MDS – iNET-II 900

The MDS iNET-II is an industrial wireless solution that provides long distance, unlicensed communications, up to 1 Mbps, allowing users to interface both Ethernet and serial controllers such as PLCs, RTUs and SCADA systems. The MDS iNET-II offers the right balance of speed and range to enable a wide variety of applications that require higher data capability than typical SCADA communication systems can provide. It combines the higher speed of Digital Transmission Systems (DTS) with the robustness of Frequency Hopping technology.

Product Description

The MDS iNET-II combines the interfaces, functionality and security features that are standard across the Information Technology (IT) industry with a hardened radio platform necessary for the harsh environment of mission-critical applications in SCADA applications.

Key Benefits
• Provides wireless megabit-speed connectivity to Ethernet devices
• Unlicensed long range communication of IP/Ethernet and serial data
• Multiple layers of cyber-security, including AES 128-bit encryption, 802.1x device authentication and frequency hopping
• Supports multiple industry-standard protocols including Modbus TCP, DF1 and IEC 61850
• Reduces integration, configuration, and support costs found with multi-box solutions

Industrially Hardened
• Operation in extreme temperatures from –30oC to 60oC
• CSA-approved for class I, Div. 2 groups
• IEEE-1613* approval for operation in electric substation environments

Application Flexibility
• Industry standard software compatibility in industrial grade hardware platform
• Megabit speed accommodates multiple services on one infrastructure
• Long range wireless communication, up to 20 miles
• IP/Ethernet and serial functions can operate simultaneously on the same network

Reliable & Scalable
• Unlicensed spread spectrum technology
• Point-to-Multipoint, 2-way communication
• High receive sensitivity for noisy environments and long distances
• Handles multiple industry protocols including Modbus, Modbus TCP, and DF1