Fluke Networks, Hirose and Harting have released an adapter supporting the ix Industrial connector for Fluke’s DSX CableAnalyzer family of network cabling certification tools. The ix Industrial is a rugged Ethernet connector for harsh environments, based on IEC 61076-3-124 standard with a 70% smaller size than the traditional 8-pin modular (“RJ-45”) connector. The new adapter allows the DSX Series to connect to cabling systems employing the ix Industrial connector for the purposes of pre-startup verification and troubleshooting.
The value of the global industrial Ethernet market is set to grow from its current state of more than $25 billion to over $70 billion by 2025 according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.. The increased level of IIoT adoption among the manufacturing and automotive sectors is driving much of this growth.
Harsh environments require an IT network that will rise to the challenge. Siemon Ruggedized Infrastructure Solutions protect critical network connections from dust, moisture, industrial cleaning chemicals and vibration. Ruggedized infrastructure solutions are ideal for protecting valuable connections in laboratories, hospitals, food processing plants and other harsh environments.
The Ethernet Alliance has revealed outcomes from its latest High Speed Networking (HSN) Plugfest, which took place in April at the UNH Interoperability Lab. The Plugfest highlighted the key role multivendor interoperability plays in Ethernet’s continued success, with pass rates greater than 97%, consistent improvement over past events. Equipment capability ranged from 25 Gb/s to 400 Gb/s. 13 companies participated.
Antaira Technologies’ 20-port Gb/s managed switches support edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments, such as manufacturing automation, security/surveillance, power/utility, water wastewater treatment plants, oil/gas/mining, and transportation.The new devices support high-density Ethernet port connectivity, wide bandwidth, long distance data transmission, and have a superb reliability factor.
The global industrial Ethernet market is expected to exhibit 12.2% CAGR over the forecast span from 2017 to 2023, rising to a valuation of USD 40.6 billion, according to the latest research report from Market Research Future (MRFR). Factors behind the reported growth include the growing adoption of automation solutions in the industrial sector and a growing reliance on data centers.
The eight-position eight-contact connector has become the truly global power interface, thanks to the worldwide adoption of standards-based Power over Ethernet technology. While PoE serves hundreds of millions of outlets and has been a proven technology for well over a decade, deploying PoE is not as simple as plugging in and forgetting about it. Issues such as interoperability, backward compatibility, and cabling-plant capability require consideration and action. This webinar explores several aspects of Power over Ethernet, describing the steps users and technicians can take to ensure a standard-compliant and technically capable system is in place.
For many businesses, water quality monitoring is about more than safeguarding drinking water. Water monitoring programs are implemented for a wide variety of reasons—even for reasons unrelated to the quality of the water itself. And today, it’s easier than ever to find out whatever you need or want to know about your specific water-related application thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). So how are “smart” water quality monitoring systems using the IoT being applied? Below are some of the use cases we’re seeing most commonly.
IoT technologies will provide the insurance industry with new tools such continuous monitoring with sensors for sensitive food and drug shipments, wearables for machinery users and many other devices that monitor operations, prevent fraud prevention, and improve claims management and customer engagement. This can include “pay-as-you-go” or “pay-as-you-live” insurance products that are enabled by IoT.
Most of the recent hype about 5G has been about pure speed. The less obvious answer is that these higher speeds will enable completely new applications. 4G finally enabled the smartphone and true Internet access. The device was no longer a “phone” it morphed into a personal platform for connected applications. 5G makes the final step (at least so far …) – the devices are no longer phones – smart or otherwise. They may be tightly coupled to people, such as VR/AR glasses, connected pacemakers, or wearable sports trackers, but more often they are not, such as thermostats, refrigerators, coffee pots, drones, electric meters, autonomous cars, traffic lights, and robots. And being the Internet of Things all of these devices are incessantly chatting with each other.