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Industrial connectivity platform for OPC, IT-centric communication protocols

Kepware's KEPServerEX Version 6 is an industrial connectivity platform that leverages OPC and...

Port virtualization technology

Eltima Port Virtualization (EPV) technology allows versatile implementation of port technologies...

Workforce education becomes an essential task

Five essential competencies for the digital era identified. » more

WEBCAST: What cloud-based ERP does for manufacturers & distributors

Can 21st-century manufacturing and distribution operations thrive, if supported by 20th-century...

Connect the physical with the digital

Leaders say, don’t let culture impede technology progress with the Industrial Internet of Things... » more

Wireless control and mobility in automation

Advances in wireless control and mobility allow human-machine interface (HMI) systems allow devices... » more

Core technologies make edge-intelligence possible

Development environments combine device management, connectivity, cloud, and analytics. » more

Best practices for industrial cloud computing delineated

Match organizational preferences with the relevant technology requirements. » 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

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 Video Series

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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