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Measurement
& Control

Connected Factory - PROFINET
This whitepaper covers how PROFINET and its inherent benefits can improve the industry.

IPC

The End is Nigh for XP
This whitepaper covers the challenges and solutions for end of Windows XP.

Measurement
& Control

Cost-effective Solutions for Audio Testing
This whitepaper covers the challenges and solutions for optimum audio component testing

Data Comms

Any-G to 4G - The Top Five Considerations for Migrating to 4G LTE
This whitepaper covers the good, the bad and they ugly of changing over to 4G cellular communications.

Data Comms

WAN Failover Scenarios - Using Digi Wireless WAN Routers
This whitepaper covers using a cellular router as a back up WAN device using various protocols such as, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP).

IPC

Windows 10, how good is it?
This white paper explains the changes from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, what these changes bring and how they can help you and your company.

Data Comms

Industrial Vs Enterprise Ethernet
This white paper covers the network infrastructure risks that can occur in extreme environments. It covers from hardware redundancy to Ethernet connectors and cabling.

Measurement
& Control

How to Develop High Reliability Ethernet Control Systems Using Media Redundancy
This white paper covers the various redundancy protocols that can be applied to Ethernet remote I/O units including their advantages and disadvantages.

Data Comms

Enabling Reliable Wireless Communication for Factory Automation
This white paper explains how to overcome the common issues found when installing wireless equipment into a industrial environment.

Data Comms

Critical Components of Industrial-Grade Wireless Devices
This white paper explains the difference between office and industrial Wi-Fi. Wireless network failures in industrial applications can possibly jeopardise the safety of onsite personnel and damage expensive machinery/equipment.

Data Comms

Smart Data Acquistion for Energy Saving Applications
This white paper explains how to reduce your energy costs by using smart data acquisition including efficient Installation and Deployment of an integrated system, efficient data collection and efficient local intelligence.

Data Comms

Using Industrial Ethernet Gateways to Optimise VFD Systems
This white paper explains how to reduce the running costs of your electric motor-driven systems, which can account for up to 70% of a factory’s total electricity costs.

Data Comms

Communication Technologies for the Smart Factory of the Future
This whitepaper is a vision of what industrial production could look like in the future. As the smart factories of the future will have to be more intelligent, flexible and dynamic.

Industrial
computing

Windows Embedded Standard 7
This white paper explains the different ways to secure an embedded device using a combination of Windows 7 and Windows Embedded Enabling features.

Data Comms

Industrial Network Management: Finding the Perfect Solution
This white paper outlines the benefits of industrial network management software and a comparison to their enterprise class counterparts.

Industrial
computing

The true end of Windows XP
This white paper discusses how the removal of Windows XP could affect you and your company, and how Amplicon can assist with the transition to a secure operating system with minimal upheaval.

Data Comms

Five future challenges for Industrial Ethernet switches
This white paper discusses how future industrial Ethernet networks can introduce new challenges for industrial switch reliability, bandwidth availability, switch security, switch manageability and network redundancy.

Data Comms

Industrial Control System Security
This white paper discusses some of the cyber security threats to businesses that adopt WAN connectivity for their remote devices. It provides a reference to readers to aid in the understanding of the threats and their counter-measures using the INSYS family of routers.

Data Comms

Improving efficiancy of Inter-Carriage communications using Auto-Negotiations
This white paper discusses the possible technologies available to enable dynamic, auto-negotiating wired and wireless train networks, an extremely useful feature for on-board communication networks where vehicle carriages require frequent reconfiguration.

Data Comms

Industrial networking security best practices
This white paper discusses five major categories of hacking afflicting today's industrial control systems and identifies some simple hardware devices and settings that can help protect against these threats.

Data Comms

5 key requirements of railway trackside backbone networks
This white paper highlights the major requirements for today's rail wayside backbone networks in terms of network segregation, network management, fibre links, network expansion and connectivity with legacy devices.

Measurement
& Control

PXI - An ideal platform for a variety of industrial applications
This white paper explains in detail the PXI architecture and discusses the benefits PXI systems present in a variety of industrial applications.

Data Comms

Insider Tips for Optimised Industrial Gateway Performance and Management
This white paper provides industry insider tips on optimised industrial gateway performance and management.

Data Comms

Extending Ethernet over 2 - wire Copper Networks
This white paper explains benefits of extending Ethernet over 2-wire copper networks.

Industrial
computing

Secure KVM switching - Assured separation with easy access
This white paper provides a background to Secure KVM switching, explaining the benefits and importance of securing your KVM infrastructure.

Data Comms

Standards-based approaches to redundancy and fault tolerance using industrial Ethernet LANs
By utilising a standards-based solution that supports multi-vendor implementations, Industrial Ethernet users enjoy highly reliable systems, reduced costs of deployment, and a guaranteed upgrade strategy as needs evolve.

Data Comms

ExtremeUSB® Technology
This white paper provides a background into the USB specification, explains the benefits of using USB extenders that support "ExtremeUSB" technology, and also addresses many common customer questions with an informative FAQ section.

Industrial
computing

Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT)
Intel Active Management Technology, or iAMT, is a hardware based technology that is used for monitoring, securing, and supporting desktop and laptop PC's that use Intel® vPro™ processor technology.

Data comms

Instant integration with Ethernet/IP networks
Utilising the EDS-405A-EIP and EDS-408A-EIP managed Ethernet switches, for plug-andplay operation and monitoring capabilities with Ethernet/IP based networks.

Data comms

Power over Ethernet technology for industrial Ethernet network
Using PoE as a technology for powering end devices other than VoIP phones was an obvious step; the technology has quickly been adopted for many other applications such as remote wireless access points and IP based cameras.

Measurement
& Control

Process Control and Automation using Modbus Protocol
Modbus has been around industries for over 30 years, but it's still the dominant voluntary standard used in almost all major industrial process control, instrumentation and automation products in the market today.

Industrial
computing

The benefits of SSD vs.HDD
Solid State Drive (SSD) technology has come on in leaps and bounds since it was first introduced during the 1980's. Early models used volatile memory, such as DRAM which lost all data as soon as the power was lost and suffered from a very short working life.

Data Comms

High Performance, Secure VPN Servers for Remote Utility, Industrial Automation Systems
This document highlights the issues and requirements of industrial network security with a focus on automation networks for remote utilities.

Data Comms

Security in Industrial Networks
This document investigates the requirement for security in industrial networks and highlights the features and benefits of industrial grade security appliances as opposed to commercial grade equipment.

Data Comms

Dual RF Wireless Redundancy
This white paper explains the traditional single-RF (single radio frequency) and dual-RF (dual radio frequency) wireless architectures and discusses what Moxa can provide in the way of dual-RF technology.

Data Comms

Com Grouping and UDP Multicasting
Moxa have innovated two advanced operational modes to increase the possibilities in which clients and hosts can send and receive data - COM grouping and UDP Multicast.

Data Comms

IEEE 802.11n - Leading edge wireless connectivity
As WLAN evolves, with the use of 802.11n, it is only a matter of time before it makes an impact with industrial WLANs.

Measurement
& Control

GPIB: Challenges and Potentials
Adopted by a wide range of instrumentation applications, the General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB) is now being challenged by emerging standards such as USB and LXI.

Rail

The Future of Railway Wireless Networks
New wireless data technologies now make it possible to create train communications systems that are as advanced as the electric, maglev, and hydrail locomotives that are powering the train systems of the future.

Data Comms

Serial to Ethernet technology
To enable legacy serial based hardware to take advantage of Ethernet, Serial to Ethernet device servers were born.

INDUSTRIAL
COMPUTING

Intel i5 and i7 processors in the industrial world
Based on new 32nm lithography, Amplicon's Intel i5 and i7 processor equipped Ventrix and Impact-R rackmount industrial systems offer a range of new performance enhancements and features to greatly benefit the industrial user.

INDUSTRIAL
COMPUTING

WINDOWS 7 - BENEFITS FOR INDUSTRIAL USERS
Industry is traditionally slow to adopt any new Microsoft Operating System (OS). Many industrial Windows users will have no need of the many new features on offer and will be highly cautious.

INDUSTRIAL
COMPUTING

AMPLICON SCHROFF RACK CABINETS WHITEPAPER
With a universal cabinet concept one can understand the modular compatibility and cabinet accessories for rack mounting according to international standards (IEC). In contrast to simple construction.

Data Comms

INTRODUCTION TO MODBUS TCP/IP
The following information describes the operation of Modbus TCP/IP as it relates to Acromag Series 900EN-40xx I/O modules. For more detailed information on Modbus, you may also refer to the "Modicon Modbus Reference Guide".

Data Comms

EXTENDING THE BENEFITS OF USB
Icron' Technologies Corporation s leading the drive to bring the benefits of extended range Universal Serial Bus technology to the industrial, commercial and consumer computing marketplaces.

Data Comms

RS485 OVERVIEW
EIA RS-485 is the industry's most widely used bidirectional, balanced transmission line standard. It is specifically developed for industrial multi-drop systems that should be able to transmit and receive data.

Measurement
& Control

CONFIGURING LabVIEW FOR COMMS WITH ACROMAG BUSWORKS MODBUS I/O MODULES VIA AN OPC SERVER
LabVIEW can be used to monitor and control Acromag Busworks Modbus I/O Modules via an OPC server. A separate application note, Configuring Kepware KEPServerEX for Communications.

Security Automation

SPECIFYING SERVERS FOR IP CCTV
The migration of security systems from analogue to digital IP based solutions has created a large demand for storage servers - high performance PCs with many hard disk drives.

Security Automation

DIGI IP FORWARDING WITH IP CAMERA
Learn how to setup of Mobotix IP camera with Digi Cellular Products.

Measurement
& Control

PCI EXPRESS - WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW
PCI Express improves on PCI by using high speed multiple lanes. A single lane consists of a transmit and receive pair, which operate in full duplex at 500MB/s. The lanes can be grouped together in multiples to form links.

Data Comms

Wireless - The Perfect solution to cutting costs in industry
David Evans looks at Wireless LAN, a protocol that has seen widespread adoption by home and office users, and is now starting to be employed in industrial environments.

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