One of the largest industrial exhibitions in the world is coming up next week- SPS/IPC/Drives which will be held from November 27th-29th in Nuremberg, Germany. This year, Cisco will have a greater presence at this industrial automation and controls trade expo. One of the interesting aspects of this exhibition is it covers not just components but spans integrated automation solutions including industrial networks. With a conference sessions and topics that attract over 50,000 line of business attendees (not just from Germany but worldwide), visitors include key decision makers from both controls and production as well as IT from end-users, system integrators, and machinery manufacturers.
Cisco Machine-to-Machine and Connected Industry Solutions
I have attended this show for many years and I am amazed at the continued evolution of the various displays on systems and devices such as robotics, factory floor applications and more. In fact, one of the core themes for this year is how to leverage EtherNet/IP networks and cloud based solutions in a production environment. There is a hunger for information, best practices and real-life examples. For example, we at Cisco are constantly asked about how our solutions enable secure machine-to-machine communications.
The Cisco booth # 10-514 (see impression below) will feature solutions, devices & architectures relevant to industrial customers including:
- Secure remote access to industrial LANs
- UCS for manufacturing supervisory systems
- Switching & routing for industrial LANs
- Demonstration of interoperability with key automation vendors
- UC (voice, video) integration into manufacturing systems
- Architectural convergence between manufacturing and IT networks
- WLAN for industrial applications
Cisco truly is in a unique position to help companies develop a robust, resilient, secure, future-ready and cost effective EtherNet/IP infrastructure for their plant and factory applications.
We hope you can stop by and see us if you are in Nuremberg next week! Thanks for reading!