Westermo at Innotrans 2016

Last week (20-23 September), we participated in the exhibition Innontrans 2016. For those who could not attend, have the opportunity to take advantage of our new products and solutions on our website.

New range of Ethernet switches that manage increasing demand for high-speed communication networks on-board rail vehicles.

Westermo has introduced a new generation of Ethernet train switches that provide highly robust networks to support many end devices and high data rates. Specifically designed for train applications.

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Westermo provides solutions for reliable and versatile train networks

Westermo provides an extensive range of network devices that can be used to create reliable solutions for many different applications such as WLAN access points, observation and surveillance cameras, multimedia displays, network video recorders, online timetable information and diagnostic data.

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The Next Generation Network Solutions for the Rail industry

Come and see - the Next Generation Network Solutions for the Rail industry

Westermo would like to invite you to visit us at the upcoming InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin from 20th-23rd September 2016. We will be located in Hall 4.1 booth 321 where you will be able to meet us and see the next generation network solutions for the rail industry.

Westermo provides a full range of data communications solutions for both trains and at the trackside. Great knowledge and understanding of this marketplace drives our product designs to be true to specification and capable of operating reliably over a long service life within rail environments. To ensure the highest quality, all Westermo products are manufactured in our own state of the art industrial electronics manufacturing facility in Sweden.

We feel that the best way for you to understand the quality and robustness of our solutions is for you to see and touch the actual products. As well as this you will get a chance to meet some of our communications experts who have been involved in data communications solutions for the rail industry going back over many years.

InnoTrans, Berlin, Sept 20-23, Booth 321, Hall 4.1

Register for your free ticket here

Westermo at the largest rail event in the Nordics

Westermo had a successful exhibition at Nordic Rail 2015 in Jönköping, Sweden, October 6 to 8. Many people from the train and trackside industry came to the stand to learn about the latest news in industrial networking solutions. A special interest was shown in Westermo’s network configuration software WeConfig and how this free of charge tool can be used to simplify overview, control and maintenance of a network.

For more information on the event and to see what Westermo was able to demonstrate at the event please watch this short video.

 

Westermo increases the number of Certified Engineers in the US

Supporting the growing interest in Westermo products and solutions for critical data communications applications, Westermo is now providing Certified Engineering training in the North America. Three-day technical courses are helping sales and support engineers, system integrators and end users to increase their level of expertise and understanding of Westermo solutions and the requirements for implementing reliable industrial networks.

Westermo and its partner Gross Automation work closely together to provide industrial networking solutions for critical applications in a broad range of industries across the United States and Canada. Helping Gross Automation engineers to enhance their levels of expertise, Westermo US held its first Certified Engineer training course in May at Gross Automation’s brand new Customer Experience Center in Wisconsin.

The course was run by instructor Mikael Puman, who travelled from Sweden to offer participants the benefit of his extensive knowledge of Westermo’s WeOS operating software and experience in implementing industrial networks. Using hands on training with the latest Westermo equipment, the Westermo Certified Engineer course aims to provide data communication engineers with a greater understanding of the Westermo product range, the WeOS operating system, and data communication solutions.

“The certified training courses are an excellent way of improving the skillset of our sales engineers. Mikael is a great instructor. He not only provided our team with a huge amount of useful technical information, but also reconfirmed our confidence in the products and support offered by Westermo.” – Bob Gross, President and CEO of Gross Automation.

As a result of the recent training course, eight additional engineers from Gross Automation have become Westermo Certified Engineers.

Are you interested in becoming a Westermo Certified Engineer?

If you are interested in becoming a Westermo Certified Engineer, you can participate in a Westermo training course or host an event at your own facility. Find out more or register for a forthcoming course at this link

 

Westermo at Rail Solutions Asia

Rail Solutions Asia, one of South East Asia´s largest railway exhibitions, took place in Kuala Lumpur on the 22nd-24th of April. South East Asia is a growing market for train and trackside network solutions. Westermo Asia attended the exhibition and presented the resilient edge network solutions for trains and trackside that Westermo offers.

The exhibition attracted visitors from the whole region and the atmosphere in Westermo´s booth highlighted robustness and quality.  “The Rail Solutions in Kuala Lumpur was our first Rail event in the South East Asia region.” – Kenneth Isacsson, VP Sales Asia. He continues “This was a very important event to show Westermo´s presence in South East Asia”.

Westermo and Easy World Technology Jointly Participated in Middle East Rail

Westermo and Easy World Technology jointly participated in this year's Middle East Rail exhibition which took place on March 17th-18th in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.  Middle East Rail 2015 attracted 6,000 visitors (up from 4,000 visitors in 2013) and hosted over 200 exhibitors (up from 120 exhibitors in 2013).The event, the largest of its kind in the region, attracted visitors from all over the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and has become a focal point for networking  within the rail sector and a showcase for new technology. Westermo's  on-board train and trackside solutions, including the new RFIR, where on show during the 2 day event. The stand, which covered 12 sqm, was well visited by representatives from a great number of companies such as Arabian Railway Company (Saudi Arabia), Etihad Rail (United Arab Emirates), Thales, Ansaldo STS, Bombardier, Siemens, Teleste, CAF and Talgo, to name a few. Westermo was the only IDC supplier with a stand at the exhibition and this of course compounded the effect of brand recognition.

The growing interest in railway projects and related activities in the Middle East is in line with the recent launch of new railway projects throughout the region . The MENA region and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)*  in particular is experiencing a large volume of new railway projects and investments. From Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates' launch of  nationwide railway lines to Oman's announcement of cross border railway investment plans, billions of USD are being earmarked for rail and metro projects for the first time. Today, there are more than USD 200 billion worth of rail and metro projects either planned for the coming 7 years or under way in the Middle East. An example of this is the GCC's first high-speed railway, the Haramain High Speed Rail project in Saudi Arabia that links Jeddah with Makkah, Madinah and Rabigh. The project is scheduled to open this year.

Alessio Bencivenni, Country Manager, Thales Egypt visited Westermo's stand and commented "We have worked extensively with Westermo's trackside solutions and we are convinced that the quality and rugged design of your products represent the right offering for this region". Due to the success of the event and the good lead generation, Easy World Technology has already reserved a stand at next year's Middle East Rail Exhibition in Dubai. 

* The Gulf Cooperation Council is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Westermo opened the factory for the region's automation companies

Westermo has hosted an event called Automation Expo together with Automation Region, an initiative aiming to strengthen the Swedish automation industry. The event was held at the Westermo factory in Stora Sundby and attracted 19 exhibitors and 90 guests from the automation industry.

Westermo headquarters is located in a region that is known for its extensive knowledge within industry and automation. Automation Expo is an event arranged by Automation Region, where big regional players get together to discuss automation solutions.

As a member of Automation Region, Westermo was proud to host the Automation Expo. On the 12th of February Westermo opened up the doors to the factory. 90 visitors came to see the 19 companies that were exhibiting in the Westermo factory.

Lars-Ola Lundkvist, CEO of Westermo, talked about Westermo’s industrial heritage and the industrial data communications solutions that are offered today. During the event visitors were invited to join factory tours. Several tours took place and responses were very positive.

The Automation Expo was a successful and appreciated event where knowledge was exchanged and new insights gained.

Westermo leads the way for mission critical industrial networking

Reliable, resilient and robust mission critical network solutions are the foundation of modern industrial automation systems. Today, everything from critical business systems to transportation solutions are controlled and monitored through networks.  Westermo is a market leader for solutions at the edge of these mission critical networks.

From 25th to 27 th of November the world’s leading companies within the industrial automation industry gathered at the SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. SPS IPC Drives is a key event in the industrial automation market. This year the event attracted 1600 exhibitors and 56000 visitors from all over the world. New products, innovations and trends within industrial automation technology were in focus.

During the exhibition Westermo promoted the Edge Networks Solutions concept and released several products developed for the edge of mission critical networks. Every second of the day vital data is collected at the edge of networks and transferred to the core of companies’ business systems. Decisions made at the core can then be communicated back to the edge of the network to control business assets. Environmental conditions are harsh at the network edge, making reliable, resilient and robust solutions vital.

Westermo´s presence at SPS IPC Drives and the introduction of the Edge Networks Solutions concept is a part of an ambitious three year growth plan, as a result of a 175 million investment announced earlier this year. With products and solutions developed for the edge of mission critical networks, Westermo is leading the way within the international industrial networking market.

Westermo leads the way at InnoTrans

 

InnoTrans, the largest rail event in the world, was held from the 23rd to 26th September in Berlin, Germany. InnoTrans is renowned as the international showplace for railway technology, where all the leading companies in the industry are present. This year InnoTrans attracted 139,000 visitors and 2,758 exhibitors, from 55 different countries around the world.

Westermo have been developing networking products specifically for the rail industry for many years and offer complete data communications solutions for applications both on trains and at the trackside. Our real expertise is in developing products that can function in the harshest environments and meet the toughest approval specifications.

During InnoTrans we showed the market what we can offer in terms of quality and the robustness of our solutions. We also took the opportunity to introduce a number of new products, particularly suited to the rail industry; RFIR at the trackside, DDW-002-B1, RFR-212-FB and CASR application story.

Westermo products and solutions were effectively displayed on our stand and attracted many visitors who wanted to see and feel our products, as well as to meet our communication experts. During these intense four days more than 500 wellness smoothies and coffees where also served to interested customers on our stand.

InnoTrans was a very successful event for Westermo in many ways. For the first time Westermo had its own independent stand, that really boosted the company brand and profile at the exhibition. The stand was situated right in the middle of the fair, where all the train manufacturers, system integrators and competitors had their booths.

Westermo also raised its profile to the German market, which is one of the largest for train systems, passenger information systems and trackside solutions. The reception received at InnoTrans shows that Westermo is the market leader for robust data communication solutions for the rail industry with excellent products and high competence to deliver to the needs of our customers.

Easy World Technology hosts "Edge Network Solutions" in Dubai

Westermo Teleindustri's distributor for the Middle East region, Easy World Technology, was host for a seminar titled "Delivering Edge Network Solutions". The event was held on August 27th, at Burj Al Arab, Dubai's 7 star hotel.

The customer event attracted representatives from multinational and local system
integrators, as well as end users from sectors including water management, electricity
distribution, transport and oil & gas.

Mohammad Salehian, Director, Easy World Technology, commented: " The event
attracted our most valuable customers and gave them a chance to listen to presentations and discussions on strategically important topics such as Cyber Security and Industrial Networking.

For more information, please contact Nuri Shakeer, Middle East responsible at Westermo AB.

 


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