Training & Education

Practical Communications & Networking Workshops

July 2001 Training & Education

IDC Technologies is offering workshops on practical communications and networking for engineers and technicians.

The course is designed for anyone with a need to understand the techniques required to use and apply industrial communications technology, as productively and economically as possible. This would include persons such as: I&C engineers, process control engineers, electrical engineers, consulting engineers, process development engineers, design engineers, control systems sales engineers, maintenance supervisors, control systems applications engineers.

The course covers:

* A fundamental understanding of data communications.

* How to troubleshoot RS232 and RS485 links.

* How to install communications cables.

* The essentials of industrial Ethernet and local area networks.

* How to troubleshoot protocols, such as Modbus.

* A grounding in Fieldbus and DeviceNet standards.

The workshops will be run at the following venues on the dates indicated:

Johannesburg, 23 and 24 July 2001

Durban, 26 and 27 July 2001

Cape Town, 30 and 31 July 2001

IDC Technologies is offering readers of SA Instrumentation & Control a free set of four of its 'Engineering pocket guides'. Only the cost of postage needs to be paid, which is R11,95.

The titles of the pocket guides are:

1. Instrumentation: process control, automation, instrumentation and scada.

2. Communication: communications, industrial networking and TCP/IP.

3. Electrical: power systems protection, power quality and substation automation.

4. Electronics: personal computers, digital signal processing.

IDC Technologies, tollfree registration tel: 0800 114 1160, fax: (011) 789 6499,

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