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.
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.
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Because all data networks are not alikeWith 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
Unique expertise in industrial communication and networkingBased 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.
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.