Many industrial networks solutions built on IEEE 802.x Ethernet standards are available to vendors and end users. Even as vanilla Ethernet evolves with the support of organizations such as the Ethernet Alliance, many Ethernet-based standards—or more accurately, Ethernet-based industrial networking protocols—have emerged. They help developers use commercial IT economies of scale, and future-proof networks as Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) redefine smart manufacturing across industry lines. Industrial Ethernet solutions serve diverse needs, and speeds, which typically range from 10 Mbit/s (megabits per second) to 1 gigabit per second…Full Story
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