GE Cisco Industrial Networks announces a full range of industrial networking services to support factory-to-enterprise communication. The company assists users in all phases of network development—from troubleshooting to installation, integration and remote management—to help them achieve plant and enterprise e-commerce goals.
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Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, MO) has designed a Web site specifically for packaging professionals. The site (www.barry-wehmiller.com) facilitates sales transactions as a 2-way network among buyers and sellers of packaging machinery.
Internet-based purchasing network fob.com Inc. (Chicago, IL) has launched the fobplastics network located at www.fobplastics.com. The new site will target the plastics industry and deliver buying power by assembling the demand of users who share similar product requirements.
GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has announced that all of its automation devices will now support Ethernet connectivity. To address the installed base of proprietary networks at the device level, GE Fanuc will apply a fieldbus on top of an Ethernet network.
CTC-Parker Automation’s (Milford, OH) industrially hardened PC9 workstations support SCADA, networking and enterprise demands. Available with Celeron Pentium II processors, long-life 12” or 15” flat-panel touchscreen monitor and 32X CD-ROM drive.
Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) permits real-time control capabilities using a non-proprietary version of Ethernet. Allen-Bradley 1756 ControlLogix™ I/O solution is based on industry-standard TCP and UDP protocols.