Industrial Ethernet is a popular and dependable technology, but without a solid understanding of the technology, value time and money can be wasted on configuration and network setup problems. For the past 15 years, the Industrial Ethernet University (IEU) has been teaching proper protocols and applications through self-guided lessons. To celebrate its 15-year anniversary, IEU has been updated with a new look, to better present the educational material.
IEU is a virtual education center that was originally launched in the fall of 2003, providing objective, content-rich learning materials on Ethernet, especially as it relates to installations on machines and in factories. Students can learn both basic and advanced Ethernet topics. All material is based on the IEEE Std. 802.3 and relevant Request for Comments (RFCs). The material is vendor-neutral since the purpose of the virtual university is to educate the public for the benefit of the industry.
Our regular readers know that Contemporary Controls is committed to providing free, quality educational materials to the industry, not just about our products but about best practices and field-tested advice. IEU is a perfect example of that mission. IEU was sponsored by Contemporary Controls to educate the public on the benefits of deploying Industrial Ethernet in a variety of solutions for applications. The material is provided free of charge. The on-going purpose of the university is to educate the public for the benefit of the industry.
Industrial Ethernet has become the network of choice for instrumentation, monitoring and control applications. But few people understand the technology. Given proper knowledge, the success of your Ethernet project will be assured.
Learn the basics of Industrial Ethernet from the physical and data link layers up through the network, transport and application layers. All material comes from the IEEE Std. 802.3 and relevant Request for Comments (RFCs).
Visit www.industrialethernetu.com to tour the updated site.