Category Archives: Networking

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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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!

Game Changer! Awesome YouTube Video Capability

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We’re excited to share that we’ve updated our video editing software to a Camtasia Studio 9, check out their site here. This is going to give our videos a huge boost in quality and video editing capability. To demonstrate we’ve redone the popular RSLinx Ethernet Configuration video.

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RSLinx Ethernet Configuration Video – YouTube

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Hi everyone, we’ve posted our very first YouTube video on how to setup various Ethernet drivers using RSLinx to communicate to a ControlLogix PLC. This step-by-step RSLinx Ethernet Configuration video will show you everything you need to know to be proficient setting up RSLinx drivers. Check it out and leave some comments and … Keep on reading!