ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

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The latest enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification provide network diagnostics, methods to lower bandwidth and resource requirements for devices, and the addition of IIoT building block infrastructure.

Rockwell Automation helps Pacific Coast Terminals enhance process safety and control

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PCT set out to find a solution that would remove the cab from the boom and, instead, allow operators to control and monitor the process remotely. If the company pulled it off, it would be a first for ship loading in North America.

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

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The published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification outline integration of NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics for process automation into CIP architectures. The addition of this capability provides industry standard diagnostic information for process users while leveraging the benefits of industrial Ethernet.

ODVA announces integration of IO-Link devices into The EtherNet/IP Specification

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IO-Link to CIP connectivity works to reduce engineering effort and ease the acquisition of data and information, leading to a connected plant that is better able to meet the demands that IT/OT convergence are bringing to the factory floor. IO-Link devices can now be recognized within EtherNet/IP without the end user having the burden of data conversion.

CIP Security for EtherNet/IP Illustrates Increased IT/OT Integration

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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com Effective cybersecurity continues to get more complex for today’s manufacturing and process facilities, and many organizations are stepping up with solutions intended help these facilities to close the gaps.

HMS Networks Report: industrial Ethernet now makes up for 59% of the global market

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As an independent supplier of solutions for industrial communication and the Industrial Internet of Things, HMS has an insight into the industrial network market. Here are some of the trends they see within industrial communication in 2019.

Real Time Automation announce release of John S. Rinaldi's book: The Everyman’s Guide to EtherNet

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“It’s the story of how and why EtherNet/IP was conceived and its rise to dominance in the automation world. It’s also a real-world, hands-on handbook for the technology and how it relates to other technologies like Modbus TCP, PROFINET IO and the rest” says Rinaldi

Rockwell Automation joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field-level devices

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The initiative plans to address use cases not currently in scope for EtherNet/IP. It could also simplify other use cases, especially in multi-vendor, controller-to-controller environments and for the vertical integration of field devices.

TSN (Time Sensitive Networking): Lack of timing mechanism remains an elephant in the room

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com The buzz continues to grow in anticipation of TSN’s turn to mainstream. Yet, the big missing piece that continues to hinder that key evolution is a lack of complete solutions for time management.

Open Systems Accelerate Paths to Project Efficiency & Profits

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com An open system can impact all phases of a project from inception, through its entire lifecycle including: project design, configuration, operations, and lifecycle maintenance in order to create tremendous savings and value.