Industrial and Rugged Network Services
Expert support for future-proof communication networks
First-class network components alone will not be enough to create a first-class industrial communication network. A thorough understanding of network designs is at least as important. You get both when you deal with us and our certified Solution Partners. And that pays off for you: We give you professional help in developing your network solution, tailored to meet your specific requirements.
From design to implementationHow can you ensure that a communication network will meet all current and future industry requirements? And how do you get the most out of the potential offered by state-of-the-art networks? The best way is to work with a reliable, skilled partner that’s every bit at home in industrial automation as in designing and implementing communication networks. In other words: with Siemens.
Know where you stand today
Let us take a comprehensive look at your current network and make the best recommendations to take you into the future. The preliminary work starts with an on-site visit to thoroughly review and document the existing network, determine weak points in performance and specify needs. We perform this evaluation review with you. That saves both time and costs, and ensures the project will be smoothly implemented.
Uncover and pinpoint pitfalls within your existing network impeding performance through comprehensive benchmark testing and expert assessments.
Provide a documented audit report (including but, not limited to):
- Existing network architectures
- Inventory of devices
- Benchmark tests results
- Recommended reports to ensure a robust industrial Ethernet network
- Ensures continuous monitoring of the health of the network
- Anticipates and predicts issues before they occur
- Addresses current issues and complaints
- Provides recommendations for full growth potential
Identify and gauge security vulnerabilities within your existing network architecture with an in-depth analysis, recommended actions and help with implementing solutions.
- Discovery and analysis
- Vulnerability assessments
- Audit reports
- Implementation plans
- Design, development and delivery of security solutions
- Uncovers vulnerabilities and potential risks in the current network architecture
- Captures and documents details of findings and recommendations
- Provides a path forward to close gaps and protect people and assets
The right design from the start
If you're ready for a network expansion or upgrade but not sure where to begin, we have you covered with our tried and tested experience. We perform a thorough performance analysis of your network and infrastructure as part of our Network Design Services and Radio Frequency (RF) Planning and Site Survey Services. We then work with you to determine which levers will work best to meet the required needs.
Need help with a new network or want to optimize or expand an existing network? Our highly skilled network architects are experts at pulling it all together.
- Define network parameters such as: eRSTP, VLANs, IP addresses, HRP and MRP, routing protocols
Create wiring diagrams, and network port assignments
Define firewall rule sets
- Ensures proper network implementation
Eliminates ad hoc configurations
Provides documented network design
Looking to expand your footprint? Is your wireless network underperforming? A site survey lays the foundation to ensure your network deployment, expansion or upgrade is engineered for success.
Define RF coverage
- Assign frequency while minimizing interference
- Provide guidance that supports infrastructure needs
- Assess RF interferences in the area
- Confirm physical location and surrounding environment
Provides insight of the coverage prior to implementation
Eliminates ad hoc configurations
Provides documented coverage and frequency planning for intended area
Helps minimize any interference with users of the same frequency in the area of implementation
Provides confidence with the theoretical RF Plan
Defines a detailed Bill of Material for installation, reducing potential scope gaps
Hit the ground running
Minimize the risk of malfunctions and outages in your communication network with our proven Pre-Configuration and Testing Services . Our Implementation Services also let you benefit from rapid commissioning and certainty during the construction stage, all of which will ensure the smooth operation of your plant and network.
Significantly reduce risk of on-site DoA and failure of essential / critical deployments through hardware pre-configuration and testing by certified professionals.
Create configuration files for upload to devices
Pre-configure hardware per project requirements prior to delivery
Testing of equipment before shipping (Factory Acceptance Testing, FAT)
Reduces on-site and installation time
Ensures correct operation of network before hardware delivery
Provides baseline configuration before testing on-site
When it comes time to implement, our experienced team gets you up and running quickly, ensuring a secure and scalable design that will optimize your installation and network uptime.
Configure hardware per project requirements
Testing of equipment
Installation and commissioning of SCALANCE and RUGGEDCOM hardware via qualified partners and subcontractors
Ensures an accelerated, accurate on-site implementation based on years of experience, training and certification.
Targeted training for the real world
Once the project has been implemented, plant or facility employees will require prompt training to make sure your new network runs perfectly and is efficiently maintained. The complex nature of the latest enterprise-wide communication networks makes it important to understand the system as a whole. We share this knowledge with you as part of our standard training sessions, which analyze the interconnection between automation systems and IT systems from the ground up. Our range of training sessions also includes certification and customized courses.
Gain the essential knowledge and skills for planning and implementing industrial networks and connecting them to business systems. Learn how to operate, maintain or troubleshoot an existing industrial network.
The standard program consists of three fields of study, where attendees will acquire customer-specific knowledge in a hands-on environment focused on:
Switching & Routing in Industrial Networks
Wireless LAN in Industrial Networks
Security in Industrial Networks
Gain competence in industrial networks
Learn the latest tactics and technologies
Implement learning at your organization
Increase the uptime, flexibility and reliability of your company’s industrial networks