Networking & Security - Wireless

Flexible antenna for IoT applications

Laird's mFlexPIFA is an adhesive-backed flexible antenna designed to be used directly on metal...

Moving to a wireless remote monitoring system

Heed this advice on what needs to be considered when moving from a wired remote monitoring... » more

Wireless module for industrial environments

Phoenix Contact's FL WLAN 1101 wireless module combines access point and antenna technologies for...

Intrinsically safe wireless flow transmitter

Signal Fire's transmitter wirelessly forwards flow data anywhere in the world with an Internet...

Control Engineering content manager Mark T. Hoske answers some questions about the use of industrial microcontroller kits that were not answered in the recent June 8 webcast, IIoT webcast series 2017: Sensing and control at the edge: microcontroller kits.

Use of industrial microcontrollers: webcast questions answered

More answers are outlined below from the live audience Q&A in the June 8 webcast, “IIoT webcast... » more

Will Aja, vice president of customer operations, Panacea Technologies Inc. Courtesy: Panacea Technologies

Advice from integrators on HMIs, wireless, cloud use, thin clients

System Integrator of the Year roundtable: Tips follow on human-machine interface screen design,... » more

Kepware's KEPServerEX version 6.2 industrial connectivity platform has made several upgrades including functionality for the CODESYS Ethernet driver, a TIA Portal Exporter Utility, configuration API support, and improved interoperability with the ThingWor

Industrial connectivity platform upgrade

Kepware's KEPServerEX version 6.2 industrial connectivity platform has made several upgrades...

More RFID is used in more applications

Inside Machines: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies are being applied in more... » more

Control Engineering content manager Mark T. Hoske answers some questions about the use of industrial microcontroller kits that were not answered in the recent June 8 webcast, IIoT webcast series 2017: Sensing and control at the edge: microcontroller kits. Will Aja, vice president of customer operations, Panacea Technologies Inc. Courtesy: Panacea Technologies Kepware's KEPServerEX version 6.2 industrial connectivity platform has made several upgrades including functionality for the CODESYS Ethernet driver, a TIA Portal Exporter Utility, configuration API support, and improved interoperability with the ThingWor

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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 HMI Software, Hardware Report: 5 high-level...

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2017 HMI Software and Hardware... » 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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