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Design Zone Industry Solutions

Find design guides for industry-specific systems and architectures.

Industry Solution Design Guide Description
Manufacturing CPwE and Connected Factory Solution to assist manufacturers seeking to integrate or upgrade their Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) networks to standard Ethernet and IP networking technologies.
Manufacturing Connected Factory - PROFINET Solution for PROFINET based industrial environments, to integrate Cisco Industrial Ethernet switches into the automation network.
Utilities GridBlock Reference Model GridBlocks architecture for forward-looking integration of the electrical grid with a digital communications network.
Utilities Field Area Networks A two-tier architecture that supports Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation, and work force automation.
Utilities Distribution Automation Enhance monitoring, control, automation, and management of the medium-voltage (MV) and low-voltage (LV) grids, from the distribution substation to the meters.
Utilities Substation Security Meet the challenging and evolving needs of grid operators and their control systems, while meeting regulatory compliance mandates such as NERC CIP in North America.
Utilities Utility WAN Solutions that comply with industry standards such as IEC 61850 and IEEE 1613, providing a reliable and secure communications network.