Networking & Security - Ethernet

EtherCAT specification document released

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has published a first draft of the official EtherCAT P... » more

Easier, safer robotic programming is among results from an expanding open-source robotics software group

Cover Story: ROS-Industrial, an open-source factory automation software project, will celebrate its... » more

Remote IO modules with EtherNet/IP

Moxa's ioLogik E1200 line of remote input/output (I/O) modules features support for EtherNet/IP and... » more

Ensuring SCADA/HMI cybersecurity

Critical industries, such as chemical, energy, transportation, and water/wastewater depend on... » more

Solution-ready platforms, IIoT application expansion major focus at Advantech conference

Executives at Advantech‚Äôs 2016 IIoT World Partner Conference focused on solution-ready platforms... » more

Big Data analytics survey: Two-thirds of manufacturers continue investments

Control Engineering International: A recent survey of senior manufacturing executives says... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles October 8 to November 7: Engineers' Choice finalists, PID velocity, PLC programming benefits, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, PID velocity, PLC object-oriented programming... » more

Industrial Ethernet extenders for train networks

Westermo's DDW-002-B1 is an industrial Ethernet extender designed to interconnect Ethernet networks... » 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

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cybersecurity Study... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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Avoid the worst control system ever

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