The Advantages of Using Industrial Networks to Enable Real-Time Visibility

Oct. 24, 2012
Ethernet Gains Momentum in Manufacturing

In order to keep up with competition and remain successful, manufacturers must produce the most efficient products on the market, with high quality and at low-cost. Correct decisions regarding real-time visibility must be made not only at the executive level, but also during production on the plant floor. In this article, Research Analyst Nuris Ismail and Research Associate Reid Paquin at Aberdeen Group take a look at how leaders in manufacturing are using industrial networks for use in real-time applications to enhance operation, maintenance and safety. They focus on the adoption of industrial Ethernet protocols vs. fieldbus and the advantages to choosing one over the other.

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