Networking & Security - Other Networks

Alliance enables global IoT roaming and device deployment

The LoRa Alliance released its latest technical specifications, which include roaming and... » more

Architecting an interconnected enterprise

Automation, the conventional pinnacle of productivity, increasingly requires multi-platform... » more

Internet groups agree to liaison for TSN open standard collaboration

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Avnu Alliance (Avnu) announced they have agreed to a... » more

Explore an open IoT operating system

An open Internet of Things operating system (IoT OS) aims to help manufacturers. Siemens, at its... » more

Vote now for 2018 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital... » more

Industrial control systems are converging with Big Data

Companies are using industrial control systems (ICS) and Big Data together to provide management... » more

Rewire the process industry with IIoT

Digitalization can offer process industries increased process optimization and plant efficiency.... » more

Internet, edge computing groups agree to liaison

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and EdgeX Foundry, an open-source project building a... » 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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2017 IIoT for Engineers report: 8 key findings

Respondents to the 2017 IIoT for Engineers study identified eight key... » 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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