industrial wireless

Relying on secure wireless in harsh environments

Factories, mines and production facilities have remained widely unconnected, limiting the productivity improvements that connected workers are capable of delivering. Enter the Cisco IW6300 next generation industrial wireless solution.

June 17, 2019

MANUFACTURING

Relying on secure wireless in harsh environments

Last week at Cisco Live US 2019, we announced our next generation heavy duty industrial wireless platform, the IW6300. This Class 1, Div 2, IP67 rated intrinsically safe...

February 8, 2018

MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing mobility: Data, voice, video, and location

Manufacturers use wireless to increase margins, reduce cycle times, enable lean, and improve equipment productivity. While pervasive wireless connects sensors, tools, robots, AGVs, and RFID devices, it also enables mobility....

October 4, 2017

MANUFACTURING

4 Reasons We’re Optimistic About the Future of Manufacturing

Today, organizations around the US are turning their attention to the future of manufacturing.  Manufacturing Day (October 6) recognizes the critical role the industry plays in the county’s economy and workforce. Across the US, manufacturing is viewed as an essential sector to economic growth: 76% of Americans say they think the country needs to make […]

September 28, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Watch now: Top 5 business expansion strategies for system integrators

Earlier this month, I was involved in a webinar in partnership with CSIA and Panduit that focused on system integrators and expanding their business. The system integrator role is evolving from being project-centric into a long-term solutions partner who can help manufacturing clients in critical areas such as: Security considerations on the factory floor IT/OT […]

August 22, 2017

MANUFACTURING

How System Integrators Can Harness the Digital Opportunity

Manufacturing as a culture is data driven, but the industry has been conservative when it comes to factory modernization projects. These projects provide useful data and immense value to operations.

June 22, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Industrial applications: What does a successful deployment look like?

I recently took part in a plant tour with a manufacturer in the early days of modernizing its plant floor. Two decades old, this factory had always relied on manual data collection. The team hand-carried operational data back to the office to be correlated and analyzed. Then they would make improvements or address issues they […]

June 7, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Know the Why’s of Industrial Wireless

Despite its prevalence in all areas of our lives, wireless connectivity in industrial settings isn’t as ubiquitous. There are a number of reasons for this, but mainly due to the environment.

February 11, 2016

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Cisco Leading the Way in IoT Wireless

We are pleased to announce that the Cisco Industrial Wireless (IW) 3700 Series is the winner of the Control Engineering 2016...