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ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions

ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a delay in the crucial standardization work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases. The relevant standardization body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardization until at least June 2020, which would delay commercial rollout of industrial 5G until at least 2022.

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Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program


All the partners are suppliers of control technology, fieldbus infrastructures, measurement technology or actuator technology: Auma Riester, Bürkert, Festo, Flowserve, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Turck and recently Softing Industrial Automation.

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ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event


The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

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ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a delay in the crucial standardization work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases. The relevant standardization body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardization until at least June 2020, which would delay commercial rollout of industrial 5G until at least 2022.

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

All the partners are suppliers of control technology, fieldbus infrastructures, measurement technology or actuator technology: Auma Riester, Bürkert, Festo, Flowserve, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Turck and recently Softing Industrial Automation.

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

CMMC Academy announces CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide

The CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide is intended to help defense suppliers understand the U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity compliance program. The online guide is available to members of the Academy.

National Instruments announces Averna as SystemLink Platinum Alliance Partner

SystemLink was developed by National Instruments as a tool to help engineers and engineering management navigate through Industry 4.0. It works to simplify tasks such as software deployment, device configuration, system monitoring, and data management.

Abaco Systems announces move to Huntsville, Alabama headquarters

The move provides Abaco with the head room and resources that will allow the company to continue to develop the embedded computing technologies and solutions that have enabled it to become a supplier to the defense market.

EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) releases EtherCAT Device Protocol Poster

The poster deals with the basics of EtherCAT technology, the EtherCAT Device Protocol (EDP), and provides a visual overview of EtherCAT. It describes the basic functional principles of EtherCAT, the structure of the frame and its processing in the EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC).

Purdue University announces opening of SOL4CE Cyber/Cyber-Physical Laboratory

The SOL4CE (Scalable Open Laboratory for Cyber Experimentation) is a collaborative initiative between CERIAS, the interdisciplinary cyber/cyber-physical security research institute, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories.

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to focus on 5G, industrial climate protection

With its keynote theme of Industrial Transformation, HANNOVER MESSE 2020 focuses on the opportunities presented by innovative technologies, steadily growing and ever more readily available amounts of data, and a growing awareness of climate protection.

Ponemon Institute report: Security professionals anticipate automation will reduce IT security headcount

Overall, the majority of companies (77 percent) continue to use or plan to use automation in the next three years. The biggest takeaway in this year’s study is that the majority of respondents (51 percent) now believe that automation will decrease headcount in the IT security function, an increase from 30 percent in last year’s study.

IEC standards committee SC 48B publishes IEC 63171-6 standard for Single Pair Ethernet interfaces in industrial applications

IEC 63171-6 is the international standard for Single Pair Ethernet interfaces in industrial applications. The editor is the IEC committee SC 48B copper connectors. The mating face standard IEC 63171-6 T1 Industrial Style was the first standard submitted by HARTING to SC 48B for a Single Pair Ethernet mating face as early as 2016.

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