Technical Articles

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(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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he 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)