Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 Gateway and Protocol Converter for various field IED aggregation requirements in either Transmission or Distribution substations or in Pad-mount / Pole-top cabinets




With supports to more than 40 protocols, Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter is among the most widely used converters in the market. It is superior in the term of substation-grade ruggedness based on the IEC 61850-3 specs. It is super versatile in various usages of Transmission and Distribution applications. Supported with KEMA certification and NERC-CIP compliant DIN rail mountable product make it very reliable for various substation and automation requirements. In fact, it has been sold to more than 500 customers around the world.

Kalkitech Gateway and Protocol Converter
Gateway and Protocol Converter by www.kalkitech.com


Case of studies has been proved including the project of 220/400 KV Transmission Sub-Station Engineering and Commissioning in Multinational Utility Automation OEM, IEC 60870-5-104 / GPRS Protocol Gateway with the client name European Automation Major and many other projects.


Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter Product Overview

Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter series products all come with embedded Linux operating system, support to a host of protocols including IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, DLMS/COSEM, legacy and proprietary protocols such as SPA Bus, and Courier as well as Modbus. Users still have the versatility in the term of communication devices as they can optimize for an internal GPRS/CDMA modem. In luck those products are support secure VPN connections through dynamic IP. With the optional IP65, SYNC 2000 is suitable for various field IED aggregation requirements in either Transmission or Distribution substations or in Pad-mount / Pole-top cabinets.

Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter equipped with analog and digital I/Os. It comes with 6 serial and 1 Ethernet port in a rugged package. Furthermore the fiber optic version (6 serial and 1 fiber optic) gives the chance to make expansion to the I/O and add transparent channel support as well as remote configuration/diagnosis.


Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter Key Features


Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter General Key Features

In short, Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter is marvelous IEC61850 gateway for various downstream devices to SCADA/EMS systems. All the capability has been offered to save on long term upgradability costs with features as below:
  • Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter  is multi master communication capability (many-to-many protocol conversion) and having storage for up to 50000 events
  • Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter completed with time synchronization using IEC60870/DNP3/SNTP, Transparent/tunneling support for remote configuration and disturbance data collection
  • Compatible with device management using SNMP/ webserver, Network tunneling support
  • Automatic startup and initialization following power restoration to support for up to 3000 data points
  • Remote configuration that enable File upload/ download support more than 40 protocols including IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, IEC 61850, DNP3.0, Modbus RTU/ TCP, and DLMS COSEM


Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter Scalability

For better performance result Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter completed with scalability function as follows:
  • Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter has Internal and external pluggable cellular modem (GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/UMTS) with variants with up to 12 serial ports and 2 Ethernet ports available
  • Fiber optic Ethernet option for expanding communication port
  • Wide range of AC and DC power supply and external pluggable RF/PSTN modem
  • In-built and plug-in I/O support with adaptable for customization of existing protocols as well as adding new protocols


Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter Security and Reliability

Key success of Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 gateway and protocol converter relied on Security and Reliability fuction. For that reasonthis protocol converter completed with features as below:
  • NERC-CIP compliant security
  • IEC62351 support
  • SSL VPN with AES, DES or 3DES encryption
  • IEC 61850-3 compliant hardware
  • KEMA certified IEC 61850 server
  • High MTBF suitable for utility requirements


Conclusion

Built-based on the IEC 61850-3 specifications, Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 protocol gateway is reliable converter. All features answers the necessity of higher scale of scalability usage, and also amazing of security level as it supports SSL VPN, KEMA certified IEC 61850 server and more. Kalkitech’s SYNC 2000 protocol gateway is suitable for various field IED aggregation requirements in either Transmission or Distribution substations or in Pad-mount / Pole-top cabinets


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