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Promoting their cooperation around OPC UA at the field level are (l-r): Takayuki Tsuzuki, general manager, FA Systems Div., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Rainer Brehm, vice president of automation products and systems, Siemens; Paul Brooks, business development manager, IOT, Rockwell; Stefan Hoppe, president & executive director, OPC Foundation.

2019: The Year of the Industrial Network Protocol

Nov. 28, 2018
The OPC Foundation, CC-Link Partner Association and ODVA have all made announcements about major moves planned for 2019, indicating serious movement toward greater device and ...
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IoT Track and Trace Standard Developing

Oct. 17, 2018
Emerging from the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Track and Trace Testbed is a set of requirements for a vendor-independent metamodel for data generated by hardware sensors.
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Cisco Uses IoT-Based Systems for New Innovation Center

March 5, 2018
Though not an industrial example of an Internet of Things technology application, Cisco's use of IoT to communicate with traditional building systems using Wago's BACnet Controller...
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Security Via the Edge

Feb. 1, 2018
The cybersecurity advantages offered by edge computing are increasing with the development of new technologies and industry partnerships aimed at reducing network entry points...
The familiar automation pyramid is changing to an automation pillar to better reflect the changing locations of control systems and the ability to share data at all levels rather than sequentially from one layer to the next.

Automation Networks: From Pyramid to Pillar

Nov. 2, 2017
As automation technologies advance with cloud and edge computing, system and device location on the network can, in some cases, become optional. Critical to this development will...
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Manufacturing’s Confusing Approach to Cybersecurity

July 25, 2017
With many manufacturers using cybersecurity products from six or more vendors, Cisco’s most recent report highlights key areas of focus to help simplify the process.
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How to Solve the ‘Service Dilemma’ in Manufacturing

Jan. 9, 2016
Manufacturers recognize the need to offer not only products, but services as well. But actually achieving that has proved to be challenging—what Cisco calls the service dilemma...
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Japan’s Take on the Industrial Internet of Things

Jan. 6, 2016
A first-person account of how the Japanese market is approaching Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things based on observations from two major automation fairs held recently in...
Keith Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation's chairman and CEO

Evolving Automation to Connect the Enterprise

Dec. 4, 2015
Rockwell and Fanuc, two factory automation suppliers, are collaborating to unite networks, assets, and predictive services in order to boost productivity for their mutual manufacturing...
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Partnership Solidifies Work Toward IT/OT Convergence

Nov. 25, 2015
A decade-old relationship between Rockwell Automation and Cisco Systems has grown up around the insight that the plant floor would need to work more closely with enterprise IT...

Articles & News

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Why DevSecOps is Critical to Industrial Cybersecurity

April 20, 2023
Cisco research shows why more businesses across industry are evolving their security approach to keep up with the rapidly expanding attack surfaces created by the use of more ...
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Tales From the Edge

Modern edge environments pack a compute, storage, and connectivity punch to fuel data-driven insights and smart automation.
Thanks to an investment in cloud ERP, Core Technology Molding was not only able to keep operations going, but tripled its business during a pandemic year.

Pandemic Accelerates Edge-to-Cloud Digital Transformation

An Automation World survey reveals an uptick in cloud and edge deployments as manufacturers roll out performance monitoring, collaboration, quality assurance, and predictive maintenance...

Rockwell Automation and Cisco partner on New Manufacturing Training Program

Nov. 18, 2021
With skilled labor shortages on the horizon for many manufacturers, Rockwell Automation and Cisco are collaborating with the University of Wisconsin to nurture a more automation...
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3 Industrial Networking Trends

Nov. 17, 2021
The need for more bandwidth, lower latency, greater security, and scalability are driving distinct changes to the networking equipment and tools used by operations and IT.
A Cisco Industrial Asset Vision sensor in the field at Bouchaine Vineyards.

Industrial Sensors Boost Vineyard Data

Oct. 26, 2021
Bouchaine Vineyards deploys Cisco Industrial Asset Vision sensors to collect temperature, light, humidity, wind, and water data throughout the growing season.
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Why the Age of IIoT Demands a New Security Paradigm

As manufacturers modernize for data-driven business, industrial automation has become a target for cyber attacks. Here’s how companies should assess and plan for a new cybersecurity...
Supplier News

Harting Increases Commitment to Odva and Ethernet/IP to Become Odva's Newest Principal Member

Nov. 9, 2020
ODVA is pleased to announce that HARTING, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial connectivity technology, has become a principal member of ODVA alongside Cisco Systems...

Cisco Aids Dairy Farmers of America’s Digital Transformation

Aug. 20, 2020
To optimize operations and workforce continuity in support of the nation's food supply during the pandemic and beyond, Cisco and system integration firms are installing communication...
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How COVID-19 is Impacting Automation Decisions

Aug. 4, 2020
The pause in many ongoing projects as the pandemic hit gave companies more time to think about how to move forward with their automation projects. The result is an increased use...

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MQTT Security and Industrial Networking Trends

Dec. 10, 2021
Understanding MQTT’s inherent and additional security configuration features and the key trends impacting industrial networking technologies.
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Industrial Sensors in the Vineyard & Other Automation Trends

Nov. 12, 2021
How Bouchaine Vineyards is using Cisco Industrial Asset Vision sensors to improve growing operations and why the use of remote access and Ethernet I/O are increasing.

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Cisco Focuses on Industrial Cybersecurity and the Edge

March 5, 2020
With the release of its Cyber Vision and Edge Intelligence products, Cisco looks to reduce the complexity of securing multi-vendor, multi-data, and multi-asset infrastructures...
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Manufacturing & Collaboration Technology: How to Drive Production and Streamline Processes

Oct. 22, 2018
How to Evolve your Manufacturing Environment to an Ultimate State - the Ultimate Guide to Smart Manufacturing

Interoperability Demands Drive Networking Technology Developments

May 9, 2018
A look at some of the advances being made in networking infrastructure, communication standards, wiring and more to provide for easier interoperability.
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Supermajors Move to Secure Oil Rigs

Sept. 8, 2017
New security requirements are being handed down to offshore oil contractors. In this case, the rig contractor was looking for increased visibility of all assets across the entire...
Inside the AW North Carolina transmission plant.

Toyota Transmission Manufacturer Upgrades with Wi-Fi

June 15, 2017
The ongoing production system upgrade at AWNC includes new MES, inventory management, predictive maintenance and quality systems that transmit all data for collection and analysis...
Mining Digs Deep for Automation Help

Mining Digs Deep for Automation Help

Dec. 14, 2016
Working in some of the most remote and harshest areas around—and far below—the earth’s surface, the mining industry is finding new ways to automate, connect and get things running...
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Time Sensitive Networking Testbed

Nov. 2, 2016
The goal of enabling determinism in industrial Ethernet is bringing together a variety of automation suppliers to complete the standard and prove its useful application in industry...

Secure and Stable Networks for Connected Automation

Sept. 14, 2016
No matter how many things you can get connected, the benefits don’t add up if the network they’re on is flawed.
Managing Big Data in Healthcare

Managing Big Data in Healthcare

July 6, 2016
Life sciences companies have too much information—manually collected, logged and stored to adhere to the highest quality standards. Digital analytics can funnel just the right...