The World Runs on Ethernet: Building and Industrial Automation

Operational technology (OT) is undergoing a very similar transformation to the one that information technology (IT) undertook in the 1980s and ‘90s. OT networks for controlling manufacturing processes or providing occupant comfort and safety in buildings are moving away from complex amalgamations of legacy, built-for-purpose protocols to seamless, Ethernet-based frameworks. Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) is the bridge from where the OT world is today to where it must go tomorrow if it is to successfully address the tremendous array of challenges that building and industrial automation operators face moving forward.

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Categories: Copper, Ethernet, IIoT, IoT

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