LANCOM Systems has evolved with the needs of the market to become a solution provider combining hardware business with future-oriented topics such as software-defined networking. Apart from being “Made in Germany”, the core factors of success for LANCOM are primarily the elements of security, reliability, and sustainability.

  • 2018

    Setting course for even stronger growth

    LANCOM becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the German technology group Rohde & Schwarz, headquartered in Munich.

    Competitive advantage through wireless patent

    LANCOM receives a European patent for the integration of Wi-Fi, wireless ePaper and beacons into a single platform, thus securing important competitive advantages,

  • 2017

    Award for LANCOM

    LANCOM Systems wins prestigious company awards: Deloitte Fast 50 “Sustained Excellence Award” for sustainable, outstanding growth and the #DWNRW Award in the “Corporation” category as a driver of digital transformation.

    Worldwide first: Virtual VPN-Router

    Virtual VPN router for versatile WLAN connections in conventional networks and the cloud

    New development site.

    LANCOM opens new development site in Karlsruhe.

  • 2016

    LANCOM wins Rohde & Schwarz as strategic partner

    Münchner Elektronikkonzern beteiligt sich an LANCOM Systems

    World innovation: LANCOM Management Cloud

    LANCOM introduces network management in the cloud.

  • 2015

    Sustained Excellence Award

    Deloitte Deutschland awards the Sustained Excellence Award 2015 to LANCOM Systems for the first time.

    Top retail product

    The LANCOM E-series is awarded Gold by Business Handel as “Top Retail Product”.

  • 2014

    Entrepreneur of the year

    Ralf Koenzen is named Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. In the same year, the company achieved a new sales record with EUR 43 million.

    Worldwide first

    LANCOM introduces the first WLAN access points featuring integrated Wireless ePaper Display and iBeacon technologies.

    CeBIT 2014

    Repeat visit from German Chancellor Dr. Merkel to the LANCOM booth at CeBIT. She found out about the high-security product range from LANCOM.

  • 2013

    LANCOM CC Router

    The BSI (German Federal Office for Information Security) certified LANCOM CC routers with CC EAL 4+, the highest possible certification for commercial router products.

  • 2012


    LANCOM expands its management board. Stefan Herrlich assumes the responsibility for the Sales Department.

  • 2010


    German Chancellor Merkel visits LANCOM for the first time at CeBIT: Her interest was awakened by the topic of broadband expansion with outdoor WLAN from LANCOM

  • 2008

    Worldwide first

    First 802.11n outdoor access points and first business VPN routers with 3G/ADSL2+ and integrated anti-theft protection.

  • 2007

    Worldwide first

    First WLAN controllers (LANCOM WLC-4025 and WLC-4000).

  • 2004

    Technology pioneer

    LANCOM is the first European manufacturer with extended WLAN security (IEEE 802.11i, LEPS).

  • 2003

    108 MBit/s-Rekord

    First European manufacturer of certified WLAN products with up to 108 Mbps.

    Worldwide first

    First simultaneous dual-band high-end WLAN access point with 54 Mbps for the standards IEEE 802.11 a,g,b

  • 2002

    Worldwide first

    First access point with integrated VPN.

    The beginning

    Ralf Koenzen founded today's LANCOM Systems GmbH as a management buyout of the former ELSA AG. With a ten-person start-up crew, the young company from Würselen continued the products and brands of the "Communication Systems" department of the former ELSA AG. Since then, LANCOM Systems has been writing its very own success story.


LANCOM VPN Champion once again

The independent user survey "Professional User Rating Security Solutions (PUR)" gave LANCOM top marks again for the company and solution ratings in 2019. For the third consecutive year, LANCOM has secured the title of "Champion" of Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions. More about

Deloitte Fast 50 „Sustained Excellence“

Deloitte Deutschland awards the Sustained Excellence Award to LANCOM Systems again in 2017. The prize was awarded at the annual ceremony of the Technology Fast 50 Awards. The Sustained Excellence Award goes to companies that distinguish themselves through long-term growth, ability in innovation, and a sustainable entrepreneurial spirit.

Top retail product 2017

The LANCOM Management Cloud receives its first award: In the reader's choice of the magazine BusinessHandel, it was voted the Bronze Award for the "Top Retail Product 2017" in the category "Process Optimization".

Resellers again vote LANCOM as the Preferred Vendor 2018

The specialist resellers have voted and, in January 2018, ChannelPartner in cooperation with the GfK presented the "Channel Excellence Award" to the most popular manufacturers and distributors. LANCOM was elected once again as "Preferred Vendor 2018" in the category "Networks".

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