Find Evergreen Networking Content on Automationworld.com

For years now, Automation World has been providing the “why & how” around industrial networking via primers, columns and applications in our regular issues.

In October, our focus is on networking and connectivity.

But we also provide mountains of coverage in the form of White Papers, Webcasts and supplements on AutomationWorld.com. In 2009, AutomationWorld.com produced an entire series of Webcasts on Industrial Ethernet and then continued it again for 2010. Visit http://bit.ly/awcast_003 to find these Webcasts.

Another great resource is our vast library of White Papers; create your “own” PDF library of networking and connectivity by visiting http://bit.ly/awwp_007. And, of course, visit our past issues of the Industrial Ethernet Review and Wireless World Review supplement, www.automationworld.com/supplements.

Grant Gerke
Digital Managing Editor

p.s. I had not mentioned security in this column yet…. but as of this writing comes along a story on Stuxnet found in Germany, http://bit.ly/aroundweb_006

TOP FIVE News items in 2010 on AutomationWorld.com:
1.  Invensys Reorganization Explained:
    http://bit.ly/awnews_005
2.  Control Systems a New “Bull’s-eye” for Hackers
    http://bit.ly/awnews_006
3.  Industrial Cyber-Security Incidents Revealed
    http://bit.ly/awnews_007
4.  Managing Industrial Energy Costs in Real Time
    http://bit.ly/awnews_008
5.  What’s Next for India’s Epic UID Project?
    http://bit.ly/awnews_009

Podcast Bytes: IMTS coverage – SERCOS III Advances
By providing SERCOS III interfaces across its product line, Bosch Rexroth is reducing infrastructure costs for users. Recorded on Sept. 14 at the IMTS show in Chicago, Automation World Managing Editor Wes Iversen talks with Scott Hibbard, Bosch Rexroth vice president of technology, electric drives and controls, about the latest advances. Visit http://bit.ly/awpod_005

Podcast Bytes: IMTS coverage – MTConnect Links to OPC
The MTConnect Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with the OPC Foundation to work together to link MTConnect, a new open communication standard for machine tools, with OPC. Recorded on Sept. 14, 2010, at the IMTS show in Chicago, Paul Warndorf, Vice President of Technology for The Association for Manufacturing Technology talks with Automation World Managing Editor Wes Iversen about MTConnect and the agreement with OPC. Visit http://bit.ly/awpod_006

Automation Minutes: MESA Metrics Makeover
Automation World Editor in Chief Gary Mintchell discusses the MESA Metrics Makeover contest with Julie Fraser, principal analyst at Cambashi and leader of the MESA Metrics Working Group. Studies have shown that measuring performance against the correct metrics correlates to business performance improvement. Visit http://bit.ly/awpod_007

On-Demand WEBCASTS
www.automationworld.com/webcasts 
On-Demand Webcast: The Importance of Staying Connected in Machine Vision. A new Webcast on machine vision provides information on how networking and synchronization play an important role in machine-vision applications. Visit bit.ly/awcast_002

On-Demand Webcast: Creating Security Systems that Allow Data Access and Protection. This on-demand Webcast includes an hour-long presentation on creating sound security systems. The presentation will help automation and networking/IT professionals understand the security strategies and tools that are necessary for the protection of their systems. Visit bit.ly/awcast_001

VIDEO: www.automationworld.com/videos
Mintchell Video Report: Users Conferences and Automation Talent. Gary Mintchell, Editor in Chief, dives into this weekly video essay on process automation, upcoming user conferences and curious movement of talent in the automation industry. Visit bit.ly/awvid_001
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