As part of the Manufacturing Impact Series, here’s a reminder not to miss the Context-Aware Solutions for Manufacturing Webinar set for Tuesday 21st June, 2011. It’s essential viewing and listening if you’re a Cisco resale or systems integration partner, or a partner looking to build a Manufacturing Practice and provide solutions to Manufacturing Industry Customer Care-abouts.
This seminar will focus on Context Aware Solutions. Within today’s manufacturing environments, tracking assets and people is crucial for promoting efficiencies in business processes and ultimately reducing costs and time to market. The AeroScout Visibility System accurately locates and tracks valuable assets such as equipment or people. By operating over Cisco® Unified Wireless networks, AeroScout solutions minimize the incremental cost for the communications network and enable greatly enhanced visibility throughout the enterprise. The solution can scale to include tens of thousands of tags, without affecting other traffic on the network.
Click here to register for the Context-Aware Solutions for Manufacturing Webinar
Date: Tuesday 21st June, 2011; Time: 11.00 am — 12.00 pm Eastern Time; (8:00 am Pacific) Place: Online.
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Tags: aeroscout, Borderless Networks, channels, Cisco, collaboration, customer intimacy, datria, Factory, globalization, Industry, innovation, intermec, librestream, Manufacturing, mining, mobility, operations, partner, plant, productivity, R&D, Research and Development, rfid, security, supply chain, unified communications, video, wip, wireless
As part of the Manufacturing Impact Series, here’s a reminder not to miss the Industrial Intelligence for Manufacturers Webinar set for Thursday 16th June, 2011. It’s essential viewing and listening if you’re a Cisco resale or systems integration partner, or a partner looking to build a Manufacturing Practice and provide solutions to Manufacturing Industry Customer Careabouts.
Industrial Intelligence is a multi-billion dollar opportunity growing at approximately 20% per year over the next five years. Much of the growth is driven by the proliferation of smart devices globally, and Cisco partners have a unique opportunity to provide the technology to connect an estimated trillion devices by 2020. In this “how to” workshop, the speakers will introduce the Cisco Industrial Intelligence for Manufacturers market opportunity, target customers, solution portfolio, case studies, and sales tools to help partners succeed.
Click here to register for the Cisco Industrial Intelligence for Manufacturers Webinar
Date: Thursday 16th June, 2011; Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm Eastern Time; (8:00 am Pacific) Place: Online.
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Tags: aeroscout, Borderless Networks, channels, Cisco, collaboration, customer intimacy, datria, Factory, globalization, Industry, innovation, intermec, librestream, Manufacturing, mobility, operations, partner, plant, practice, productivity, R&D, Research and Development, Rockwell, security, supply chain, unified communications, video, wireless
STOP PRESS: Here’s the recording of this Webinar for those folks who couldn’t attend! Very worthwhile for Cisco Partners! Click the link:
Cisco Manufacturing Mobile Video Collaboration Solution
The Just a quick reminder for Cisco Partners to attend the Cisco and Librestream Partner Webinar tomorrow (9th June 2011) at 8.00am Pacific. Find out about the exciting new solution that’s being adopted worldwide by customers like Boeing, GE and FIAT.
Remember how I told you I was really excited by this new Cisco and Librestream MMVC solution. Lots of information out on the web, and lots of questions so I thought I’d put a brief video together to give you an introduction and to see if we can get a discussion going and also to see if we can answer some of the questions for you. It addresses what really matters to many customers. What are the pain-points that manufacturers and industry have today? How do they get hold of the right people to fix things if something goes wrong, and how can they say ‘I see what you mean now’ — and really mean it? My original blog gave lots of information.
If you are a Cisco Partner and interested in building a manufacturing industry practice, this webinar is for you!
Register here: Cisco Manufacturing Mobile Video Collaboration Solution. Remember, it’s just one hour starting at 8.00 am Pacific, 12.00pm Eastern – lots of opportunity to ask questions! Read More »
Tags: Boeing, Borderless Networks, channels, Chrysler, Cisco, collaboration, Factory, FIAT, ge, general electric, globalization, Industry, innovation, Manufacturing, mobility, operations, opprtunity, partner, plant, productivity, R&D, Research and Development, security, tandberg, TelePresence, unified communications, video, wireless
We’ve talked about Ethernet Exchanges in the past – Why Should you Join an Ethernet Exchange and also Three Key Factors When Selecting an Ethernet Exchange. This week Neutral Tandem’s Tinet subsidiary announced the launch of their global wholesale offering, “EtherCloud”. EtherCloud is a Layer 2 service capable of connecting diverse networks and delivering end-to-end Ethernet and VPLS connectivity on a global basis. The network footprint currently reaches 120 Points of Presence.
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Tags: ANA, asr 9000, carrier ethernet, EtherCloud, Ethernet exchange, ethernet services, interconnect, metro ethernet forum, Neutral Tandem, operations, Service Provider, Tinet
My distant relative - Flight Lieutenant KJP Granger (Royal Air Force) and his DH82A Gipsy Moth - did the forerunner of RFID save him from being shot down?
Some of the best technological advances are made during times of conflict. Sad that it should be so, but the silver lining is that many of the advances are focused on defending, protecting and shielding people. Active RFID, the kind of solution provided by Cisco and AeroScout, in many ways started out that way.
Looking back decades to WWII, radar was already being developed in ernest by the British in the run-up to the second world war. Many countries were developing radar at that time, but most folks agree that Robert Watson Watt, later Sir Robert, was the prime mover-and-shaker. It took US marketing (in the form of the US Navy) to coin the term RADAR, for radio detection and ranging.
So where does Context Aware Location RFID come in? Well, whilst radar itself was useful, the British needed to know whether those planes coming over the English Channel were returning Spitfires and allied bombers, or attacking Luftwaffe aircraft. It was the same Watson-Watt that helped produce the ‘Identification friend or foe’ (IFF) system that used a transponder on the allied aircraft that was ‘excited’ by the radar system and actively sent back a signal to the base saying friend. My own cousin, Flight Lieutenant KJP Granger, Officer Trainer RAF, was grateful for that!
Now fast forward decades to today. The technology for today’s RFID is a little different, but the concept is the same. So let’s keep the aeronautical theme going and talk about Boeing and its use of RFID. Read More »
Tags: aeroscout, aircraft, automation, Boeing, Borderless Networks, cdn, Cisco, context-aware, dreamliner, Enterprise, Factory, industrial, location, Manufacturing, mobility, mobility partner, operational excellence, operations, operations excellence, partner, productivity, rfid, shop floor, supply chain, supply chain agility, unified communications, wireless