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November 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm PST

Global Convergence

Everyone knows that Cisco is a global company. But it is rare that we get to see so many of our international colleagues in one place at one time.

Automation Fair was such a place and time! Check out our counterparts from AMEA, Europe, and Latin America in this video shot live on the Automation Fair floor. Read More »

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Opening the Machine Network

So here we are. Last week was Automation Fair. What did you learn?

Oh, you didn’t go? Well, that is your loss, truly. A free show in Chicago where you could have learned about all sorts of new products and insights from Rockwell Automation and their network of partners, of which Cisco is a proud Alliance Partner. And you would have gotten free breakfast and lunch too!

Ok, in multiple booths we showed how one machine can integrate into another, and form a production line. Funny how that happens. We at Cisco are a part of ODVA, a trade association of many partners that subscribe to open standard networks.

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Automation Fair in 15 seconds…

November 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm PST

In 2-3 sentences

The team is back in town and recovering after a tremendous showing in Chicago for Automation Fair. As a preview for the blogs to come in the next few weeks, I asked each team member to summarize the event in 2-3 sentences – about 15 seconds of reading time. Here’s what they said: Read More »

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Digital Media Suite

Cisco DMS

One of the demonstrations we showed at Automation Fair this week was the Cisco Digital Media Suite for Manufacturing. Cisco Digital Media Suite extends digital media to new applications for real-time and on-demand communications with flexible digital media creation, management, and publishing of content in various formats to multiple devices.

Here’s a quick video showing an overview of this solution and its benefits for manufacturers:

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Höganäs North America chooses Cisco over Motorola, Nortel, Avaya, and others – Part 1

November 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm PST

Don’t you just hate it when you drop your phone and it just stops working? My last phone fell out of my top pocket when I leaned over our pool and even though I got it out in less than 10 seconds and tried to dry it out, it was toast. Well, soggy toast I suppose.

There are times when you need something more. If you’re a manufacturer and you need some ruggedization then you might find it advantageous to look at the Cisco offerings. There are rugged versions of several products: switches, wireless access points and IP phone handsets to name just three. In the video I talk about one of them, the 7925G-EX handset that has been available for a short while now, and is being increasingly adopted by customers.  Read More »

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