ISA publishes third edition of Industrial Ethernet: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain TCP/IP Ethernet Networks

  • November 14, 2016
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces the third edition release of Industrial Ethernet: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain TCP/IP Ethernet Networks by John Rinaldi and Perry Marshall.

Rinaldi, an industrial networking expert and owner and CEO of a company that supplies networking technology throughout the world, says an updated edition of the popular book was needed in light of the growing and increasingly complex number of networking technologies, standards and requirements.

"There have been a vast number of changes since the previous revision. Industrial automation is changing faster than ever. There are new networking technologies, new hardware platforms, new software standards, and new organizations," Rinaldi explains. "Not only do users have more technology options and more available products to choose from, they now have vastly new and difficult-to-achieve requirements from their management, their sales teams, and their customers."

The book addresses these changes by covering the latest advances and issues in Ethernet Ring Protection Switching, daisy-chaining Ethernet devices, synchronizing devices over Ethernet, Ethernet security and perhaps the hottest topic in automation-implementing  the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The book also serves as an excellent reference tool on networking in industrial environments. Best-practice recommendations for installation, maintenance, security, and troubleshooting are clearly outlined.

To purchase a copy of the third edition of Industrial Ethernet: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain TCP/IP Ethernet Networks, click here.

For greater perspective on the value and significance of the updated edition and its areas of new content, read the Q&A feature with Rinaldi. 

About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as "The Voice of Automation." Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (