The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and OpenFog Consortium have finalized their agreement to combine their respective groups, which will work under the IIC umbrella.
This white paper discusses an industrial open network specification.
A report by ESI ThoughtLab, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson, found untrained staff is the greatest cybersecurity risk to business and a vast majority of companies know this.
Open industrial networks are fundamental components of the Smart Factory and Industrie 4.0 will play a key role in the factory of the future.
FDT 2.0 technology, which enables enterprise-wide client/server integration and application of fieldbuses and devices, has been approved by the International Society of Automation (ISA) for the American market.
Webcast presenters Sam Elsner and Philip Bard answered questions about topics such as data acquisition reliability, communication layers and cybersecurity, and more.
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Industrial network stacks and other industrial connectivity software work to enhance connectivity among devices and systems. OPC UA, MTConnect, EtherNet/IP, and CC-Link are among software that organizations provide. Middleware also provides connectivity between the plant floor and other systems.
Through a vendor-independent diagnosis interface, an EtherCAT master can provide detailed slave diagnostic information and network health status via human-machine interfaces (HMIs) or third-party tools.