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The Wireless Gateway ARG600 provides wireless monitoring and control of field devices via cellular network from a central site or control center. The devices offer industrial quality connectivity for TCP/IP based protocols. Wireless Gateway ARG600 exhibits integrated communication capability and seamless integration to SCADA systems.

Wireless Gateway ARG600 is a member of ABB’s Arctic product family and part of its 600 Wireless Gateway product series.

With the Wireless Gateway ARG600 the Ethernet and serial devices can be attached to a TCP/IP based control system. DNP3.0 serial devices can be also attached to a DNP3 TCP SCADA system. In this case DNP3.0 protocol is transferred just over TCP/IP communication (transparent serial gateway mode).

Wireless Gateway ARG600 can be utilized in various industrial and utility applications to maximize the following benefits:

  • Industrial grade TCP/IP router: Several serial and TCP/IP based field devices can be integrated into a central supervisory and control system (SCADA)
  • Ideal for retrofitting – allows the user to extend the life cycle of existing serial-based substation devices
  • Remote access to field devices means less site visits for operations and maintenance
  • Optimizing the cost of communication by using public cellular networks
  • Possibility to upgrade from existing legacy private radio system to a high bandwidth cellular network based solution. This allows you to fully maximize usage of the existing application. For example video surveillance traffic can now be integrated into the same system.

Key features include:

  • Always-on TCP/IP routing and serial over TCP/IP based two-way communication
  • Arctic Patrol - connectivity supervision of the communication system
  • Secure communication maintained with VPN and Firewall
  • OpenVPN client and server – enables directly connecting one to five Arctic 600 series devices to a single Arctic 600 series device
  • Mobile operator independent static IP addressing with Arctic M2M Gateway ARM600
  • Two SIM card slots and 4 port LAN/WAN switch (dual SIM variants only)
  • Typically, several ARG600 Wireless Controllers or other Arctic 600 series gateways are combined with the ARM600 M2M Gateway to form a reliable and secure communication system for any utility or industrial application.