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Smart Grid Gateways

By DE Staff   

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Ixxat Smart Grid Gateways enable IO and Wi-Fi sensors to be connected to energy networks

HMS Networks has expanded its Ixxat SG-gateway series to include two multi-IO versions that connect to energy systems using IEC 61850 and IEC 60870. In addition to existing support for IEC 61850, IEC 60870, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, MQTT and 4G, the two SG-gateways feature Multi-IO and Wi-Fi capabilities (WLAN according to IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n). Besides RS232/485 and Ethernet, 8 digital inputs/outputs (24VDC) and 8 analog inputs (0-20mA or 0-10V) are available for direct sensor connection, all switchable via software. For direct use, data can be pre-processed using the integrated WEBPLC. Data security is implemented via a local firewall, access management and encrypted data transmission, using either openVPN or TLS 1.3.


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