Factory of the Future Webinar Series: Smart Industry 4.0 Enablement in Security-Critical Applications


Data-driven manufacturing is revolutionizing the industry, improving quality, productivity and agility, while also decreasing production costs and ordering lead-times. In sectors requiring a very high degree of security within manufacturing and of product data, the adoption of Smart Manufacturing solutions has been severely limited. As a result, many companies in the electronics manufacturing industry, especially those in high-security sectors, are left with an increasing gap in terms of competitiveness, leading to relatively increased costs and a lack of flexibility.

IPC Connected Factory Exchange (IPC-CFX), an open industry standard for shop floor communication, provides a whole new mechanism of secure data transfer, as well as the ability to securely bridge the “air-gap” between the operational shop floor and secure business systems.

In this webinar, we will explain the issues around internal factory security and how any company can leverage the secure encryption and standardized equipment messaging of IPC-CFX in security-critical manufacturing environments to support Smart Industry 4.0 initiatives and data collection and analysis, without risk of compromise.

Can't make the live session? No problem! Register and you will receive a recording this presentation via email.

Speaker Information

Michael Ford | Sr. Director Emerging Industry Strategy at Aegis Software

With more than 30 years’ experience developing and architecting software solutions for manufacturing directly on the shop-floor, Michael is an established thought leader for Industry 4.0 and Smart manufacturing best practices, as well as an active contributor in the leadership of industry standards. Michael regularly contributes articles, columns and blogs in several leading industry publications. 

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