Network Design and Configuration
Ethernet-based networks are standard in the IT world. However, there is some nuance and additional consideration when designing an OT network. We can provide network segregation, switch selection, and proper VLAN configuration to meet the requirements of your OT devices. In addition, our team has expertise in many bus networks, such as DeviceNet, FieldBus, DH+, Modbus, and BACNet, so you can connect to legacy devices and I/O systems.
Server Specification and Configuration
Industrial control system software relies on modern IT server infrastructure that is high-availability and fault-tolerant. Selecting the proper server infrastructure and operating system is critical to plant operation. We know what it takes to understand SCADA, Historian, and other industrial control system software properly, and will select and configure the servers for project success.
IT departments are concerned about bad actors and network penetrations. But OT networks have different requirements since uptime is critical to manufacturing and personal safety. Having a trusted partner that can speak the same language as your IT department while also understanding the requirements of an OT project is a key service that we bring to our clients. We can ensure that the IT and OT system are configured to communicate in a safe, effective, and reliable way.
Custom Application Development
Commercial off-the-shelf software does not always fit the needs of your business. When a custom .NET software solution is required, we can work with you to develop the requirement and to program and implement the solution. From automated data mining to recipe and document creation, we have got you covered.
Database Design and Administration
Storing data about your manufacturing process and operator actions in a relational database is effective and efficient. It can then be easily accessed and contextualized. We have expertise in SQL server specification, configuration, and administration for use with your industrial control system software.
Why Excel Engineering?
Excel is an experienced, dedicated partner that brings a detail-oriented and relationship-driven approach to every project to ensure it exceeds your goals. Here are just a few of the reasons to partner with us for your IT/OT System Engineering needs.
Project Planning & Cost Analysis
Hands-On Project Management
Services for Remodels, Expansions, & New Construction
Deep Technical Knowledge
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