Pioneers in Industrial Networks
Vernetzen specialises in industrial networking, offering services and products that vary from end-to-end network solutions down to single unit deployments aimed at operational environments.
Industrial Network Infrastructure
Network Distribution Board (NDB)
The Network Distribution Boards solve the problem of getting low and extra low-voltage power and network connections underground to operate an underground network.
The NDB are a combination of electrical and network componentry provided in a split door configuration. The enclosure separates the 1000VAC electrical components from the network components allowing access to the network equipment without requiring an electrician. The network switches are classed as distribution switches.
Integrated Network Distribution Board (INDB™)
This enclosure supports up to 2 din-rail mount PoE capable Ethernet access switches providing connectivity and power to WoCs, IP Phones and CCTV.
Wi-Fi over Coaxial (WoC)
The Wi-Fi over Coax (WoC) Mini Headend is a new approach to Industrial Mining Networks. It merges the reliability, affordability and flexibility of Ethernet and Wi-Fi with the connectivity and simplicity of Leaky Feeder. With better coverage, requiring fewer units and faster to deploy, the WoC is a cost-effective alternative.
Provides better blanket Wi-Fi coverage than a traditional Access Point (AP) based configuration.
Require fewer physical units to cover an equivalent Access Point based solution.
Utilise industry Wi-Fi standards for supportability.
Field-upgradeable to accommodate new standards.
Can be deployed alongside traditional Wi-Fi Access Points as part of a wider wireless network.
Improved speed to install - by using readily available electrical trades, using familiar tools/equipment and techniques.
Can be managed using the same network management tools and techniques as traditional APs.
Industrial Network Management
Vernetzen’s ZenEye Platform, encompasses ZenEye EndNode and ZenEye Appliance, are equipped with advanced monitoring techniques to enable data collection and monitoring on new or existing networks and communications infrastructure. Legacy devices that may not have any monitoring capability can be easily integrated into the solution. A variety of communications technologies can be leveraged by the ZenEye Appliance.
The advanced cyber security feature relies on an operating system based on Linux and virtualisation that is utilised for various applications and enhanced security. Dual gigabit Ethernet ports allow the appliance to be located in OT and IT networks as necessary.
Secure authenticated remote access VPN session to remote networks.
Allows secure network troubleshooting with total oversight of Network Owner.
Provides efficient troubleshooting method for IT specialists.
Allow external support providers to troubleshoot equipment issues in an efficient and secure manner.
Generic installation requirements with Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity; 18-75 V DC power.
No need to manage port-forwarding or firewall rulesets.
Vernetzen Veto is purposely designed to allow Network Owner's to confidently control third-party access to IP networks.
The unique pre-authorisation process ensures networks are only accessible by third-parties on a case-by-case basis with the Network's Owner prior approval. Furthermore, access is finite in duration as the secure, cloud-based access tunnels are digitally destroyed on timeout or termination.
The continuous evolution of technology has resulted in a need for a highly capable and secure industrial network to support autonomy. At Vernetzen, we partner with you to co-design your industrial network to support control, diagnosis and safety systems
INDUSTRIAL NETWORK CONSULTANCY
With years of experience in countless projects across multiple industries, we’re ready to take your business to the next level.
At Vernetzen, we combine our experience and capabilities help you design an industrial network that transforms your projects, processes, strategies, and in turn your company. We’re proud to help shape how leading companies plan and design their industrial network as a cornerstone for automation and autonomy solutions.
UPSKILLING / TRAINING
Many organisations recognize that traditional IT training is not practical for the emerging OT and IIoT areas. We provide OT training, delivering role-based training for managers, field staff (electricians, communications techs), operations and process/plant designers.
We also develop bespoke training courses tailored to your specifications.
CYBERSECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT
Based on the combination of traditional engineering and network engineering disciplines, Vernetzen offers Cybersecurity risk assessments for partners with a focus on OT elements. These risk assessments primarily follow industry standards from NIST and ISO27001.
VERNETZEN TECHNICAL OPERATIONS CENTRE
Our VTOC monitor, detect, and remediate network faults or cyber threats across your industrial network.
The VTOC brings together the diverse skills and experience required for OT environments. We integrate seamlessly into a support model that suits your environment and operate with site-based resources to provide a complete level of support and ultimately increase total system availability.