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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.
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Ethernet switch delivers high bandwidth in harsh environments (02/06/2015)
Article image 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. 
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Network management system simplifies industrial network monitoring (19/05/2015)
Article image With its new V13 Sinema Server software release, Siemens aims to simplify the monitoring of industrial networks. 
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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...

Ergonomic and flexible wireless hand control 09/12/2014
steute introduced its RF HB-4CH wireless hand control at the recent SPS IPC Drives event. Development of the industry-compatible hand control was inspired by the steute business division Meditec, which provides controls for medical equipment.  Full Story...

Wireless gateway allows flexible antenna installation 09/12/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the compact 1410D Smart Wireless Gateway for wireless network applications where gateway installation locations are limited, in difficult safe areas that must connect to distant wireless application networks Full Story...

FEP MIL-spec approved flat-ribbon cable 21/10/2014
Molex Incorporated has introduced the Temp-Flex FEP flat-ribbon cable, which is believed to be the only solution which meets the MIL-Spec requirement for M49055/11 & M49055/12 for harsh environment applications such as those found in aircraft avionics and industrial equipment.  Full Story...

Easy-to-install industrial connectors 14/10/2014
TE Connectivity (TE) has launched a range of ruggedised industrial RJ45 connectors for industrial use.  Full Story...

Expanded remote management offering 16/09/2014
HMS Industrial Networks has expanded its Netbiter Remote Management offering to include three different services to catering for a variety of different user needs.  Full Story...

PoE+ standard in switches provides more power 02/09/2014
The latest range of Ethernet switches from Harting employs Power over Ethernet (PoE) to provide more power to connected system devices. Full Story...

Versatile industrial router and security appliance 27/08/2014
Belden has released the next generation of its GarrettCom industrial networking operating system and hardware design in the form of the Magnum 10RX router and security appliance which supports a range of networking protocols, while offering advanced firewall protection. Full Story...

On-Machine Ethernet switch shrinks the size and cost of control cabinets 27/08/2014
Rockwell Automation has launched its first on-machine switch – the Allen-Bradley ArmorStratix 5700. Built with ruggedised IP67 protection, the Layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch can be mounted directly onto a machine or application, helping to reduce the overall size and cost of a control cabinet. Full Story...

Ethernet redundancy device sets speed record 19/08/2014
Siemens Ruggedcom RS950G has set a speed record – the utility grade IEC 62439-3 compatible product demonstrated a transmission rate of 1 Gbps on HSR (high-availability seamless redundancy) and PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) links. Full Story...

Bringing diagnostic capabilities to the field 22/07/2014
Intelligent Fieldbus is a generation of components from Pepperl+Fuchs that are said to bring diagnostic capabilities into the field. Full Story...

PROFIBUS hub with a diagnostic functionality 08/07/2014
PROCENTEC has launched the ProfiHub B5+RD  which is believed to be the first ProfiHub that comes with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave to forward diagnostic data to a PLC.  Full Story...



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