I do some IP but usually for the main offices to monitor systems. Until recently IP wasn't really considered to be considered reliable enough for industrial apps. Then we have about ten proprietary protocols used over about a half dozen hardware platforms. We still do some serial comms. In fact I even have units in remote locations talking over a modem at 9600, and there is an old protocol called Modbus that can found buried within newer ones. But as is the case with most tech, the field is changing very quickly.Anttech said:Nice job! Sounds very interesting to say the least. I love engineering communication solutions. I think the scope of what you do is much greater than just comms tho.
Do you use IP at the network layer for communications a lot? Are you even conserned with this? or are you hardcoding devices to communicate over serial connections?