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About EtherWAN

EtherWAN Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Hardened Ethernet, PoE, and Fiber connectivity products specifically designed for harsh and demanding environments. Founded in 1996 in Irvine CA, EtherWAN specializes in the designing and manufacturing of Ethernet Switches, Media Converters, Ethernet Extenders and Power over Ethernet products for applications where connectivity is crucial. With our core focus on Ethernet connectivity for extreme environments with stringent requirements product reliability and quality are top priority. EtherWAN’s product development, engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance processes are structured to push the limits of stated specifications resulting in products that continually exceed expectations. Our goal is to provide quality reliable products for extreme applications, markets, and environments.

EtherWAN Systems, Inc. US headquarters is located in Anaheim, CA USA with Pacific Rim headquarters and manufacturing in Taipei, Taiwan. With sales, marketing and engineering expertise on both sides of the Pacific Ocean and its own production lines in Taiwan, EtherWAN combines the highest quality products with professional support using the most advanced Ethernet technology resulting in systems that just work. 

EtherWAN -“When Connectivity is Crucial

 US Office  Anaheim, CA 92807
 Pacific Rim Office  Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan   
 Pacific Rim Factory  Xizhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan


Corporate History

» Founded by senior NASA engineers in California, USA in 1996
» Established Taiwan Headquarters, R&D, and manufacturing in 1997
» Deployed Ethernet in a Transportation project in the USA in 2000
» Established the reputation of a leader in supplying Hardened Ethernet Solutions

» Started to manufacture and sell SNMP switches

» ISO 9001 certified 
» Involved in the first Transportation Ethernet Project in USA 
» Started to manufacture and sell 24 port fiber intelligent Switches 
» Started to manufacture Gigabit Switches/Media Converters

Started to manufacture and sell Hardened Switches and Media Converters

Established the reputation of Hardened Ethernet Leader by 2002 

»  100% acquired by Axiomtek Co. Ltd. (A public traded company)
»  Moved Pacific Rim Office to Xindian, Taipei, Taiwan in order to meet the needs of expanding operations

Launched α-ring tolerant technology for ring-type topology guaranteed < 15ms recovery time 

»  Industrial-grade switches shipped up to 180K units/year
»  IEC 61850/IEEE1613 industrial Ethernet switches tested in KEMA

Introduced EN50121-4/EN50155 Compliant products for railway station and rolling stock

Launched PoL™ series and awarded for Taiwan Excellence

Leading to launch 60W PoE++ Hardened Ethernet Switch

Launched Surge Protector series



 Product Overview 

(1) Layer 2 Managed / Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

» Hardened and Industrial Ethernet Switches
» Gigabit and 10G Ethernet Switches
» Fiber Intelligent Ethernet Switches
» Ethernet Switches with SFP
» Fiber Optic Modularized Ethernet Switches
» PoE Ethernet Switches

(2) Managed / Unmanaged Media Converters

» Hardened and Industrial Media Converters
» Media Converters with SFP
» WDM Media Converters
» Gigabit Media Converters
» PoE Media Converters
» Serial to Fast Ethernet Media Converters

(3) Ethernet Extenders 

» Ethernet Extender over Copper Pair
» Ethernet Extenders over  Coaxial Cable
» Ethernet Extenders with Management Features
» Ethernet Extenders with PoE
» Ethernet Extenders with Power over Link

(4) Surge Protectors

» Surge Protection over Ethernet
» Surge Protection over Copper Pair

(5) Accessories​ 

» Network Interface Cards
» Industrial and Hardened Power Supplies
» Hardened SFP Fiber Transceivers
» TransRack (DIN-mount on Rack)


EtherWAN offers industry specific Ethernet connectivity equipment to vertical markets. Our products are designed in compliance with or certified by industry standards.

  NEMA TS2 for ITS and Transportation​
  IEC 61850/IEEE 1613 for Utility Substations
  EN50155 for Railway and Train Applications
  IEC 61000 for Industrial Automation Applications
  ISA 12.12.01 Class I div 2 for Hazardous locations
  IEEE802.3at PoE for Security & Access Control


Core Competency 

E xtended Ethernet Distance
Long distance Ethernet over copper pair or coaxial up to 2.6km using existing wiring infrastructure.

T echnology to Industry 
EtherWAN is committed to provide industry-certified product development such as IEC61850/IEEE1613 for power grid and substations, EN50155/EN50121-4 for rolling-stock and railway management, E-Mark for in-vehicle communications, etc.

H ardened Design Know-how 
Designed to survive in extended temperature range; Protection against shock and vibration, power surge and high ESD, etc.

E fficient Bandwidth Control 
Port-based VLAN, IEEE802.3Q VLAN Tagging and GVRP, IEEE802.1p QoS with priority queues, MAC-based trunking support

R edundancy Management
Unique α-Ring topology guarantees recovery time < 15ms, multiple power inputs design, relay contact design for alarm connections

W ise Mounting Design 
Rack mount, Din Rail mount, Wall mount, Panel mount and Desktop

A ccess Control 
MAC address filter, IEEE802.1x PNAC, VLAN, Port mirror

N etwork Management 
Fully managed, console, web, SNMP, Telnet