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Time Sensitive Networking Alliance Adds Members

Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) becomes a critical component of companies’ Internet of Things technology strategy. In the past year, I’ve written about TSN and (mostly) AVnu Alliance, four times. Engineering Software and Industrial Networking Trends ODVA Enhances EtherNet/IP Industrial Networking Specifications OPC Foundation Real-Time And Technology Partners AVnu Alliance Launches Support for Industrial Ethernet Market […]

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PTC Acquisition Bolsters Internet of Things Offering

Following on to last week’s quick post of PTC’s Internet of Things acquisition of Kepware, I’ve gone a little deeper into the build up to and the strategy of the acquisition. First off, the Internet of Things is a strategy. It isn’t a “thing.” PTC management seems to “get it.” As you’ll read further down, […]

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Katherine Voss president of industrial networking organization ODVA

ODVA Enhances EtherNet/IP Industrial Networking Specifications

ODVA announced several enhancements to its EtherNet/IP and CIP specifications during the SPS IPC Drives Trade Fair in Nuremberg. The first relates to cybersecurity. The second involves time-sensitive networking. ODVA announced that it has achieved a milestone with the pending publication of a new volume in its specifications specifically dedicated to cybersecurity. This body of […]

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Endress+Hauser Open Integration

Industrial Automation Open Integration Program Launched

Here is an industrial automation announcement from the recent SPS IPC Drives trade fair held annually in Nuremberg, Germany. This one discusses a new open integration, some say interoperability, program based upon open standards. This blog has now complete eight years—through three names and domains: Gary Mintchell’s Radio Weblog, Gary Mintchell’s Feed Forward, and now […]

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Bedrock Ethernet I/O

Software Configurable Ethernet IO Module with Embedded Cyber Security

Bedrock Automation extends to the industrial Ethernet domain its commitment to deliver “Simple, Scalable and Secure” automation.  The SIO4.E Ethernet I/O module plugs into the Bedrock pinless electromagnetic backplane to receive Bedrock’s patented Black Fabric cyber security protection. Each of the module’s five I/O channels is independently software configurable. The initial library of Ethernet protocols […]

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Connected Manufacturing Enterprise Still Key For Rockwell

Rockwell Automation kicked off its big week at Chicago’s McCormick Place on Nov. 16 welcoming over 900 attendees to its annual Process Systems Users Group (PSUG) conference. Its speakers left no doubt that the Connected Manufacturing Enterprise is still the core strategy. The significant point is probably less the message than the fact that Rockwell […]

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Automation Products Announced by Rockwell Automation

In advance of this week’s Automation Fair at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Rockwell Automation has announced a couple of new product extensions–SoftwareStudio 5000 development environment and ControlLogix  5580. “The addition of these applications [to SoftwareStudio 5000] significantly enhances our integrated development environment,” said Mike Brimmer, product manager, Rockwell Automation. “The expanded environment simplifies the design process […]

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ODVA Elects Leaders, Learns About Smart Factory

ODVA, the organization that develops and promotes networking protocols such as DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP, recently held its 17th Meeting. ODVA’s Board of Directors for its 18th term are: Rolf Birkhofer, managing director for process solutions at Endress+Hauser, Thomas Bürger, vice president of engineering automation systems at Bosch Rexroth, Michael Höing, executive vice-president of cross divisional […]

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