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Upcoming Events

June 23, 2020

How Do I Pick the Right Ethernet Cable for the Plant? 6/23 WEBINAR

This session will cover the important selection criteria needed to make proper selections of both copper and fiber Ethernet going into a manufacturing environment.
May 19, 2020

Locked-In Series: Ethernet for Automation 5/19 WEBINAR

Examine the ‘how’ and ‘why’ Ethernet works at a fundamental level on the plant floor and how the rules are different for automation vs the traditional IT environment. Learn about network traffic and how it behaves, and what you can do to  guarantee performance and obtain better visibility in your network - no matter how large or small.
April 14, 2020

Why a Managed Switch? Part 1

Over the last four years since getting involved in the automation space from IT, I have gone from casual observer to getting heavily involved with end […]
January 14, 2020

Automation Fair Round-up for Machine Builders

There was an explosion of technology in the Automation Space for OEMs/Machine Builders at Automation Fair 2019, let's check out some of the highlights!
August 6, 2019
Universal Gateway capabilities

A Better Way to Gateway

Looking for a better way to gateway? The Universal Gateway from Spectrum Controls allows users to connect different devices running different protocols using one box simultaneously.
March 21, 2019

What does your network and server room look like after 30 years?

Thirty years ago, the world-wide-web made its first appearance, setting off a new standard for modern technology. Since its inception, an abundance of new communication technologies, […]
January 2, 2019

Should Cat6A be the standard in new buildings?

Is it time to start adopting Cat6A networking cables in new buildings? Communication standards have been around since the 80s or earlier, so what has recently […]
September 17, 2018

IMINS1 – Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies

Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco ® Networking Technologies (IMINS) is a lab-based course which helps with the foundational skills needed for the management and administration of […]
May 15, 2018

What Was That @#&%#$ Thing’s IP Address Again?

Increasing Network Visibility Think back on your facility’s Ethernet network five or six years ago. What did you have, maybe a dozen Ethernet devices? A few […]