Secure 4G/3G router capable of protocol conversion
The RUT956 was built by Teltonika to be a secure and reliable mobile router. Adding Netcontrol’s NFE software makes it a very powerful protocol converter.
Compact and cost-efficient, the RUT956 is all that you need to automate a small distribution substation or disconnector/switching station.
Available with NFE Software
The RUT956 uses Teltonika’s RutOS, which is based on OpenWrt, a Linux version for embedded devices. This enables it to run Netcontrol’s powerful Netcon NFE software. As a realtime database program, NFE supports conversions among a wide variety of protocols. The router can thus be connected to RTUs/IEDs using various protocols: it can make them all talk the desired protocol with the control centre or other master station.
The package includes one slave and one master protocol, with 100 I/O points. Additional protocols can be added through license keys. The supported ones include DNP3, IEC-103, IEC-101, IEC-104, Modbus and many more. A full list can be found in the Netcon NFE brochure, M00197-BR-EN.
Secure and reliable remote SCADA connectivity
At its heart, the RUT956 is a highly reliable and secure 4G(LTE)/3G router. Even where protocol conversion is not needed or is handled by Netcontrol’s own hardware, we use it to connect remote secondary substations, disconnector stations and switching stations securely to the SCADA centre over public 4G/3G networks.
IP data routing with built-in security
The RUT956 takes IP data coming in through its three Ethernet interfaces and routes the data over the air. Because public networks are inherently insecure, the RUT955/956 has a built-in firewall with VPN capability to protect the traffic from external manipulation or eavesdropping. It supports both the common VPN technologies, OpenVPN and IPsec.
Dual SIMs for enhanced availability
The RUT956 supports the use of two SIM cards to enhance availability. The cards are connected to two different operators’ networks. During normal operation, only one SIM is active. If the network connection fails or deteriorates, the traffic will be switched to the other operator’s network.
Backup for a fixed connection
The RUT956 can operate as a wireless backup for a fixed network connection. If the fixed SCADA connection from the attached RTU fails, the RUT956 can automatically switch the traffic onto the mobile LTE/3G network.
Rugged and compact design
Its compact size, robust metallic chassis and wide temperature range make the RUT956 suited for limited installation spaces and harsh climate conditions.
The RUT956 is easily configured through a browser-based interface.