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lloT webcast two: Operations

Learn trends, technologies, and capabilities needed to achieve transformational change, and how to...

Wireless devices enable safety from a safe distance

Wireless can provide safety for users, while also giving a big boost to productivity. Wireless... » more

Operating system upgrade for Microsoft Windows users

Microsoft Windows 10 is said to be designed to provide mobility for business owners and users with... » more

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for the Internet of Things

Microsoft Windows 10 will underpin Microsoft's foray into the Internet of Things (IoT) by providing... » more

Rise of the service robots; comparison to industrial robots

The market for service robotics is growing. Service robots have been employed in industrial... » more

Legacy software blues

Is the legacy software platform holding the projects back? Virtualization can offer a safe and... » more

Cloud monitoring and control hardware, software, services

Divelbiss' VersaCloud M2M allows end-to-end cloud monitoring and control, by merging services with... » more

Reference architecture for industrial Internet systems released

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture... » more


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Industrial Networking Video Series

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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 Video Series

Cyber Security: Technology Review

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

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Poll of the Week

Effect of Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0: Compared to 2015, next year will your organization spend more on people, processes, and/or technologies than you would have without these two somewhat intersecting frameworks?
Yes, 1-25% more
26-50% more
51-75% more
76-100% more
More than 100%
I don't know

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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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