Q1 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.


Don't Over-Specify Ethernet Switches
Industrial Ethernet Can Operate in Harsh Environments. They Are Ideal for Heavy Manufacturing Applications That Can't Abide Any Downtime

Network Security Begins With Password Control and Firewall Maintenance, but It Requires Layers of Chores and Vigilance to Prevent Unauthorized Access

Network Security To-Do List
Minimize Existing Threats and Keep Ahead of New Ones

All the Right Connections
Gateways and Protocol Adapters Help Users Resolve an Ever-Growing List of Network Options

A Taste for Troubleshooting
You Dont Need to Have a Complicated Machine to Benefit From Machine Diagnostics via the Cloud

From Exotic to Everyday
Industrial Networking Celebrates Its 10th Birthday. How Does The Industrial Networking Landscape Looks Today Compared to When We Firts Launched in 2002?

Terminations for the Apocalypse
What's the Likelihood Your Terminations Will Stay Under the Screws?

Wireless Topologies
There Are a Number of Considerations to Be Made With Wired Networks, but When Working With Wireless Networks, There Are Even Larger Range of Variables Considered


PLCopen, OPC Foundation Connect on MES
PLCopen and OPC Foundation have begun to cooperate on manufacturing execution system (MES) connectivity, integrating machine and process data for MES use based on OPC UA and PLCopen standards.

ODVA Recommends Cybersecurity Guidelines
Interconnectivity between plant floor and enterprise systems can boost productivity, it can introduce security risks

Wireless Sensor Networks Expand
The wireless sensor network (WSN) market is poised to grow rapidly in the coming years

Shell Canada Site Receives 2011 HART Plant of the Year Award
Shell’s Scotford Upgrader Facility Won This Year’s Award for Using HART Communication to Expand Capacity Safely and Efficiently