Industrial wireless communication systems often consist of a wide variety and number of diverse wireless networks, making management a challenge. A new ISA technical report addresses how industry might effectively meet that challenge.
ISA-TR100.20.01-2017, Common Network Management: Concepts and Terminology, provides an overview of the principles, concepts, terminology, and benefits from adopting a common network management (CNM) standard. The technical report includes a basic architecture concept showing the relationship of a CNM with a wireless network manager, common security manager, and application manager(s) in industrial automation systems. It also provides examples illustrating how CNM improves the overall efficiency of network administration in industrial automation systems.
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