IT-OT Networking

IT-OT Networking for the Toughest Operating Conditions

In every industry, for all types of organisation, technology is being used in new and creative ways. The internet of things (IoT) is being used to monitor, assess and inform – even in some of the toughest possible operational environments. To do this, the devices depend on connections that can handle everything.

Enduring the Extremes

Our customers use devices from the tops of sports stadiums to the depths of mines, in the full heat of the sun and in refrigeration units. While most IT equipment is installed in environmentally controlled rooms, some organisations depend on network equipment that can handle extreme temperatures and can be installed in damp or humid conditions. Our experienced operational networking team has provided equipment for tunnels, prisons, parks, and even to operate alongside freeways. If it needs connecting, our specialists will work with world-leading technology vendors to find the best way to make it happen.

Integrating Data from IoT

Traditionally, operational technology and IT teams have a different focus, and may have worked separately. Now, with digitised devices in operational functions providing a wealth of business data, the two areas overlap. While the operational team is focused on ensuring that its network runs with absolute reliability to ensure that production or service delivery is continuous, the IT team may primarily consider rapid innovation and the ability to outpace the competition. Integrating the two requires considerable expertise and both a strong respect for legacy systems and the ability to innovate, as well as a deep understanding of the way your business operates.

Experience Meets Innovation

Data#3 has an exceptional heritage of providing connectivity for many types of business and government organisations. Our team sees connectivity as an element in secure, end-to-end solutions that balance the needs of all parts of your business. You can trust our team to deliver converged connectivity solutions that are secure, reliable, and fault-tolerant in even the most demanding of operational environments.

Next Steps

For more information or to speak with a Data#3 specialist, contact us today to discuss your next steps.

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