Rugged Communications Equipment for Harsh Environments
Our products are at their best, when the environment around them is at its worst!
With RUGGEDCOM, the name speaks for itself. RUGGEDCOM products set new standards for quality and reliability for communication networks deployed in harsh environments. Covering an extremely wide temperature range, they offer zero-packet-loss technology under high electromagnetic interference and enhanced Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (eRSTP™) for ultra-high-speed network fault recovery. RUGGEDCOM products perform reliably in virtually all types of mission-critical networks – in substation automation, self-healing power grids and “smart grid” systems, in intelligent transportation systems for traffic management and railway control systems, as well as in process control and manufacturing automation systems used across multiple industrial sectors.

As your partner, Siemens understands your need for fast, reliable, and standardized communications. We are one of the world’s most tightly meshed service and support providers. Our innovation and focus on rugged communications will help you to meet these needs now and in the future!


No matter what the communications application or how extreme the conditions – the RUGGEDCOM product portfolio has the right solution: from switches and routers to media converters, serial device servers, wireless WAN and LAN, software and application solutions and more.


RUGGEDCOM Application Solutions

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RUGGEDCOM Application Solutions enable users to run third party applications directly on RUGGEDCOM hardware or in a Virtual Environment.


RUGGEDCOM Ethernet Layer 3 Switches/Routers

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By integrating router, firewall and VPN functionality, RUGGEDCOM routers are designed to exceed IEC 61850-3 protocol.


RUGGEDCOM Ethernet Layer 2 Switches



Ethernet Layer 2 Switches from RUGGEDCOM are ideally suited for mission-critical, real-time control applications requiring high availability.


RUGGEDCOM Media Converters



In addition to providing media conversion, RUGGEDCOM Media Converters also come with an integrated power supply (without an external adapter) – all in one package.


RUGGEDCOM Serial Device Servers

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RUGGEDCOM Serial-to-Ethernet servers are specifically designed to meet or even exceed industry standards for communications performance in mission-critical, real-time control applications.


RUGGEDCOM Cellular Routers

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Designed to provide secure, highly reliable networking performance in mission critical applications, RUGGEDCOM cellular routers are compact, powerful and wireless solutions with various wide area connectivity options.


RUGGEDCOM Wide Area Networks / Private Wirelss Networks / WiMAX



The RUGGEDCOM WIN series is the first broadband wireless product portfolio for private networks to deliver the benefits of carrier-grade 4G technology to critical infrastructure applications deployed in harsh environments.





The fully managed, wireless Ethernet switches of the RUGGEDCOM RS900W family integrate IEEE 802.11b/g secure wireless LAN with optional serial server functionality.


RUGGEDCOM Power-over-Ethernet Injectors



RUGGEDCOM power injectors provide the flexibility to power remote PoE devices using a single, standard Cat 5 cable, saving costs, space and labor in new and existing installations.





RUGGEDCOM software offerings cover everything from network management to secure remote IED access, data conversion, routing and visualization solutions.


RUGGEDCOM Accessories



The RUGGEDCOM portfolio features high-quality, industrial-grade accessories and supplies to complement various products.





The RUGGEDCOM RSL910 EoVDSL switch provides reliable, long-distance Ethernet communication over telephone-grade cables.

Technology Highlights
Given the increasing need for fast, reliable, standardized communications in numerous mission-critical industrial applications around the world, RUGGEDCOM networking products are designed to meet, even surpass internationally recognized industry standards. True to their name, RUGGEDCOM solutions are built tough – delivering error-free communication under high levels of electromagnetic interference, in extreme temperatures and over long distances.


Cyber security

Data protection is a crucial issue in all industries relying on communications networks and mission critical applications. RUGGEDCOM products fully meet various industry-specific security standards.

IEEE 1588 precision time synchronization solution for electric utilities

Precision timing solutions serve to increase an electric utility’s efficiency and uptime by improving monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. They also help reduce capital expenses by converging timing and data networks.

eRSTP – enhanced rapid spanning tree protocol

Ethernet switches forward traffic between ports. The switch examines each Ethernet frame and records (learns) the MAC address and the port upon which it resides.


Ethernet networking technology is increasingly migrating from the office to industrial environments. Use in real-time mission critical control applications, however, requires a level of immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) that goes well beyond what is currently delivered by commercial grade networking products.


This is a new wireless data link technology designed to support airport surface communications. It is used for airport ground applications as well as for safety and traffic control.


Rugged Rated

IEC 61850 protocol

IEC 61850 communications and systems for substations is a standard comprising ten parts that outline the complete framework for substation automation, including EMI (electromagnetic interference) immunity and environmental requirements (IEC 61850-3) for communications networks and systems in substations.

IEEE 1613 standard

IEEE 1613 is an industry standard for communications networking devices in electric power substations. It specifies ratings, environmental performance requirements and testing requirements for communications networking devices installed in electric power substations.

Accelerated & Environmental Stress Testing

Rigorous Tests are conducted daily in Siemens state-of-the-art Environmental Stress Test Lab to produce reliable rugged communications equipment.

ISO certification

RUGGEDCOM has an environmental management system to ensure that its products and solutions are designed in accordance with ISO certification standards.

Class 2 error-free devices

Reliable performance in harsh conditions like those typically found in electric utility substations requires high-grade communications equipment. IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 standards were specifically developed for communications networks and systems in substations.