Q4 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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Poke-to-Terminate Technology Could Simplify Your Wiring Plans

Don't Underestimate the Usefulness of These Workhorse Connectors

Wireless Eases Oil Well Construction in Rugged Terrain

Going Wireless Relieves Weather Woes and Cuts Labor and Material Costs at Occidental's North Dakota Facilities

Fiberoptic Cables Get Easier to Install

Whether Thicker or Thinner, New Solutions Push Deeper Into Industrial Settings

Network Connections With Freedom From Wires

Tested Wireless Topologies and Devices Ensure Secure Access

Say Good-Bye to Industrial Networking

End of Useful Life: Say Good-Bye to Industrial Networking, But the Basic Job of Cutting Through the Hype and Nonsense Remains

Build Redundancy Into Your Wired System

KISS is Still the Best Advice to Follow When Building a Redundant Network

Manage Network Conflict: Provide Clarity on Which Applications Take Precedence

If a Wireless Industrial Device Needs to Connect to Send a Process Update or Alarm and Can't Though the Signal Appears Strong, the Consequences Could be Severe

Wireless Unbound: Gather Data and Signals From Difficult-to-Reach Devices

Many Companies Want to Use Wireless to Give Them More Flexibility and Control in Extreme Conditions


ISA100 Wireless Standard Gains Final IEC Approval

ANSI/ISA-100.11a-2011, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," has been unanimously approved by the IEC as an international standard

Use of BYOD Spreads, But Holdouts Remain

Manufacturing workers are jumping on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) bandwagon

HART-Fieldbus Foundation Marriage Complete

The final step in constructing a single organization to lead process automation communications and integration technologies was completed at the end of August when the members of both the HART Communication Foundation and Fieldbus Foundation approved the merger proposed by their respective boards.