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Company Profile

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

  1. Founded by senior NASA engineers in California, USA in 1996
  2. Established Taiwan headquarters, R & D, and manufacturing in 1997
  3. Deployed Ethernet in a U.S. transportation project in 2000
  4. Established reputation as a leader in Hardened Ethernet Solutions


  • » Launched Hardened Layer 3 switches
  • » Acquired by ELEKTROPHOENIX GMBH (Phoenix Contact)


  • » Launched Surge Protector series


  • » First company to launch 60W PoE++ Hardened Ethernet Switches


  • » Launched PoL™ (Power over Link) series, and received Taiwan Excellence Award


  • » Introduced EN 50121-4/EN 50155 compliant products for railway stations and rolling stock


  • » First year in which over 180K Industrial-grade switches were shipped
  • » IEC 61850 / IEEE 1613 industrial Ethernet switches tested by KEMA


  • » Launched α-ring tolerant technology for ring-type topology, with guaranteed recovery time of less than 15ms


  • » 100% acquired by Axiomtek Co. Ltd. (A publicly traded company)
  • » Moved Pacific Rim Office to New Taipei City’s Xindian District, Taiwan


  • » Established reputation as a leader in Hardened Ethernet


  • » Started to manufacture and sell Hardened Switches and Media Converters


  • » ISO 9001 certified
  • » Contributed to the first transportation Ethernet project in USA
  • » Started to manufacture and sell 24 port fiber intelligent switches
  • » Started to manufacture Gigabit Switches and Media Converters


  • » Started to manufacture and sell SNMP switches

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