3 Keys to Extend the Life of Your Serial Devices
For businesses that want to get the most out of their data at field sites to improve operational efficiency, OT/IT convergence is the way forward. However, most industrial equipment uses serial interfaces as they have been a reliable and cost-effective option for system communication in the past decades. Now, operators are questioning how long they can run with serial-based equipment, because Ethernet communication is one key to realize OT/IT convergence. Fortunately, solutions are available to bridge serial equipment to Ethernet networks. However, they must first overcome several challenges involving complex connectivity requirements. We offer three valuable tips to make it easy for you to keep your serial devices.