The Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) Design and Implementation Guide provides an Ethernet and IP-networking based architecture for industrial Ethernet applications. CPwE applies to multiple industries. It specifically helps manufacturers seeking to integrate or upgrade their Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) networks to standard Ethernet and IP networking technologies.
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This guide represents a collaborative development effort from Cisco Systems and Rockwell Automation. It is built on, and adds to, design guidelines from the Cisco Ethernet-to-the-Factory solution and the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture.