Emerson launches an advanced industrial wireless network solution
Published: 26 September 2019 - Christian Lynn
Emerson is partnering with Cisco to introduce a next-generation industrial wireless networking solution that assists data management in improving plant productivity, reliability and safety. The new Emerson Wireless 1410S Gateway, with the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Point, combines the latest in wireless technology with advanced WirelessHART sensor technology, delivering reliable and highly secure data, even in harsh industrial environments.
To help enable new digital transformation strategies, this industrial networking solution combines Emerson’s expertise in industrial automation and applications with Cisco’s developments in networking, cybersecurity and IT infrastructure. Driven by the demand for greater productivity, lower maintenance costs and improved worker safety, industrial manufacturers are accelerating investment in robust IoT sensor networks combined with scalable operational analytics tools to improve organisational collaboration and decision-making. In these environments, network performance and security are critical for success.
“A secure connection that scales easily is the foundation for every successful IoT deployment,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, IoT at Cisco: “By using the power of the intent-based network, Cisco provides a secure, automated, rock solid infrastructure helping IT and operational teams work together to reduce complexity and improve safety.”
This next-gen wireless access point provides enhanced wi-fi bandwidth necessary for real-time safety monitoring, including Emerson’s location awareness and wireless video. These applications enhance personnel safety practices, improve plant security and help ensure environmental compliance. A reliable and fast connection between devices and people streamlines decision-making, by providing real-time analytics. It also enables a mobile workforce to virtually come together, collaborate and resolve critical issues in a timely manner.
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