This week sees the beginning of Automation Fair, and this blog will tell you more about the demonstrations you’ll be able to see.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, Cisco speakers will be featured at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum and the Global Machine & Equipment Builders Industry Forum as well as during technical workshop sessions. In addition, demonstrations will be on show at Cisco Booth #1307, and that’s what I wanted to tell you about in this blog. This is a great opportunity to network with Cisco and industry thought leaders and technical experts, whilst actually seeing live demonstrations at the booth.
Watch the video for details of the demonstrations, to get a better feel for what’s being shown.
Here’s a brief summary of what’s going on: Read More »
Tags: booth 1307, booth 1407, Cisco event, Connected Industries, connected vehicle, Converged Plantwide Ethernet, demonstrations, employee safety, industrial ethernet, remote expert, Rockwell Automation Fair, Trade Show
As Automation Fair rapidly approaches, it is once again time to build your agenda for a few full days at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Cisco speakers will be featured at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum and the Global Machine & Equipment Builders Industry Forum as well as during technical workshop sessions.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the following opportunities to see Cisco: Read More »
Tags: Automation Fair, cisco speakers, Food & Beverage Industry Forum, industrial ethernet, Rockwell, Secure Remote Access Solutions, Securing EtherNet/IP Networks
Join Cisco at Rockwell Automation Fair in Philadelphia, November 7-8
Automation Fairis the largest gathering of Rockwell Automation users. With about 15,000 expected attendees this year, we think this is a can’t miss conference for leading manufacturers, controls, operations and IT professionals.
This year’s Automation Fair will feature industry forums that present examples and concepts different manufacturers have used to increase their productivity and improve the efficiency of their business. There will also be a variety of technical sessions each day on various topics from control system design to sustainable production.
With all there is to see and do at Automation Fair on November 7 and 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, here are just a few of the top reasons you should attend:
- Great opportunity to network with Cisco and industry thought leaders and technical experts.
- Cisco booth (#1307) featuring demonstrations on how industrial intelligence and EtherNet/IP can accelerate innovation and productivity, improve efficiency and safety, and converge systems and processes.
- Rockwell Automation partnership booth (#1407) featuring Rockwell’s Allen Bradley Stratix Ethernet Switches based on Cisco technology – this booth will really bring to life the power of Rockwell’s partnerships that tie all aspects of network convergence together.
- Executive events, speaking sessions including several featuring subject matter experts from Cisco
Show hours are as follows:
- Wednesday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time: Click here. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Booth, Cisco event, cisco industrial ethernet, Connected Industries, industrial ethernet, philadelphia, Rockwell Automation Fair, rockwell networking, Trade Show
These days you hear a lot about convergence. Networking, compute, and storage technologies are converging in the data center. Wired and wireless networks are converging in campus networks. These converging technologies are being driven by a desire to make IT infrastructure more flexible and responsive to changing business and employee needs, and to use IT as a competitive advantage to deliver products and services faster to the marketplace.
What has this got to do with industrial networks?
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Tags: ie 2000, ie 3000, Industrial Automation, industrial ethernet, rugged switches
Today, Cisco announced the Industrial Ethernet (IE) 2000 switch series which will help customers build intelligent networks for industrial automation by delivering highly secure, scalable connectivity from plant floor to enterprise network.
Cisco’s IE2000 switch series provides:
– consistent network services between industrial networks and enterprise business applications
– integrated security
– better manageability
– highly secure remote access and monitoring of automated systems
– intelligent energy management with visibility into machine performance to help customers better manage costs.
The IE2000 industrial switch also interoperates across corporate and manufacturing floor networks in a cost-effective manner to deliver video and corporate applications to manufacturing plant floor.
The IE2000 switch series is key product from our Connected Industries business unit. According to Maciej Kranz, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries business unit, “Major sectors of the economy are undergoing a transformation driven by new requirements around production and factory automation, traffic management, data analytics and machine-to-machine communication. Cisco’s Connected Industries business unit was created to help customers realize the benefits of the transition to Ethernet and IP across the operational technology segments including manufacturing plants, transportation infrastructure and vehicles.”
Many of you have highlighted machine-to-machine (M2M) communications as a key consideration for organizations over the next few years. Cisco’s own Visual Networking Index (VNI) showed that, by 2016, there will be nearly 2 billion machine-to-machine wireless connections. This includes everything from in-car GPS systems to asset tracking systems in manufacturing and other sectors.
The result is a need to more tightly connect and integrate devices, machines and vehicles with traditional enterprise networks. This “Industrialization of the Internet,” as Cisco calls it, will accelerate the networking industry beyond the IT and service provider (SP) networks in industries such as manufacturing and transportation.
Any industry analysts interested in more information on Cisco’s innovations for industrial automation, please contact me for details of our upcoming session with Maciej Kranz and the Connected Industries team. This will include a more detailed overview of this announcement, more background on the Connected Industries business unit and the opportunity for Q&A.
Tags: automation, Borderless Networks, Connected Industries, Ethernet to the factory, IE2000, industrial ethernet, Industrial Networks, Intelligent Networking, M2M, Machine to Machine, Manufacturing, switching, visual networking index, vni