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The most exciting things happen when we have a conversation.  Think of this blog as a team of engineers sitting around a table and having a discussion. What works - what doesn’t. What technology is exciting and what’s seriously over-rated. Come on and put in your two cents…

4/18/2017 12:01:58 PM
An IoT-connected journey—the biggest mistake is not getting started
3/18/2017 12:05:59 PM
Details of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Mode A, Mode B
12/19/2016 11:48:46 AM
When Good Networks Go Bad, Part II
12/1/2016 11:38:39 AM
Factory Buzz
10/10/2016 2:14:41 PM
USB in the Field
10/3/2016 8:45:02 AM
Looking Up Certifications
10/3/2016 8:10:07 AM
When Good Networks Go Bad
8/17/2016 3:18:15 PM
Moore, Metcalfe and Me
5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
Loopback Tests and Media Converters
1/13/2016 1:56:00 PM
Our Focus and Commitment Has Not Changed
1/13/2016 8:23:51 AM
Looking Up Advantech B+B SmartWorx Certifications
12/3/2015 5:41:00 PM
Class 1, Division 2: Certified for Hazardous Locations
11/12/2015 7:54:55 AM
The Right Tool for the Job
11/5/2015 8:20:04 AM
Serial Converter Selection Guide
10/28/2015 5:18:00 PM
OM3/OM4 Fiber
10/14/2015 2:21:05 PM
What's So Special About Dual-Band Wi-Fi?
10/1/2015 2:13:54 PM
Opportunity is Knocking; It’s Time To Open the Door
9/1/2015 1:11:38 PM
Well Grounded
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
The IT/OT Mashup
7/29/2015 6:22:00 PM
Ethernet Copper to Fiber Media Converter Selection Guide
7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Ethernet to Serial Conversion Selection Tips
6/30/2015 4:26:00 PM
Troubleshooting Features on Media Converters
6/24/2015 3:12:11 PM
Wireless Tech and the Energy Harvesting Conundrum
6/16/2015 4:14:35 PM
USB to Serial Converter Selection Tips
6/11/2015 10:42:23 AM
Don't Be Intimidated by IoT Tech – Just Use it Where You Need It
5/28/2015 10:08:48 AM
How to Select the Right Ethernet Switch
5/21/2015 10:37:42 AM
IoT Tech: The Universal Translator for the Industrial Tower of Babel
5/7/2015 1:14:07 PM
Helpful Hints from B&B Electronics
5/7/2015 12:06:28 PM
Value Added Modifications: A Horse of a Different Color
5/4/2015 3:16:20 PM
What is a Port Powered Serial Converter
4/17/2015 11:18:14 AM
Respect Your Elders – Even If They’re Machines
3/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
The Journey of 1000 Miles Begins With Locating Your Car Keys
1/29/2015 12:00:00 PM
Transformation
1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Link Fault Pass-Through
12/18/2014 7:00:00 AM
Prioritizing My Projects for 2015
12/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
Isolation vs Surge Suppression for Serial Communications
11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Feeling Thankful for the IoT Macro Trend
10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
Nightmares from the Network Edge
10/8/2014 1:00:00 PM
Transformation
9/15/2014 12:45:11 PM
Input or Output, and Other Confusing Things About RS-232
9/15/2014 12:20:54 PM
The Case for Carrier Ethernet
7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Sensors on the Internet of Things
7/7/2014 1:37:55 PM
Advantages of Using Managed and Manageable Media Converters
6/6/2014 11:47:24 AM
Special orders don’t upset us…
5/13/2014 3:18:38 PM
Testing and Troubleshooting Media Converters
5/5/2014 11:10:05 AM
A Second Warm Welcome to Wireless Mesh Networking
4/29/2014 12:59:40 PM
From Assets to Analytics: Supplementing SCADA Systems with Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring Platforms
4/24/2014 11:38:12 AM
Tech Tip for UE204 Ethernet Enabled USB Hub
3/28/2014 2:33:18 PM
Consumer Tech is Fun, But M2M Networking is Still the Top Banana
3/20/2014 11:49:33 AM
Connect Legacy Infrastructure on Modern Networks
2/24/2014 3:59:41 AM
It's Always Time for Breakfast When You're Time Traveling
2/18/2014 12:52:49 PM
Aggregating Disparate Data Protocols on the Internet of Things
2/10/2014 3:00:42 PM
Fiber Optics in Networks
1/31/2014 10:00:00 AM
The Internet of Things
1/13/2014 1:00:00 PM
Weather Impact on Fiber Optics
1/13/2014 10:00:00 AM
Caught in the Vortex
12/27/2013 10:46:28 AM
OSI Layers 1 and 2
12/20/2013 9:00:00 AM
Ipads from Heaven
11/26/2013 9:00:00 AM
Upgrading the Local Intelligence on the Internet of Things
11/22/2013 8:50:40 AM
The Best Weapon is Technology
10/29/2013 3:30:37 PM
Farewell to the Wild West of M2M
10/24/2013 11:00:00 AM
Serial Connections with a Global Reach
10/15/2013 2:49:23 PM
The Importance of Updating Software and Firmware for Managed Network Equipment
9/27/2013 11:47:39 AM
Keeping the Bugs Out of Your Belfry
9/23/2013 10:00:00 AM
Smartphones & M2M (1)
8/28/2013 11:16:45 AM
Venturing Out to the Edge
8/20/2013 12:59:28 PM
NEBS, UL/FCC and Network Equipment
8/15/2013 3:58:00 PM
Cellular M2M Networking is Available Now – No Waiting
7/31/2013 10:36:39 AM
Who Says You Have to Let Sleeping Dogs Lie?
7/15/2013 10:18:39 AM
You Need USB Surge Suppression
7/11/2013 2:24:22 PM
You need to know your ABC’s – Especially in RS-485
7/8/2013 12:26:15 PM
IP, NEMA, Ruggedized devices, Industrial Ethernet (IE) and Network Equipment
6/26/2013 9:08:30 AM
It's Only Loony If It Doesn't Work
6/20/2013 1:23:24 PM
Ten Commandments of Fiber Optics
6/18/2013 10:00:00 AM
M2M Implications of the 4G LTE Buildout
5/31/2013 1:00:00 PM
Some Things Never Change
4/30/2013 8:30:00 AM
The Glories of Information Overload
4/16/2013 1:00:00 PM
Remote M2M Device Management on Mars
3/28/2013 1:30:38 PM
IP Cameras Aren’t Just for Security
2/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
Two Hoots and a Holler
2/26/2013 3:25:54 PM
10 Commandments of Wireless Communication
1/31/2013 1:00:00 PM
Mashups & Airport Delays
12/20/2012 10:58:29 AM
Christmas Shopping During the Apocalypse
10/31/2012 7:00:24 AM
Trick or Treat in the Wireless Age
9/21/2012 9:15:06 AM
The Tire Gauge Principle
9/15/2012 8:03:00 AM
Classifications of Fiber & Safety
8/30/2012 11:07:32 AM
URLs for Pocket Change
8/13/2012 11:14:48 AM
The Summer of Fiber, Part III
7/11/2012 9:12:41 PM
The Summer of Fiber, Part II
7/1/2012 10:32:57 AM
If It’s Tuesday This Must Be the Czech Republic
6/29/2012 10:56:26 AM
B&B Meets the Space Time Continuum
6/10/2012 8:08:10 AM
The Summer of Fiber
5/31/2012 7:09:00 AM
New Approaches
4/6/2012 10:19:23 AM
The Peanut Butter Days
3/22/2012 1:23:04 PM
Re-Inventing the Radio
2/20/2011 12:05:15 PM
Misconceptions about MTBF