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.

  • Rockwell Automation, the premier booth partner, provides plant-floor systems that rely on standard IP networking in the infrastructure.  Rockwell’s focus and vision on using a standards-based infrastructure is what brings all of these partners together.
  • Cisco, the leader in standard IP-based networking, has adapted our core switching and routing solutions to make them suitable for industrial environments.  We’ve also adopted protocols to more effectively support automation control applications.
  • Panduit, a key partner for deploying the physical network infrastructure, is the leading provider of layer-one cabling, cable accessories as well as industrial-grade power and network cables.
  • Fluke Networks provides testing and problem solving solutions for the physical layer of an IP network.  Fluke solutions provide wired and wireless network testing and troubleshooting.

The collaborative partnership between Cisco, Rockwell Automation, Panduit and Fluke Networks allows our customers to better enjoy the benefits of a standards-based network including collaboration, innovation and high-availability.

Were you at Automation Fair?  If so, tell us about your visit to booth #1407.


Peter Granger

Senior Sales Transformation Manager