The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking
Because you can, does not always mean you should and knowing when is the difference between being an automation professional and one of the “great unwashed.”
Apologies for my prolonged silence however I will strive to do better.
The December issue of Control Magazine contained an article http://www.controlglobal.com/articles/2009/ProcessAnalyzersPlay0912.html of interest to automation professionals involved in data integration and as the title of this blog implies, that is Xi (pronounced “X-EYE”) as a new version of OPC. As a process analyser professional, it interested me to see that this...
The majority of fieldbus communications protocols have created an Ethernet version, in most cases by "packaging" their higher Application or User layers inside an Ethernet packet. One widely used standard - at least for the process industry is the HART Communications Foundation and the HART protocol. "
The December issue of IEEE Spectrum had a small lead about the following Open Source attempt to hack the GSM phone system. The full article can be found at http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/wireless/open-source-effort-to-hack-gsm/0.
Everyone knows that no building is stronger than its foundation or a company better than its corporate principles so it should be no surprise that a project will be no more successful than the planning that takes place at the start of the project.
There is new hope for End Users that a uniform interface to the rich information such as diagnostics and related material in smart instruments may soon be available. This is because a number of supplier companies have joined the FDI cooperation project that initially consisted of the major technology trade...