New Secure Router with Cellular Connection for Maximum Network Reliability

New ComNet RL1000GW utilizes optical, electrical or cellular connection to network.

ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, adds to the Reliance product line for the security, transportation, utility and industrial markets. The RL1000GW router/gateway is the company’s first Ethernet router designed specifically for use in applications where network reliability is critical such as advanced security installations where the network connection cannot fail. Electrical utility substations and switchyards, airports, city centers and other extreme surveillance applications that must never loose connection are where these products are designed to be used. Fully compliant with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 class 2, it is for use where high levels of electromagnetic interference are routinely encountered. The router is designed to protect against unauthorized access to a network and easily allows for highly secure firewalls to be set up where multiple levels of authentication must be followed before access is granted. User APA (Authentication Proxy Access) controls remote access and communications to network edge devices. The RL1000GW supports NERC-CIP-5 guidelines and is an ideal platform for deploying a secure communications and networking gateway.

This layer 3 IP router provides an integrated VPN and link protection per ITU-T G.8032. With its internal terminal server, legacy RS-232 and RS-485 serial data RTUs and IEDs can be directly connected to the RL1000GW. It also features a gigabit SFP uplink port for connection to the network.

An internal 2G/3G/4G LTE cellular radio is available for remote deployments requiring a wireless connection to the network.

The RL1000GW offers numerous product innovations that will soon be required in many different markets. The high level of unauthorized access prevention will be a benefit to other markets such as physical security and Intelligent Transportation. As more and more of these IP Networks are in place, preventing those who wish to disrupt them becomes paramount.

For more information on the RL1000, visit, or contact ComNet at [email protected].

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