Industrial Networking Resource Center

Controls engineers need a variety of information on industrial networking infrastructure topics such as wire, cable, fiberoptics, connection options, wireless technology, signal transmission and conversion, network configuration and monitoring and device power options.

Industrial Ethernet components to be evaluated include managed and unmanaged switches, routers, gateways, segment repeaters, and monitoring and configuration software.

Industrial Networking includes integrating factory floor industrial networks and process plant floor networks with company enterprise networks.

Wireless networks are attractive in applications where the cost of running signal cable and wiring, power cabling, or both is unattractive.

Timely news, back-to-basics primers, feature articles, technical white papers and descriptions of the latest products provide valuable insights that can be used in designing and building machine controls.

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White Papers: In Depth Research

  • Five Future Challenges for Industrial Ethernet Switches

    Author: MOXA

    This paper will discuss how future industrial Ethernet networks can introduce new challenges for industrial switch reliability, bandwidth availability, switch security, switch manageability and network redundancy.

  • The Ten Commandments of Fiber Optics

    Author: Susan Stanley, B&B Electronics

    When planning for a successful fiber-optic network and cabling installation, several principles remain constant but often are overlooked. As a training manager for B&B Electronics, Susan Stanley sees how easy it is to overlook some of these principles

  • IoT and Big Data Combine Forces

    Author: Advantech

    The Internet of Things produces big data that can drive improvements in manufacturing and light industrial applications.

  • Advanced Knowledge and Understanding of Industrial Data Storage

    Author: Jesse Chuang, Advantech

    In this white paper, Advantech provides an overview of storage systems to help you understand the related concepts and knowledge so as to determine which solution will work best for your business.