Expert Insights

Industrial connectivity – an overview

December 12, 2020

Connectivity is one of the fundamental pillars upon which the industrial IoT (IIoT) is built. And over the last few decades, industrial connectivity in particular has evolved considerably, especially in response to the ever-changing requirements of the manufacturing industry.

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Industrial automation security: Specialized or better integrated?

December 12, 2020

Digitization offers many opportunities, but also poses risks. For example, the factory network may be subject to unwanted attacks, such as unauthorized access, malware, incorrect operation or malfunction.

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Benefits and versatility of IP routers

December 4, 2020

Most networks today communicate via the Internet Protocol (IP) – the backbone of the Internet. This includes modern machines comprised of complex subsystems with PLCs, HMIs, Barcode Readers, Motors etc.

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Networking Megatrends Shape Automation & Control in 2021

December 4, 2020

Industrial automation and control is a primary beneficiary of the networking megatrends that have been shaping the future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 technology initiatives for more than a decade.

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Future is transparent, convergent and time-sensitive

December 4, 2020

John Browett, General Manager of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) – Europe, looks at how TSN supports convergence and transparency, and what solutions businesses can adopt.

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