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Factory Wireless

Guide to Industrial Wireless

Discover how to bring IT & operations together to make wireless work on the factory floor.

Guide to Industrial Wireless

Deploy advanced applications on the plant floor

Cisco Connected Factory Wireless offers flexible, plantwide communications between things, machines, databases, and people on the plant floor. Creating a secure, unified, easy-to-manage industrial-wireless network cuts costs while increasing productivity and output.

Factory Wireless builds on the joint Cisco and Rockwell Automation architecture, known as Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE), as well as our networking expertise with industrial Ethernet wired and wireless technologies. Factory Wireless improves a wide range of operations, including asset tracking, visibility of automation controls, wireless tooling, and pervasive mobile communications and video. This rugged industrial-wireless solution includes a helpful design guide that brings together wireless best-practice designs and tested, validated architectures that integrate both IT and operational technology (OT) perspectives.

Reliable, scalable, and secure

Take full advantage of leading industrial-wireless capabilities from Cisco not only for IT, but also for industrial applications. Factory Wireless offers:

Reliability: Demonstrated reliability in industrial control-system environments and for ultralow-latency motion-control applications.

Scalability: Cisco Wireless controllers offer robust scalability, which significantly lowers operating expenses by providing the visibility and control needed to manage thousands of wireless points from a single location.

Security: Get wired-to-wireless access controls and the additional end-to-end defense benefits of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) with a Cisco wireless environment.

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Track Parts and Prevent Delays

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