The Netcon GW502-iM is a compact gateway device that can be used as SCADA front end where the Gateway Server would be overkill.
Out of the box, the Netcon GW502-iM has two Ethernet ports, along with two RS-232 and two RS-485 serial ports. It can therefore be used as router between two distinct IP networks. Because the Netcon NFE software with dozens of telecontrol protocols is included, the substation connections can also be serial: the Netcon GW502-iM can convert between the substation protocol(s) and that used by the SCADA system.
The Netcon GW502-iM is powered by the reliable, resilient and secure Linux OS. It avoids so-called man-in-the-middle attacks because it does not rely on external security devices. It has integrated cyber security:
A standalone device without a rack, the Netcon GW502-iM can economically be duplicated to form a redundant, fault-tolerant pair. Installation is flexible thanks to the compact enclosure and the fact that all the connectors are in the front panel. There are several options for mounting: