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Netcontrol launches smart Gateway & Protocol Converter – Netcon GW502-iM

05 August 2014

Netcontrol extends our substation automation products with the introduction of Netcon GW502-iM, a feature rich substation gateway &protocol convertor. Based on Netcontrol’s transmission grade gateway RTU, Netcon 500, Netcon GW502-iM is an evolutionary product allowing us to offer unparalleled reliability, resilience and performance and introduces a one box solution for energy network operators.

With bespoke embedded hardware, Netcon GW502-iM has been specifically designed for use in high voltage electrical substations ensuring are liable, resilient and secure platform. Integration into existing substation infrastructure is easy, a single Netcon GW502 can support 60-100 IEDs, depending on protocol selection and typically up to 50,000 I/O points.

Multiple master & slave protocols are supported with Netcon NFE, our real time database application, and contains a library of over 50 energy utility protocols, including IEC61850 support. Furthermore, Netcon NFE supports connections to multiple masters using independent protocols upstream and downstream to multiple IEDs, running different protocols over a mixture of serial and IP communications media.

Cyber security is built in, without the requirement on external bolt-on security devices, Netcon GW502-iM avoid MITM (Man-in-the-middle)attacks through use of multiple VPN connections, firewalls, 256-bit AES encryption and a hardened Remote access toolkit.

X 2 Ethernet Ports
X 4 Serial Ports (RS232 & RS485)
X 2 Flash Card for rapid configuration & local storage
4 port 10/100 Base-TX 100Base- FX Ethernet Switch
X 2 Independent power supply inputs (24V-48V)
GPS time synchronization receiver port

Installation options include a 19” 1U rack option &horizontal or vertical cabinet mounting options, and configuration is completed by local and remote management utilising Netcon NCU, bringing intuitive and straight forward deployment.

About Netcontrol

Netcontrol is an international company in the energy network automation industry. We are committed to understanding our customer's needs to offer our customers excellent services and support and to provide them with unique industry-leading systems for utility supervisory and control,substation and distribution automation and long range, secure utility communication.

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