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.
A number of manufacturers make field sensor networks that use protocols other than WirelessHART or ISA100.11a and in fact have been on the market for a number of years and in a wide range of form factors.
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) www.isa100wci.org announced the November 13, 2012 completion of the interoperability trial to verify its Generic Client Interface (GCI) specification. The GCI is an important component of the ISA100.11a architecture as it defines many of the requirements for ANSI/ISA-100.11a based gateways.
IDC Technology is hosting a conference and two half-day workshops in Edmonton later this month with workshops presented by both Paul Gruhn on Safety system and John Cusimano on "Assessing the Security of Industrial Control Systems Using Threat Modeling" Tuesday November 27.
After quietly disappearing from your radar at the end of April to join a global manufacturing company I am pleased to say that after that did not work out as planned Walt Boyes was kind enough to ask me to resume this blog so “The Great Kanduski” is back.
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.