SEL recently released a new cellular router that helps utilities securely use public cellular networks for communication with remote equipment and devices. This new router allows utilities to upgrade from older 3G technology and extend communications to previously unreachable areas of their power systems.
The SEL-3061 Cellular Router provides secure wireless communications for electric utility applications such as SCADA, engineering access, low-speed control, and metering. It supports 4G LTE and 3G cellular networks from multiple carriers for widespread coverage. The SEL-3061 also improves cybersecurity with IPsec encryption for up to five VPN tunnels, deny-by-default port forwarding, and syslog event logging. A web interface simplifies configuration and provides network management and diagnostic information.
With Ethernet and serial ports, the SEL-3061 connects to remote equipment and devices, including new and older recloser controls, motor-operated switches, capacitor banks, voltage regulators, programmable controllers, meters, and more.