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Get full visibility and control of your industrial automation network
Built to manage industrial networks, the Cisco® Industrial Network Director (IND) is designed to help operations teams gain full visibility of network and automation devices in the context of the automation process and provides improved system availability and performance, leading to increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
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● Reduce Unplanned Downtime by leveraging industrial protocols to discover and visualize how automation assets connect to the industrial network and troubleshoot issues with insightful context
● Simplify Commissioning with Plug-and-Play server functionality to enable machine builders and OEMs that lack IT skills to configure machine networks as per your specifications without having to learn CLI
IND is distributed as a Windows executable, and installs as a service to seamlessly fit your industrial automation ecosystem.
IND requires a minimum of Quad-Core 1.8 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage for small deployments, and scales up for large deployments with more powerful hardware.
IND user interface is accessed with a web browser, and supports a RESTful API for integration with industrial automation systems.
It’s no secret that lack of visibility is a problem in industrial environments. Most users are simply not aware of the full scope of industrial assets connected to their networks. This lack of visibility is a key factor that results in poor network design, difficulty in detecting and fixing communication issues, and a lack of security in industrial networks.
The Cisco Industrial Network Director is an easy-to-adopt network management system for industrial automation. It is specifically designed to help operations teams manage automation by providing full visibility and control of the Industrial Ethernet infrastructure in the context of the automation process.
The system provides: