Vernetzen offers consultancy and networking solutions tailored for underground and surface mining, aiming to elevate operational performance and safety standards, optimising connectivity and efficiency within these environments.

Industrial networking solutions for mining operations

At Vernetzen, we specialise in industrial networking solutions, catering to a diverse range of needs from comprehensive network setups to individual unit installations tailored for operational settings. Our array of industrial products includes the Wi-Fi over Coaxial (WoC), Portable Network Analysis (PNA), Veto Secure Remote Access (RSA) and Cyber Security solutions. In addition to our products, we offer a suite of services including Industrial Network Consultancy, Upskilling/Training, and Cybersecurity Risk Assessment. 

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) introduces unique challenges and opportunities Traditional IT training, while valuable, often falls short in adequately preparing professionals for the intricacies of these emerging areas. Recognising this impracticality, many organisations are turning to specialised training solutions to upskill their workforce and stay ahead of the curve.

Our industrial mining networking solution combines robust security measures with real-time data analysis capabilities, ensuring a secure environment while enabling efficient decision-making through instant data insights tailored for mining operations.
Deliver seamless connectivity across industrial environments with our robust Wi-Fi networking solutions. Enhance productivity, streamline operations, and facilitate real-time data exchange for improved decision-making and efficiency.
Revolutionize underground mining with our comprehensive solution, boasting dependable Wi-Fi connectivity and portable network analysis capabilities. Empower teams with real-time data and communication, ensuring efficiency and safety in challenging environments.
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We assist companies in diverse sectors with the entire process of conceptualizing and structuring their industrial networks, spanning from initial feasibility assessments to ongoing operational support.
Specializing in Industrial Network and Cybersecurity, Vernetzen delivers pragmatic solutions to fortify and improve industrial networks. With expertise in bridging the IT-OT gap, their team comprises experienced engineers and certified networking professionals.
Empower underground mining operations with our comprehensive solution, featuring reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. Seamlessly connect workers and equipment, optimizing communication and safety in challenging underground environments.
Ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity within underground tunnel mines with our specialized networking solutions. Employing ruggedized equipment and strategic placement, we enable reliable communication for enhanced safety and productivity in challenging environments.
Optimize underground mining efficiency with our solution, integrating reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. Improve communication and safety in subterranean settings, ensuring seamless connections for both workers and equipment, enhancing productivity and operational effectiveness.
Enable Wi-Fi connectivity inside underground tunnel mines utilizing WoC (Wireless over Coax) technology. This innovative solution ensures reliable communication, leveraging existing coaxial infrastructure for seamless coverage in challenging underground environments.

At Vernetzen, we understand the unique demands of OT and IIoT environments, and we are committed to providing tailored training programs to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our OT training is meticulously crafted to cater to various roles within industrial settings, ranging from managers to field staff, including electricians, communications technicians, and operations and process/site designers. By customising our training modules to align with specific job functions and responsibilities, we ensure that participants gain practical insights and skills that are directly applicable to their roles.

One of the key pillars of our training offerings is flexibility. We recognise that every organisation has its own set of challenges and objectives, which is why we offer customised training courses tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client.

Whether it’s delving into the foundation of OT networking, intricacies of Veto Portable Network Analysis (Veto PNA), understanding Secure Remote Access (Veto RSA), exploring the capabilities of WoC (leaky feeder), or mastering cybersecurity, our team of experts collaborates closely with clients to design training programs that address their specific needs and goals.

Leading communication and network training courses

Embark on a transformative journey into Operational Technology (OT) networks with our comprehensive OT Network Foundation Course. You will explore the components comprising a computer network and their fundamental characteristics. You’ll gain insight into the model governing host-to-host communication, distinguishing between Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT).

The course covers various network topologies and physical connection methods like UTP cabling, fiber optics, and wireless setups. Additionally, you’ll learn basics about network hardware devices such as switches, Access Points (APs), and Wireless Over Coax (WoC). The curriculum introduces essential power concepts, emphasising requisites, management strategies, and best practices. You’ll also delve into Remote Access, including protocols and security measures, and comprehend Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP, along with the installation and initial configuration of switches

Discover the fundamentals of Operational Technology (OT) networking through our extensive OT Network Fundamentals Course. Professionals proficient in network topologies excel in understanding LANs, where switches play a pivotal role, use of access and trunk ports. They possess in-depth knowledge of Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and are adept at configuring switches and troubleshooting common issues. Their expertise extends to IPv4 addressing, subnetting, and basic configuration on wireless Over Coax (WoC). They are skilled in VLAN and trunk implementation, grasp wireless network types, and comprehend QoS concepts. Furthermore, they implement basic security configurations to safeguard device management planes effectively

Join our Operational Technology Specialist Course and engage in hands-on laboratory exercises crafted to provide practical experience in creating LANs, access-trunk ports and comprehending the roles of switches within LAN environments. Through these labs, they develop proficiency in LAN setup, switch functionality, and the installation of manageable switches. This course empowers participants with the skills to select optimal network topologies for mining sites.

The curriculum delves deep into TCP/IP’s Internet Layer, focusing on mastery of IPv4 addressing and subnetting. Practical labs cover the detailed configuration of Wireless over Coax (WoC) and troubleshooting of network issues spanning switches, WoC, and IPv4 challenges. Participants also learn to leverage networking tools like network analysers, monitoring software, and wireless network management systems. They gain expertise in calculating Effective PoE power budgets to prevent PoE switch overload and grasp comprehensive planning and design principles for OT networks, incorporating industry-leading practices effectively.

Reliable cybersecurity solutions for the industrial sector

Cybersecurity is a top priority for organisations across all industries, and the industrial sector is no exception. Our cybersecurity training program goes beyond the basics, offering in-depth insights into the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by industrial environments. Participants learn about threat landscapes, risk assessment methodologies, security best practices, and compliance requirements specific to OT and IIoT systems. By arming participants with the knowledge and skills needed to identify, assess, and mitigate cybersecurity risks, we help organisations fortify their defenses and safeguard their operations against cyber threats.

Our commitment to ongoing learning and development extends beyond the classroom. We offer a range of resources and support services to help participants continue their learning journey and stay updated on the latest industry trends and best practices. From online forums and knowledge-sharing platforms to mentoring programs and certification opportunities, we provide a wealth of resources to support our participants in their professional growth and development.

In conclusion, At Vernetzen, we are dedicated to addressing the evolving challenges and opportunities presented by the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Our tailored training programs cater to diverse roles within industrial settings, equipping participants with practical skills and insights essential for navigating complex OT environments.

From foundational network knowledge to advanced cybersecurity strategies, our courses emphasise hands-on learning and customisation to meet specific client needs. By fostering expertise in OT networking, cybersecurity, and beyond, we empower organisations to enhance operational efficiency, optimise performance, and secure their industrial networks effectively.