Industrial networks & buses

Third FDT user forum in Basel

19 July, 2007

The FDT Group held its third User Forum on 28 June 2007 in the Congress Center of Basel, Switzerland. The forum is a platform where end users and suppliers exchange practical experience in implementing the FDT technology in their process plants and give feedback to the FDT Group about their requirements and priorities for technology enhancements.

Industrial Power over Ethernet (PoE)

18 June, 2007 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

Increasing demands for Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology in industrial applications can now be met with a complete end-to-end solution from CrispTech. PoE technology lets you eliminate the need for power outlets when deploying ethernet-enabled devices. This means that VoIP phones, IP cameras and other similar devices can be connected to the network and powered by a single ethernet cable.

Network integration

22 May, 2007 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

The new MGate 3000 series from CrispTech was designed for simple integration of Modbus TCP and RTU/ASCII networks.

Unified solution for device integration

27 April, 2007

The EDDL Cooperation Team (ECT) and the FDT Group have agreed to combine their efforts and work towards a unified solution for device integration that is compatible with both technologies.

Multenet serial/USB to ethernet router

17 April, 2007 | Supplied by:

The newly released Multenet router facilitates easy connection of remote devices (such as ATMs, remote monitoring devices, weighscales, emergency warning equipment) or remote networks, to corporate networks or the internet, in a simple, low-cost, yet very reliable device. Based on the successful Multenet PocketPAD series, the new router adds USB connectivity (in addition to two serial ports), as well as built-in VPN functionality. The result is secure and reliable asynchronous routing over dial-up (PSTN) or cellular (GSM/GPRS or 3G/HSDPA) modem links.

Powerful new BACnet controller

17 April, 2007 | Supplied by:

The BACnet standard for building automation has become so widespread that it is now impossible to imagine building control technology without it. For this reason, Saia-Burgess Controls, a longstanding member of the "BACnet Interest Group Europe" (BIG-EU), also offers the new Saia PCD3 series as a "BACnet Building Controller" (B-BC).

Schneider becomes ODVA principal member

11 April, 2007

Schneider Electric has become one of ODVA’s principal members and will significantly increase its level of support for the organisation.

Profinet in process automation

11 April, 2007

Profibus & Profinet International (PI) is standardising the use of Profinet in process automation. After completing the integration of Profibus PA in Profinet IO, work was extended to include the integration of HART and Foundation Fieldbus

Fibre-optic solution

14 March, 2007 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

North Otago Irrigation Company has recently completed the Downlands Scheme irrigation project. The project, was constructed over 18 months and commissioned last Spring.

Ethernet extender

23 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

The DDW 100 ethernet over copper extender from Westermo AS is not a router but a plug-and-play transparent bridge. It provides the ability to reuse an existing single twisted copper pair as a LAN segment up to a distance of 10 Km at up to 2.3 Mbps using robust SHDSL modulation.

SmartSlice I/O for DeviceNet

06 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The GRT1 series is a Smart Slice I/O system which allows up to 64 small input/output modules to be plugged into a single communications module.

Ethernet gateway

07 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

Turck's BL67 line of modular I/O is now available with ethernet gateways, augmenting the current available gateways DeviceNet Profibus-DP and CANopen. The BL67 ethernet gateways interface with Modbus TCP and ethernet/IP.

ioLogik E2210

07 September, 2006 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

Linking digital input and digital output to TCP/IP ethernet networks

Standalone industrial ethernet switch

07 August, 2006 | Supplied by:

CRISP Technologies, distributor of industrial communications products is launching the new MOXA Gigabit Ethernet Switch that has all the features needed for industrial Ethernet applications. EDS-518A is a new generation Ethernet switch that meets the European Union's RoHS standards. The switch is scheduled for release in July.

Emerson on the Brunei Shell Petroleum platform

31 July, 2006

Emerson Process Management's PlantWeb digital automation architecture and system integration services have helped Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn Bhd (BSP) start up its Phase III Champion West oil and gas field platform. The platform, located off the coast of Brunei, operates completely unmanned.

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