Industrial IT infrastructure and the information it provides is the backbone of modern operations. IT assets must be managed, secured and offer seamless integration between systems to be successful. Cogent designs and implements IT systems to meet the reliability, performance and security needs of industrial operations today.
> Plant-wide Network Design
At Cogent, we provide the knowledge and expertise associated with all aspects of an integrated, secure and effective network design. Cogent designs networks to meet the client’s requirements for scalability, load balancing, security and availability. Whether it is for physical or virtualized environments, our team ensures server configurations and designs are matched for optimal system performance.
> Network Security
Cogent offers knowledge and expertise in the area of network and cyber/malware security protection for industrial operations and facilities. Cogent supports its clients in implementing all aspects of an integrated and secure network infrastructure, PC/Servers and control layer to minimize potential hazards without impacting system performance.
> Wireless & Mobile Field Data Capture
Cogent’s IT team can design secure wireless and mobile access within a facility so that both field devices and mobile workers can access information quickly and efficiently. From notifications and real-time data views to workflow management and data entry, Cogent can tailor solutions to fit your goals.
> Disaster Recovery Planning
Many plants do not have a disaster recovery plan when it comes to their control and IT assets, data and infrastructure. Cogent’s services and solutions can deliver a disaster recovery plan along with the necessary backup processes to ensure a low mean time to repair when inevitable disasters hit.
> Automated Failover & Redundancy
The consequences of system failure are typically costly downtimes, high restarting costs and loss of valuable data. As part of our high-availability design approach, Cogent incorporates failover capability in servers, systems or networks to helps minimize the possibility of damage caused by an unexpected failure or abnormal termination. Our expertise includes deploying redundant systems and keeping them running at peak performance to increase the reliability of your operation.
> CCTV Systems
As part of the overall network infrastructure, Cogent provides IT services to design CCTV systems for both process and security systems. CCTV systems need to be designed to meet the performance requirements of today’s video systems without impacting or interfering with process control networks. Good operational situational awareness not only includes a HMI/SCADA system but integrated camera systems to provide live video (and recording) of process events.
> Database Development
Aggregating data and providing integrated access to information is key to real-time plant production systems. Cogent provides the necessary know-how to ensure plants can collect, access, aggregate and analyze data quickly and efficiently within the right context through proper database design and integration.
> Custom Software Applications
Cogent offers full development expertise in both desktop and web applications and application-to-application integration for industrial clients. Our team leverages current technologies and standards-based practices in development, test and production procedures to ensure project success.
> Application to Application Integration
Cogent’s services and solutions offer expertise in integration between applications using industry standard practices and tools (i.e. Web Services, APIs, databases etc.). Connecting real-time data with ERP components opens up new opportunities for facilities to extract more benefits from their IT asset investments and drives greater operational performance.