Yesterday Cisco announced the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points. The release highlighted the collaboration with Emerson to include connectivity with field device wireless networks.
Emerson’s Bob Karschnia is quoted:
“By integrating the new Cisco heavy duty access point with Emerson’s next-generation WirelessHART gateway, we are able to leverage sensor data from critical assets to eliminate blind spots, and improve productivity and safety of their operations…”
This short, 2:01 video, Cisco + Emerson Story describes this collaboration between Cisco and Emerson. It produced the Emerson Wireless 1410S Gateway designed for the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Access Point built for industrial environments and hazardous locations up to Class 1, Division 2.
Here is a deeper look into Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points in this 3:04 YouTube video for more on this extensible networking solution built for tough, industrial environments.
Visit the Industrial Internet of Things section on Emerson.com for more technologies and solutions to enable increased monitoring and analytics to improve overall safety, reliability and production performance. You can also connect and interact with other IIoT and industrial network experts in the IIoT & Digital Transformation group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.