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Communication and transmission technologies Discover the possibilities of industrial communication technology
A reliable communication infrastructure is the foundation for digitalization. Depending on the application, there are various technologies available for transmitting data from A to B: wireless and wire-based solutions, fieldbus and Ethernet protocols, copper and fiber-optic cable transmission, and much more.
To simplify the decision for your application, we will present the most important communication and transmission technologies on the next few pages.
New communication technologies Consistency from the sensor to the cloud
Where previously just a few devices were networked via Ethernet, large networks have already been developed. Within the framework of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and IIoT, many more field devices will be integrated in the future. In addition to control data, these will also transfer demand-oriented information to various destinations within the network and in the cloud. New technologies such as TSN, SPE, APL, and 5G are necessary so that these data volumes can be managed and so that real-time-critical applications can continue to be operated.
Transmission technologies Reliable communication – via cable or wireless
Depending on requirements, various transmission technologies are available for reliable data transmission. If you want to bridge long distances, fiber-optic cable technology is recommended. If installing cables is too expensive or not possible, wireless interfaces are an option for short and medium distances. If no communication cables are available, existing cellular networks provide a good alternative. Learn more about the advantages, properties, and fields of application of the various transmission technologies here.
Fieldbus protocols For proven fieldbus networks
Fieldbus networks reliably supply your automation devices with data for many years. The diversity of applications and specific industry demands have led to there being a wide choice of fieldbus systems available today. Learn about the conventional fieldbus protocols and their respective advantages and areas of application here.