Cisco has a significant presence at Automation Fair  in Houston this week.  This event is not only the largest gathering of Rockwell Automation users, it is also one of the most well-attended conferences for controls and industrial automation. Cisco-auto-fairThe day was busy both in the exhibit floor and throughout the sessions, industry forums and demonstration areas.

At the Cisco booth (#1321), my colleague Doug Bellin posted his impressions from Day 1 of this conference.  The Cisco booth was packed with demonstrations such as a simulated integrated control and remote response operations room as well as industrial security solutions. Many conversations at the booth centered on Internet of Things, IT/OT convergence and other topics.

Meanwhile, at the Industrial IP Advantage booth (#1223), Kevin Davenport from Cisco mentions that security was probably the top-of-mind issue that booth visitors had.   IIPA is in a position to help give guidance– this online community is a great resource for keeping up to date on the latest trends, developments, implementation advice and opinions on the use of IP in industrial applications.

Stop by our booths today if you are here in Houston for Automation Fair.  Stay tuned for more live updates from Day 2 at Automation Fair via our social media channels, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube and join our LinkedIn group.  Thanks for reading!


Chet Namboodri

Senior Director

Global Private Sector Industries Marketing