PFC200 Controller with 3G Modem: Remote Access via GPRS and SMS
Wireless data transmissions can be used for communication with machines and systems in areas that are difficult to access, such as, for example, in renewable energy or in mobile applications. One method for extending telecontrol technology is to use the globally available mobile phone network. Which is exactly why the PFC200 Controller from WAGO has a 3G modem as standard equipment.
How you can save costs using the PFC200 Controller with mobile communications modem.
You can control, monitor, maintain and run diagnostics on your decentralized machines and systems around the globe using the PFC200 Controller with 3G modem. By detaching yourself from cabled solutions, you can access your controller regardless of location via the internet. This saves time and money: modern data networks take over the routing, communicating, and delivery of data packets.
Advantages of remote access using the PFC200 with telecontrol technology
- 3G modem
- Send and receive SMS messages
- Secure connection via OpenVPN and IPsec
- Telecontrol protocols
- Top of the line equipment
WAGO's newest PFC200 Controller joins the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 equipped with a 3G modem with standard (mini) SIM card. The only requirements for the mobile communication functions are a mobile phone contract and a SIM card. The PFC200 provides wireless GPRS Internet connectivity and allows convenient bidirectional communication via SMS. The settings for the mobile communication network can be configured directly from the web-based management of the controller.
Secure connection via OpenVPN and IPsec
Error-free distance monitoring and secure data transmission are among the strengths of the PFC200 with 3G Modem: When accessing your equipment via the mobile communication network, the controller sets the encryption using “Virtual Private Network” (VPN). You have a choice between the OpenVPN and IPsec protocols. A VPN tunnel connects the controller to the network via GPRS and transmits all data encrypted at SSL and TLS. The data are thus protected from access by third parties. The configuration of the VPN can also be carried out using the web-based management on the controller.
In addition to the standard version, WAGO's PFC200 is also available with an extended temperature operating range from −20°C to +60°C (750-8207/025-000) and as a telecontrol variant (750-8207/025-001). The PFC200 telecontrollers support the following protocols: IEC 60870-5-101, -103 and -104, IEC 61850, IEC 61400-25, as well as DNP3.
Top of the line equipment
The 750-8207 PFC200 features two ETHERNET ports and an RS-232/RS-485 interface for seamless network integration. Going even further, an integrated network switch enables easy line topology implementation. Additionally, an integrated webserver provides the user with online configuration options and status information anywhere he or she happens to be. Featuring fan- and battery-free design with SDHC memory, the all-new PFC200 is maintenance-free and extremely robust.
Availability: Q2 2016