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Shop floor marketplace emerges with Industrie 4.0

The shop floor marketplace is becoming a reality with Industrie 4.0 as companies are required to... » more

Connectivity software upgrade for IIoT solutions

Kepware's KEPServerEX Version 6.1 connectivity software is designed to strengthen the industrial... » more

Five positive impacts from the IIoT on manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has impacted manufacturing in areas such as predictive... » more

Cybersecurity attacks on IIoT infrastructure expected to increase in 2017

A survey by security company Tripwire found that 96% of IT security professionals expected attacks... » more

IoT megatrends on the rise

A report from technology analyst house Vision Mobile uses the mega label to denote the rapid... » more

Three steps for securing your IoT system

Companies looking to improve their Internet of Things (IoT) system should consider who they do... » more

Machine, factory automation provider acquired

ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, a global product- and software-based open architecture... » more

Moving SCADA to the data center

While the SCADA host computer traditionally has lived on the plant floor, this company moved it... » 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

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

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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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