IP Addressing – Networking Fundamentals

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Ethernet technologies and Ethernet/IP protocols are an integral part of today’s industrial automation systems. In this, IP Addressing Fundamentals video, I explain in explicit detail, what an IP Address is and how it functions, what a Subnet Mask is and what it’s used for, and finally the role of the Default Gateway.

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.[1] An IP address or IP Addressing serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.

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FactoryTalk Activation Service Path Privilege Escalation

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If you are a user of FactoryTalk Activation software and it’s related services please read this important announcement from Rockwell Automation Product Security group.

Rockwell Automation is releasing an update to its notice titled “FactoryTalk Activation Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation”. You are receiving this notification based on software activation and download … Keep on reading!

Stratix 5700 Express Setup Mode

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In this video I will show you step-by-step how configure the your new Stratix 5700 using the Stratix 5700 Express Setup Mode.

While the Express Setup itself is meant to be an easy method by which to configure the Stratix 5700 managed switch, it can be a little daunting initially. As a result, … Keep on reading!

Producer/Consumer Messaging vs. Explicit Messaging

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In this article I will explore two different methods by which a PLC programmer can pass information to-from multiple ControlLogix controllers, namely, the producer/consumer messaging model and the explicit messaging model.

Producer/Consumer and Explicit Messaging Model

While both models will effectively transmit data from one or more controllers to one or more controllers over a network, depending … Keep on reading!

Creating and Downloading an RSLogix5000 project

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In this video I show you how to create a new project, compile the project and download it a controller using RSLogix5000 programming software.

A link to the complete programming manual for RSLogix5000 can be found on the Rockwell Automation website here.

Check it out here, and don’t forget to leave a … Keep on reading!

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