Industrial Communication and Networking
Network components, training courses, services, and support based on proven standards
Companies need industrial communication to control machines, plants, or power distribution. Optimal utilization of the data generated in production also requires that Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) networks seamlessly interact. Our industrial communication portfolio permits the optimal networking of automation components based on professional infrastructure planning and implementation using SCALANCE and RUGGEDCOM network components. With our complete range of solutions for industrial networking, we help you to lay an optimal foundation for digitalization and accompany you from the very start as you navigate the digital transformation.
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Optimally connecting OT and IT
OT networks are part of automation. Because failures can quickly become extremely costly, these networks have to be constantly available and reliable. Data transmission has to be performed reliably at all times, even under difficult conditions. In IT, which is tailored to end users, the main focus is on the speed at which data can be transmitted and used. Whereas data in the field usually flows horizontally, IT networks are vertically oriented. Communication between clients runs vertically via a server.
Both networks have to meet the strictest requirements for cybersecurity, adapted to each one’s specific circumstances. In-depth knowledge of both automation and IT is required if everything is to be optimally interconnected.
Comprehensive approach for better networks
With Professional Services for industrial networking, consulting experts from Siemens help you plan, develop, and optimize your networks.
Special training courses are offered that train and certify your employees to permit the ongoing support and expansion of your enterprise network. Our comprehensive offering of components and software for industrial communication meets all requirements relating to performance, reliability, robustness, and availability.
Additional, individualized support is available worldwide from our qualified and experienced partners.