Choosing Network Technology

There are many things to consider choosing an EtherNet/IP network technology, and many options may be deceptive. Before you start an installation, there are certain things you should know about ‘standard’ and ‘standards-based.’

There are many things to consider choosing an EtherNet/IP network technology, and many options may be deceptive. Before you start an installation, there are certain things you should know about ‘standard’ and ‘standards-based.’

For example, to ensure you’re getting standard networking technology, it’s best to go through a set list of questions with your vendor beforehand. This includes questions such as, ‘are the automation decides conformance-tested?’ and ‘can I use my standard network management tools to monitor my network?’

Download the Industrial IP Advantage networking technology cheat sheet for at-a-glance comparisons, a list of questions to ask vendors and links to additional articles: http://www.industrial-ip.org/knowledge-center/resources/how-tos/network-technology-how-to

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