23 Mar '13, 8am

Design News - Blog - How Ethernet Is Expanding Its Role via @designnews

Design News - Blog - How Ethernet Is Expanding Its Role via @designnews

The move to industrial Ethernet for factory networking has been an evolutionary change. In the past 10 years, motion and I/O networks have embraced new approaches, and companies have leveraged the technology to improve machine control networks, data collection, connections to business systems, and remote monitoring and maintenance. But now it looks like we're in the midst of an additional wave of development that is targeting stronger, even more unified networking solutions. "What we have seen in factory networking is a rapid move from a wide range of fieldbus and proprietary networks to solutions based on industrial Ethernet that has really been a surprise," Brian Oulton, director of global vertical marketing at Belden , told us. "If you look at the analyst's reports, in the years since 2001, when Ethernet was introduced to do I/O and drive control, growth and adoption ra...

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