Q1 2013 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.


To Use COTS Hardware or to Not?
When It Comes to Cost vs. Safety Built-for-Purpose Hardware Is Worth the Premium

Monitor and Mend Network Health
Design Issues, Operational Upsets and Potential Attacks Require Early Response

Remote Access: No Travel Required
One of the Fastest-Growing and Most Quickly Accepted New Technologies to Hit Control Systems

Ethernet: You Don't Have to See Stars
American Axle & Manufacturing Makes Its Networks More Flexible and Easier to Deploy By Increasing Topology Flexibility

Blended Sercos III and EtherNet/IP
Machine Builders and Users Reduce the Cost and Complexity of Machine Integration Resulting in Easier and Faster Implementation, Making It a Safer Process

Caring for Network Caregivers
Open-Source Software Tools Available for Communication Examination

Monitor Your Network Health
Learn What Your Network Does and How It Does It to Keep Your Processes Running at Optimal Levels

Medicine Cabinet for Network Wellness
How to Ensure the Basic Health of Your System

No-Nonsense Networking
Machine Builders Must Expand Their Awareness Beyond Their Core Components to Embrace a Wider Circle of Related Equipment, Applications and Business Goals, and the Responsibility for Them

P Is for Protocol
A Few of the More Common Types That are Components of the Internet Protocol Suite

Control System Checks Need More Than Multimeter
Increased Complexity Requires More Monitoring Tools to Verify Data Integrity in a Network


Joint Effort Delivers Backhaul Architecture Model
Fieldbus Foundation and International Society of Automation Give Approval to Support Communication Protocols Running Over a Shared Wireless Network in Process Automation Systems

M2M Devices to More Than Double in Oil & Gas
Berg Insight Predicts Number of Cellular or Satellite Connectivity Devices to Rise at a CAGR of More Than 20% Over the Next Several Years