Industrial Communication and Networking 

Industrial communication and networking solutions support industry in connecting its machines and plants

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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Panel discussion: Converging OT and IT to get the real taste of IIoT

In the panel, our guest speakers from Barilla and ITcore will discuss what are the benefits as well as the challenges that come with the convergence of OT and IT . They will explain also why data consistency from sensor to cloud is a precondition for a “perfect” IIoT world and address the crucial data security aspect.

Industrial Ethernet

The basis for efficient automation: with increasing digitalization, the requirements on industrial communications networks are rising continually. Powerful, integrated, and more and more real-time capable communications networks are required. Industrial Ethernet is the tried-and-tested technology that can meet these challenges – including the Ethernet-based standard TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) in the future.

Industrial Wireless Communication

Wireless communication offers many possibilities in the industry for particularly flexible and efficient automation solutions. We offer a comprehensive range of products, solutions and services covering the entire industrial wireless communication spectrum from Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) to WiMAX and WirelessHART. Whether your applications include logistics or port facilities, automobile manufacturing or amusement parks, our components for wireless communication cover various indoor as well as outdoor applications, even under the toughest conditions.

Industrial Remote Communication

Industrial plants are frequently widely spread apart – sometimes even across countries and borders. Siemens offers proven solutions for industrial remote access in public infrastructure, the manufacturing and the process industries, for both telecontrol and teleservice applications. For connecting plants distributed around the world, we offer a broad spectrum of industrial routers, both for wired and wireless access to private and public networks (remote networks). This also allows further remote applications such as video surveillance, condition monitoring, and smart grid applications.

Rugged Communication

RUGGEDCOM devices have become the benchmark for quality and reliability of communication networks deployed in harsh environments. They offer error-free operation with zero-packet-loss technology across an extended temperature range and under extreme electromagnetic interference. Furthermore, with innovative products to seamlessly integrate advanced Cybersecurity and Edge computing applications in to industrial networks, RUGGEDCOM is the ideal communication platform for the digitalization of critical infrastructure industries, e.g. Electric Power.

Industrial Network Solutions

Your partner for Industrial Networking in the Digital Enterprise

Our offering of industrial network solutions for reliable and efficient interaction between OT and IT networks follows a comprehensive approach. In addition to network components and software products, it also includes network consulting and training courses.

Network Management

Monitor and manage your industrial networks from a central location with SINEC software family for all areas of network management.

Identify your savings by using SINEC network management

ROI Calculator for network management 

Do you have a small, medium or large network set-up? Select the right network components for your current or planned network structure and calculate your savings. Afterwards, you can modify your selection step-by-step with individual parameters. Start your journey with the ROI Calculator here.

Industrial Network Solutions

Because all data networks are not alike

With industrial network solutions, we help our customers to lay an optimal foundation for digitalization through the reliable and efficient interaction between OT and IT and accompany them as they navigate the digital transformation.

Optimally connecting OT and IT

How can smooth collaboration between OT and IT be achieved? It’s important to understand the requirements of both networks.


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.

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. 

Expertise instead of experimenting

Professional Services support you in the development of networks as part of the industrial network solutions.

Professional Services for Industrial Networking

Our consulting experts support you every step of the way in the planning, development, and optimization of your industrial networks.

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Industrial Networks Education

Qualification and certification of your employees for the ongoing support and expansion of your networks.

Our partner network for industrial network solutions is available to you worldwide

Partner network for Industrial Network Solutions

Global expertise on site
Our partners around the world provide you with network expertise and customized solutions on site. Every partner is a proven expert in their field and is selected, qualified, and certified by Siemens.

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Unique expertise in industrial communication and networking

Based on selected examples from various industries, we show you how important optimal industrial communication in production networks is, what the best way is to implement it, and what innovative areas of application our portfolio supports.
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Best conditions for open communication

Communication via open platforms and standards ensures that automation systems and networks seamlessly interact.


On the path to digitalization – thanks to open, platform-neutral communication with OPC UA


PROFINET – the leading Industrial Ethernet standard for automation – supports you in creating end-to-end, integrated processes and configuring networked interfaces.

Time-Sensitive Networking - TSN

In industrial networks, the Ethernet-based standard TSN enables reserved bandwidths, quality of service (QoS) mechanisms, low transmission latency, and parallel transmission of multiple protocols – even real-time-capable ones.


PROFIBUS can be adapted to the most diverse applications following a modular concept and proves its worth in all segments of discrete automation and the process industries.


AS-Interface (AS-i) provides you with an effective and powerful bus system which connects all sensors and actuators on the lowest field level with the superior control – with unrivaled ease, safety and integration!


Integrating all components is simplified by IO-Link in switchboards and IO-Link at the field level. They ensure maximum consistency and efficiency on the last steps to the process and thereby seamless communication.

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Industrial Communication Highlights

At Siemens, industrial communication is not only about hardware products. You can also obtain special services and support, along with domain-specific expertise to help ensure continued success for your projects.
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Cybersecurity for Industry

Security information

In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions only form one element of such a concept. For more information about industrial security, please visit.


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Industrial communication and networking are an important basis for the digital transformation of your company. Our experts will be pleased to support you!