Tag Archives: RS485

What’s So Special About RS232 and RS485?

Modbus over RS232 and RS485 kicked off networking in automation. Before then, all we had [...]

DeviceNet Changed Everything

Everyone has one of those seminal moments from their childhood that they’ll remember forever. Mine [...]

New Years, Old Modbus

The New Year is a nostalgic time of year, one that converges with an end-of-year [...]

Immortal Modbus

When I think of Modbus and the future, I am reminded of that old joke [...]


History can always be sliced and diced in different ways. The history of the Civil [...]

BFR3000 Launch

I read today that when Alexander Graham Bell said, “Watson, come here, I need you,” [...]


Last month I attended the 2015 AHR Trade Show in Chicago. 62,000 attendees from almost [...]


I’ve been around the Industrial Automation industry for a fair amount of time now. Just [...]

Goodbye 2013

2013 is in the rearview mirror. As I think back over 2013 I am reminded [...]

ASCII Revisited

Had lunch with Chester the other day. Chester is an old manufacturing guy from way [...]