Work with IT to foster remote monitoring

by Bill Fester on May 26, 2011

in Chemical, DCS, Industries, Paper, Pharmaceutical, Power, Refining, SCADA, Systems

IT can help create a secure network connection to the industrial plant floor.

It can be ideal for a machine builder to monitor and connect to a piece of equipment in a plant remotely. However, how many machine builders have tried to cross that invisible barrier? As soon as you mention you want to open a connection through the network’s firewall, what happens? You meet the Knights of the IT department. Just like a medieval knight who is sworn to protect his king and the riches of the kingdom, the IT person takes an oath to protect the network and all the data therein.

from: Plant

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