Networking & Security - Other Networks

Software for adding logic to compatible IO devices

Turck's Argee is designed to help manufacturers add logic to compatible I/O devices without a... » more

Companies focusing on industrial-level analytics and big data

General Electric (GE) and Microsoft are focusing more on how big data and industrial-level... » more

Controller update integrates PAC features, built for IIoT applications

Schneider Electric's PlantStruxure PES V4.2 integrates features of the company's Modicon M580 ePAC... » more

Help with IIoT, digital manufacturing

Why organizations are helping with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0, and digital... » more

Service departments are new revenue drivers for manufacturers

A survey by Salesforce indicates that service departments are the main revenue driver for... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, May 16-22: Salary and career survey, energy outlook, robot programming languages, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, annual energy outlook, robot programming... » more

Optional parameters for CANopen provide additional support

CANopen features mandatory, conditional, and optional parameters. However, the device still has to... » more

The IoT is a maze of communication protocols

The Internet of Things (IoT) communication protocols remain an absolute maze, but Beecham Research,... » 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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