TE Connectivity (TE), a connectivity and sensors provider, is cooperating with fellow connector producer HARTING to set Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) as the de facto infrastructure to enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

There are several SPE standards in IEEE 802.3 covering Ethernet technology for LANs and WANs. The latest, 802.3cg 10Base-T1, for distances up to 1 kilometer, will be released in 2019. SPE allows for a single, open and scalable Ethernet-based network within the automation system. This significantly reduces complexity and costs.

TE and HARTING invite other companies to partner up to drive Single Pair Ethernet as the infrastructure solution for the IIoT market.