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Courtesy: CFE Media
Other Networks January 31, 2019

Industrial internet, network groups complete merger

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and OpenFog Consortium have finalized their agreement to combine their respective groups, which will work under the IIC umbrella.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Sponsored White Paper Other Networks January 29, 2019

CC-Link IE TSN – Accelerate smart factory construction with TSN technology

This white paper discusses an industrial open network specification.

By CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
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Other Networks January 26, 2019

Untrained staff is the biggest cyber risk, according to report

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.

By Gregory Hale
During the fourth industrial revolution, the implementation of automation and network technologies is essential for businesses to remain competitive. Courtesy: CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Other Networks January 25, 2019

Industrial networks open up to the future

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.

By John Wozniak
FDT 2.0 technology has been approved by the International Society of Automation (ISA) for the American market. Courtesy: FDT Group/International Society of Automation
Other Networks January 23, 2019

Standard for integration fieldbuses and devices approved for American market

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.

By FDT Group
Access to accurate, real-time plant floor data enables companies to improve processes, drive productivity, and make better decisions. Courtesy: PTC
Other Networks January 21, 2019

The Benefits of a Standardized Communications Layer: Your Questions Answered

Webcast presenters Sam Elsner and Philip Bard answered questions about topics such as data acquisition reliability, communication layers and cybersecurity, and more.

By Philip Bard and Sam Elsner
Figure 1: According to a survey by the Eclipse Foundation, messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) is the most-used messaging protocol for an IoT solution. Courtesy: Eclipse Foundation Inc.
Other Networks January 21, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 14-20

Articles about MQTT's role as an IoT message transport, industrial controller selection, hot Control Engineering topics for 2018, improving industrial network communications, and IIoT software's future were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 14-20. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: According to a survey by the Eclipse Foundation, messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) is the most-used messaging protocol for an IoT solution. Courtesy: Eclipse Foundation Inc.
Other Networks January 14, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 7-13

Articles about MQTT's role as an IoT message transport, the 2019 System Integrator Giants, the SI as your partner, a yogurt plant improving their operations, and automating an existing manual valve were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
OPC Foundation represented discussed the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) technical roadmap on Sept. 13, part of the Hannover USA conference at IMTS 2018. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media
Other Networks January 13, 2019

Software helps industrial network communications

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.

By Mark T. Hoske
Figure 2: ETG-diagnosis-interface-2: Both hardware and software diagnostics are available through EtherCAT, including cyclic and acyclic information. The new diagnosis interface software gathers disparate information in one location. Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Other Networks January 12, 2019

Software unlocks EtherCAT Ethernet protocol diagnostics

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.

By Robert Trask, PE