Q1 2011 Issue


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Industrial Networking magazine is all about the design and implementation of networked systems in industrial environments. From wireless Ethernet to process buses to device networks, Industrial Networking examines how OEMs, discrete manufacturers, and process plants can begin to take full advantage of networked system architectures in their manufacturing environments.


Area Classification Matters
Verhappen Takes a Look at the Impact of Area Classification on Network Selection

Network Security
No Help for Naked Turtles - Do Not Slip Up on Security. As a Plant Manager, My First Impulse Would Be to Cut All Ties with Ethernet-based Networking and the Internet

Do Not Slip Up On Security
When It Comes to Protecting Your Network Against Intruders, You Can't Afford to Fall Down on the Job

Totally Terminal, Man
One of the Reasons Butt Splices Are Taboo in Plants Is Their Tendency to Become Troubleshooting Nightmares in the Future

Adapting to Change
The Number of Network Protocols Is Not Decreasing, Necessitating Gateways and Adapters That Can Help Devices Communicate With One Another

Recent Introduction of Industrial Products
See Some of the Latest Products Introduced to the Industrial Network Market

Future Fieldbus Trends
System Integrator P. Hunter Vegas Predicts Future Trends in Industrial Network Protocols


Wireless Industrial Networking Expected to Take Off in 2011
VDC Research Group Highlighted the Top 10 Trends for Industrial Networking Solutions, Including Significant Growth of Wireless Networking After Years of Hype. Also Cited Are Increased Real-Time Ethernet and M&A Activity