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Smart cities and beyond The worlds of industrial networking and automation control are in the process of a transformation that will have wide ranging implications for the future. The overall breadth of these technology advances will reach into all types of new applications including the development of smart cities. Cities around the world are now in a position where they must face the challenges of accommodating their increasing populations sustainably, or to become more sustainable, competitive and liveable. Many intelligent power and automation solutions already exist to enable cities to automate their key public and industrial services in the areas of: • Smart city communications platforms • Electricity grids • Water networks • Transportation • Buildings • District heating and cooling In this issue of the Industrial Ethernet Book, we look into a wide variety of networking and automation solutions. It’s interesting to see how communications technology, connectivity with the cloud, wireless solutions and fog computing are moving ahead. These technologies are not only being applied to smart cities but also to all areas of industrial networking and automation control. On page 8, you can read how the Grundfos “Living Lab” leverages smart energy monitoring and metering technologies using Microsoft Azure and TwinCAT IoT to create a database for optimizing building operations. Access to data can be defined and enabled for a wide range of groups including the building‘s residents and management. On page 20, we delve into how building automation is delivering safe, smooth elevator operation. And on page 22, you can read about how automation control technology is making an impact on water district management. But throughout the magazine, we also cover the latest technologies that are behind these successes in individual industries. This includes a new reference architecture for fog computing, how TSN is leading the evolution of Ethernet and the IIoT, along with a detailed look at a prototype implementation of deterministic OPC UA. What makes the evolution of industrial networking and automation control so powerful, both for smart cities and beyond, is a combination of technology and applications. One serves the other by creating enabling technology that can be deployed in a wide variety of industries and create advances that make initiatives like smart cities possible. Al Presher Contents 3 GET CONNECTED… www.iebmedia.com/ethernet n www.iebmedia.com/wireless Contents Industry news 4 Building automation harnesses intelligent energy monitoring 8 TSN industrial networking: evolution of Ethernet and IIoT 12 Convergence data limits for office/automation networks 16 Wireless improves railway experience and operations 18 Building automation delivers safe, smooth elevator operation 20 Automation impact on Vista Irrigation District 22 Reference architecture defines fog computing communications 24 Teel Plastics reduces human error using IoT strategy 28 A prototype implementation of deterministic OPC UA 29 Status and new developments with WirelessHART technology 32 Corporate Profiles 34 New Products 47 Private Ethernet 50 Industrial Ethernet Book The next issue of Industrial Ethernet Book will be published in May 2017 Deadline for editorial: March 31, 2017 Deadline for artwork: April 21, 2017 Product & Sources Listing All Industrial Ethernet product manufacturers (not resellers) are entitled to free of charge entries in the Product locator and Supplier directory sections of the Industrial Ethernet Book. If you are not currently listed in the directory, please complete the registration form at www.iebmedia.com/buyersguide/ to submit your company details. Update your own products If you wish to amend your existing information, login to the Editor section www.iebmedia.com/buyersguide/register.htm and modify your entry. Do you want to receive issues of Industrial Ethernet Book? Call, mail or e-mail your details, or subscribe at www.iebmedia.com/service/ Editor: Al Presher, editor@iebmedia.com Contributing Editor: Leopold Ploner, info@iebmedia.com Advertising: map Mediaagentur Ploner, info@iebmedia.com Tel.: +49-(0)8192-933-7820 · Fax: +49-(0)8192-933-7829 Online Editor: Adela Ploner. info@iebmedia.com Circulation: subscriptions@iebmedia.com Published by IEB Media, Bahnhofstrasse 12, 86938 Schondorf am Ammersee, Germany ISSN 1470-5745 4.2017 industrial ethernet book


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