Industrial Networks

Industrial networking technologies are rapidly evolving.   ARC is delivering global market intelligence and advice for topics such as: Ethernet, Ethernet Infrastructure, Wireless, HART, Fieldbus Foundation, Profibus, Profinet, Safety Networks, Device Networks and all Networking StandardsARC's industry leading experts closely monitor industrial networking solutions from all major suppliers around the world.

TSN, OPC UA, and Future Industrial Automation
Time Sensitive Networking, or TSN, carries huge implications for industrial automation, for existing industrial Ethernet protocols, as well as for OPC UA and for all types of industrial middleware.  TSN is an effort to bring much higher and more adjustable quality of service to standardized networks.  TSN is needed for “network convergence”; when a single physical network replaces multiple dedicated-function networks.  In such cases, network traffic needs to be managed so that the applications using the single converged network continue to experience their normal quality of service.  Where are the biggest cases for network convergence today?  The largest unit volume opportunity is for converged networks in automotive on-car applications for future smart and autonomous cars and in industrial automation.

Industrial Software Defined Networks
Technologies of software-defined networking (SDN) that have recently been applied in actual industrial control systems are quite promising in that they may deliver substantial improvements in the properties of networks of both new and existing industrial control systems and IIoT infrastructure.  These networks promise greater security, performance, and even ease of device mobility.

There are more choices than ever in technology, techniques, deployment architectures, and service providers.  Choosing the best path forward for your particular circumstances is a daunting task and one you will need advice for.  Our analysts follow all aspects of technology for Industry and Infrastructure.  If you are faced with a strategic decision, and want to know the best practices, leading solutions or current issues, then you need to engage ARC for advice.

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