Networking & Security - Ethernet

Coriolis transmitter with Ethernet connectivity

Emerson Process Management's Micro Motion Model 5700 transmitter has been upgraded with a native... » more

Modules designed to connect controllers to Profibus networks

Molex's SST PB3-CPX modules are designed to connect controllers to Profibus DP-V0 and DP-V1... » more

Physical security meets OT

In operational technology (OT) cyber security situations, the purpose is to protect the process and... » more

Internet of Things solutions program launched

The Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program has been launched for the advancement of Internet of Things... » more

Joint process needed for security framework

A request for a joint and collaborative process was a consistent theme in the comments from NIST’s... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, March 12 to April 11: PLC scanning, Engineers' Choice, data acquisition and analysis, more

Articles about PLC scanning, the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners, data acquisition and... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, April 4-10: Ladder logic, predictive analytics, Engineers' Choice winners, more

Articles about ladder logic and data acquisition, the power of predictive analytics, the 2016... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 28 to April 3: Cyber security protection, Engineers' Choice winners, Industrie 4.0 and ICSs, more

Articles about cyber security protection, the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners, Industrie 4.0... » 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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Cyber Security Research

High to severe control system threat levels

One in four respondents to the Control Engineering 2015 Cyber... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Why use a system integrator for automation system selection? asked the Control Engineering April cover story:
Create buy-in between owner and integrator
More experience with automation system suppliers
Technology evaluation
To spot flaws in supplier offerings
For fixes and workarounds
Better long-term support
All of the above
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