Rugged communications for electric power systems

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  • Siemens communication devices are in service in utility installations worldwide. They exceed recognized industry standards for operation in harsh environments and contribute to a stable flow of electricity.

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Products and solutions that set standards

Communications for mission-critical applications in harsh environments

If you want to protect high-value assets in electric power systems, you need to have the most reliable, efficient, and automated operations in place. Siemens is a trusted partner with a broad range of reliable components for industrial communications.

The right solution for a wide range of applications

High availability is important for electrical utilities in order to avoid outages that can lead to significant economic losses. Siemens products and solutions for electric power communication networks are the answer to our customers’ needs and challenges. They have been designed to fulfill the requirements of utilities worldwide. They have been built to ensure that protection and control systems in substations are in constant contact with widely dispersed distribution automation equipment. Also, all relevant information has to be transmitted to control centers.

Addressing the unique challenges of the electric power industry.

The power industry not only has sheer size and coverage to consider with their overall networks, they also have FERC regulations, and the overall security of our nations grid amidst increasing cyber hacks on critical infrastructure.  This industry has very unique challenges, and with Siemens RUGGEDCOM expertise, products and services, we are here to help you address these challenges.  Visit our "Addressing Utility Challenges" page to learn more.


A comprehensive portfolio with a wide range of certifications

RUGGEDCOM products have been developed to serve the needs of utilities. They are fully compliant with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 and have proven themselves in thousands of electric power installations worldwide. RUGGEDCOM and SCALANCE products are based on open standards that ensure interoperability. Our products fulfill and exceed the requirements of multiple industries like oil and gas, marine, and transportation. Selected products comply with industry standards and come with various certifications, including NEMA-TS2, EN 50121-4/Rail, ATEX, FM, IECEx and MIL-STD-810F.



The comprehensive RUGGEDCOM portfolio offers products specifically designed for use in harsh and demanding environments. We have the right solutions for a broad range of applications. Use the RUGGEDCOM Selector to assemble the appropriate RUGGEDCOM products for your specific application – in a simple and user-friendly way.

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To remain competitive over the long term, industrial companies need to ensure – and ideally increase – the availability and productivity of their machines and plants. As your partner, we offer a unique range of services and support based on our extensive technology and industry expertise.

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