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What every IT Professional should know about Manufacturing and Production System Plant Floor Networks

February 15, 2012 - 2 Comments

Register now to learn what every IT Professional should know about Manufacturing and Production System Plant Floor Networks

Join an educational webcast from Cisco and Rockwell Automation

Tomorrow, February 16, 2012
11:00am–12:00pm Central Time

Convergence between the manufacturing and IT environment challenges manufacturing leaders worldwide.

  • Are you required to support convergence of plant floor and enterprise networks?
  • Have you experienced network disruption when a production machine is connected to your network?
  • Have you been disappointed by industrial networks that claim to be standard Ethernet?
  • Do you find it’s really hard to work with counterparts in manufacturing?

Join Cisco and Rockwell Automation for a live audio webcast to find out what every IT professional should know about manufacturing and production system plant floor networks.

This webcast is part of a series provided by Cisco and Rockwell Automation for IT and controls professionals of manufacturing and other related industrial automation companies.

Understand the Difference

Plant floor environments are very different from the IT world. Integrating them into your enterprise network offers many potential benefits, but also poses many serious challenges for IT professionals. This 60 minute webinar will reveal the key requirements that you must know to successfully converge the two. It provides a “crash course” in plant floor networking technology, including:

  • Automation and control applications and devices
  • Cell/Area network design for structure and hierarchy
  • Network segmentation and defense-in-depth for security
  • Engineer remote access with secure connectivity
  • Production information

Learn From Industry Experts

Speakers Gregory Wilcox, networks business development manager, Rockwell Automation and Scott Friberg, industry solutions architect, manufacturing, Cisco, will share their experiences with Manufacturing Convergence, best practices from leading companies who are reaping the benefits of a converged network, and teach you how to get started!

The event is tomorrow, so register today!

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  1. Thanks for that input, DomeTag Brand Labels. We’ve done a number of these joint webcasts with Rockwell Automation and have very positive feedback; we expect a great session thursday and trust you will find it informative as well.

  2. Thanks for sharing such a great post. We have recently been looking into upgrading our network infrastructure and looking into new switches. DomeTag Brand Labels is a premier manufacturer of Domed Labels and we want to be always up to date when it comes to technology. This post will really help us make better decisions to help streamline production.