Q2 2008 Issue

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.

Content

Ups and Downs of Taking the Bus—Part I
An Early Adopter of Fieldbus Technologies Overcame a Few Startup and Commissioning Issues and Qualified a Control System

More Than a Backbone
Fiberoptic Media Offer Network Benefits Over Copper in Industrial Environments

Cooperate
Hardwiring, Fieldbuses, Ethernet, Enterprise-Level, Wireless and Other Networks Are Bumping Elbows on the Plant Floor. Here’s How Users and Integrators Simplify and Coordinate Their Networks to Get Them to Get Along With Each Other

A Well-Connected World
The Expanding Volume of Industrial Applications Keeps the Connector Market Stable

Tips for configuring networks
Organize the VLAN Based on Application or Broadcast Domains, Not on The Basis of Equipment Type

A Little Help
There Are Only Two Kinds of Important People in This World—Those Who Are Suffering and Those Who Are Helping them

Consider the Consequences of a Cyberattack
When Evaluating the Likelihood of an Attack, It Could Be Worthwhile to Consider How Attractive You Are as a Target

SCADA and Data Collection
Many of Us Are Caught Up in Corrective Maintenance of Our SCADA Systems and Have Little Time to Work on Developing Data-Collection Systems