Cisco Secure Wireless Plant: Security and Quality of Service for Industrial Environments
Source: Cisco Systems
The process industries, from oil and gas producers and mining companies to manufacturers of chemicals, foods, and beverages, are exploring new ways to improve production processes and automate them to raise plant efficiency. Though each has its own challenges and business drivers, industrialists also have many needs and trends in common. To improve the functionality and efficiency of industrial monitoring and control systems, therefore, process industries are looking toward Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to provide detailed, accurate data collection from previously hard-to-reach, unaffordable areas. Cisco and Dust Networks are leading this trend with the Secure Wireless Plant solution, which combines industry-leading networking and field device development to deliver a comprehensive wireless solution for the industrial environment.