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Panduit Launches Industrial Automation Advisory Services

November 8, 2013, TINLEY PARK, IL

New services offering bridges gap between IT and Control Engineers for connecting, managing, and automating industrial networks and control systems.

Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions, today announces the launch of advisory services aimed at assessing, designing, and deploying optimized physical infrastructures for industrial organizations. These services help customers plan, design, and implement validated industrial network systems designs that reduce deployment time, exceed performance requirements, and reduce operation, maintenance and repair costs.

Today's industrial organizations are driven to increase production and reduce costs while maintaining quality and safety. As networks converge, the physical infrastructure becomes even more critical to support the demands of real-time control, data collection, and device configuration.

According to Gartner Research, 80% of mission-critical outages through 2015 will be caused by people and process issues, and more than 50% of those outages will be caused by change/configuration/release integration and handoff issues. In addition, poorly controlled and managed change is responsible for approximately 80% of all unplanned outages and incidents. Panduit Industrial Automation Advisory Services help address these issues by examining your current environment and providing recommendations for optimization.

Panduit understands that convergence requires diligence in network design. With a focus on how the physical layer interacts with the logical layers of the network, Panduit provides faster problem identification, better solutions, and more efficient implementation of those solutions.

"Manufacturers are often challenged to implement IP-based networks due to the knowledge gap between IT professionals who are not as familiar with manufacturing implementations and control engineers who are not familiar with the physical layer specifications of IT systems," said Chad Ritsema Director of Infrastructure Services, Panduit. "We view the manufacturing, facilities, and enterprise from the inside out. Starting with an understanding of the logical network, and plant and process facilities, we work to determine how to best optimize the physical infrastructure."

Panduit physical infrastructure solutions and services improve reliability, security, and safety of Industrial Automation systems. Working with industry leaders, Panduit bridges the gap between IT and controls engineers with services for reference building-block solutions for connecting, managing, and automating enterprise, industrial networks, and control systems.

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About Panduit:

Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. (