Jim Pinto Article on Ethernet Vs. Fieldbus

Jim Pinto, a name that everyone in the automation business should be familiar with, has written a good article on the differences between Ethernet and fieldbus, and the shortcoming that must be addressed with Ethernet to make it suitable for plant level applications.  This is a good antidote to a lot of the press going around recently extolling the imminent demise of fieldbus in favor of its ethereal cousin.  Read about it in Automation World.

From Fieldbus to Industrial Ethernet

About FieldComm Group

The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldcommgroup.org.

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