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Wireshark for Industrial Ethernet (by Mike Hinz)

Mike_hinzYr20Speaker Profile - Mr. Mike Hinz is the President of YR20, a company specialized in industrial Ethernet. Mike graduated from Bethel College, Newton, Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in physics. He worked for Halliburton Energy Services for 28 years in a number of locations and positions including Field Engineer, Division Engineering and Technical Manager, and District Operations Manager. Mr. Hinz is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts as well as a board member of Satcon Advisory Board.


Editor's Note - This session was presented at the 2009 Sharkfest Wireshark Developer and User Conference at Stanford University. Please right click here to download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation in order to follow along with the video.



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Whoya Gonna Call (by Tim O'Neill)

Tim_oneillEditor 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.


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When a Drilling Rig cannot communicate – Serious problems can occur!

Who are you going to Call!


When a million dollar a day drilling rig cannot communicate efficiently many serious problems can occur. You usually do not have time to fly in an expert, so who are you going to call?

The world of Industrial Ethernet surrounds the “Must Be Up” network world like production environments and especially the Petrochemical industry where everything from explosions to oil spills can occur resulting in not only physical and financial losses but loss of lives. When a problem occurs in these areas you must have a proven and focused strategy to get the systems back up to 100% and in a hurry. This is a story of one such problem that was being manifested in a slow response environment.

The Rig is a major offshore platform that costs about $500K and up a day to run and if the drilling operations or production are stopped the losses can easily push one million dollars a day. They need a strategy and a team that can find and solve the problem before it can affect the safety or the production of the site. They need them on site today and now would be the best.

How do they get their problem solved quickly?

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Industrial Ethernet - Part I : Definition and Standards (by Tim O'Neill)

Tim_oneillEditor 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 !)


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