Business efficiency and customer satisfaction, along with small environmental impacts, create communication challenges for many companies. Data transmission is the central nervous system of the critical applications on which we depend for life. There is a need to ensure absolutely reliable uninterrupted operation for, for example, potable water, electricity, transport and rail services, and their thorough inspection and maintenance. It is good to have the right solution in place because if...
Extending the network beyond the limits
Westermo has a solution that makes it possible to ignore the limits of communication over conventional cables. Conventional UTP cables allow Ethernet to be transmitted typically up to 100 meters. Wolwerine's Ethernet extenders allow you to go much further than this using many different types of cables already installed.
Industrial cyber security
Cyber threats are particularly dangerous in today's world of industrial technology. The mere thought of a hacker remotely controlling an industrial complex, whether it's a power generation, coal mining or road tunnel, is quite chilling. Westermo is fully aware of the seriousness of such threats and has therefore set aside space in its structure for an independent cybersecurity department that not only continuously raises the security level of its products, but also sets security trends in...
Westermo Operating System is a leading-edge operating system for industrial networks that is continuously developed and thoroughly tested. It powers the best switches and routers on the market today to provide resilient and reliable communications in industrial environments. WeOS supports a wide range of industrial and security protocols and is designed in a simple and straightforward configuration format. WeOS together with Westermo hardware creates the world's most reliable networking...
WeConfig makes configuration and management more efficient, simple and reliable. Many hours of configuration work can be saved during initial installation and in-service maintenance. Time-consuming tasks can be handled automatically from one place for the entire large installation when setting up or updating. WeConfig minimizes the risk of human-related setup errors while recommending the optimal network configuration. A properly configured and monitored network with a simple and robust...
WeConnect is a networking solution that enables secure remote access to networks, each of which is perfectly isolated from all others. Strong encryption allows secure access to any network device using a PC, smartphone or tablet. Thus, being able to access technology that is anywhere in the world means significant time and money savings.
The global trend is clearly increasing the number of fiber optic installations for data communications. The immunity to electromagnetic interference, the ability to communicate over very long distances and the response time thus clearly capture the physical advantages of light.
Serial data transfer
Serial protocols are rapidly being replaced by IP solutions already in industrial, conservative environments. The advantages of IP networks are clear - interoperability between devices, the ability to use conventional structured cabling and simple setup and control via PC-based software. Despite all this, thousands and thousands of older, expensive but still well-functioning serial-only devices are still used in industry. Westermo has products to connect these devices to modern networks.
Nowadays, the circle is the standard for any communication application. A ring will provide much greater reliability but also security of data transmission for access to systems, and therefore successful investors quite naturally require circular wiring. When the communication infrastructure is interrupted in a ring, there is always a backup route to access the entire system. However, data exchange in the ring requires sophisticated measures against network congestion called broadcast storms....