RUGGEDCOM Case Studies

Day in and day out, RUGGEDCOM products perform without fail under extreme conditions in the toughest environments. The following case studies provide an overview of their far-reaching industrial applications range.


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Overcoming barriers for CNOOC Liaodong

In Bohai Bay, where China's largest offshore oil and gas production field is located, an integrated broadband wireless solution from Siemens helped the operator Liaodong establish reliable data transmission between production platforms and overcome barriers in offshore network communication.


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SICA: Reliable rugged communications solution for Spanish railway

RUGGEDCOM switches and routers interconnect traction substations along new AVE high-speed train line between Barcelona and France.


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Siemens builds two new advanced Ethernet networks in the Macedonian mountains

RUGGEDCOM-based networks from Siemens address the challenges of the Macedonian transmission operator while strengthening a decade-long partnership with the local solution provider.


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Staying cool and controlled in the desert sun

The challenge: Power Economy Middle East, a systems integrator, needed to source Ethernet switches to enable reliable SCADA monitoring and control for new distribution substations in harsh desert environments.


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A Swiss rail network upgrades to a new control system - Redundant control system for traction power monitoring of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn offices have a 24-7 connection to the central servers of the power control system in Brig and Glisergrund via redundant Ethernet switches.


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Siemens leads the way to spectacular Saadiyat Island Cultural District to help Elmec

Reliable RUGGEDCOM products from Siemens are at the heart of automated tunnel to connect all three museums: Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Abu and the National Zayed Museum on Saadiyat.


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Wind energy is more reliable than ever with a new Ethernet network from Siemens

Alflex Technologies turns to Siemens to build an Ethernet network for a Dutch wind farm with 43 turbines.


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Midstate Electric Cooperative: Siemens brings reliable network solution to Central Oregon

RUGGEDCOM Multi-Service Platform and serial device server enable substation RTU and IED integration into SCADA fiber optic network.


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Qatar: the land of sand, sun and a rugged network

Challenge: Delivering performance and reliability when facing extreme heat and severe space and power limitations in remote, unmanned locations.


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A WiMAX network from Siemens masters the harsh conditions of the Baltic Sea to help Kraftnat Aland

Siemens WiMAX solution delivers 4G broadband wireless network for transmission system SCADA along with improved reliability and capacity for future functionalities to island archipelago in the Baltic Sea.


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Montreal’s Métro gets rugged

Siemens partners with a system integrator to help modernize and automate Montreal's subway system by leveraging the unique RUGGEDCOM portfolio from Siemens.


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Rugged Network Solutions on the Right Track for Resologis Rail

Challenge: Provide a complete and reliable solution that is compact enough to fit into small spaces.


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CEPALCO: A Smart Grid vision comes to life

Challenge: Robust and secure broadband radio that is easy to install is needed to overcome difficult geography and climatic conditions.


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WiMAX is the answer to a Smart Grid challenge in Philippines for Davao Light and Power Company

Challenge: Fiber alone is not enough: secure, rugged and efficient wireless solutions also needed.


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The "No Man's Land" gets a rugged wireless network from Siemens to help Tri-County Electric Cooperative

RUGGEDCOM WIN base stations and subscriber units enable SCADA connectivity for rural substations and a mobile workforce.


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Xceltra: A rugged data network in Saudi Arabia stands up to the challenge

Challenge: Requirements to handle old and new interfaces, meet IEC substation standards, and overcome extreme heat.


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A major oil & gas player in Middle East deploys a rugged network from Siemens for Petroleum Development Oman

Siemens network design and integrated solutions enables reliable, resilient communications for monitoring, control and surveillance of oil and gas fields.


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Global Health Care: The Virtual Doctor is always on site

The innovative telemedical application Global Health Care AescuLink in combination with the latest communication technology makes possible the immediate emergency care of patients at remote locations such as on a ship, an oil platform, or a wind power plant.


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Brisa Connects with RUGGEDCOM

Communication solutions for open road tolling.


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RUGGEDCOM Network Infrastructure and Professional Services helps Cuming County Public Power District manage seasonal loads to improve service, costs and safety

Challenge: latencies in gathering data from remote substations forced CCPPD to over-correct in balancing its grid loads, impacting customers and costs.


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Georgetown, Texas deploys Siemens RUGGEDCOM WIN wireless broadband to upgrade mission-critical infrastructure communications

Challenge: find a solution that allowed multiple remote water treatment sites (as well as other future applications) to connect to the SCADA network while minimizing the overall latency.


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MAESSA chooses RUGGEDCOM to be part of its standard solution for high voltage substations

Challenge: provide a reliable, utility grade Ethernet network for interconnecting multiple remote telecontrol units distributed across a high voltage substation.


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EPRESA in Spain chooses RUGGEDCOM for developing its smart grid

Challenge: provide a highly reliable backbone network that can be used for multiple applications including smart grid, smart metering, distribution automation, SCADA, video surveillance, customer internet access and VoIP.


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City of Peoria, Arizona: hybrid communications network

Challenge: extend the communication network from traffic signal controllers, cameras and variable message signs back to the city of Peoria’s Traffic Management Center (TMC).


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A&N Electric reduces outage impact using Siemens products

Challenge: improve SAIDI (System Average Interruption Duration Index) and reduce the outages to critical facilities such as hospitals, caused by storms and vehicular collisions with power poles.


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TVA/Tiptonville switching station: integrating UCA at the switching station for SCADA and relay protection applications

Challenge: provide additional transmission capacity in the NE Tennessee region of the TVA system by building a new 161 kV transmission line and the Tiptonville switching station.