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EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, or both?

EtherNet/IP and PROFINET are two protocols that utilize and add value to standard ethernet technology. Speed is often mentioned as a key benefit of PROFINET, while interoperability often goes into the EtherNet/IP column. Yet when it comes to one over the other, it's not so black and white. For product design and development, you may want to hedge your bets and support both.

Sensors Expo 2015: Grid Connect contemplates the wireless factory

Grid Connect recently moved into what could be considered the ‘consumer’ space through its ConnectSense subsidiary, which provides plug n’ play sensor solutions for a variety of applications through devices such as their recently released Smart Outlet. The parent company still focuses on more traditional embedded connectivity, but according to Mike Justice the industrial networking landscape has started to shift as factory operators become increasingly interested in wireless communications.

The Future of Industrial Networking

What is an industrial network driven on? What will prepare a network for the future? Microprocessors are the “Heart of the Network,” according to Jim Montague, executive editor at Putman Media. “Heart of the Network,” featuring our own Mike Justice, is the featured publication in the fourth quarter 2011 edition of Industrial Networking.

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