End users are comfortable with virtualization in their information technology (IT) server rooms and desktops, and many similar benefits now can be realized with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs).
ODVA has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification, which outline how to integrate devices built to the IO-Link Communication Standard into CIP architectures
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Pluggable disconnect terminals for process engineering control systems. HART can help control processes in 3 ways.
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released its Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report V2.2. See 10 terms IIC thinks you should know and see a link for more definitions.
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Cybersecurity is critical as information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) converge, which is the first step in making the transition between the two sides almost seamless.
Fraunhofer IPMS has combined Li-Fi and time-sensitive networking (TSN) to enable real-time and deterministic data transmission wirelessly.
Converging information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) does little to move end-to-end digitalization forward. What makes digitalization really work is successful OT and IT collaboration and an understanding of what the other side needs. See 7 tips for smarter OT and IT collaboration.