Research Library

The top resource for free research, white papers, reports, case studies, magazines, and eBooks.

Share Your Content with Us
on TradePub.com for readers like you. LEARN MORE
Industrial Connectivity and Networking 101

Request Your Free eGuide Now:

"Industrial Connectivity and Networking 101"

The industrial automation (IA) landscape has transformed substantially since the early days of enabling direct digital control of equipment and devices on the factory floor. Traditionally, operational technology (OT) was only concerned with managing physical processes and machinery in manufacturing environments. In contrast, information technology (IT) was only concerned with managing the flow of digital information on office networks.

Although OT and IT initially developed separately from each other, these two disciplines have since converged into a widely accepted “automation pillar” where both OT and IT systems need to connect with industrial field devices. To stay competitive in an increasingly connected world, previously unconnected OT assets not only require industrial connectivity, but may also demand IT or cloud capabilities that go beyond on-premises applications to effectively draw business intelligence that improves industrial productivity, efficiency, and scalability.

In this guide, you will learn how to choose connectivity solutions in an interconnected world and discover what to look for when choosing networking solutions for future-ready networks.


Offered Free by: engineering.com and Moxa
See All Resources from: engineering.com and Moxa

Recommended for Professionals Like You: