Networking & Security - Ethernet

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 17-23: Ethernet benefits, safety integrity levels, matrix drives, more

Articles about Ethernet benefits, safety integrity levels for process applications, matrix drives... » more

Ethernet cuts automation hardware, labor costs, errors

Think Again about digital networks: A redesigned automated industrial process with the goal of... » more

Ethernet solutions for electrical, shock resistance

Advantech’s EKI-9516/9512 EN50155-certified Ethernet switches are designed to be resistant to shock... » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 16-22: TSN and real-time Ethernet, reusable PLC code, hot Control Engineering topics, more

Articles about TSN and real-time Ethernet networking, reusable PLC code advantages, hot Control... » more

Unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches

AutomationDirect’s SE2 DIN-rail Stride unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches offer up to 16 ports... » more

What does time-sensitive networking and real-time Ethernet data mean for the future of industrial systems?

Avnu Alliance members explain how real-time communications enabled by Time Sensitive Networking... » more

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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2016 Cybersecurity Study: Six key findings

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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