Technology Updates

Process Automation Device Information Model Standard

September 15, 2022

Collaboration promises to simplify integration of OT and IT systems by optimizing process automation end users’ management of data from field devices

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Single Common Conformance Test Plan: IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN

July 18, 2022

Avnu Alliance, CLPA, ODVA, OPC Foundation and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International are collaborating on a single conformance test plan for IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for industrial automation.

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New Standard for M12 Hybrid SPE and Power Interfaces

June 30, 2022

The SPE Industrial Partner Network is driving IEC 63171-7 standard for M12 hybrid Single Pair Ethernet and power interfaces.

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2022 Industrial Network Market Shares according to HMS Networks

June 30, 2022

2022 Industrial network market shares according to HMS Networks including fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and wireless networks. Every year, the study analyzes the industrial network market to estimate the distribution of new connected nodes in factory automation.

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Single Pair Ethernet hybrid cable assemblies

May 19, 2022

TE Connectivity and Phoenix Contact have announced a joint development agreement for Single Pair Ethernet hybrid cable assemblies.

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New edition of IEC 61918 regulates SPE cabling and installation for automation

May 8, 2022

In March 2022, the new edition of the installation standard IEC 61918:2018/AMD1:2022 Amendment 1 – “Industrial communication networks – Installation of communication networks in industrial premises” has been published.

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Red Lion Controls Expands Secure Remote Access Offering with MB connect line

April 4, 2022

Red Lion Controls has announced the acquisition of MB connect line GmbH, a leading provider of secure connection of machines and plants for remote access, data collection, and M2M-communication.

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Avnu Alliance Launches Advanced Global TSN Certification Program

October 26, 2021

New program expands scope of testing to make TSN and Milan device certification more accessible worldwide.

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IEC 63171-7 standard for hybrid interfaces

September 20, 2021

SPE Industrial Partner Network continues to drive development of the IEC 63171-7 standard for hybrid interfaces. The group says that powerful IIoT devices can work most effectively with the right infrastructure.

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Industry Effort to Advance TSN Interoperability

August 10, 2021

The Avnu Alliance has announced a Silicon Validation Task Group and initiative to drive alignment on TSN interoperability in the network ecosystem.

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