IN Q2 2011

Q2 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.
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Articles

How to Make Sure Wireless Works
Looking Into WirelessHART and ISA-100.11a since Their Last Updates in 2010

Still Plugged In
Terminal Block and Connector Solutions Take Sensors and I/O Points Out to More and Different Devices and Applications

The Network Curmudgeon
Is It So Bad to Want to Have a Single Standard? Why Are There so Many Protocols?

Fiber--Fit for Purpose
When the Mission Is Critical, the Speed, Reliability and Durability of Fiberoptic Communications Are Hard to Beat

The Fieldbus Jungle -- Part II
What Every Network Specifier Should Know About the Advantages and Disadvantages of the Major Process Control Networks

An Overlap of Interests
The Complexity and Interdependency of Operating Data From Factory Floor and Business-Level Networks Give Users More Reasons Than Ever to Connect and Cooperate

Reflections
Controversy With the Industrial Networking World. See What Readers Are Chatting About

Use the Club, Not the Rotisserie
Hot to Keep Vulnerability and the Chance of Any Problems as Small as Possible

News

Siemens Launches Interactive Plantville Game to Simulate Plant Management
Siemens Launches Plantville,a Game That Simulates the Experience of Being a Plant Manager

Profibus Organizations Integrate Interbus
Profibus & Profinet International and the Interbus Club Agreed to Integrate Interbus Technology into PI

ODVA Unveils Energy Optimization Strategy
ODVA Helps Industrial Consumers Control Energy Consumption From the Plant Floor to the Grid