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Controlling Access to Networked Devices
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Controlling Access to Networked Devices

With a focus on securing networked ICS devices, a session at PI North America’s annual meeting delivered specific industry best practices that you can put into practice today and plan around for stronger future network security.
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PLCopen OPC-UA Makes Internet of Things Connection

Making a strong showing at Pack Expo this month, PLCopen highlighted the work of its members in providing standardized communications between machines and from sensors.
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration

As older automation technologies fade away and the push to use Ethernet continues, more manufacturers are facing a dilemma in how to strategically migrate to newer systems.
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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The Importance of Interoperability to Asset Management
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The Importance of Interoperability to Asset Management

Asset management discussions tend to focus on the automated management of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures.
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?

Though it seems very manufacturing centered, machine-to-machine connectivity is gaining more rapid adoption in customer-facing applications.
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Systems Access
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Automation Systems Access

Honda’s integrated IT and production department reduces production complexity arising from multiple PLC and automation software implementations by keeping its systems largely in place and adopting a n
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Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation Merge into FieldComm Group 


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Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation Merge into FieldComm Group 



Merger discussions between the two groups have been finalized, promising to bring two separate industrial automation communication technologies into a single, unified body.
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Cisco Updates Training for the Internet of Things
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Cisco Updates Training for the Internet of Things

Certification portfolio updates and expansions help prepare for new job roles and enable companies to avoid talent gaps.
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OPC-UA Offers Security for Remote-Site Applications

The lack of consensus on communications standards continues to be a very real obstacle for endeavors like the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
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