The future role of Ethernet and the trend to decentralized control solutions

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Overview:

The driving force behind progress in industrial automation has been the networking of automation products via bus systems.

FestoThe importance of industrial communication within machines and installations is increasing exponentially, especially in the context of recent Industry 4.0 (IoT) discussions. This white paper, sponsored by Festo, looks at how fieldbus and Ethernet solutions will develop in the future, moving away from centralized processing of signals and parameterization to distributed control intelligence.

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