The need to provide Ethernet connectivity to locations round production plant or other facilities is becoming more common place due to the fact that most modern control and instrumentation equipment is now supplied with an Ethernet interface as the primary means of communicating with the device. In many cases it is simply a matter of running an Ethernet cable from the switch to the device as this more often than not provides power as well using the 802.3af POE standard.
This white paper covers:
Why Ethernet connectivity is needed
The practicalities of installing Ethernet in applications such as an FPSO
Designing a wireless solution