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Internet of Things IP Testing Service

A useful Internet of Things (IoT) requires interoperability; and, interoperability requires testing to assure that thing work together. Here is news of a test lab for IPv6. The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, has announced the launch of the […]

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Smart Manufacturing Networks Cyber Security

This partnership enhances both OT and IT cyber security for industrial smart manufacturing networks. SCADAfence, a pioneer in securing industrial networks in smart manufacturing industries, announced Feb. 24 an alliance with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. This collaboration mitigates the inherent risks for manufacturers, such as operational downtime, process manipulation and theft of intellectual property, […]

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Industrial Internet of Things Training

What was once called Information Technology (IT) and then Manufacturing IT (for the IT jobs directly working with the plant such as MES applications) now seems to be falling under the Internet of Things label. Probably part of the reason that there is confusion as to what the IoT term really means. Terminology aside, Rockwell  […]

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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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Rockwell Automation, Cisco Partnership Extends Ethernet to Industrial IoT

The Cisco and Rockwell Automation partnership continues its step-by-step extension strengthening Rockwell’s “Connected Enterprise” strategy. This strategy builds on the foundation of EtherNet/IP and CIP (common industrial protocol). Now that all the magazines and newspapers and bloggers are writing about the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things, supplier communications managers cannot keep […]

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GE Implements Latest OPC-UA Standard–Device Discovery

GE announced it is the first to implement and release a new Global Discovery Server based on the new Part 12 of the OPC UA standards. I’m taking its word for being first, although I cannot find anyone else promoting it. This is a useful standard that should further expand use of OPC in industrial […]

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Industrial Networks—Multi-Purpose Safe Area Modbus Scanner

I’m not a Modbus scanner expert, but this new industrial networks product came to me from a friend I trust. Looks interesting. Precision Digital Corp., global supplier of digital panel meters and control instrumentation celebrating its 40th year in business, announced the Vantageview PD6730X Modbus Scanner. The PD6730X is a rugged, NEMA 4X/IP65 Modbus master, […]

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Industrial Networks Organizations Merger Proceeding

Even organizations are not immune from the consolidation bug. It had been previously announced that, given a couple of transitions and the similarity of membership and technology, industrial networks organizations the Fieldbus Foundation and the HART Communication Foundation would investigate merger. Here is the latest news. An unstated reason is significant along with emphasizing a […]

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