Wireshark supports openSAFETY
June 26, 2011 – openSAFETY is the first safety protocol to be officially supported by the leading network analysis tool Wireshark. Starting with Wireshark 1.6.0, all versions will feature an integrated openSAFETY dissector, a decoder for the analysis of individual openSAFETY frames.
The open source Wireshark software records the data traffic at network nodes. It can display the data in packages, allowing for their content to be examined and filtered. “With Wireshark, openSAFETY users have open access to a very powerful analysis tool“, says Stefan Schönegger, General Manager of the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG). “We welcome this step which further strengthens openSAFETY’s position as the first uniform safety standard for all Industrial Ethernet solutions.”
The openSAFETY dissector can be used both for openSAFETY over POWERLINK and openSAFETY over SERCOS III. Wireshark support for additional openSAFETY solutions over Modbus, EtherNet/IP, and PROFINET will follow soon.
The Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG) is an independent organization founded in 2003 by leading companies from the drive and automation industry. Its aims are the standardization and further development of POWERLINK, which was first introduced by B&R in 2001. The high-performance real-time communication system is a protocol extension of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, designed to ensure real-time data transfer on the microsecond level. EPSG cooperates with leading standardization organizations, such as CAN in Automation (CiA) and the IEC. Anton Meindl, Business Manager Controls at B&R, is the EPSG’s CEO.
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
Rotork actuators deliver automated safety solution for Mauritius airport
The Profibus-enabled, ATEX-rated failsafe Rotork actuators have been installed in critical valve areas to prevent potential spillages by...
Peratech introduces Jack Wei as VP of Global Operations
Wei will focus on China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, as Peratech moves to mass production in 2017, following recent design wins.
Alicat's BASIS flow controllers chosen by Valco to control gas flow
Designed specifically for original equipment manufacture and process integration, BASIS controls gas flow rates used for mixing or diluting, or...
Robotics Industry Association announces winners of 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards
The 2017 Engelberger Robotics Award will be presented to Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, Professor...
Interview: The Benefits of One-Cable Automation
As manufacturing becomes more automated and connected across a wide range of industries, it is more essential than ever to streamline installations...
HARTING to introduce integrated connectivity solutions at Hannover Messe
HARTING ix Industrial, HARTING T1 Industrial and M8 D-coded are three of these miniaturised connectivity solutions for the industry of the future.
Bill’s Top 10 Automation & Control Trends for 2017 – Convergence, Divergence, or Chaos?
By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
2016 was an exciting year of innovation and exploration in industrial automation. All this cutting-edge...
Sercos International announces free Sercos Softmaster webinar
A speaker from Bosch Rexroth AG will present detailed information, on February 20, about the applications of Sercos III SoftMaster and how to...
Industry Super Trends 2017: The best of industrial automation is yet to come
By Leroy Spence, EU Automation
If you are struggling to get over the post-holiday blues, don’t despair. Sit back, relax and read all about some...
Cyber America: The Land of the Vulnerable and the Home of the Pseudo-Secure
By Marc Kaplan, Tempered Networks
Today’s most widely accepted methods of cyber security can’t possibly keep pace with the exponentially...