NewsAllgemeinINSIDE M2M at the 18th. Industrial Communication Congress

The 18th. Industrial Communication Congress with the theme ‘More safety for man and machine’ was hosted by Phoenix Contact on 12th. and 13th. March 2013 at their head office in Bad Pyrmont, Germany.

The trend in automation technology is towards flexible, complex and even faster production plant. At the same time, production systems are being increasingly networked with other sectors such as logistics or the back office. With increasing production cycle speeds and the increasing use of wireless communications, efficient safety and security systems are essential to protect both man and machines.

But what technical measures are necessary to protect the production plant against unauthorised access via intranet or virus attacks such as stuxnet? At the Industrial Communication Congress, users explained how to use efficient security mechanisms to protect both local and remote equipment against undesirable external influences.

INSIDE M2M was also busy at the congress. Ilja Hellwich and Michael Emmert presented the INSIDE M2M product portfolio on both days and held a presentation on secure data transfer for portal solutions. Please let us know if you want to receive the presentation slides (PDF-file).