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Partnership to make smarter machines

Rockwell Automation and AT&T are collaborating to improve remote asset utilisation and connected machine management.

Rockwell Automation and AT&T are collaborating to improve remote asset utilisation and connected machine management. The companies plan to deliver cellular solutions to help enable Rockwell’s customers to "securely collect, manage and take action on" data from industrial equipment located in plants and remote sites around the globe.

Bringing together the AT&T Global SIM and M2X Data Service platform with Rockwell’s cloud-enabled service offerings will give customers a more secure, flexible and scalable way to connect automation assets and industrial machinery to remote experts. This will allow for timely and proactive preventive maintenance and operational improvement practices throughout the life of those assets.

The companies are also working to develop reference architecture and validated designs for cellular IoT (Internet of Things) deployments within industrial sites. This will help plant owners to benefit from connected machine management services offered by multiple equipment suppliers without overburdening their in-plant network infrastructure or violating enterprise security standards.

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