Category: IIoT

White Paper | Bonded Pair Cable: Driving the Future of Automation

While standard twisted pair technology has improved, over time, gaps within pairs will inevitably develop. Download this free white paper to learn more about Belden’s innovative design to the twisted and bonded pair cable, which ensures you never have to deal with noise interference in your industrial cables, as well as how to accurately specify the right cable for your industrial environment.

IIoT supplier Opto 22 appoints director of technical marketing

Industrial automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer Opto 22 has named Josh Eastburn as the company’s new director of technical marketing. In this position, the company says Eastburn will lead the creation of useful and engaging customer content, highlighting and enabling discovery of Opto 22 customer applications, and working closely with industrial automation media outlets.

TIA Issues Call for Interest on Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard For Industrial Premises

TIA’s TR-42.9  Committee has issued a call for interest for document TIA-1005-A titled Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard For Industrial Premises.This standard specifies telecommunications cabling to support industrial premises applications such as voice, data, text, video, industrial and building controls, security, fire alarm and imaging while allowing for exposure to the wide range of environmental conditions expected in industrial premises such as temperature, humidity, electrical noise, shock, vibration, corrosive gases, dust and liquids.

Softing acquires Phoenix Digital in play for IIoT fiber-optic modules

Softing acquires Phoenix Digital Corporation, a provider of secure industrial fiber-optic communications products for high availability industrial networking sites. The fiber-optic modules eliminate the need for typical Ethernet networking hardware when connecting PLC to PLC, and when connecting PLCs to smart field devices simplifies connectivity, nearly eliminates setup and maintenance and drastically improves network robustness.

20-port Gigabit managed switches support industrial, harsh environment applications

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.

Smart devices may be hazardous to your health

As mobile devices and digital assistants continue to proliferate in all aspects of our lives, the World Health Organization is starting to urge caution, as testing is beginning to show alarming results. Non-ionizing radiofrequency radiation (NRFR) – which is emitted from cellphones, laptops, home appliances and all smart devices – may ultimately be hazardous to your health, as well as the health of your children and your employees potentially increasing cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Prepare your organization for 100G data center Ethernet

  Leaf-spine topologies, Ethernet and optics research are driving the next generation of data center networking infrastructure. Stay ahead of the curve with these technologies. A demand for more effective data processing has precipitated the jump from 10G to 100G data center switch connections. Because of this, data center redesigns now include leaf-spine topologies instead of the standard three-tier network architecture.

Industrial-grade cables and connectivity for smart factories

Tripp Lite is helping customers support IT infrastructure in warehouses, factories and commercial environments with an expanded offering of industrial-grade cables and connectivity solutions for connecting Gigabit Ethernet equipment on the factory floor; carrying content to digital signage in commercial locations; powering industrial printers, cameras, sensors and controllers; transferring data from monitoring equipment to a host computer; and mounting hubs on a DIN rail for easy integration into existing set-ups.