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Networks & Communications

We offer network solutions to connect your automation products to each other and to the rest of your enterprise. We can help you select the best network architecture and provide you with design and implementation guidance. We offer a wide variety of devices, communication interfaces, physical media and connecting products to help you get the most out of your control system.

EtherNet/IP Network

EtherNet/IP Network

The EtherNet/IP™ Network provides plant-wide network systems using open, industry-standard networking technologies. It enables real-time control and information in discrete, continuous process, batch, safety, drive, motion, and high availability applications. The EtherNet/IP network connects devices such as motor starters and sensors to controllers and HMI devices and on into the enterprise. It supports non-industrial and industrial communications on a common network infrastructure.

EtherNet/IP Network


ControlNet Network

ControlNet Network

The ControlNet™ network is an open control network that meets the demands of real-time, high-throughput applications. ControlNet supports controller to controller interlocking and real-time control of I/O, drives and valves. It also provides control networking in discrete and process applications including high-availability applications.

ControlNet Network


DeviceNet Network

DeviceNet Network

The DeviceNet™ Network provides open, device-level control and information networking for simple industrial devices. It supports communication between sensors and actuators and higher-level devices such as programmable controllers and computers. With power and signal in a single cable, it offers simple and cost-effective wiring options.

DeviceNet Network


Process Instrumentation Networks

Process Instrumentation Networks

Process Instrumentation Networks provide communication between process instruments and the process control system. We offer integrated PlantPAx™ Process Automation System support for instruments on HART and the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus. Our Encompass™ Partners provide expanded support for Profibus PA, as well as Modbus and other networks. Endress+Hauser and other partners now offer process instruments that connect to EtherNet/IP™ networks to support this growing trend.

Process Instrumentation Networks


Wireless Solutions

Wireless Solutions

Wireless networking is quickly becoming a key part of the comprehensive control and information infrastructure. We support industry-standard wireless networking technologies throughout Integrated Architecture™ systems and offer delivery via our Network and Security Services team. Our wireless solutions meet a broad range of application needs including outdoor, real-time indoor, and low-power process instrumentation.

Wireless Solutions


Other Industrial Networks

Other Industrial Networks

We support a variety of other industrial automation networks, providing the flexibility to connect new applications with existing applications on networks such as Data Highway Plus, DH-485, Universal Remote I/O and SERCOS II. We also provide in-chassis connectivity to many other networks through Encompass™ Partner products.

Other Industrial Networks


Gateway & Linking Devices

Gateway & Linking Devices

We offer a range of Gateway and Linking Devices to connect one network technology to another. Additional linking devices are available through our Encompass™ Partners.

Gateway & Linking Devices