Cisco Event: Hannover Messe Industry Event 23-27 April 2012, Germany

April 12, 2012 - 3 Comments

Today, industrial networks are being impacted by a number of trends – convergence of industrial and enterprise networks, growing inter-connectivity across industrial equipment, and heightened security concerns. Come visit Cisco in Hall 8, Stand 26 at Hannover Messe to see what we have to offer for manufacturing,  mining, transportation, and oil, gas and energy companies.

All of these companies are looking for open, standards-based solutions in order to realize the opportunities presented by these market trends.

As a result, many of these companies will be flocking to Hannover Messe, held in Germany, as  it’s  one of the largest industrial automation events in the world, and somewhere  they can find out more about these solutions.  For the first time, we at Cisco will have a major presence at this show.  Our booth in the Industrial Automation Pavilion  which is in Hall 8, Stand 26 will showcase Cisco’s industrial capabilities and demonstrate the wireless, the security, and the network convergence solutions we’re bringing to the production environment.

If you are dealing with issues such as how the same network can be leveraged to provide voice and video communications in a converged industrial environment; or how to provide secure, reliable connectivity and integration between industrial automation and control networks, you’ll want to stop by our stand to discuss best practices in these areas with our networking experts.

Now in addition to that, one of our key technology partners, Rockwell Automation will be participating in our booth.

Rockwell Automation’s expertise in industrial automation and control systems, together with our Cisco networking strengths have combined to develop a joint architecture that enables secure, smooth connectivity from the plant floor to the enterprise network.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Hannover Messe. You can find out more info here:

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  1. customization must be the keyword, because I’m pretty sure that most of these companies will be looking for Custom made automation software am I right?

    • Well, some will be, but more and more companies are looking to uses COTS (off the shelf) products that comply with open standards, and interoperate to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Leading Manufacturers are moving away from proprietary systems towards consolidation and the networking software, for example, is ethernet-based (CIP, or Common Industrial Protocol for example), and there are a lot of adaptable (i.e. full customization not required) software that is now available. Generally IT and OT (Operational Technology) folks are looking to integration of as many standardized products – software and hardware – as possible to mimimise cost.

    • Yes, they may look for off-the-shelf solutions but without the ability to customize these solutions most will end up in failure in implementation. I’ve been in the software development industry for over 10 years and most of the shelf even with unlimited support just can’t fit perfectly with how companies operate. However, a customizable solution usually works.