For plants to become information driven, they need a strong foundation consisting of one industrial network architecture. It is crucial to send data to the right place, at the right time, and in the right context. A network infrastructure that is built on standard EtherNet and IP enables the flow of data across your global enterprise.
EtherNet/IP™ is an open industrial Ethernet network capable of handling discrete, safety, motion, process, and drive control applications. EtherNet/IP helps to enable secure, real-time information between machines, systems, and enterprises. This network allows information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) professionals to more easily meet their business goals.
We are a member of ODVA, who defines standards and develops tools for the deployment of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). CIP is an application layer protocol that is shared by a family of industrial networks, EtherNet/IP, ControlNet™, and DeviceNet™. It provides industrial networking for safety, time synchronization, motion control, and information. This protocol provides CIP Safety™, CIP Sync™, CIP Motion™, CIP Energy™, and CIP Security™ services.
The demand for skilled professionals who understand the exchange between IT and OT is increasing.
We collaborated with Cisco to develop a training and certification portfolio that is optimized for both IT and OT. This training and certification portfolio provides the skills to converge the network architecture to maximize efficiency and return on investment.
Industrial IP Advantage, which is a coalition led by Cisco, Panduit, and Rockwell Automation, offers a virtual eLearning course. The industrial network design training combines the knowledge, best practices, and application-specific expertise of three industry leaders. This training helps engineers build a holistic IP-based network architecture.
When you design and deploy a network infrastructure, it is important to understand how IT and OT work together. We have partnered with industry leaders that have experience with this convergence and know what it takes for your systems to work seamlessly.
In collaboration with Cisco, we:
In collaboration with Panduit, we: