Dewar Electronics has introduced GarrettCom’s Magnum DX940 Substation Router. This product expands the line of industrial routers with a powerful but compact product that is configurable with both 3G wireless and a full range of copper cable and fibre wireline ports. It is the first DX router to incorporate GarrettCom’s port-module flexibility that offers a wide variety of configurations within the same router enclosure.
The new router operates using Version 3.0 of GarrettCom’s MNS-DX router software, which offers the kind of security features and richness expected in the power utility market in a substation-hardened package. The MNS-DX software offers high security and the broadest available range of IPsec/VPN standards, to enable painless, secure interoperability at the router level throughout the Smart Grid.
The versatile DX940 Substation Router combines WAN access, IP routing, Ethernet switching, Serial-to-IP terminal services and advanced security features in a small-footprint industrial package suitable for small and mid-sized remote sites such as distribution substations and transportation control pedestals. With 3G wireless capability, as well as configurable port options for 10/100 and 1Gb copper and fibre media, the DX940 Substation Router supports secure access even where wireline is too difficult or too expensive to deploy.
Integration of wide-input auto-ranging power supplies and of telco-compatible CSU/DSU functionality into the base DX940 product further reduces space requirements and local wiring complexity. The DX940 Substation Router meets IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3 specifications for EMI/ESD protection and operates at -40 to +85° C without fans or open vent holes. Hard metal packaging is standard and conformal coating is available.
The Magnum DX940 Industrial Router enables network connectivity to remote industrial sites using Digital WAN services such as DDS, TI/EI, frame relay, and IPbased VPN services. Serial-IP terminal services support RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial interfaces and protocols such as DNP, telnet and Modbus, including Modbus-ASCII/RTU to Modbus-TCP interworking.