January 2014 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.
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Articles

Happier Together: Process Meets Discrete Networking

Process and Discrete Applications and Their Traditionally Distinct Networks Come Together With the Help of Distributed Intelligence, Ethernet and Related Tools

Step-by-Step to Wireless Benefits in Machine and Production Processes

Performing a Comprehensive Site Survey is Crucial. No Wireless System Should Be Installed Without One

A Beacon for Wireless Signal Integrity

Until Now, the Measurements Brought in Wirelessly Have Not Been Safety-Related or Mission-Critical, at Least With Respect to Time. If a Signal Went Offline, the Plant Manager Wasn't Going to Appear in Anyone's Office.

Alternate Energy Sources Are Increasing Important to Industrial Communication System Design

Wireless Networks Have to Dependably Enable Power to the Sensors

Energy Harvesting Challenges For Industrial Communications Systems

Photovoltalc Systems Need to Consider not Only the Availability of Light, But Also How Covers Such as Dust or Snow Reduce the Availability Incident Radiation Energy.

Five Phases in the Adoption of a Technology

The Gartner Group Develops Reports on a Wide Range or Predominantly IT-Driven Technologies for the Consumer Markets Called "Hype Cycles" That Describe the Five Phases in the Adoption of a Technology

Stable Control Signal Connections in Hostile Industrial Environments

For Cabling and Connectors Used Outside the Enclosure, a Different World of Requirements Opens up Compared to Devices That Sit Inside NEMA-Rated Boxes

Good Industrial Monitoring Systems Need Infrastructure

The Catch is That Our Monitoring Systems and Applications Have to Rely on Users' Network Infrastructures and IT Groups

News

Bits and Bytes: Moxa Gets UL Certification; Fieldbus Int'l and Fieldbus Inc. Enter Strategic Alliance, and More

Lemo, a Swiss designer and manufacturer of custom connectors, acquired Northwire, U.S. specialty cable manufacturer of wire and multi-conductor cable and retractiles for the medical, aerospace and defense, energy and industrial markets.

Fieldbus Groups 'Unite'

The combined power of both organizations will aim to protect the investments that end users in process automation have made in HART and Foundation fieldbus communication technologies.