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EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) releases EtherCAT Device Protocol Poster
February 13, 2020

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).

IEC standards committee SC 48B publishes IEC 63171-6 standard for Single Pair Ethernet interfaces in industrial applications
February 11, 2020

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.

Ponemon Institute report: Security professionals anticipate automation will reduce IT security headcount
February 11, 2020

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.

 TÜV Rheinland releases report: Cybersecurity Trends for 2020
February 10, 2020

TÜV Rheinland releases report: Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

The report is a collaboration between many of TÜV Rheinland‘s Cybersecurity experts globally, and discusses seven key Cybersecurity trends which will be important to be aware of in 2020. These include attacks on smart supply chains, threats to medical equipment and weaknesses in real-time operating systems.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces launch of IIC Community Forum
January 29, 2020

Industrial Internet Consortium announces launch of IIC Community Forum

IIC Community Forum will be an IIoT discussion forum to provide helpful, relevant content to technology users, vendors, integrators, technology experts, researchers, government entities and academicians.

Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M release whitepaper on Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things
December 12, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M release whitepaper on Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things

The joint whitepaper, “Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things,” written by the IIC and oneM2M, demonstrates how these two IoT organizations are working together to advance the IIoT and digital transformation, through the creation of an interoperable, flexible and efficient IIoT ecosystem.

Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019
December 11, 2019

Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019

Machine vision systems saw a decrease of 2% year over year, at $599.9 million. This category includes smart cameras and application specific machine vision (ASMV) systems. The machine vision components market (cameras, lighting, optics, imaging boards, and software) dipped 4% to $92.1 million in the same time. Total machine vision financial transactions fell 2% to $694.1 million.

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XXI
December 09, 2019

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XXI

With so many new tools and capabilities, it can be hard to keep up with innovations. That’s why Automation.com remains committed to being the top resource for all things automation. Learn the latest about Sensors & Instruments from industry leaders including how smart transmitters enable smart sensors, powering wireless instruments and sensors, and how sensors and systems enable the computer-controlled production of automobiles in this edition of Advancing Automation.

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification
December 02, 2019

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

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.

IDTechEx Report: Autonomous cars could accout for 4 trillion miles of road travel by 2040
November 26, 2019

IDTechEx Report: Autonomous cars could accout for 4 trillion miles of road travel by 2040

IDTechEx has recently seen competitors joining hands and forming some unlikely-sounding alliances to reduce the cost of autonomous driving development, as well as to share resources and capabilities. In July 2019, BMW Group signed a long-term strategic cooperation with rival company Daimler AG that begins with bringing Level 4 capability to market in the mid-2020s.

Phoenix Contact releases firmware 2.05.1 for TC Router product range
November 26, 2019

Phoenix Contact releases firmware 2.05.1 for TC Router product range

The TC Router permits remote access to SCADA networks and control systems over the cellular network. Since these networks typically involve critical infrastructure, the TC Router VPN and firewall have been updated to increase network resiliency and protect against cyberattacks.

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XX
November 04, 2019

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XX

Learn the latest from industry leaders on everything from open automation systems for packaging machines to specifying process control systems using IEC 62603 in this Control Systems edition of Advancing Automation from Automation.com.

Ocean Data Systems announces release of Dream Report 5 R19.3
November 01, 2019

Ocean Data Systems announces release of Dream Report 5 R19.3

Major features focus on enhancing connectivity to two vendors, Rockwell Automation and Siemens. In the previous release, Dream Report delivered FactoryTalk Historian Data connectivity.

ABB releases virtual 'Smart City' online desktop tool
October 31, 2019

ABB releases virtual 'Smart City' online desktop tool

The interactive landscape is intended to show some of the safe, smart and sustainable solutions that can contribute to the design of a comprehensive ‘smart city’.

Chubb announces enhancements to Chubb Cyber Index
October 24, 2019

Chubb announces enhancements to Chubb Cyber Index

The tool also offers cost analysis, insights on cyber insurance limits and deductibles, and an estimated incident costs calculator that helps organizations better understand how to protect themselves against current and emerging cyber threats.

CyberX releases 2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report
October 22, 2019

CyberX releases 2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report

The data illustrates that IoT/ICS networks and unmanaged devices are soft targets for adversaries. Some of the top findings noted that these networks have outdated operating systems (71 percent of sites), use unencrypted passwords (64 percent) and lack automatic antivirus updates (66 percent).

Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing
October 02, 2019

Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing

To help enterprises prepare for the implications of quantum computing, Sectigo, a commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, has created a broad set of 15 educational resources for security industry professionals in the form of a whitepaper, podcast episodes and transcriptions, and articles.

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper
October 02, 2019

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry.

IFR Report: Robot investment reaches  16.5 billion USD record in 2018
September 18, 2019

IFR Report: Robot investment reaches 16.5 billion USD record in 2018

The World Robotics report presented by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows an annual global sales value of 16.5 billion USD in 2018 – a new record. 422,000 units were shipped globally in 2018 - an increase of 6 percent compared to the previous year.

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX
September 17, 2019

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX

In this Industrial Cybersecurity eBook from Automation.com, we focus on the latest insights and initiatives changing the landscape of cybersecurity. From the formation of the new Global Cybersecurity Alliance organization to a call for applying automation techniques to industrial cybersecurity alarm floods, OT and IT professionals are collaborating and learning from each other like never before.

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?
September 09, 2019

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute
September 09, 2019

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute

The report, based on an 18-month analysis of data collected across Proofpoint’s global customer base, spotlights attack trends to help organizations and users stay safe.

ISA publishes guidelines for optimizing HMI usability and performance
August 22, 2019

ISA publishes guidelines for optimizing HMI usability and performance

The International Society of Automation's first American National Standard on HMI, ANSI/ISA-101.01-2015, Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems, covers the philosophy, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of HMIs for process automation systems.

Festo helps Kentucky community college establish program to prepare women for manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers
August 21, 2019

Festo helps Kentucky community college establish program to prepare women for manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers

Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC), a recipient of a $2.85 million-dollar grant from the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI), has invested in a innovation lab to prepare students for the future of work by giving them a real-world glimpse into advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers.

ProComSol announces creation of ProComSol Instrumentation Scholarship Program
August 21, 2019

ProComSol announces creation of ProComSol Instrumentation Scholarship Program

Interested candidates should visit https://www.procomsol.com/scholarship_application which has the requirements and the application form. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2019 with the award announced on December 1, 2019.

aeSolutions and SANS Institute partner to create ICS Cybersecurity Training Course
August 20, 2019

aeSolutions and SANS Institute partner to create ICS Cybersecurity Training Course

The ICS Cybersecurity for Managers course was developed specifically for managers and supervisors in the industry, particularly those who need to have a solid grasp of OT cybersecurity principles, regulations, standards and best practices but don’t have the time or the necessity to take in-depth technical courses.

Advancing Automation: IIoT and Industry 4.0,  Volume XVIII
July 26, 2019

Advancing Automation: IIoT and Industry 4.0, Volume XVIII

Smart manufacturing is about quickly and easily adapting manufacturing capabilities to where they’re needed based market demands. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are ways forward toward that goal, enabling new industrial landscapes. Explore a range of tools and techniques from some of industry’s IoT leaders in this sponsored ebook from Automation.com.

Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XVII
July 03, 2019

Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XVII

Automation.com has teamed with industrial innovators to showcase efficiency and productivity technologies within manufacturing operations. IoT gateways, cloudbased MES and more are covered in this Manufacturing Software ebook. It provides insight into what today’s plant operator needs to ensure the smooth integration of the old and the new in the connected and secure environment that is increasingly vital for industrial success.

Rockwell Automation announces expansion of Threat Detection Services
June 28, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces expansion of Threat Detection Services

To help prevent incidents and combat the unpredictable threats that cause them, industrial companies around the world can now manage cyber risk in their operations using the Rockwell Automation Threat Detection Services powered by the Claroty threat detection platform.

IGEL releases info brief on developoing Linux OS-based devices at the edge
June 27, 2019

IGEL releases info brief on developoing Linux OS-based devices at the edge

The IDC InfoBrief finds that the digital worker’s demand for speed, collaboration and innovation has never been higher. This is compounded by the rapid growth of Millennials and Generation Z employees in the workforce.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIoT Maturity Assessment
June 24, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIoT Maturity Assessment

The IIoT Maturity Assessment helps organizations become adopters of IIoT by guiding business managers through a range of questions about the adoption, usage and governance of IIoT within their organizations.

Infographic: AI’s Role in Today’s Society
June 04, 2019

Infographic: AI’s Role in Today’s Society

By TechJury
AI has come a long way over the last decade, and it’s always a treat to see its journey from being merely a fantasy to a technology that is easily accessible. Here’s a glimpse of the present and future state of AI shown through informative statistics.

MFGWatch 2019 Manufacturing Report:  44% of manufacturers to invest in workforce and new technology in 2019
May 31, 2019

MFGWatch 2019 Manufacturing Report: 44% of manufacturers to invest in workforce and new technology in 2019

The MFGWatch 2019 Manufacturing Report was based on a survey completed by both sourcing professionals and custom manufacturers who have used the MFG.com Global Custom Manufacturing Marketplace to expand their supply chain and win business.

Moxa announces support for the Open Platform Communications Foundation's United Architecture  Field Level Communications initiative
May 31, 2019

Moxa announces support for the Open Platform Communications Foundation's United Architecture Field Level Communications initiative

With the OPC UA FLC initiative, the OPC Foundation aims to build an open, standards-based communication solution for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by extending the OPC UA machine-to-machine communication protocol from sensors in the field to IT systems or the cloud.

On Demand Webinar: Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency
May 29, 2019

On Demand Webinar: Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency

In this webinar, Kepware and JPI introduce the KEPServerEX Configuration API and discuss two advanced use cases that allowed JPI to quickly implement critical connectivity for their customer’s operations

exida announces ARCHx engineering tool
May 10, 2019

exida announces ARCHx engineering tool

The ARCHx system is comprised of the operating engine and several knowledge base plug-ins for specific technologies. The tool is used to guide architecture design reviews, both during the initial architecture design, when the basic design decisions are being made, but also for existing designs.

HMS Networks Report: industrial Ethernet now makes up for 59% of the global market
May 08, 2019

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

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.

Opto 22 releases white paper on Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers
May 07, 2019

Opto 22 releases white paper on Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

The white paper focuses on three main communication challenges: complexity, security, and expense. IIoT and other data-intensive automation applications typically require many steps and a lot of middleware: hardware, drivers, parsers, and custom software.

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume XVI
May 07, 2019

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume XVI

In order to help industrial organizations enhance their worker safety, Automation.com has produced their 2nd safety ebook to keep the entire workforce safe. This ebook is dedicated to promoting workplace safety strategies and new technologies. With articles and tips devoted to safety, this ebook has the tools and resources to help ensure an incident-free workplace.

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume XV
April 09, 2019

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume XV

This eBook includes security roadmaps and resources in order to ensure an active and successful cyber defense strategy for any organization.