Dedicated Network Partners Oy (DNWP) and Siemens AG have signed an agreement whereby DNWP’s Connection Master hybrid node will also be branded as a Siemens product officially to be known as Siemens Connection Master. This agreement positions DNWP and Siemens as even stronger suppliers in the energy segment’s telecommunications market globally. Siemens is a global leader in the energy sector, and the products currently in DNWP’s portfolio have been used by over 300 power utilities.
Connection Master has been the key product in DNWP’s portfolio ever since the company was established in 2012. The design of Connection Master started in 2008; at the time the business was still in the hands of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). The first commercial deployment of Connection Master was completed at Vantaa Energy corporation in Finland in 2011. Since then, tens of utilities in power, oil, gas, railway and mass transportation segments have taken Connection Master in commercial use, along with public security authorities.
“Connection Master has been thoroughly evaluated and tested by Siemens and the solution has been recognized as a very good match to complement Siemens’ Energy Management Division’s wide solution portfolio”, says Ullrich Feuchtinger, Head of Partner Management for Turnkey and Smart Communication, Business Unit Digital Grid, Siemens Energy Management Division. “The combined functionality of SDH, Ethernet and TDM access in a single product gives Siemens a good opportunity to build modern solutions that will be in service for at least 15 years. Long lifetime with highest possible reliability is the key for our customers, and this is where Connection Master delivers according to the needs of utilities”, concludes Mr. Feuchtinger.
Jouko Päivinen, Managing Director of DNWP, is extremely pleased with the agreement. “DNWP has been in operation for nearly three years now, and this OEM agreement gives DNWP extremely interesting opportunities to grow even faster than what we have achieved so far. Co-operation with Siemens naturally started already at the time Connection Master was still owned by NSN, but this agreement is a major step forward for us. We are honored and proud that Siemens has, after extensive testing, given Connection Master high scores and approves the solution as the key product in the portfolio”, says Mr. Päivinen and extends his gratitude to the entire DNWP design team that has made Connection Master what it is today: a well-recognized world class product.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
Dedicated Network Partners Oy was established in 2012 as a spin-off from Nokia Siemens Networks Oy. We continue seamlessly the development, manufacturing and sale of the Dedicated Networks’ new generation product range. Our products are based on more than 25 years’ experience of delivering the most robust and future-proof telecommunications solutions to power, oil, gas, railway and transportation industries as well as other dedicated networks operators. There is an installed base of more than half a million Dynanet and FMX2 nodes most of which are still in active use.