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

  • 25 Years of Industrial Networking

    Author: Hilscher

    In this special report celebrating Control magazine's 25 years covering the process automation industry, the editors look back at the exciting developments in industrial networking at that time. Included are news stories on the MAP/TOP standard for communi

  • CC-Link IE Field – Your Gateway to Asia

    Author: CC-Link IE

    Accelerate your business in Asia with the Gateway to Asia (G2A) program from CC-Link The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has put together a comprehensive package of engineering and marketing services to help American device makers increase revenue in th

  • Are We Playing "Russian Roulette" By Using Commercial Off-the-Shelf Mobile Devices in Industrial Automation?

    Author: Opto22

    Download this PDF and learn about the accelerating trend to use consumer devices in factory settings.

  • Development of Native HMIs for iOS Devices

    Author: Sweetwilliam

    This white paper discuses a remaining alternative to enable mobile devices to run HMIs in a Native way and lists important differences that characterize a native platform with relation to web based systems for implementing HMIs on tablet devices.