Editor Profile - Tim O’Neill is an independent technology consultant. He has over 30 years experience working in the WAN, Analog, ISDN, ATM and LAN test market. Tim has worked with companies like Navtel, Network General, Ganymede and ClearSight Networks and is now helping companies get lab recognition and technology verification. Tim is also the Chief Contributing Editor for LoveMyTool.com, a website designed to help network managers gain access to valuable information and real solution stories from other customers. Tim is a patent holding, published and degreed engineer, who has seen this technology grow from Teletype (current loop) data analysis to today’s 10 Gigabit LAN’s focused on business applications with heavy compliance demands. Tim can be reached at oldcommguy (at) bellsouth (dot) net.
What Industrial Ethernet is not, is that it is not just a more robust IT version of Ethernet.
Read on – Industrial Ethernet is a plant, production, process and control focused technology unlike the standard IT technology which is user focused. Industrial Ethernet (IE) is focused on the production of items that make a company profitable through some manufacturing process.
Industrial Ethernet, sometimes referred to as Production Ethernet is designed to maintain control of a production process while monitoring many production items traditionally relegated to the analog world, like temperature, humidity, PH, pressure, flow, viscosity, density, weight, vibration, torque, RPM, voltage, current, radiation, full motion robotic control with feedback, satellite access and control, HD CCTV with motion, voice and intercom, two way radio access and control …etc (can you believe all of this being accessed and controlled by IT Ethernet !)