Industrial Networking

Tips for Choosing an Unmanaged Switch

When Ethernet comes to the factory floor, selecting the right switch is an important part of ensuring the efficiency of your new network. This can be achieved through the use of unmanaged switches. Unmanaged switches enable Ethernet devices on the factory floor to communicate with one another automatically using auto-negotiation to determine parameters. These switches …

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New Multipoint and QuickBridge Solutions from Proxim Wireless

Introducing Proxim Edge Proxim’s long awaited Proxim Edge family of products is here! For those of us in the connectivity business, 2020 has created a demand for bandwidth and rapid deployment of new networks that will continue to grow. These medium form factor high-performance point to multipoint and point to point products are designed to …

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Advantech Palm-Sized Fanless PC

Huge Potential in a Small Package The industrial automation market is seeing a trend towards small form factor embedded computers. Contemporary manufacturing processes necessitate improved computing power within limited working spaces. Modern smart factories require more peripheral devices while simultaneously demanding faster processing for machine vision and deep learning applications. Industrial automation applications require industrial …

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Introduction to Oriental Motor’s the MEXE02 Support Software

The MEXE02 support software is a universal data setting tool for many products from Oriental Motor.  It can set up stored data and parameters for stepper motor drivers and brushless motor drivers as well as communication parameters on network drivers. The MEXE02 Product Support Software is a powerful software package that allows you to control …

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How to prepare for Windows 7 & WES 7 End of Support

Advantech Has 3 Solutions for You Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Likewise, support for Windows Embedded 7 ended on October 13, 2020. After ending support, technical assistance and updates from Windows Update will cease. This potentially exposes your systems to vicious attacks. Microsoft offers an Extended Security Update (ESU) …

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New Proxim Quickbridge 1025 is a Cost Effective Wireless Backhaul Solution

Edge Quickbridge 1025, a cost effective urban wireless backhaul solution The Proxim Edge Quickbridge 1025 is a highly reliable outdoor, high throughput Point to Point system designed to deliver years of reliable service and priced to fit cost-sensitive medium-range backhaul projects.The Edge Quickbridge 1025 enables rapid deployment of fast and efficient networks and offers: High …

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Proxim’s Edge Multipoint 1025 Connects Communities

Edge Multipoint 1025 Series Proxim’s Edge Multipoint 1025 Series products are high-performance point to multipoint radios designed to deliver years of reliable service and priced to fit cost-sensitive projects. Utilizing Proxim’s highly efficient Wireless Outdoor Router Protocol (WORP), the Edge Multipoint provides a feature set that enables effective use of bandwidth and offers granular service …

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NEW Microhard LTECube-CAT12 Ethernet Gateway

Miniature 600Mbps LTE Advanced Ethernet Gateway Microhard is pleased to introduce the addition of the LTECube-CAT12 to our cellular lineup. The LTECube-CAT12 uses LTE Advanced Category 12 technology with 3x Carrier Aggregation to deliver downloads of up to 600 Mbps and uploads of up to 150 Mbps, accommodating even the most data hungry user. The …

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Microhard pMLTE-4GL OEM Wireless MIMO (2X2) Digital Data Link with LTE!

Microhard introduces their new pMLTE-4GL OEM Wireless MIMO (2X2) Digital Data Link with LTE! The pMLTE-4GL features a robust MIMO (2X2) Digital Data Link to provide a robust and secure data link. The LTE capabilities allow for any device to be available from anywhere via LTE, or even to provide backup/failover for the MIMO link …

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Expand Your Edge Applications With Wireless IIoT Gateways

Remote or distributed outdoor IIoT applications such as in solar energy, oil and gas, and water/wastewater require reliable IIoT gateways with low-to-high bandwidth cellular connectivity to collect and transfer edge data. The Moxa UC series Arm-based computers are ideal for these applications with their wide variety of cellular connectivity options, compact size for cabinet installation, …

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Can Floating Solar Plants Break Free From the Trappings of High Maintenance?

Over the past few years, countries that lack the land mass required for solar plants are turning their attention to the water-based alternative, floating solar islands. By placing solar panels on floating platforms in water bodies, valuable land is freed. As the cooling properties of water allow the panels to perform well even in high …

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3 Tips To Building Reliable Wireless Communications for AGVs and AS/RS Systems

The automated material handling equipment market is expected to grow tremendously in the near future*. While this trend is anticipated, it recently accelerated in the spring of 2020 as a result of two significant driving forces. Namely, the expansion of e-commerce businesses and the social distancing measures imposed on shop floors. In recent years, e-commerce …

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How to Maximize System Uptime in Your Operations

The transformation to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has increased the demand on network nodes to enable connected systems. Although some network nodes can use unmanaged switches that feature basic management functions to minimize network complexity and administration effort, other situations may still require managed switches, which continue to play an …

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Building a Secure Network Infrastructure

Nowadays, more and more businesses understand that digitalization is necessary for them to survive and thrive. A 2019 Deloitte Smart Factory study found that 86% of manufacturers felt their smart factory initiatives would be the main driver of competitiveness over the next five years. In 2020, these initiatives have been accelerated due to the global …

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The End of 3G Is Near

The End Of 3G Is Here. Are you ready for 4G? Verizon’s 3G network ends Dec. 31st with more deadlines following. We can help make sure it’s a smooth transition. Verizon 3G networks end on Dec. 31st. Verizon is sunsetting their 3G network this December.  AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint will retire their 3G networks over …

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10 Questions to Ask Before Selecting an Ethernet Switch

Introduction An industrial Ethernet network can have more than 1,000 nodes, hundreds of cables and infinite combinations of switches, bridges, routers, network interface cards and servers. When starting a new project, it is not always easy to know which Ethernet switch is the best choice. There are some requirements to consider before narrowing your search …

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