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Cisco Intelligent Networked Manufacturing Strategy Unveiled During National Manufacturing Week Show in Chicago

February 23, 2004 Who: Cisco Systems, Inc., Booth 5630 What:
Feb 23, 2004

February 23, 2004

Who: Cisco Systems, Inc., Booth 5630

What: Cisco Systems® unveils the Cisco® Intelligent Networked Manufacturing Strategy at the National Manufacturing Week Show. The strategy is a vision for breaking down the barriers to collaboration across the manufacturing workflow process-product development, supply management, production management, sales and distribution, and service management.

Booth 5630 will feature the Cisco Ethernet to the Factory solution, a component of the Cisco Intelligent Networked Manufacturing strategy. This solution brings standards-based Industrial Ethernet to the factory floor for greater efficiency and uptime in addition to wireless, security, and voice applications for improved visibility, flexibility, and productivity.

Cisco speakers at the show include:

Scott Westlake, Manufacturing Industry Marketing Lead - "Intelligent Networked Manufacturing and Industrial Ethernet" on Wednesday, February 25, 2004, from 11:00-11:50 a.m. in room S404D.

Larry O'Connell, Product Manager - "Management and Autoconfiguration of Industrial Ethernet Networks" on Monday, February 23, 2004, from 11:00-11:50 a.m. in room S402B.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International organizes and manages the technical conference program, which focuses on manufacturing, design and automation, nanotechnology, plant engineering and management, and professional development. Attendance at the 2003 event was 29,000.

When:February 23-26, 2004.

Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.

How:Press and analyst briefings and telebriefings are scheduled for February 23-25, 2004. To schedule a press or analyst briefing, contact Laura Johnston at or call 408 525-3582.