The Netcon Gateway (GW) Server is Netcontrol’s heavy-duty vendor-independent solution for connecting a master station to several remote sites over IP (WAN, LAN) networks.
Netcontrol has a strong track record for delivering modern, cybersecure communication solutions that also support legacy serial devices.
A secure, reliable and cost-effective data communication network is the backbone of any modern remote-control and telemetry system.
The trend has long been from dedicated, fixed-bandwidth serial connections to flexible, multipurpose IP networks. To aid utilities in such modernization, Netcontrol has developed the secure All-IP concept.
The products in Netcontrol’s Gateway family are designed to interface existing serial devices at substations with industrial IP systems, so that they can be used until the end of their economic life cycles but still be part of a modern automation system.
In addition, Netcontrol offers its own private-network data radios for transmitting serially coded telemetry and remote-control data over the air, which along with other wireless communication devices, offer the most efficient solution for remote sites.
Gateways and data concentrators
The Gateway Server and the Netcon GW502-iM are designed for flexible and cybersecure data communication in today’s IP networks. Depending on the scale, either can be used as a gateway between substations and the central SCADA system – as the so-called SCADA front end.
Private data radio
The Netcon PDR 300 is Netcontrol’s new multipurpose radio modem for wireless serial data communication between remote sites and the master station.
Operating within separately licensed VHF/UHF frequency bands, the PDR 300 private data radio enables the remote monitoring and control of substations over a wide geographical area in a cost-effective manner.
With the proper equipment and software, even the mobile 3G and 4G networks of commercial providers can be used to connect remote stations and switching stations to the central SCADA system with no compromise in cybersecurity or reliability.