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Comms/networks

WLAN calculator determines transmission range of wireless devices (01/09/2015)
Article image Moxa’s updated WLAN calculator is said to offer an easy-to-use online tool that helps to determine data rates, transmission range, and antenna gain settings for access point configuration. 
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OPC Server for Wonderware Historian (01/09/2015)
Matrikon has released a new OPC Server for the Wonderware Historian, which is used in over 25,000 industrial sites every day.
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PROFINET conformity for connectivity product range (24/08/2015)
Article image HARTING has issued a conformity declaration which certifies that its new connectivity products conform with the current Cabling and Interconnection Guidelines for the PROFINET Industrial Ethernet system.
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Etherent switches support Precision Time Protocol 11/08/2015
HARTING has expanded its range of Fast Track Ethernet switches for industrial applications with the FTS 3000-PTP range of managed switches. Full Story...

Extended power module life for wireless transmitters 03/08/2015
Emerson Process Management is using Perpetuum’s Vibration Energy Harvester and Intelligent Power Module solutions to achieve energy harvesting within its Smart Wireless transmitters. Full Story...

Compact 16-port Ethernet switches 03/08/2015
HARTING has extended the Ha-VIS eCon range of plug & play industrial Ethernet switches, with new versions incorporating 16 RJ45 ports. Full Story...

Simplifying wide-area plant network deployment 29/07/2015
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Smart Wireless Gateway 1552WU, a Wi-Fi access point that connects WirelessHART sensors to the control network. Full Story...

Ethernet switches permit flexible communication 21/07/2015
The range of managed Industrial Ethernet switches available from Siemens has been extended with the Layer 2 Scalance XB-200 switches which provide data rates up to 100 Mbps and a multitude of functions.  Full Story...

Entry-level Fast Ethernet industrial switches 14/07/2015
Belden has recently introduced the RED25 family of entry-level, Fast Ethernet redundancy switches which are designed for use in industrial automation applications that demand cost-effective redundant network solutions. Full Story...

Easy import of symbols from TIA Portal 07/07/2015
The new version of Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite supports the direct import of symbols from Siemens TIA Portal projects. Full Story...

New 868-MHz wireless module 07/07/2015
Phoenix Contact is expanding its Trusted Wireless 2.0 range of Radioline wireless communication products with an 868-MHz wireless module.  Full Story...

Simplified monitoring for large industrial networks 05/06/2015
Siemens UK & Ireland has enhanced its Sinema Server software with a new V13 release, which expands upon Sinema’s existing capabilities, offering manufacturers an easier way to monitor very large networks. Full Story...

Ethernet switch delivers high bandwidth in harsh environments 02/06/2015
Siemens has expanded its portfolio of rugged network components with the Ruggedcom RSG920P – a high port density Ethernet switch designed to operate in harsh environments with widely varying climatic and environmental conditions.  Full Story...

Network management system simplifies industrial network monitoring 19/05/2015
With its new V13 Sinema Server software release, Siemens aims to simplify the monitoring of industrial networks.  Full Story...

Connectors for higher data rates and added safety 19/05/2015
HARTING has added a number of new modules to its Han-Modular industrial connector family, enabling users to benefit from higher data rates, more mating cycles and greater safety. Full Story...

Fieldbus diagnostic handheld device 05/05/2015
The new FDH-1 FieldConnex fieldbus diagnostic handheld device from Pepperl+Fuchs is designed to simplify commissioning and troubleshooting a fieldbus installation.  Full Story...

Industrial interconnections portfolio boosted with Ex connectors 24/03/2015
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents has extended its range of interconnection solutions serving industries such as mining, chemicals, process automation, and oil and gas, with the addition of HARTING Han Ex connectors for use in potentially explosive environments. Full Story...

All-in-one OPC communication solution 10/02/2015
Softing Industrial Automation introduced the new dataFEED OPC Suite which combines OPC server and OPC middleware functionality into a single software solution.  Full Story...

Robust gigabit Ethernet switches 10/02/2015
At the SPS/IPC/Drives 2014 event Moxa demonstrated a new class of Gigabit Ethernet switches – the EDS E series – for use in large-scale networks to converge field applications in extreme industrial environments. Full Story...

Firmware update for smart wireless gateway 09/02/2015
Emerson Process Management has used customer input to design the new firmware version 4.5 for its Smart Wireless Gateways. This will enable users to see and understand process information more quickly.  Full Story...

Easing integration of Foundation and Profibus PA field devices 27/01/2015
The latest version of FFeasy and PAeasy, from Softing Industrial Automation, offers combined hardware and software solutions for the direct and rapid implementation of Foundation fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA field devices. Full Story...

Data transmission via fibre-optic or copper cables 16/12/2014
Fibre-optic cables have become an established solution in industrial data communication. It can offer numerous advantages, particularly for data-intensive applications with a high demand on availability. Full Story...

ProfiHub runs multiple baud rates from a single controller 09/12/2014
ProfiSwitch X5, from Procentec is said to be the first ProfiHub to include the ability to run multiple baud rates within the same network, by a single controller.  Full Story...



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