Communication Solutions for Smart Grid.
IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, DNP3 serial/TCP, Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP, IEC 62056 - DLMS, IEC 61400, ...
Main functions: Gateway, Redbox and redundat Gateway.
SIC-A Working as a Redbox allows the connection of HSR networks with traditional ones.
In case of PRP redundancy, SIC-A is not denominated Redbox, it would be a device that allows the integration into 2 independent networks through a 3rd Ethernet port. See diagram 4, PRP Gateway application.
SIC-A device is able of communicating through serial communication RS-232 or RS-485 with multiple equipment with a Master serial protocol (Modbus, IEC69870-5-101, IEC60870-5-103, DLMS...) and dispose the information into a Ethernet protocol as IEC 61850 or IEC 60870-5-104.
This way, devices with conventional protocols can be integrated in Ethernet networks with advanced protocols.
Redundant Protocol Gateway
It is the result of the combination of the functionality of a Gateway and the HSR redundancy.
With this configuration, SIC-A allows the integration of equipment with serial communications in a HSR redundant network with an advanced protocol as IEC 61850 or IEC 60870-5-104
Most complete topology
2 SIC-A in their topology of Redbox allow connecting a HSR redundant network with another PRP network.
This is a useful application that permits to coexist new networks with existing ones.
In the same way, SIC-A in its topology of PRP Gateway, would allow to integrate serial equipment with conventional protocols in a PRP network with an advanced Ethernet protocol as IEC61850, IEC 60870-5-104, etc.)