Are you old enough to remember “dumb terminals”? I am. Terminals were installed in pairs, so only one could be used at a time as they shared the same RS-232 cable! Well, it was the 80s. But the beauty of the dumb terminal was that it was dumb—plug-in power and serial cable and you’re up and running.
In today’s world, just about every device we own is somehow able to connect to the internet, or at the very least is able to be part of a network. DHCP makes that possible. Without it, you would have to manually set the IP address of every device on your network.
If I had a dollar for every time I was shown a complete mess of an electrical panel, I’d have…well, a whole lot of dollars for sure. One time while at an end user site with a Rockwell Automation Field Service Engineer I heard a comment about panels that I think is well worth repeating here.
Remanufacturing is the industrial process of returning a product to its original performance. The process involves dismantling, restoring and replacing components, installing the latest firmware, testing the individual parts, and restoring the whole product to its original design specifications.