Industrial Ethernet on the Plant Floor

Author: Robert Lounsbury
Publisher: ISA
ISBN: 1934394262
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

This book provides guidance on how to select components, layout, install, test, certify, and troubleshoot a network system. It discusses designing industrial physical layers, network architectures, and components. The book educates the reader on the basics of noise, how to mitigate and abate it through installation techniques and selection of components that would provide a level of performance needed in a hostile industrial environment The major topics include: • Grounding and Bonding • IT and Industrial Control Networks • Environmental Considerations • MICE Tutorial • Installation Guidance • Certification • Troubleshooting

Cyber Physical Systems Decision Making Mechanisms and Applications

Author: Kostas Siozios
Publisher: River Publishers
ISBN: 9788793609099
Release Date: 2017-11-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As systems continue to evolve they rely less on human decision-making and more on computational intelligence. This trend in conjunction with the available technologies for providing advanced sensing, measurement, process control, and communication lead towards the new field of the CyberPhysical System (CPS). CyberPhysical systems are expected to play a major role in the design and development of future engineering platforms with new capabilities that far exceed today's levels of autonomy, functionality and usability. Although these systems exhibit remarkable characteristics, their design and implementation is a challenging issue, as numerous (heterogeneous) components and services have to be appropriately modeled and simulated together. The problem of designing efficient CPS becomes far more challenging in case the target system has to meet also real-time constraints. CyberPhysical Systems: Decision Making Mechanisms and Applications describes essential theory, recent research and large-scale user cases that addresses urgent challenges in CPS architectures. In particular, it includes chapters on: Decision making for large scale CPSModeling of CPS with emphasis at the control mechanismsHardware/software implementation of the control mechanismsFault-tolerant and reliability issues for the control mechanismsCyberPhysical user-cases that incorporate challenging decision making

The Industrial Ethernet Networking Guide

Author: Donald J. Sterling
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 076684210X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discover the power of industrial Ethernet (or "iE"), an affordable, open, and universal alternative to nearly 230 fieldbus protocols currently available for industrial control! The only book of its kind, The Industrial Ethernet Networking Guide paints an in-depth picture of key iE technologies, components, and functions. Gleaning information from industrial automation and Ethernet technology, the authors show readers how this new technology can be used across the corporate enterprise to enable a wealth of productivity improvements, as well as e-business, supply-chain, and agile/virtual manufacturing solutions. This highly engaging, fast-paced Guide begins by discussing the "Ethernet Communication Revolution" as a new framework for factory-to-business infrastructure, taking into account factors in networking the factory floor, as well as potential benefits and limitations of an iE solution. Subsequent chapters detail how to create an iE control network and enable valuable interconnection solutions, from factory-focused remote monitoring and wireless capabilities to VMI and ERP e-business solutions. This unbiased, factory perspective equips all readers – including plant managers, process control engineers and other IT professionals, senior executives, technical consultants and more – with a common base of knowledge to draw upon when planning their own iE network and solutions.

OPC UA the Basics

Author: John Rinaldi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1482375885
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

OPC UA: The Basics is an Everyman's overview of OPC UA. This is not a hardcore technical specification that digs down to the smallest bits and bytes of OPC UA. This is a high level overview of the protocol for someone without 20 years of experience in embedded programming. Perfect for a sales person, IT Professional or executive trying to figure out what OPC UA brings to the table. Join John Rinaldi (The Dr. Phil of Automation) as he breaks down the features of OPC UA and gives you insight into how this emerging technology is redefining the line between Automation and Enterprise Systems.

Cisco Router OSPF

Author: William R. Parkhurst
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0070486263
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Computers

Here's the step-by-step guide to configuring, designing, and implementing a network using OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), Cisco's most popular routing protocol. It covers the latest version. OSPF 2, and also discusses the protocol's constraints. An essential reference for all Cisco network engineers and technicians -- especially those studying for the notoriously difficult CCIE exam, which demands full knowledge of OSPF to pass.

The Cabling Handbook

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr
ISBN: 0130883174
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Computers

Revision includes coverage of cable industry, home networking and A+ certification.

Cabling

Author: David Barnett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780782150872
Release Date: 2006-02-20
Genre: Computers

The physical linkages responsible for carrying a company's data continue to be the most neglected components of the typical network—to the extent that nearly 70% of all network-related problems result from poor cabling. In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, three networking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master these techniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshoot problems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes: Choosing the right cables and components for your network architecture and topology Avoiding unnecessary and unexpected costs Understanding the current limitations of data communications and network cabling Understanding how laws and building codes constrain cabling Understanding the function and importance of universal cabling standards Determining when you have a cabling-related network problem Assembling a complete cabling toolkit Integrating voice and data on the same cable system Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers, copiers, and other nodes share cabling Understanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delay skew Working effectively with USB and Firewire Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anew Documenting your cabling Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor

Industrial Network Security

Author: Eric D. Knapp
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780124201842
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Computers

As the sophistication of cyber-attacks increases, understanding how to defend critical infrastructure systems—energy production, water, gas, and other vital systems—becomes more important, and heavily mandated. Industrial Network Security, Second Edition arms you with the knowledge you need to understand the vulnerabilities of these distributed supervisory and control systems. The book examines the unique protocols and applications that are the foundation of industrial control systems, and provides clear guidelines for their protection. This how-to guide gives you thorough understanding of the unique challenges facing critical infrastructures, new guidelines and security measures for critical infrastructure protection, knowledge of new and evolving security tools, and pointers on SCADA protocols and security implementation. All-new real-world examples of attacks against control systems, and more diagrams of systems Expanded coverage of protocols such as 61850, Ethernet/IP, CIP, ISA-99, and the evolution to IEC62443 Expanded coverage of Smart Grid security New coverage of signature-based detection, exploit-based vs. vulnerability-based detection, and signature reverse engineering

Enterprise IoT

Author: Dirk Slama
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491925324
Release Date: 2015-10-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Current hype aside, the Internet of Things will ultimately become as fundamental as the Internet itself, with lots of opportunities and trials along the way. To help you navigate these choppy waters, this practical guide introduces a dedicated methodology for businesses preparing to transition towards IoT-based business models. With a set of best practices based on case study analysis, expert interviews, and the authors’ own experience, the Ignite | IoT Methodology outlined in this book delivers actionable guidelines to assist you with IoT strategy management and project execution. You’ll also find a detailed case study of a project fully developed with this methodology. This book consists of three parts: Illustrative case studies of selected IoT domains, including smart energy, connected vehicles, manufacturing and supply chain management, and smart cities The Ignite | IoT Methodology for defining IoT strategy, preparing your organization for IoT adoption, and planning and executing IoT projects A detailed case study of the IIC Track & Trace testbed, one of the first projects to be fully developed according to the Ignite | IoT Methodology

Slack

Author: Tom DeMarco
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9780767907699
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Argues that the "lean and mean" corporate model of workaholism and downsizing is proving counterproductive, explaining how companies can implement downtime, promote flexibility, and foster creativity as part of realizing increased revenues. Reprint.

Top Down Network Design

Author: Priscilla Oppenheimer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 1587140012
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Computers

Objectives The purpose of Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, is to help you design networks that meet a customer’s business and technical goals. Whether your customer is another department within your own company or an external client, this book provides you with tested processes and tools to help you understand traffic flow, protocol behavior, and internetworking technologies. After completing this book, you will be equipped to design enterprise networks that meet a customer’s requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, affordability, security, and manageability. Audience This book is for you if you are an internetworking professional responsible for designing and maintaining medium- to large-sized enterprise networks. If you are a network engineer, architect, or technician who has a working knowledge of network protocols and technologies, this book will provide you with practical advice on applying your knowledge to internetwork design. This book also includes useful information for consultants, systems engineers, and sales engineers who design corporate networks for clients. In the fast-paced presales environment of many systems engineers, it often is difficult to slow down and insist on a top-down, structured systems analysis approach. Wherever possible, this book includes shortcuts and assumptions that can be made to speed up the network design process. Finally, this book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and information technology disciplines. Students who have taken one or two courses in networking theory will find Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, an approachable introduction to the engineering and business issues related to developing real-world networks that solve typical business problems. Changes for the Third Edition Networks have changed in many ways since the second edition was published. Many legacy technologies have disappeared and are no longer covered in the book. In addition, modern networks have become multifaceted, providing support for numerous bandwidth-hungry applications and a variety of devices, ranging from smart phones to tablet PCs to high-end servers. Modern users expect the network to be available all the time, from any device, and to let them securely collaborate with coworkers, friends, and family. Networks today support voice, video, high-definition TV, desktop sharing, virtual meetings, online training, virtual reality, and applications that we can’t even imagine that brilliant college students are busily creating in their dorm rooms. As applications rapidly change and put more demand on networks, the need to teach a systematic approach to network design is even more important than ever. With that need in mind, the third edition has been retooled to make it an ideal textbook for college students. The third edition features review questions and design scenarios at the end of each chapter to help students learn top-down network design. To address new demands on modern networks, the third edition of Top-Down Network Design also has updated material on the following topics: ¿ Network redundancy ¿ Modularity in network designs ¿ The Cisco SAFE security reference architecture ¿ The Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) ¿ Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) ¿ Ethernet scalability options, including 10-Gbps Ethernet and Metro Ethernet ¿ Network design and management tools

Power Distribution Planning Reference Book Second Edition

Author: H. Lee Willis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420030310
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Providing more than twice the content of the original edition, this new edition is the premier source on the selection, development, and provision of safe, high-quality, and cost-effective electric utility distribution systems, and it promises vast improvements in system reliability and layout by spanning every aspect of system planning including load forecasting, scheduling, performance, and economics. Responding to the evolving needs of electric utilities, Power Distribution Planning Reference Book presents an abundance of real-world examples, procedural and managerial issues, and engineering and analytical methodologies that are crucial to efficient and enhanced system performance.

The Ethernet Management Guide

Author: Martin A. W. Nemzow
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0070463808
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Computers

Completely revised to cover a fast Ethernet and other advances in LAN technology, this highly praised, bestselling handbook has helped thousands of Ethernet managers and administrators plan, install, expand, and troubleshoot their networks. Network expert Martin Nemzow has thoroughly updated this comprehensive guide.