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Manufacturing Systems Infrastructure
Manufacturing Systems Infrastructure

As manufacturers seek to gain a greater handle on their operations, the operational technologies (OT) that run their processes are quickly converging with information technology (IT) systems. 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, reliable, leading-edge 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 and infrastructure or are starting fresh, Matrix understands the importance of the big picture. We will tailor a solution that meets your goals. We will work with you to select the best control and infrastructure system technologies for your process. We’ll help you establish best practices for securing data, system resilience and scalability, and cost efficiency.

Modern Converged Control System

Today's control systems not only consist of classic OT components such as data servers, HMIs, and PLCs, but also many IT native elements. With this convergence comes many benefits, but also challenges that were once only the concern for IT. Managing software licensing, implementing secure remote access, configuring and managing a network, configuring and maintaining antivirus software, installing operating system patches, and developing disaster recovery plans are now commonplace practices in modern control systems. Matrix experts have in-depth knowledge of these practices. We will guide you toward developing a plan to operate and maintain your control system investment.

Documentation and Standards Development

You may not have detailed or current documentation of the IACS networks and equipment installed at your facility. Our experts can audit your network switches, cabling, terminations, servers, and data infrastructure, and generate current documentation of your facility’s IACS. We can evaluate your system for gaps in your network, cyber security, and more. We will collaborate with you to develop a roadmap to reach your business goals.

Industrial Networks

  • Industrial Demilitarized Zone (iDMZ)
  • Network Segmentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Design
  • Physical System Security
  • And More

Computing Systems/ Manufacturing Datacenters

  • Physical Servers, Workstations, and Clients
  • Virtualized Data Centers


  • Determining The Right Hardware
  • Selecting an Appropriate Hypervisor Platform
  • Physical-to-Virtual Conversions (P2V)
  • Configuring High Availability (HA)
  • Configuring Centralized Storage
  • System Migrations/Upgrades

Storage and Backups

  • Accessibility
  • Storage Speed
  • Capacity
  • Backup Protection
  • Data Security

Application Services

  • Specifying Supporting Software and Services
  • Architecting Control Systems
  • Integrated Application Security
  • Remote Access Components

Documentation and Standards Development

  • OT Network Address, VLAN, Subnet Standards
  • OT Network Cabling Standards
  • OT Logical/Physical Network Diagrams
  • And More

Additional Services in Support of OT Systems

  • Network Audits & Assessments
  • Installed Asset Review
  • Cyber Security Evaluation
  • Network Loading and Segmentation
  • Capturing Existing Network Statistics

Regarding the PLC Conversion, let's focus on the Matrix response for a moment here. Your Indiana Team has been at this non-stop and at all hours trying to help us resolve what's going on. That's commitment in my eyes, that's a partnership move.

Technology Engineer

Major Grain Company

Regarding programming and validation support, your team will oftentimes stay over or late to ensure that time deadlines are met. You are always exceeding expectations.

Project Management Program Lead

Major Pharmaceutical Company

Things are running just fine on this Boiler House project and we should finish things up in the next month or two, there is never a problem with Matrix.

Lead Engineer

Major Steel Company

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