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Our partnership combines Rockwell Automation industrial automation and control systems with Cisco networking products and services. Together, we deliver expertise and solutions for highly secure, smooth connectivity from the plant floor to the enterprise network.

From joint reference architectures to educational webcasts, learn how the collaboration between Cisco and Rockwell Automation benefits manufacturing and industrial companies like yours.

The Cisco and Rockwell Automation partnership consists of:

  • Common technology view: Support for use of open standards with intelligent networking features in automation networks. Our two companies, along with Panduit and in cooperation with standards organization ODVA, founded Industrial IP Advantage, an online community where best practices around the open industrial Ethernet standard, EtherNet/IP™, can be shared.
  • Collaboration on reference architectures: Detailed design and implementation guides for a converged network architecture. Together, we have developed the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) Design and Implementation Guide, which provides best practices and prescriptive information for industrial automation networks.
  • People and process optimization: Developing process and design guidelines, facilitating training, and fostering dialogue between IT and manufacturing.
  • Joint product development: Development of an industrial Ethernet switch that incorporates technologies from both companies to better meet industrial-automation needs.

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