With embedded Ethernet and web-server capability, iSeries
controllers connect directly to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45
connector to send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets and serve up a web
page. The device serves a web page over an Ethernet LAN or over the Internet so
engineers can monitor and control the process through a web browser from
anywhere in the facility or in the world.
"In fact, iSeries devices are full stand-alone Internet appliances
that do more than just bridge between serial and Ethernet," explains Newport
Electronics General Manager Steve Hollander. "It's actually one of the world's
smallest web servers, so it works without a computer functioning as a proxy
server and master-to-slave instruments connected though serial communications."
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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