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A United Industrial Network
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A United Industrial Network

The availability of the Field Device Integration developer tools signals a new era of device interoperability in process automation.
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Wireless and the Connected Factory
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Wireless and the Connected Factory

The business potential surrounding the Internet of Things is drawing numerous types of established companies toward the manufacturing industries.
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New Network Testing Toolset
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New Network Testing Toolset

Fluke Networks expands its product portfolio to include affordable hand-held testers with automated reporting through a centralized cloud service.
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Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, produces more than 380,000 tons of ethylene each year.
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Smart Instruments Provide Condition-Based Maintenance

Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, leverages real-time data via Field Device Tool (FDT) technology to transition away from time-based maintenance.
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You need some bidirectional communication.
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Remote Diagnostics: Plan to Stay Remote

With mobile technologies established, technicians no longer have to travel to far-flung locations to chase down problems.
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
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GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
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How to Approach Mobile Manufacturing
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5 Questions for Mobile Manufacturing

By answering the right questions, you can reap the benefits of incorporating mobile technology into your operations through careful consideration of key issues.
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Multi-Core Centralized Machine Control
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Multi-Core Centralized Machine Control

New industrial server from Beckhoff Automation comes in various multi-core configurations for managing diverse applications from a central control unit.
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Belden: Embedded Ethernet Switches

The Hirschmann EESX20 and EESX30 switches allow automation devices to be quickly and reliably equipped with Gigabit switch technology.
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