Q2 2012 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.
Wireless Standards Then and Now
Industrial Networking Technologies Have Advanced, but the Industry is Still Dealing with Many of the Same Past Issues
Repair & Refurbish or Rip & Replace?
Sending Mind-Numb Robots Out to Swap Out Failed Boxes is Unaffordable
Ethernet? At What Cost?
A Control System's Primary Objective is to Run the Process Efficiently, Reliably
Data for All
OEMs Can Get Remote Access That Provides Near Real-Time Access to All the Control Functions Happening in the Controller Via the Cloud
HMI in the Sky
With iSCADA, There Is a Fast Response Rates, Enabling Users to Deliver a Remote HMI Experience in Near Real Time
Data Forecast: Partly Cloudy
Let Somebody Else Handle the Data Flow? It's Tempting, but Are the Controls and Safeguards Convincing Enough to Tie the Plant to Cloud-Based Services?
Fiberoptics Extend Ethernet's Empire
Can Users Cut Fiberoptic Cabling and Properly Treat the Connections?
Smarter, Simpler Connections
More Customized Machines and Machine-Mount I/O Lead to a Call for Increasingly Intelligent Connection and Cabling Solutions
Get Your Industrial Network Right
More Than 25% of Terminals are Not at the Proper Torque
The Hidden Safety Network
A Black Channel Takes a Path Through the Network That 'Didn't See a Thing'