Manufacturing IT/OT

Manufacturing IT/OT

The Information Technology (IT) enterprises and corporations use is increasingly integrating with the Operational Technology (OT) manufacturing and process facilities run. This IT/OT Convergence is changing the requirements that plant engineers and technicians must meet to keep their facilities running.

Matrix Technologies understands the challenge. Our decades of experience designing and implementing secure, sophisticated Industrial Automation Control Systems (IACS) ensure the safety of your entire manufacturing operation and protect your intellectual property. Contact one of our experts today to learn more.

Holistic System Design – Whether you have a brownfield facility with an established control system or are starting fresh, Matrix understands the importance of the big picture. We will tailor a solution that meets your goals considering a multitude of factors including the control system technology, data and information flow requirements, maintenance, scalability, and cost.

Industrial Networking – We understand that your customers make new demands of your process control networks every day. Strategists in the enterprise need data in order to make business decisions. OEM skids need to communicate with other aspects of the control system. New exploits are constantly putting the process control network at risk for security breaches. Legacy equipment needs upgrading. You need to meet these demands while keeping your facility running. Our team knows how to identify vulnerabilities, develop mitigation plans, add and upgrade devices, and implement an advanced network infrastructure for you.

Virtualization – As demands on computers increase and legacy equipment ages, the cost of running and maintaining computers and infrastructure goes up with time. Virtualization may help you manage those costs and develop a straightforward path to scaling up your operation. Virtualization software allows multiple instances of computer operating systems to run on a single physical computer. Combining multiple hosts and storage networks can lead to a robust control system that can do more while consuming less electricity and reducing downtime.

Operational Technology – IT/OT Convergence is leading to control systems encountering many problems that once were only concerns for the IT world. Managing software licensing, implementing secure remote access, configuring antivirus, installing operating system patches, and developing Disaster Recovery plans are now commonplace. Matrix’s experts have in-depth knowledge of the complexities of these modern control systems. We will guide you toward developing a plan to operate and maintain your control system investment.

Standards and Documentation Development – You may not have detailed documentation on the IACS networks and equipment installed at your facility. Our experts can audit your network switches, cabling, and terminations, your servers and data infrastructure, draw up system diagrams, evaluate gaps in your network and cyber security, and more. We will work with you to develop a roadmap to reach your business goals.

Project Technology Experience – Matrix’s projects span a wealth of industrials and vendor technologies. Recent projects utilized technology from Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, NetApp, Stratus, Dell, DP, Nutanix, Rockwell, Wonderware, GE, Inductive Automation, and more. Whether it’s recommending a new technology to you or working with your preferred vendor and system, we leverage our extensive experience to deliver the solution that is right for you.