Industrial Networking Part 4: IT Basics for the OT Person

In part 4 of our industrial networking series, Brandon Singh and Joe Belaschky, Automation and Networking Specialists with The Reynolds Company, rejoin the podcast for a discussion on common IT concepts useful for the OT person. We discuss the difference between MAC and IP addresses, IP6, DHCP, subnet masks, default gateways, segmentation, VLANs, the 7-layer OSI model and some common Ethernet protocols used on the plant floor.


Also watch our Industrial Networking Tech Talk series.


  • Episode Producer and Host… Wayne Welk
  • Guest Panelists… Joseph Belaschky and Brandon Singh
  • Post Production… Brad Freeman

The TRC Talks podcast features conversations with the specialists from The Reynolds Company, a Rockwell Automation authorized distributor. Each episode brings on a new topic and guest to explore the evolving landscape of industrial automation, controls and power distribution. Listen and subscribe to our new podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Pocket Cast.

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