Engineered Solutions, Inc. optimizes the operation and management of network infrastructure and security by utilizing expertise in both IT and industrial automation. Our Cisco Certified Industrial Networking Specialist (CCINS) consultants ensure successful network design, optimal performance and reliability for both control and data networks.
CCINS services include configuring and maintaining Layer 2 (Stratix 5700) and Layer 3 (Stratix 800/8300) managed switches. Our CCINS consultants help determine the customer’s needs to utilize the appropriate topology for the application, including Linear, Star, Redundant Star, or Ring while deploying the correct spanning-tree protocol for each. In addition, CCINS consultants can configure a switch with DHCP Persistence, enabling each port of the switch to keep a designated IP address. This allows the end device (VFD, Ethernet card, etc.) to keep its default setting of DHCP and retrieves its new IP address from the switch. Maintenance personnel can re-install a new device without having to worry about setting up the IP address.
If the customer requires that certain buildings, departments or devices be maintained on independent networks, our CCINS consultants create VLANS within the network to keep devices separated. Utilizing VLANS will allow a complicated network to be simplified and keep networks local to each building. Our CCINS services are provided by trained and certified network professionals with control system backgrounds, ensuring that our customers will be dealing with Automation Controls experts that speak “IT” language.