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

What Every IT Professional Should Know About Manufacturing and Production System Plant Floor Networks

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 us 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!


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Download Whitepapers
Top 10 recommendations for Plantwide EtherNet/IP Deployment

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Cisco Live
June 10-14, 2012
San Diego, CA

Join us at Cisco Live 2012 in San Diego, and walk away with the knowledge of how to successfully design and deploy a robust, secure and future-ready plantwide network infrastructure.

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View Past Webcast in the Series
Securing Architectures and Applications for Industrial Networks
Learn how you can protect your industrial control system against security threats and balance the needs of control applications with the requirements of IT.

IT-Ready EtherNet/IP Network Solutions
Learn key concepts to help build or specify IT-Ready plant solutions to ease inter-connectivity between OEM machines, plant and IT networks.

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