Automation Network Selection: A Reference Manual, Third Edition

Automation Network Selection: A Reference Manual, Third Edition

Automation Network Selection: A Reference Manual, Third Edition

Are you trying to make sense of all the different industrial automation networks on the market today? Whether you're a novice industrial network user or someone who simply needs to brush up on the technology, Automation Network Selection will help you better understand and select the "right" network for a given application.Automation networks have changed from the initial publication in 2003. This second edition has been updated with those changes. Some promised network standards have become reality and some new standards have begun. In this time period, wireless networks have proliferated, and two standards are emerging: WirelessHART and ISA100.11a. Ethernet has continued its assault on all of the wired networks and has become dominant at the base network layers, as well as with several Application/User layers. Even wireless now carries the traffic once assigned to the wired Ethernet network.

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I am now CEO of CMC Associates in Arlington, MA, which is to say that I am an independent consultant, and I can give myself any title I want. I have been actively involved in industrial automation work since 1958 when I started doing instrumentation for a...

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