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Wireless Basics
Wireless communication is something we’ve all become very familiar with over the past decade through our increasing use of cellular and WiFi connections for our smartphones, tablets and laptops. As industrial wireless applications move beyond remote field installations in the oil and gas industry and into all manufacturing sectors, it seemed like a good...
ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things
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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things

Industrial network protocol organization forms group to assess DeviceNet enhancements that can enable hardwired devices to join the DeviceNet network.
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FreeWave Technologies: Wireless Networking Platform

WavePoint securely communicates industrial data over long distances for M2M, broadband and SCADA applications.
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Wireless Basics
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Wireless Basics

A brief review of some core basics of wireless technology to help guide your planning for wireless installations.
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Softing's Ken Hoover joins PI North America's Board.
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PI North America Announces New Board Member

Ken Hoover of Softing joins the Board of Directors of the trade organization for Profibus and Profinet industrial networking technologies.
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HART-IP Communicates Over IP-Based Ethernet

The HART Communication Foundation’s latest communication protocol leverages Ethernet capabilities to bring HART device information up to the enterprise level.
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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery Gains Flexibility, Reduces Downtime with Gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility
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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility

Though many in industry remain uncertain about the use of mobile, Internet-connected devices in industry, the trend toward their greater use appears inevitable.
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Sealevel Systems: Eight-Port RS-422/485 Serial Interface for PCI Express

The 7802e provides eight serial ports individually configurable for RS-422 or RS-485 communications.
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MTConnect Formalizes Work With Defense Manufacturing

The MTConnect Institute and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to continue their collaboration on the MTConnect open standard
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Telcos Becoming More Prominent in Manufacturing
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Telcos to Play More Prominent Role in Manufacturing

Expanding use of Ethernet to connect machines, devices, and entire systems to each other and to operators is leading telcos to become more heavily involved in manufacturing, starting with remote maint
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Five Practical Tips for Implementing Wireless

Wireless technologies have both advantages and disadvantages in industrial applications.
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Nine Strategic Considerations for Using Wireless Technology

Companies are turning to wireless communications to minimize man hours spent walking plants or pipelines, particularly in hazardous or remote areas.
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Ford’s Focus on Control
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Ford’s Focus on Control

Using Profinet and various automation systems to tie its plant floor systems together and connect to IT, Ford lays the groundwork for continuous automation and production advancement.
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Four Tips for Dealing with Wireless Latency and Bandwidth Issues

More and more, system engineers are taking advantage of industrial wireless technologies to reduce the amount of cabling in their designs.
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Four IT Standards You Should Understand

Imagine a world without electrical standards, such as 110 V at 60 Hz, or 220 V at 50 Hz, or a world where every phone had a different type of connection and required a different type of switchboard.
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Rugged versus Consumer Cost of Ownership
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Rugged versus Consumer Cost of Ownership

New online calculator is designed to help determine the total cost of ownership differences between rugged tablets and consumer tablets.
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Application Profiles Simplify Industrial Networks

Network providers are using profiles to shorten setup time while also focusing on making it easier to lay out networking architectures.
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The Need for Gigabit Cybersecurity
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The Need for Gigabit Cybersecurity

Much of the discussion around gigabit network speeds has focused on high-speed motion control applications.
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Helpful Tools

As a sidebar to our January cover story on wireless solutions, this article offers a few resources to learn more about setting up and troubleshooting your wireless network.
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Industrial Wireless: Broken Signal Solutions

Industrial wireless isn't rocket science, but it is complicated. These tips will help you make it work.
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