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Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) vs. Custom Products

Let’s say you work for a company developing a new product that uses a Serial interface, and you have been tasked with finding a way to integrate Ethernet connectivity. You research all the different options for exports, components that can convert connections like Serial into other interfaces, and come across a number of options.

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.

PEAK System CEO on future of CAN bus

As a company that specializes in the CAN (Controller Area Network) fieldbus, PEAK-System has a clear view of the CAN horizon. Since the company’s launch in 1999, PEAK has been a leading provider of hardware, software, and services for mobile and industrial communications.

The Smart Power Cord instantly links legacy industrial machines to the cloud

Grid Connect, Inc. has a new ConnectSense® Smart Power Cord that turns non-networked machines like commercial kitchen appliances, industrial pumps and healthcare equipment into IoT devices that stream operational data as it happens to machine makers, owners and operators, so they can predict maintenance, track usage and manage energy consumption.

COVID-19 Company Message

To our Customers, During this difficult time, we are doing the best we can to take care of our employees, families, and also you, our customers.

Monitoring Solutions for Temporary ICU and Containment Tents

As the COVID-19 Pandemic is disrupting nearly all phases of daily life, hospitals and healthcare workers are on the front lines of this war. Some hospitals have begun deploying temporary facilities or containment tents to help limit the virus from spreading. The tents rely on negative air pressure to prevent the escape of the virus.

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