Newark and Cisco partner to deliver industrial IoT solutions for harsh and ruggedized environments

Newark introduces 350 products from Cisco to its customers

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Newark, an Avnet Company, has today announced a new partnership with Cisco to offer industrial IoT network solutions for harsh and non-carpeted environments to customers across North America.

Cisco is a worldwide technology leader in networking solutions and develops products for network connectivity, data control and exchange, connectivity management, and edge computing all in a secure environment. The partnership brings more than 350 products to the Newark customer base, including ruggedized industrial switches, IoT gateways, industrial routers, and wireless access points, designed to withstand extended exposure to water, dust, and other extreme environmental conditions.

The Cisco IoT solutions allow critical systems to continue operating even when under attack, scale cost-effectively to accommodate more IoT devices or more data, and integrate IT and OT processes. Cisco’s architecture is designed to comprehensively address customer requirements for scalability, integration, security, and evolving business outcome requirements.

The range of industrial switches, access points and routers by Cisco now available from Newark include:

  • Industrial Ethernet Switches: Industrial Ethernet (IE) 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series switches come with up to 20 ports. Developed specifically to withstand the harshest industrial environments, these switches offer the most flexible and resilient industrial ethernet products with secure connectivity, simple management and edge application execution
  •  IW6300 Series: Designed for the most hazardous industrial locations, Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Access Points deliver wireless connectivity, IoT control, and robust data collection to dangerous environments. With 802.11ac Wave 2 connectivity, dual Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) out for IoT sensors or peripherals, multiple power-in sources, and a variety of uplink options, the IW6300 is a flexible wireless solution today’s dynamic industry landscape requires. The IW6300 carries an IP67 rating and Class I, Division/Zone 2 certification, as well as a temperature rating of -40 to +75 degrees Celsius, making it an ideal mesh network component for heavy industry use
  • Routers: Cisco routing provides intent-based networking for the WAN, LAN, and cloud. The Routers are designed for network security, scalability, durability, and investment protection. The modular architecture facilitates upgrades to your network without requiring a fork lift upgrade of the routing platform

Simon Meadmore, Global Head of IP&E, Newark said: “No one knows networking better than Cisco, which is why we’ve teamed up to bring the powerful capabilities of its enterprise network to your industrial environments. Cisco’s purpose-built, end-to-end IoT network can provide complete security, operational visibility and automation across an entire infrastructure, including industrial assets and devices.”

Laura Perek, Partner Account Manager, Cisco said: “Cisco is excited to partner with Newark with its wide customer base, strong market penetration in the Industrial, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, and transportation Market places along with Newark’s world class eCommerce capabilities offers the customers complete IoT solutions and to simplify IoT integrations, reduce risk and accelerate business outcomes.”

To learn more about how Cisco technology from Newark visit www.newark.com/cisco


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Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localized websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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