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Our "TRC Talks" podcast features conversations with the specialists from The Reynolds Company. Each episode brings on a new topic and guest to explore the evolving landscape of industrial automation, controls and power distribution.

TRC Talks The Reynolds Company

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Our "TRC Talks" podcast features conversations with the specialists from The Reynolds Company. Each episode brings on a new topic and guest to explore the evolving landscape of industrial automation, controls and power distribution.

    Asset Management Part 1: Installed Base Evaluations

    Asset Management Part 1: Installed Base Evaluations

    In part 1 of our Asset Management series, Brad Freeman is joined by Andrew Hultgren to discuss the Installed Base Evaluation (IBE), an assessment used to gather data about the current state of a facility in order to more effectively manage automation infrastructure. Resources: Installed Base Evaluation Overview The Reynolds Company Technical and Support Team … Continue reading Asset Management Part 1: Installed Base Evaluations

    Industrial Networking Part 8: Network Resiliency

    Industrial Networking Part 8: Network Resiliency

    In part 8 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, previous panelists, Joe Belaschky and Mike Masterson, return for a discussion on network resiliency. The panel talks about various resilient network architectures, such as ring and redundant star topologies, and common resiliency protocols, such as DLR, used on the plant floor. Resources: CPwE Design Implementation … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 8: Network Resiliency

    Industrial Networking Part 7: The Converged Plantwide Ethernet

    Industrial Networking Part 7: The Converged Plantwide Ethernet

    In part 7 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, previous panelists, Joe Belaschky, Mike Masterson, and Brandon Singh, return for a discussion on the Converged Plantwide Ethernet, or CPwE. The panel talks about the importance of the library of CPwE Design Implementation Guides, the Cisco and Rockwell Automation alliance, Cell/Area/Zone concepts, and how Integrated … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 7: The Converged Plantwide Ethernet

    Industrial Networking Part 6: The IDMZ

    Industrial Networking Part 6: The IDMZ

    In part 6 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, Brandon Singh, Networking Specialist with The Reynolds Company, returns for a discussion on the Industrial Demilitarized Zone, or IDMZ. We talk about what the IDMZ is, its role within the CPwE, and ways to go about implementing an IDMZ within the converged industrial network. Resources: … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 6: The IDMZ

    Industrial Networking Part 5: Layer 3 Switches

    Industrial Networking Part 5: Layer 3 Switches

    In part 5 of our industrial networking series, Brandon Singh, Networking Specialist with The Reynolds Company, returns for a discussion on layer 3 distribution and core switches, and routing and inter-VLAN routing. We also discuss the Purdue model, and what happens in level 3, the site operations level. Resources: Stratix 5700 Stratix 5400 Stratix 5410 … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 5: Layer 3 Switches

    Industrial Networking Part 4: IT Basics for the OT Person

    Industrial Networking Part 4: IT Basics for the OT Person

    In part 4 of our industrial networking series, Brandon Singh and Joe Belaschky, Automation and Networking Specialists with The Reynolds Company, rejoin the podcast for a discussion on common IT concepts useful for the OT person. We discuss the difference between MAC and IP addresses, IP6, DHCP, subnet masks, default gateways, segmentation, VLANs, the 7-layer … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 4: IT Basics for the OT Person

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