Panduit buys developer of Ethernet troubleshooting tool
Panduit has bought Network Vision, the developer of the IntraVue tool for visualising and diagnosing industrial Ethernet networks. The tool allows users who are not network experts to identify and analyse network interruptions that conventional tools cannot spot, thus improving the uptime of their networks. It also provides real-time monitoring of their networks.
If users cannot solve a network problem themselves, they can send the files to Network Vision experts for analysis. The system records network information continuously, allowing intermittent problems to be captured. This often provides enough information to avoid the need for a costly on-site support calls.
“The proven capabilities of IntraVue and the expertise of the team will provide our customers with the ability to increase the reliability of their network infrastructure and as a result, improve operational uptime,” says Matthew O’Sullivan, executive vice-president of Panduit’s industrial automation infrastructure business.
Network Vision’s founder, Mark Fondl, adds that Panduit will complement IntraVue “by combining our ability to bridge the physical installation of the infrastructure to the applications supported by the network, with the world-class developer and provider of physical infrastructure solutions”.
IntraVue is currently being used on more than 2,500 networks globally, ranging in size from small bakeries to large automotive plants. It is claimed to be cost-effective for networks with as few as 30 devices.