What is Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) and why is it so important for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? SPE is based on a two-wire cabling protocol offering secure communication over longer distances and with a smaller footprint. These features are central to the question of why SPE is needed. As more and more devices in commercial and industrial applications become “connected”, there are increased demands on space both inside the devices and in the cable ducts that connected them together. And while WiFi has its uses in these environments; it does not offer the security or reliability of a wired communications network.
A new standard for single pair Ethernet (SPE) is gathering speed with multiple companies joining the SPE industrial partner network to avoid making the same mistakes as the past with proprietary connector systems.
Twenty years ago, first-generation wireless wasn’t considered a necessity. But the technology has evolved to a point where a robust wireless network is mandatory in many building locations, and it’s as crucial to a healthy enterprise as computers and smartphones. Organizations in a variety of sectors have seen a dramatic increase in the network speeds required to operate effectively. These organizations include office environments, manufacturing facilities, schools and campuses, and hospitals.
Among other news, the FOA’s August issue celebrates the organization’s 25 years of serving the fiber optic industry. As its primary source of technical information and independent certifying body, FOA thought it appropriate to create a short history of the organization and how it has developed to help the fiber optic industry. We also wanted to recognize the contributions many people have made to the organization over the years that made FOA what it is today.
Siemon has expanded its Ruggedized Infrastructure Solutions line with new Category 6A shielded cable assemblies that feature thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) jacketing with superior resistance to moisture, sunlight, temperature, abrasion, and oil and chemicals while offering enhanced flexibility to meet the demand for connecting devices in harsher environments beyond the commercial office environment.
Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) will open up new dimensions in Ethernet/IP data transmission, they say. Experts agree: SPE is becoming an application-independent, inexpensive key technology in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
In a live webinar with our Ethernet experts Harding will highlight the capabilities of Single Pair Ethernet and show which IIoT applications are made possible by SPE. We talk about how SPE helps the Smart Factory get on its feet and provide examples from the fields of automation, transportation, automotive and robotics.
Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) enables legacy industrial networks and building automation systems to migrate to single Ethernet network technology that delivers power, control and information to edge devices. In this comprehensive report from Panduit, learn how SPE works; uncover network architecture design considerations; understand market forces driving the use of SPE; discover advantages ranging from supporting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improved cybersecurity to lower total cost of ownership; and learn how to prepare for the emerging SPE standard.
Electrical contractors and engineering firms can do their part to prevent more cases of the coronavirus in their communities. For example, on its website, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has set up a Coronavirus Resource Center. The association offers the following tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers.
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