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M2M Gateway ARM600 is a member of ABB’s Arctic product family. The ARM600 is a communication server, a VPN concentrator and firewall and is typically placed within the same location as the central control and monitoring system, such as SCADA. The ARM600 manages all Arctic 600 Series Wireless Gateway connections and is the main interface between the field devices and the central control and monitoring system.

m2m gateway largeThe M2M Gateway ARG600 is typically part of a complete communication system which consists of Arctic 600 Series Wireless Gateways and a central Arctic M2M Gateway ARM600 communication server. The M2M Gateway is an essential part of the total communication solution. The communication solution is application independent – any type of remote application can be connected to any type of centralized control and monitoring application.

The M2M Gateway ARM600 is available in two variants:

  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
  • The Standard Edition can have up to 300 connected Arctic 600 series devices. The Enterprise Edition can handle up to 3000 connections, and also features dual power supplies and dual hard-drives.

Key features include:

  • VPN concentrator – manages VPN tunnels to Arctic 600 Series Wireless Gateways
  • Supports OpenVPN, L2TP and SSH.
  • OpenVPN bridging
  • Users are able to connect to the ARM600 with a PC from any location via VPN
  • Firewall to restrict unauthorized access
  • Provides static IP addressing of Arctic 600 Series Wireless Gateways for SCADA
  • Full routing capability – allows integrating remote Local Area Networks into a central Local Area Network
  • Configuration via web UI and console (SSH) access
  • Arctic Patrol – condition monitoring and centralized device management application that supervises the cellular connections to the connected Arctic 600 Series Wireless Gateways and enables advanced remote management of all connected Arctic gateways
  • 19” rack mountable design

Arctic Patrol features include:

  • pre-installed in ARM600 M2M Gateway
  • condition monitoring of cellular connections
  • statistical data of network usage
  • direct access to connected Arctic 600 Series Wireless Gateway user interfaces
  • automatic back-up of Arctic 600 Series Wireless Gateway configurations
  • communication network faults generate alarms

Typically, 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.