Industrial networks & buses

Ethernet improves electricity supply quality

28 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Westermo Teleindustri AB

Ethernet line extenders enable existing cable infrastructure to be used to create a secure Ethernet-based network used for controlling electricity substations in the north-west of the UK.


Renewables inspire the need for greater digitalisation

28 April, 2017

A record-breaking renewables uptake makes the latest in digital process optimisation all the more important.


FDT Group announces latest features of FDT IIoT Server and further OPC UA integration

28 April, 2017 | Supplied by: FDT Group AISBL

FITS enhancements include cloud-based enterprise data access, mobility apps and the use of augmented reality, while device-specific information from DTMs will be available via an FDT/OPC UA information model.


Wireless cybersecurity in an industrial context – Part 1

21 April, 2017 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

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.


Digital-driven solutions boost plant control and management

13 April, 2017 | Supplied by: PROFIBUS Association of Australia

Innovation is, of course, partly about technology. But it is also about massive improvements in productivity through the empowerment of a business's only uncapped resource: its people.


The evolution of a smart manufacturing enterprise

12 April, 2017 by Brad Yager, Director Process Automation Offer & BD Pacific | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

In an increasingly digitally connected world, the potential for efficient manufacturing is limited only by the ability to comprehend and utilise innovative applications and technologies.


GE Field Agent IIoT edge gateway

12 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

GE Field Agents are claimed to provide a rugged, preconfigured solution for secure data collection and conveyance from machines.


Is Li-Fi the future for industrial networks?

11 April, 2017 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

Wireless networks are showing up more commonly in industrial environments but have the drawback of more complex network design challenges, not the least of which are concerns about cybersecurity. Perhaps the latest research into light-based wireless networks offers a solution.


Advantech Edge Intelligence Server

31 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

The Edge Intelligence Server is designed to accelerate IoT implementation by providing integrated solutions that include an edge computer, WISE-PaaS software packages, IoT development tools, preconfigured cloud services and the flexibility to add more software modules from the WISE-PaaS marketplace.


Hirschmann BAT867-R wireless access point

22 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

The Hirschmann BAT867-R offers only the essential interfaces — one radio, one Ethernet port and one power supply — for industrial applications in need of a compactly designed, cost-effective wireless access point.


Allen-Bradley Stratix 5950 security appliance

13 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Stratix 5950 security appliance uses Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall and FirePOWER technology to create a security boundary between cell/area zones or to help protect a single machine, line or skid.


Industry 4.0 in the mining sector

13 March, 2017 by Sean Carter | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Sean Carter of SICK discusses the benefits of Industry 4.0 technologies for the mining sector.


Edge computing primer: IoT intelligence starts at the edge

06 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

You've heard about cloud computing, which is using a network of remote servers to store and manage data and run computer programs. Edge computing brings cloud computing down to the edge of the network, in the physical world — filtering and processing data to send only the required data to the cloud.


Antaira Technologies LNP-0500G and LNP-0500G-24 Series PoE switches

06 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Antaira Technologies

Antaira Technologies has expanded its industrial PoE networking infrastructure family with the LNP-0500G and LNP-0500G-24 series of Ethernet switches.


Industrial Ethernet and wireless growing in market share according to HMS

06 March, 2017

Study by HMS Industrial Networks AB shows Industrial Ethernet and wireless are growing fast in market share.


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