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Initial impressions of the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution at ARC Forum

February 13, 2013 at 5:13 am PST

In Monday’s blog, Maciej Kranz, Cisco VP/GM for the Connected Industries Group introduced the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution which converges factory automation, control systems and enterprise business systems onto a common, standards-based IP network.

Yesterday, Maciej and many others wrapped up the second of four days at the ARC World Industry Forum, discussing processes and technologies that enable breakthrough performances in industry and infrastructure.

Some Cisco team members shared their perspectives on the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution, how it effects industrial performance, and how it’s being received here at the ARC Forum.

Paul DidierPaul Didier, Solutions Architect, Cisco Connected Industries Group
“IT & OT convergence is helping industrial companies meet the primary business goal of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). A converged network will allow for faster fixes, better monitoring, and easier access to remote partners, employees and expert resources.  Standardizing on Ethernet enables rapid network deployment and a less expensive total cost of network ownership.

The keynote topic here at the forum was about achieving breakthrough performance.  The Internet of Things (IoT) was recognized as a top trend that’s having positive effects on manufacturing and automation and even on society. The Cisco Industrial Smart Solution enables the IoT so our industrial customers can benefit from those effects.” Read More »

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Cisco and Partners demonstrate Converged Plantwide Ethernet, All in One Place

November 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm PST

Are you trying to get your arms around what’s included in a well-designed EtherNet/IP industrial infrastructure?  Look no further!  Here’s an example of how the Internet of Everything (IoE) came alive at Automation Fair recently:

An integrated design from Cisco, Rockwell Automation, Panduit and Fluke Networks demonstrates standards-based solutions for manufacturing agility and operational excellence!

In the video above, a single Converged Plantwide Ethernet enclosure is outfitted to include: Read More »

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Exploring Cisco Partners in Automation Fair’s EtherNet/IP Partner Booth 1407

November 9, 2012 at 10:32 am PST

A recent blog by Sue Nolin discussed the EtherNet/IP Network Infrastructure on display in the joint partner booth at Automation Fair this week.

In this video Paul Didier, Cisco’s Solution Architect, tells us about the partners in that booth and how their combined technologies provide the core foundation for successful standard IP network deployments in a plant environment.

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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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Day 2 at Automation Fair, Part 2

November 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm PST

Congratulations Cisco team! Automation Fair has drawn to a close and we are celebrating a successful event.

It was so great to meet face-to-face with our customers and discuss all of the exciting technologies which are available to the Manufacturing Industry. We were particularly pleased that our customers now recognize Cisco as not only a provider of products, such as routers and switches, but also as a provider of Solutions.

Stay tuned to our blog for all of the in-depth discussion and analysis our team will provide from their experiences at Automation Fair. Please join the conversation and let us know what you thought of what you saw at the event!

If you want to see all of our social media activity regarding Automation Fair, visit our storify instance, which will aggregate all of our content creation, including blogs, videos, tweets and pictures into one spot. So follow this link to see all of our activity as it happened and to have a record of everything that we did:

http://storify.com/ciscomfg/rockwell-automation-fair-2011-autofair

Also, if you missed Part 1 of today’s event, view it here:

http://blogs.cisco.com/manufacturing/day-2-at-automation-fair-part-1/

Thank you everyone for participating in such a wonderful event!

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