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Here’s Cisco Live: Day 3, Part 2

Today I had the pleasure of talking with Steve Matthews about Cisco’s Industrial Workforce Enablement demo. Steve is a Cisco consulting engineer with expertise in Borderless Networks; he is based in Manchester, UK.

In this video Steve is telling me about the demo that features real time data analysis and Cisco UC and networking technologies that enable real-time events to be captured and/or acted upon. We are using the application software to capture real time data from, in this case, a wind farm, and that data is both analyzed and stored and alerts are sent.

The demonstration shows the integration between OSISoft (one of Cisco’s Partners in the industrial telemetry and asset management field) integrated with Cisco cross-architectures: so we have Borderless networks, Data Center and Collaboration technologies. We also have an application called CEBT – which is a workforce enablement application.

The demo shows a Remote Control Room, a remote Field engineer, and the interaction between those places and the Network/Datacenter. The displays show OSISoft telemetry screens, and we’re demonstrating workflow efficiencies to speed up actions onsite at the Engineers location. We trigger an event in the wind farm that causes an alert and activities to happen.

The Cisco CEBT engine actually drives the activities. It’s a business process management tool that allows us to integrate into common business logic (SAP, Oracle etc) and on the other side have collaboration notification channels. Those could be Cisco technologies such as IP telephony, Unified Communications, Webex, Cius, TelePresence, SMS, email and so on.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this demo blog where Steve shows what happens when the wind farm turbine goes out of specification!

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