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Industrial Networking Solutions (INS) Achieves Premier Certification from Cisco

November 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


Industrial Networking Solutions (INS) announced today it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco®. To earn Premier Certification, INS had to meet standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.

INS President and COO Mike Finley made the announcement. “INS has been building best-in-class IoT infrastructures for a sustainable, scalable and secure competitive advantage in the manufacturing, process control, and oil and gas industries for 17 years. INS provides plant administrators, control system engineers and traditional network engineers with an understanding of the networking technologies needed in today’s connected plants and enterprises. We are pleased to be partnered with Cisco and look forward to bringing Cisco’s Connected Factory solutions to our customers.”

As a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, INS demonstrates a range of technical expertise supporting Cisco’s IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) initiative. “To achieve Cisco Premier Certification, INS was required to earn the Cisco Express Foundation Specialization, which includes extensive testing on technical competency in the integration of basic routing and switching, wireless LANs and security technologies. INS’s engineering and sales teams are certified as Cisco Industrial Networking Specialists,” said Todd Gurela – Cisco Senior Director America’s IoE/IoT Sales.

About INS

INS distributes products, offers technical support and provides IT services for wired and wireless machine networking applications. Since its founding in 1998, INS has seen the industry space it serves variously labelled “Industrial Ethernet,” “Machine-to-Machine” (M2M) and now the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Throughout these changes in industry jargon, though, one thing has stayed constant: INS’s commitment to provide our customers with best-in-class products, support and services for their critical wired and wireless machine networking application.

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