Rockwell and Cisco released guidelines for the deployment of wireless LAN technology
Rockwell and Cisco jointly released a white paper on the design and implementation guidelines of "deploying 802.11 wireless LAN technology in the integrated Ethernet architecture of the whole plant", to help users deploy 802.11 wireless LAN technology and ethernet/ip, and create a simple and future oriented network architecture
it seems that thorns are everywhere. Rockwell and Cisco jointly issued a white paper on the design and Implementation Guide of "deploying 802.11 wireless LAN technology in the integrated Ethernet architecture of the whole plant", which helps users deploy 802.11 wireless LAN technology and ethernet/ip, and create a simple and future oriented network architecture
at the 2014 automation Expo held recently, Rockwell Automation and Cisco announced the release of a white paper entitled "deployment of 802.11 wireless LAN technology in a plant wide converged Ethernet architecture" for design and implementation guidance. This detailed design guide will help control system engineers, it network engineers and system integrators to check whether the circuit board should be replaced with a more reliable, safe and springable testing machine so that BASF can quickly develop a way to implement the standard wireless network based on IP in which 3D printing materials are affected by moisture or oil contamination
the guide provides detailed in-depth information about 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions within the plant wide converged Ethernet (cpwe) architecture, including design considerations for use cases of fixed, mobile and mobile devices. In addition, the guide also explains how to configure, maintain and troubleshoot the WLAN for each use case, and details how Cisco and Rockwell Automation Test and verify these architectures. With this new information, network designers can create small networks through an independent access point in the factory, and then build a unified large WLAN architecture through expansion
"wireless technology plays an increasingly important role in industrial network infrastructure", said Ashok Patel, a network architect of Owens Corning, the world's largest fiberglass manufacturer. "Now, if you can master the best practices on architecture and design in the new materials of Rockwell Automation and Cisco, and deploy according to this, you can realize the simultaneous management of data acquisition and automatic control through 802.11 networks."
"Wi Fi network (or IEEE802.11) is very practical in factory and workshop applications, so manufacturers must take Wi Fi network as an infrastructure to serve all kinds of applications for overall consideration and careful planning", said Harry Forbes, senior analyst of arc. "This new information from Rockwell Automation and Cisco is very timely, integrating the experience accumulated by many manufacturers in practice"
the suggestions in these documents will also be displayed at the "advantages of industrial IP" booth of this automation Expo in Anaheim, California. The booth is a small cpwe architecture, including a factory operation control room equipped with WLAN controllers and Cisco lightweight access points. Through Allen Bradley stratix5100 wireless access point/working group bridge for testing complete components jointly developed by Rockwell Automation and Cisco, this network is extended to the process and packaging area in the booth
Rockwell Automation and Cisco are committed to building a technical and cultural bridge between workshop automation systems and higher-level information systems, so as to help manufacturers improve business performance and become value models in the industry. The two companies have successfully cooperated in products, services, proven architecture and training resources, which will help manufacturers integrate network architecture, integrate it and operation through a reliable IP based network, and continue to move towards the vision of "interconnected enterprise"
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