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PEAK_System releases Bit Rate Calculation Tool for iOS, Android, and Windows
May 23, 2019

PEAK_System releases Bit Rate Calculation Tool for iOS, Android, and Windows

The free tool determines the register values of a CAN, CAN FD, or SJA1000 controller for user-defined CAN and CAN FD bit rates. In addition, the result list can be adjusted using various parameters such as clock frequencies and sample point.

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.

Real Time Automation announce release of John S. Rinaldi's book:  The Everyman’s Guide to EtherNet/IP: The Industry’s Leading Automation Protocol
March 01, 2019

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

“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

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface
December 05, 2018

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface

The software-based interface can be implemented in controllers offered by any device manufacturer, which makes it an interesting feature to vendors of both master devices and diagnostic tools.

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification
November 27, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification

CC-Link IE TSN was developed to meet future market demands and has added Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology,which areadditional standards related to IEEE Ethernet,to integrate Operational Technology (OT) and IT while further strengthening performance and functionality.

Future Electronics and Cypress to host free Nebula IoT workshop in Wisconsin
November 12, 2018

Future Electronics and Cypress to host free Nebula IoT workshop in Wisconsin

Workshop participants will get hands-on experience using Future Electronics' Nebula reference design board, Cypress’ CYW4343W Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Classic/BLE chipset radio, the WICED SDK, and Murata's 1DX module.

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches
November 09, 2018

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches

As of now, product manufacturers can use the seal to promote their battery-free, wireless switches integrating EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology for wireless standards in the sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz range.

Womaster releases Bypass Technology explainer video
June 25, 2018

Womaster releases Bypass Technology explainer video

For the bypass demo, Layer 2 Managed M12 PoE switch MP310 and Layer 3 Managed M12 PoE switch MP614 were deployed in topology simulating onboard train network linear topology in train cars and train driver cabin.

WERMA releases 'Signal Technology for Industry' guide
June 21, 2018

WERMA releases 'Signal Technology for Industry' guide

After a general introduction to the subject the reader is then given a detailed overview of the technicalities and functions of industrial signal devices. A detailed explanation of the different types of signals and their meaning together with the difference between the optical and audible signal devices is given.

Industrial Internet Consortium releases 8th edition of Journal of Innovation
June 21, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium releases 8th edition of Journal of Innovation

The Journal of Innovation highlights the ideas, approaches, products and services emerging within the industrial internet such as IoT and digital transformation, AI, smart cities, the smart factory and edge computing

Rockwell Automation and Cisco release several Converged Plantwide Ethernet network design guides
April 20, 2018

Rockwell Automation and Cisco release several Converged Plantwide Ethernet network design guides

The guides are intended give companies best practices for wired and wireless network architectures when deploying cloud and mobile industrial IoT solutions. The free resources are the latest addition to the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) program.

 Deloitte Study:  Manufacturers’ digital supply chain expectations outpace reality
April 04, 2018

Deloitte Study: Manufacturers’ digital supply chain expectations outpace reality

The survey of more than 200 manufacturing organizations found that 51 percent of respondents believe their DSN maturity is at least “above average” compared to competitors, yet only 28 percent have started implementing DSN solutions.

HARTING highlights importance of Gigabit Ethernet and CC-Link IE
January 30, 2018

HARTING highlights importance of Gigabit Ethernet and CC-Link IE

Harting is highlighting the role of Gigabit Ethernet through its portfolio of connection technology, including support for CC-Link IE, the gigabit industrial Ethernet version of the CC-Link fieldbus.

FieldComm Group announces version 1.1 of the FDI Technical Specifications and version 1.2.1 of the FDI Development Tools
December 18, 2017

FieldComm Group announces version 1.1 of the FDI Technical Specifications and version 1.2.1 of the FDI Development Tools

The latest version provides additional cyber security measures to FDI by enabling time stamping on FDI Device Package signatures and sandbox environments for UIPs to run in.

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for CSP+ for Machine technology
December 18, 2017

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for CSP+ for Machine technology

CSP+ for Machine is an extension of the CLPA’s existing “CSP+” (Control & Communication System Profile) that provides network configuration and maintenance by offering profiles that describe each device on a CC-Link IE or CC-Link network.

Sercos introduces Sercos-on-a-Stick live demo system
December 01, 2017

Sercos introduces Sercos-on-a-Stick live demo system

Sercos International offers a means to evaluate the Sercos SoftMaster. Within minutes, Sercos-on-a-Stick converts almost every x86 based PC to a Sercos Master Test System, making it possible to realize real-time communication without hardware extensions

ProComSol releases DevCom.iOS HART Communicator App for iOS
September 21, 2017

ProComSol releases DevCom.iOS HART Communicator App for iOS

The App uses the Device Descriptor (DD) for the connected HART device so the user has full access to every Parameter and Method in the device.

Phoenix Contact announces series of PROFINET one-day training workshops
September 11, 2017

Phoenix Contact announces series of PROFINET one-day training workshops

Phoenix Contact, Renesas, and Siemens will host several one-day training workshops where attendees will have the opportunity to create a PROFINET device in less than three hours with the Renesas TPS-1

Sercos announces availability of open source Sercos SoftMaster Ethernet master software
August 18, 2017

Sercos announces availability of open source Sercos SoftMaster Ethernet master software

Bosch Rexroth has made the Sercos SoftMaster available as free open source software on SourceForge.net. They also offer a free Sercos-on-a-Stick livesystem--a complete stand-alone demo Sercos driver package on a USB thumb drive. This includes the SoftMaster based on Intime Distributed RTOS from TenAsys Corporation, and a test application.

Sigfox Vs LoRaWAN Vs NB-IoT Vs.......a $40 billion arms race
July 14, 2017

Sigfox Vs LoRaWAN Vs NB-IoT Vs.......a $40 billion arms race

By Dr David Pugh, IDTechEx
The new report from IDTechEx Research, Low Power Wireless Networks 2017-2027, gives an independent and comprehensive analysis of the wireless networking ecosystem covering a range of technologies, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum to communicate.

Telit announces Telit IoT Platform Workshop for TIA Connectivity Jam
May 24, 2017

Telit announces Telit IoT Platform Workshop for TIA Connectivity Jam

This hands-on, interactive workshop is an extension of the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) Connectivity Jam and takes place June 8, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

EtherCAT Technology Group releases EtherCAT P specification documents
May 15, 2017

EtherCAT Technology Group releases EtherCAT P specification documents

The specification provides device manufacturers with an official foundation to implement EtherCAT P technology, which enables data and power transmission on a single, standard cable.

Living on the Edge: New techniques for protecting data in the Era of IIoT - FREE On Demand Webinar
May 15, 2017

Living on the Edge: New techniques for protecting data in the Era of IIoT - FREE On Demand Webinar

As the future approaches, next generation analytics and artificial intelligence technologies will support data and real time decision making at the point of production. This on demand webinar will discuss this evolution and how to protect the data and drive organizational success with IIoT

WhiteSpace Alliance announces publication of testing format for Wi-FAR certificiation
April 17, 2017

WhiteSpace Alliance announces publication of testing format for Wi-FAR certificiation

Wi-FAR supports line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight broadband services at distances up to 30 km, enabling deployment of middle- and last-mile solutions to regional, rural and remote areas. TV white space can also support a range of current and emerging infrastructure applications, including machine-to-machine communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Grid deployment, industrial automation and homeland security.

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Sercos International announces free Sercos Softmaster webinar
February 03, 2017

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 successfully implement the controller

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On Demand Webinar: Converged Plant-wide Ethernet Made Secure and Simple
January 31, 2017

On Demand Webinar: Converged Plant-wide Ethernet Made Secure and Simple

Join co-presenters Bill Lydon of Automation.com and Erik Giesa of Tempered Networks for educational and practical advice on how to conquer these challenges in this on demand webinar.

CC-Link announces launch of CC-Link IE Field Basic
January 10, 2017

CC-Link announces launch of CC-Link IE Field Basic

This is an open field network using general-purpose 100Mbps Ethernet communication and is a new network mode in the CC-Link IE Ethernet-based integrated network lineup.

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3S-Smart Software Solutions announces enhanced CODESYS training offerings
January 03, 2017

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces enhanced CODESYS training offerings

There are suitable programs for different groups of users, from an entry-level course introducing in the work with basic functions of CODESYS V3 ranging to expert workshops covering “CODESYS Soft Motion CNC+Robotics” or “Library development and documentation”.

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes EtherCAT P technology specification
December 01, 2016

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes EtherCAT P technology specification

EtherCAT P is a new industrial Ethernet technology that combines EtherCAT communication and power lines into one standard 4-wire Ethernet cable.

AMCI releases Ethernet/IP programming webinar
November 02, 2016

AMCI releases Ethernet/IP programming webinar

This pre-recorded webinar is designed to explain how to add and program EtherNet/IP products when using EDS files, and some short cuts that this simplified approach provides.

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Statseeker releases 'Maximizing Network Uptime' eBook
August 29, 2016

Statseeker releases 'Maximizing Network Uptime' eBook

The next few years will be highly challenging for network administration professionals. This eBook explores network challenges and methods to maximize network uptime.

EtherCAT Technology Group releases version 2.0 of Conformance Test Tool
July 14, 2016

EtherCAT Technology Group releases version 2.0 of Conformance Test Tool

The EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool, or CTT, is the official reference tool for specifying compliant implementation of EtherCAT technology into EtherCAT slaves. The CTT enables the hundreds of EtherCAT device manufacturers to ensure reliable interoperability in the field.

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Webinar: Bridging IT and Operations to Build a Modern, Robust Industrial Network
July 01, 2016

Webinar: Bridging IT and Operations to Build a Modern, Robust Industrial Network

This on-demand webinar discusses best practices from Industrial IP Advantage – a coalition of Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation – for how to get control engineers and IT professionals working together to deploy a more secure, holistic network architecture.

Wireless Control Foundation: Continuous and Discrete Control for the Process Industry - $125.00
June 15, 2016

Wireless Control Foundation: Continuous and Discrete Control for the Process Industry - $125.00

This book discusses the wireless communication concepts and terminology needed to apply wireless control in the process industry, such as how control can be structured to manage measurement update rates provided by a wireless transmitter and to compensate for communication delay.

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Safety Profiles for Real-Time Ethernet-based Industrial Automation Networks - $55.00
May 31, 2016

Safety Profiles for Real-Time Ethernet-based Industrial Automation Networks - $55.00

Part of the ISA/O3neida series, this book discusses network systems in industrial automation and their features related to real-time and functional safety requirements.

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Profibus: A Pocket Guide - $47.00
May 25, 2016

Profibus: A Pocket Guide - $47.00

By Ron Mitchell
Profibus: A Pocket Guide is a simple and convenient reference to enable engineers and technicians to quickly retrieve the essentials for successful understanding and deployment of PROFIBUS.

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Industrial Network Security, Second Edition - $55.00
May 16, 2016

Industrial Network Security, Second Edition - $55.00

By David J. Teumim
This easy-to-read book introduces managers, engineers, technicians, and operators on how to keep our industrial networks secure amid rising threats from hackers, disgruntled employees, and even cyberterrorists.

Industrial Ethernet, Second Edition - $63.00
May 13, 2016

Industrial Ethernet, Second Edition - $63.00

By Perry S. Marshall and John S. Rinaldi
After reading this book, you will be able to plan Industrial Ethernet installations with realistic expectations, make knowledgeable purchasing decisions, and identify and prevent common causes of failure.

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Westermo releases version 1.4 of the WeConfig network configuration tool
May 13, 2016

Westermo releases version 1.4 of the WeConfig network configuration tool

WeConfig is designed to simplify the initial installation and configuration of single or multiple Westermo devices, improving network management efficiency. WeConfig 1.4 also features enhanced functionality to bolster cyber security.

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Industrial Ethernet on the Plant Floor: A Planning and Installation Guide - $63.00
May 12, 2016

Industrial Ethernet on the Plant Floor: A Planning and Installation Guide - $63.00

By Robert Lounsbury
The book educates the reader on the basics of noise, how to mitigate and abate it through installation techniques and selection of components that would provide a level of performance needed in a hostile industrial environment.

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