Industrial Ethernet, Part 1: Technologies

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Industrial Ethernet implementations continue to gain traction on the plant floor and in process plants. What are the key industrial Ethernet technologies being installed today and why? Learn from automation system integrators about criteria used to choose types of switches, cabling, and topologies being applied for industrial Ethernet applications. Ethernet survey results are discussed. An exam and certificate are available for one professional development hour (PDH), according to Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) rules from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify the Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises to choose the proper cabling infrastructure for a particular network environment
  • Identify the Ethernet features required for particular network protocols and environment
  • Identify the best network topology for a particular plant layout.

Also covered will be Control Engineering research results on Ethernet spending trends, on Ethernet products and services, productivity, who works on Ethernet, protocol use, extent of integration with automation, and benefits.

After the presentation, a live question and answer session will be held that’s then included in the archived version.

Presenter: Mike Robbins, Network Engineering Manager, TriCore Inc., provides information for the Control Engineering webcast, Industrial Ethernet, Part 1: Technologies.

Control Engineering's Industrial Ethernet webcast on technologies includes system integration expert Mike Robbins, network engineering manager at TriCore Inc. and an IT industry veteran with 24 years of experience. Mike Robbins is network engineering manager at TriCore Inc. Robbins oversees the design and implementation of industrial Ethernet networks for a diverse mix of TriCore customers. He has focused his career on IT networking during the past 15 years and earned a certified network administrator certification in 2002. Robbins also has been involved in industrial networking for more than five years, including as a senior field network engineer for an industrial Ethernet switch manufacturer. TriCore is a system integration firm based in Racine, WI.

Moderator and Presenter: Mark T. Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, covering industrial networking, among other topics, since 1994. He’ll be presenting some industrial Ethernet survey results related to technologies.

Industrial Ethernet, Part 2: Case Study Applications will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21. Click here for more information and to register for part 2 of this Webcast series.

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