The Stratix 2500 lightly managed switch is designed to provide the security, resiliency, segmentation and bandwidth-optimisation benefits of a managed switch without the need for extensive configuration.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the promise and potential to be the most influential and disruptive influence on automation systems since the advent of microprocessor-based distributed control systems. Additionally, the question of how the conventional Purdue model for automation systems, and today's installed base, fits with new IIoT architectures is examined.
It is apparent that efﬁcient solutions involving increased networking and intelligence of the systems will need to be found in order to deal with the increasing complexity associated with the demands of Industry 4.0.
The DDLSS 500 links Ethernet networks using optical data transmission with a bandwidth of 100 Mbps.
Phoenix Contact has taken over the Taiwanese company Etherwan System Inc., a manufacturer of Ethernet communication technology for automation.
Metso has selected Rockwell Automation to deliver a global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform that connects, monitors and performs analytics for Metso's equipment and services, resulting in improved efficiency and profitability for its mining and aggregates customers.
NI has released the cDAQ-9185 and cDAQ-9189 multislot Ethernet chassis, introducing time-based synchronisation built on the latest Ethernet standards and furthering NI's efforts in Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and rugged CompactDAQ hardware for distributed measurements.
Wireless networks have been creeping into process plants, factories and utilities for some time now — the convenience and efficiencies they provide being obvious, but the cybersecurity risks must be managed well.