The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking
Ian Verhappen, a.k.a "The Great Kanduski," has 25+ years experience in instrumentation, controls and automation. He joins the editors of Control, Control Design and Industrial Networking to offer his perspectives and experiences on networks (including IP based ones), fieldbuses, wireless, and anything that has to do with field level devices (including process analysers).
Much like our Industrial Networking magazine, the Great Kanduski serves the readers of Control and Control Design who are especially interested in fieldbuses, Ethernet, wireless, networking strategies and standards, and the cables, connectors, sniffers and other components that support them.
How far should we go in adopting IT type rules for the management of cybersecurity on control systems. Will treating a control system as just another set of PCC's (from the IT perspective) cause more problems?
Belden's 2012 Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar held in Wheeling, IL, had a record attendance of 150 engineers, system integrators and partners. The seminar included lectures and hands-on workshops on Ethernet cabling, industrial Ethernet infrastructure and much more.
At ARC Advisory Group's recent tenth India forum, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) participated showcasing the company's advanced manufacturing IT offerings and showing how innovative technologies can help transform industry and infrastructure.
Bring your own device (BYOD) has become a huge trend at the workplace, especially when corporations want to take advantage of the increases in work productivity this brings. Workers that use their own mobile devices at work - to do work - tend to be a lot more efficient.
Turf battles and finger-pointing have caused many conflicts between control engineers and IT staff. In this issue of Industrial Networking, Executive Editor Jim Montague explores new strategies and tools that can foster cooperation to help keep network neighborhoods cool.
According to a security researcher from security startup Cylance, industrial Ethernet switches and other devices produced by industrial networking equipment manufacturer RuggedCom contain a vulnerability that could be exploited to compromise SSL-based communications between them and their users.
MarketsandMarkets recently performed a market research report titled "Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSN) Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017): By Technology, Components, Applications, Geography." This report determined that the industrial wireless sensor network market is forecasted to reach $3.795 B by 2017.
Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is launching a series of workshops to help companies design, secure and implement industrial Ethernet infrastructure based on today's proven results.