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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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Redundancy Solution Helps Electrical Substations Deliver the Highest System Availability and Data Integrity

Maintaining data integrity and the highest system availability are mission-critical objectives for electrical substations.
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Red Lion Adds Compact Industrial Gigabit and PoE+ DIN-Rail Switches to NT24k Platform

Red Lion Controls, announced the expansion of its N-Tron series NT24k managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch platform with the addition of compact DIN-rail mountable switches.
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Emerson updates firmware for wireless gateway to enhance ease-of-use

Emerson Process Management has used customer input to design the new firmware version 4.5 for its Smart Wireless Gateways.
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A New Frontier: The Space Connecting the Internet of Things
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A New Frontier: The Space Connecting the Internet of Things

As more smart devices populate the industrial network, vendors work on ways to manage the many layers between sensors and systems.
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Control on the Wire(less)

With ongoing advances, wireless technologies are on the cusp of fulfilling an entirely new range of industrial control applications.
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HVAC vs. Industrial Automation—Lessons Learned and Perspectives Shared

At AHR Expo this week at McCormick Place in Chicago, the equipment is a bit different than what we’re used to talking about. But many of the conversations are the same.
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