A Connected Factory in the Cloud

Rapid Deployment and Greater Agility

Meraki Meets Manufacturing

Meraki products help IT and operation technology (OT) departments come together and address the challenges that modern manufacturers face. Whether you’re looking to gain greater insight into activities on the factory floor, troubleshoot network issues before they impact production, or prioritize production-critical applications at geographically distributed sites, Meraki lets you manage all of your IT needs from a single dashboard. Count on the Meraki suite of cloud-managed IT solutions — including advanced networking, enterprise-grade security and mobility management, and video surveillance — to reduce costs, increase production throughputs, and mitigate downtime risks.


5 Ways to Unite IT and OT

Solution Guide:
Meraki for Manufacturing

Solution Guide:
Meraki MV for Manufacturing

Using the visibility in the Meraki dashboard, we were able to troubleshoot specific machines that we previously didn’t realise were using a lot of bandwidth

– Daniel Hodson | Business Excellence Manager, Concentric AB

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Avoid Production Downtime

  • Automatic email alerts of potential issues as they arise in real-time
  • Investigate issues remotely in a matter of minutes to dramatically reduce time to resolution — no need to wait for an engineer to arrive on-site
  • Next-day advanced replacement across the portfolio keeps manufacturing running smoothly
  • Auto-VPN and SD-WAN with automatic WAN failover help ensure 24/7 uptime and connectivity at all sites

Go Mobile

  • Allow employees to communicate anywhere on-site via mobile devices
  • Automatic RF optimization for challenging RF environments
  • Enforce geo-based policies for employee on-site and off-site mobile device usage
  • Seamlessly push apps to devices

Manage and Deploy with Ease

  • Intuitive web-based dashboard to manage all Meraki devices
  • Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play devices allow sites to go live in days without the need for highly trained network engineers
  • Lock production devices in single app mode
  • Monitor device battery charge, location, status, etc.

Reduce Costs

  • Troubleshoot network issues in real-time with tools such as remote packet capture and cable testing, reducing operating costs by up to 90% compared to traditional technologies
  • PoE/PoE+ options provide power for edge devices across the site as well as monitoring
  • Apply port schedules to automatically turn off always-on devices when idle to save on site energy consumption

Minimize Waste

  • Deploy Meraki security cameras as a sensor to intelligently monitor processes on-site
  • Industry's simplest solution to implement — just plug cameras into Ethernet
  • Find footage of interest in minutes without the need to export any data
  • Use footage and built-in analytics to rapidly learn and improve site processes

Our Products

All Cisco Meraki devices are centrally and securely managed from the cloud using a single web-based dashboard. Our feature-rich, intuitive architecture enables customers to save time, reduce operating costs, and solve new business problems.

  • Wireless Access Points

    Optimized for high-density with 802.11ax & Bluetooth

  • Security & SD-WAN

    Feature rich unified threat management & SD-WAN with extension to AWS & Azure

  • Switches

    Layer 2 & Layer 3 switches for mission-critical networks

  • Insight

    Improved user experience and deeper insight into your WAN

  • EMM

    Unified management & control of thousands of devices

  • Smart Cameras

    Streamlines deployment & monitoring of video security systems