Q3 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.


Square One
Some End Users Finally Are Moving Applications From Point-to-Point Hardwiring to Their First Digital Industrial Networks. Here’s How You Can Do It, Too

Have More Data Conversations
OPC Unified Architecture Addresses Shortfalls of OPC DA for Cross-Platform Communications

Ups and Downs of Taking the Bus—Part II
An Early Adopter of Fieldbus Technologies Overcame a Few Start-up and Commissioning Issues and Qualified a Control System

PoE Gets Plugged In
Power over Ethernet Has Its Pluses and Minuses. A Well-Grounded Implementation Requires Looking at Both

Wireless HART’s Price Point
I Would Do This About 100 Times, and all My Stranded Diagnostics Finally Will Show Up in My Asset Management Software

What Are You, Chicken?
Users and Integrators Say Many Fieldbuses Don’t Function as Well on the Plant Floor as They Do in PowerPoint Slides. Fieldbus Experts Counter That Digital Networks Deliver Savings Over Time and That Users Are Still Just Being Stubborn

Signal Variables Shape Wireless
Infrastructure Hardware and Transmission Frequency Depend Largely on Transmission Speed, Amount of Data, Distance and Obstructions


PoE Technology Charges Into Networks
Read the Latest Market Survey Results on PoE

ConocoPhillips Goes Wireless
Implementing OneWireless Platform

Wireless-Network Advances Need Reliable Radio Standards
Industrial Wireless Systems Enhance Safety in Industrial Companies