Q4 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.


Software Programming Gets More Complex
The 'Internet of Things' Lags in Getting to the Process Industries, Especially to Users Trying to Program and Control Small Applications

Five Common Problems With Wiring and Connections
The Most Sophisticated Network Can't Do It's Job With Loose Ends, Corrosion, and Interference Plaguing the Wiring

Machine Builders Use Alternative Resources to Solve Problems
Engineers Interact With Other Technical Professionals Through Social Media

Can Machine Builders Solve Social Media?
Some Automation and Network Engineers Use Social Media to Ask Technical Questions and Secure Useful Answers From Experts. For Others, It's a Puzzling Environment That's Hard to Figure Out

Creating Online Communities With a New Type of Forum
Social Media Makes the Internet a Two-Way Street Again and Destroys Most Geographical Barriers

Many Faces of Ethernet Redundancy
Open Protocols for Ethernet Switches are Interoperable but Slower. Proprietary Protocols are Fast but Not Interoperable. Efforts are Underway to Secure the Best of Both

Modular I/O: Legos for Your I/Os
Typically, It's the Automation Scope of the Project That's Completed Last, Having to Wait on Heavy Crafts and Other Disciplines to Finish

Wireless Tethers Itself to Industry
Beginning With Incremental Improvements, Wireless Technology Will Continue to Take More of a Hold on Process and Discrete Production


HART Enhances Status, Access Functionality
Five Enhancements Provide a Basis for Future Device and System Supplier Innovation

ICS Gets Improved Security
New Specification Adds Additional Layers of Security to Standard Shared Network Infrastructures