Leslie Langnau's Blog – August 2009 Archive (2)

Batten down the hatches?

A couple of years ago, as Ethernet took a commanding role in industrial networking, I questioned companies on whether they saw a need to secure their industrial networks from hackers and others. The usual answers I received went something like this: “why would anyone want to steal bits of data from sensors and other smaller devices that are used by controls to operate machines? Fair enough.

How about the idea that hackers could hijack the controls for other reasons, including gaining… Continue

Added by Leslie Langnau on August 25, 2009 at 9:13am — 3 Comments

Quick tips on wireless networks from NI

Among the press releases sent out this week at National Instruments’ NI Week was one on the company’s wireless sensor network (WSN) platform. This platform highlights many of the trends emerging in wireless networks. It delivers a system that flexibly manages power consumption and gives you the ability to customize wireless hardware.

The network includes a remote monitoring system that consists of battery-powered nodes, in addition to industrial certifications, networking protocols,… Continue

Added by Leslie Langnau on August 6, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments


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