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Improve Productivity and Availability with Industrial Network Management
December 4, 2013

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST)
Improve Productivity and Availability with Industrial Network Management

Today's industrial networks are larger, more complex and more heterogeneous than ever before. Yet they still require the highest operational efficiency. In the office world, networks are managed by IT experts using sophisticated tools . This webinar explains network management basics and how industrial network management can be accomplished with tools that are easy to use by controls engineers, system integrators or industrial network administrators. Attendees will learn how

industrial network management contributes to high availability. The presentation will also cover four critical aspects of network management: configuration management, performance management, fault management, and security management.The relevant protocols and their roles in network management, as well asother technologies for industrial network management will be covered. Attendees will learn about the components of network management systems and how they contribute to easy ways for maintenance to replace faulty devices. The webinar will include a comprehensive comparison of industrial network management systems with specific examples. The importance of test driving a network management system will be explained.Attendees will understand how industrial network management improves productivity and contributes to better reliability, redundancy and security.

Key Take-Aways:
  • Learn what a network management system is and how it can improve productivity and reliability.
  • Understand the four critical aspects of network management.
  • Learn about the components of network management systems.
  • Discover how network management makes maintenance easier.
  • Review examples and comparisons of industrial network management systems.
Speaker:
Mark Cooksley, Product Manager, Network Management Software, Belden Inc.

Mark Cooksley has been involved in the technical side of computer networking since 1985. While at Hirschmann, a Belden brand, he has spent the last 16 years developing and supporting high-performance industrial networking equipment and network management software for manufacturing installations around the world.