Routeco in cooperation with Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation, will be conducting a free Industrial IP Convergence seminar in three UK locations in November 2010. Addressed to those tasked with any element of production efficiency improvement and future planning of facility network management, the event will provide an opportunity to get an insight into the business benefits and efficiencies that can be achieved by conjoining manufacturing and enterprise networks.
Business pressures for efficiencies are driving convergence in the industrial space. Industrial IP convergence implies the conjoining of differing types of traffic such as Control, Voice, Video, Data and Security over the same network based on the internet protocol (IP). Enterprise convergence is said to lower the total cost of ownership of maintaining disparate networks and brings the management of functionalities firmly within the IT department's remit.
The seminar will take place in three locations: AMP Technology Centre in Sheffield on 9 November 2010, Brunel University (West London) on 11 November 2010, and the University of Warwick on 16 November 2010.
The aim of the seminar is to provide production and IT directors and managers with the most up-to-date information, tools, trends, and strategies for addressing industrial IP convergence issues in a variety of industries, allowing them to plan for the future development of their production environment.
The seminar will feature guest keynote speaker Paul Christodoulou from the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge as well as a range of sessions addressing topics such as:
• Network management
• Energy and utility measurement and monitoring
• Productivity improvements
• Total cost of ownership reduction
• Practicalities and benefits of deploying single networks
• Future-proofing your production facility
• Trends and best practice across industry
• Cost savings of converged networks
• Improved security management
• The factory of the future
• Sustainability and how it affects your bottom line
For more information about this seminar or to register free of charge, please visit www.IndustrialIPConvergence.co.uk. Alternatively, you can reserve a place by contacting the Routeco marketing department on 0370 833 0150. As there are a limited number of places at these events, places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.