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Advantech B+B SmartWorx has published these technical articles:

(Industrial Computing)
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How do you decide where and when to begin your company's migration towards industrial IoT technology? How do you protect and preserve your investment in your existing infrastructure while adding IoT... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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There's a lot of good work going on around the lexicography for data in the IoT, pointing the way to the utopia of easily shared, semantically consistent content. Perhaps we need a similar discussion... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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The use of fiber optics in telecommunications and wide area networking has been common for many years, but more recently fiber optics have become increasingly prevalent in industrial data... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Fiber optic networking can be a daunting undertaking, but it really is not as difficult as it seems. Understanding factors such as fiber modes, fiber launch power, receive sensitivity, fiber cable... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The use of cellular routers in industrial applications has become commonplace. From applications including business fail-over and redundancy, to remote asset management and cable replacement; the cost... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Refresh cycles for industrial data communications equipment have traditionally been measured in decades rather than years. That's partly because of the enormous capital investments involved, partly... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Prazska Teplarenska a.s. (Prague District Heating Company) supplies heat to more than 265,000 homes and businesses in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The distribution... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Sunhillo Corporation, a specialist in data communications for air traffic control, required a data communications product that could provide connectivity from one device to up to six processors. These... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Remote fleet management and telematics aren't just for delivery vans and 18-Wheelers. A railroad the size of the Union Pacific Railroad, for example, will operate nearly 9000 diesel locomotives. And... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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How to reduce traffic density and prevent enormous traffic jams? Not an easy task to solve..... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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A wastewater treatment plant had a big problem. Rogue currents and ground loops were wreaking havoc with the RS-485 network used to control and monitor the plant. Intermittent data errors interfered... (View Full Article)
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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The Internet of Things revolution is upon us, and by the year 2020, there will be over 50 billion connected things in the world. With the world's population increasing and resources becoming more... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A nuclear power plant wanted to modernize the communications system for their radiation monitors, replacing their analog PDP11-based system with fiber optics and IP-based protocols. But the existing... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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The intent of this White Paper is to provide an understanding of MTBF and other product reliability methods. Understanding the methods for the lifecycle prediction for a product enables the customer... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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One of B&B's customers needed to install ATMs in an large, but older shopping mall. The ATMs needed secure, real time connections, but the Ethernet infrastructure in the mall had been added as an... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The water used in the cooling towers at a power plant is treated with chemicals to prevent corrosion of the steam piping. The water is cycled through a holding pond, and environmental safety requires... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The pumps at some Gilbarco and BP gas stations used a current loop circuit to determine how much gasoline was dispensed. The credit card readers and key pads used serial communications (RS-485). The... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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When technician John Baker of Premier Resource Services connected his laptop to a customer's piece of industrial machinery he got a nasty surprise. There was a quick puff of smoke, and John lost his... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Second Sight Systems is an engineering services company in Missouri that specializes in engineering design, installation, and maintenance of SCADA applications and remote site monitoring systems. They... (View Full Article)
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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Are the high costs of deploying cabling in your industrial environment preventing you from deploying a remote sensor monitoring solution?Have you considered a Reliable, Multi-path, Wireless mesh... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The power of SWARM intelligence is visible in nature, where the collective efforts of very simple creatures like ants, bees and termites can produce highly sophisticated results.... (View Full Article)
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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An introduction to the unique features and functionality of the MQTT protocol.... (View Full Article)
(Signal Converting)
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A large facility needed to monitor and control access at multiple remote entrances. There would be multiple devices at each remote location, like card readers and video cameras. Because of the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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DonĂ¢ t forget that USB uses copper wire and can thus transfer power surges from lightning strikes or heavy machinery to places where they can do serious damage. You can prevent that by using USB... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The Universal Serial Bus (USB) provides a high data rate and Hot Swap connection for PCs, providing an easy connection to a wide variety of multimedia and network USB devices. Generally considered to... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A telecommunications company with a fleet of more than 100,000 vehicle scattered all over the world needed a comprehensive fleet management solution for its service vehicles. The fleet managers wanted... (View Full Article)
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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SmartMesh IP is defining the way to connect smart devices. With advanced network management and comprehensive security features, SmartMesh IP delivers reliable, scalable, energy efficient wireless... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A tank farm in Arizona provides water for rural homes far outside the city limits. Increasing demand, aging components, and extreme desert temperatures were putting a strain on the pump motors. This... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The 2015 World Men's Handball Championships were held in Qatar, where three new venues were constructed to host the tournament. The venues were large, and the Information and Communications Technology... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The 2014 World Curling Championships needed a backup solution to their pre-installed Ethernet connection to the internet for real-time video streaming. Comms365 Limited was approached to offer a... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Owners of large warehouses have discovered equipping the fleet with mobile wireless connections confers great advantages: Central control can ensure that only authorized operators are using the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A customer in northern Greece wanted to connect two very large canned fruit factories on a single network. The system would need to monitor and control a variety of automatic production processes, and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Prazska Teplarenska a.s. (Prague District Heating Company) supplies heat to more than 265,000 homes and businesses in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The distribution... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Parr Instruments in Moline, Illinois, manufactures laboratory instruments and apparatus for testing fuels. Their worldwide customers include oil and gas companies, coal burning facilities, and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Second Sight Systems is an engineering services company in Missouri that specializes in engineering design, installation, and maintenance of SCADA applications and remote site monitoring systems. They... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The UR Group was tasked to provide a copper to fiber connectivity solution for a citywide metro system that planned to install a new Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) radio network. (TETRA is a modern... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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In order to keep up with demand for bakery goods, modern plants depend on fully automated baking processes. For instance, before being packaged, baked goods need to be cooled to about room... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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BitLogic, a VAR located in Greece and B+B SmartWorx worked with a metal part manufacturer to set up a new plant with automated production and complete supervisory monitoring and control throughout the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Express Systems & Peripherals (Jackson, NJ), an international distributor of industrial data communication equipment, was first introduced to this project by B+B SmartWorx. Working with an audio... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Connection Technologies (Wellington,NZ) was approached by a company working with a suburban rail provider to resolve issues with the Ethernet data feeds to their Passenger Information Devices (PIDs)... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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When technician John Baker of Premier Resource Services connected his laptop to a customer's piece of industrial machinery he got a nasty surprise. There was a quick puff of smoke, and John lost his... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Volcanic Surveillance is based on the assumption that movement of molten rock or magma beneath a volcano will occur before any eruption can start and this movement of magma is detectable using various... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Tasked with managing and monitoring remote and vulnerable sites globally, Quatro Electronics turned to Adey Electronics, a value added reseller/distributor of data communications products, and B&B... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The annual, week-long Robosub AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) Competition is held in San Diego, California every summer. Teams from prestigious colleges such as Cornell and MIT participate, and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The water used in the cooling towers at a power plant is treated with chemicals to prevent corrosion of the steam piping. The water is cycled through a holding pond, and environmental safety requires... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A large medical equipment manufacturer found that sending technicians to troubleshoot equipment at healthcare facilities was expensive and time-consuming, and that it led to frustration for both the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The pumps at some Gilbarco and BP gas stations used a current loop circuit to determine how much gasoline was dispensed. The credit card readers and key pads used serial communications (RS-485). The... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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One of B+B's customers builds robots for tasks like bomb demolition, remote recon and first responder missions after earthquakes and other natural disasters. The robots must be able to transmit... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Technology partner SeeControl, a leading IoT platform company, has partnered with B+B SmartWorx to help customers gain actionable intelligence from the raw machine data gathered from monitored... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A European toy manufacturer built a new campus that included office, manufacturing and warehouse space. As copper Ethernet cable has a range limitation of around 100 meters, the manufacturer used... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) increase efficiency and reduce costs by helping to automate a manufacturing facility or warehouse. AGVs are mobile robots that follow markers or wires in the floor, or... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates is the world's largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination-- consisting of approximately 1,200 shops, an ice-skating rink and underwater zoo.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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2 Wi-Fi Automotive Solutions provides Internet connectivity for European buses, trams, trolleybuses, taxis, and trains. Passengers can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots and/or 10/100 Ethernet ports provided... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Grain dust explosions in Grain elevators can be extremely hazardous. Grain industry professionals and OSHA agree that properly installed hazard monitoring systems are essential for the detection of... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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BitLogic received an inquiry from one their clients about the feasibility of creating a long range, wireless, redundant ring for industrial networking. BitLogic and B+B Smart Worx proposed a solution... (View Full Article)