Tag: industrial ethernet

Industrial focus: Deploying fiber-optic physical infrastructure within CPwE architectures

A recent technical application guide composed by Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation describes how “Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) is the underlying architecture that provides standard network services for control and information disciplines, devices, and equipment found in modern industrial automation and control system (IACS) applications.”

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.

White Paper: IE Standards Paving the Way

The use of Ethernet for industrial automation applications is on the rise and is rapidly displacing traditional Fieldbus protocols that are more complex, often proprietary and have limited distance and performance. In fact, Industrial Ethernet is now bigger than traditional Fieldbus and growing at an annual rate nearly four times that of Fieldbuses. Download this White Paper from Fluke Networks to learn more.

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.