved device management. Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Other Networks November 13, 2018

IoT gateway software for machine, networking solutions

Bosch Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway software V2 is designed to network new and existing machines and networks efficiently with added hardware options, features, and improved device management.

By Bosch Rexroth
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Other Networks November 13, 2018

Standardization and harmonization activities extended for Ethernet networks

The OPC Foundation has launched an initiative to further enable OPC UA adoption by extending standardization and harmonization activities for OPC UA including TSN-enabled Ethernet networks.

By OPC Foundation
Other Networks November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
The FDT IIoT Server (FITS) architecture has been empowered with full platform independence and is designed to be deployable on a Microsoft-, Linux-, or macOS-based operating system. Courtesy: FDT Group
Other Networks November 10, 2018

IIoT server architecture designed with platform independence, interoperability

The FDT IIoT Server (FITS) architecture has been empowered with full platform independence and is designed to be deployable on a Microsoft-, Linux-, or macOS-based operating system.

By FDT Group
Figure 1: Wireless plant networks (WPNs) often include multiple types of networks supported and coordinated by wireless Ethernet. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
Other Networks November 9, 2018

Wireless for operations: proprietary versus standards; adopters versus laggards

Wireless networks are part and parcel of many process plants with many advantages. Adoption continues to increase and are being used for many applications.

By Shane Hale
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Other Networks November 8, 2018

How recent IIoT developments are shaping 5G wireless

Addressing the issues behind Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices to help with mobile industrial computing applications.

By Daniel Browning
The ability of edge devices to execute advanced, including preprocessing and compression, helps reduce cloud storage requirements and unnecessary bandwidth utilization. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Other Networks November 7, 2018

Advanced algorithms for analytics on the edge

Substantial computing power in modern industrial PCs and cloud bandwidth considerations make the case to analyze machine performance directly on controllers, before the cloud.

By Daymon Thompson
Helping with hybrid operational technology implementations, Stratus’ ztC Edge is a zero-touch, fully virtualized and self-protecting computing platform, specifically designed for industrial edge environments. Courtesy: Stratus Technologies
Other Networks November 6, 2018

Why hybrid OT is needed for successful IIoT and control projects

Integrating controls: It is critical to understand differing operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) priorities to achieve collaboration and integration. Without this, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and control projects will fail.

By John Fryer