Legacy industrial control networks must evolve to address the demands of Industry 4.0 and IIoT. Single pair Ethernet (SPE) promises to be an enabling technology that helps with cost-effective migration from many legacy networks to one common network platform. It addresses the need for a reliable, secure infrastructure providing high-bandwidth communication, power, and control to Edge devices. Single pair Ethernet extends the network to incorporate the “last mile” of connectivity creating a seamless Ethernet TCP/IP network fabric for “enterprise to Edge”. Single pair Ethernet technology will help to build out the necessary foundation so enterprises can better achieve their smart manufacturing objectives and digitally transform their businesses. SPE (IEEE Std. 802.3cg-2019, 10BASE-T1L) availability and adoption in the marketplace is projected to begin in 2021. Read more.