Q4 2008 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.

Content

Can Topology Reduce Costs?
It’s a Good Idea to Try New Topologies on a Small Project Before Embarking on a 5,000-Point Job

Friction-Free Networks
The Factory Floor and IT Department Set Differences Aside for the Greater Good of Network Security

’08 Makes an Impact
Manufacturing-IT Convergence, Interoperability, Protocols and Standards Have Breakthrough Years

Have More Data Conversations—Part II
OPC Unified Architecture Addresses Shortfalss of OPC DA for Cross-Platform Communications

World’s Largest Plastic Cable Carrier
Igus Introduces Energy Chain E4.350 for Giant Applications

Copper and Fiber Convert and Connect
Physical Distance Isn’t the Only Factor Impacting Media Switching

The Evolution of Redundancy

What a Difference a Decade Makes
Most Things Wear Out Their Welcomes Over Long Periods of Time, but Plant-Network Technology Takes Longer to Get a Foot on the Floor