Resources for Standards

OPC UA Users and Experts: Conveying Knowledge and Experience

  • Ebook

The OPC Foundation and Automation.com come together to bring you this informative ebook series to highlight the benefits and the potential of the OPC UA technology for end users, system integrators, operators in the world of industrial IoT. This first volume covers a series of interviews with experts, market leaders and think tanks in communication, automation and industrial IT.

Automation 2020: Control Systems

  • Ebook Automation 2020

In this edition of AUTOMATION 2020, you’ll learn about the promise and reality of control systems that combine such new technologies with the robustness, security, and sophistication needed for industrial applications.

Bill Lydon's Automation & Control Trends Report 2020-2021

  • Ebook

Bill Lydon's Automation & Control Trends Report 2020-2021 reports on ten trends shaping the automation, control and instrumentation, and provides lists of related articles for each trend. This annual report is from Automation.com, a subsidiary of ISA--The International Society of Automation.  

Automation 2020: Industrial Cybersecurity

  • Ebook Automation 2020

In this edition of AUTOMATION 2020 from Automation.com, find out how to bolster business resiliency in the face of cyberthreats, how to protect against threats to industrial control systems, the latest on USB port intrusion threats, the next big step in EtherNet/ IP security, and more.

Data Protection Best Practices

  • White Paper

Protecting sensitive data created, stored and consumed by sensor-driven Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology and applications is one of the foundations of trustworthy IIoT systems.

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Technical Solution Design Principles

  • White Paper

This white paper is focused on helping readers understand in detail the Open Industry 4.0 solution reference architecture framework for interoperability. It provides a dive deep into key design principles of its members defined and supported end to end solutions

Industrial IoT Trends: WSN, LPWAN & Cloud Platforms

  • White Paper

Wireless sensor networks (WSN), low power wide area networks (LPWAN) and cloud-based platforms are driving growth for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

Extending Connectivity to the Bottom of the Ocean

  • White Paper

If you have a ControlLogix PLC being used as the MCS, how can you make use of the OPC UA MDIS spec and bypass the old Modbus integration to the DCS? Softing has developed an OPC UA MDIS compliant server module that inserts into the ControlLogix chassis and creates the OPC UA provides a framework that can be used to represent field devices, for example. 

Bridging the IT/OT Divide

  • White Paper

Today’s smarter edge devices can streamline integration efforts while providing secure remote access for end users and machine builders, too

A Guide to Customized PROFINET Validation

  • White Paper

While serial bus systems will continue to play an important role in the future, solutions based on Industrial Ethernet are becoming increasingly common with Industry 4.0 applications. The focus is less on cable measurements, signal levels or signal shapes, but in the case of standards such as PROFINET, utilization and the greatest possible availability of the networks are the focus of interest.