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Ethernet Motion Networking to Triple by 2016
5/1/2013

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In 2011, fieldbus protocols accounted for three quarters of new industrial automation component network connections and is projected to fall slightly to 69 percent in 2016.
  (Source: IHS Inc.)
In 2011, fieldbus protocols accounted for three quarters of new industrial automation component network connections and is projected to fall slightly to 69 percent in 2016.
(Source: IHS Inc.)

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Rob Spiegel
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High usage in 2011
Rob Spiegel   5/1/2013 4:14:16 PM
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Al, that 75 percent figure for 2011 is quite impressive. It's odd, though that kit would go down to 69 percent afterward.

I read recently that Ethernet is proliferating in China these days. One interesting application is that rock stars -- including Paul McCartney -- are using Ethernet to run sound from the stage to the control board.

Elizabeth M
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Growth of industrial Ethernet
Elizabeth M   5/1/2013 8:11:28 AM
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Interesting report, and in line with some of the stories I've written as well about this growing adoption. I didn't realize it was growing at such a fast pace, though! It makes sense and certainly should improve the productivity of these networks.

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