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1 MDS SD4 TM Secure, Long Range IP/Ethernet August 2007 Product Presentation

2 Agenda Product Positioning Product Overview Enhanced Benefits Network Scenarios SD4 and IP/Ethernet Latest Firmware Features GE MDS SD Series Digital Radio Transceiver

3 Product Positioning

4 Increased demand for Ethernet and TCP/IP technology to facilitate the operation and maintenance of SCADA systems Users of radio communications in Utility SCADA are concerned with an increasing noise floor and the potential for radio interference in the unlicensed bands (ISM Band WiLAN) Regulatory changes require radio communications with greater spectral efficiency and increased cyber security MDS SD4 – Market Demands

5 MDS SD4 - Product Positioning Secure, Long-Range IP/Ethernet communications for SCADA applications Serial and Ethernet interfaces... Future-proof technology migration onto IP networks AES 128-bit encryption... For secure communications and regulatory compliance Backwards Compatible... Seamless integration into existing MDS 4710/4790 systems Store & Forward... Spectrum saving feature for repeater sites using Store & Forward function. Media Access Control... Enhanced collision avoidance technology using Media Access Control (MAC) feature.

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7 Product Overview

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9 MDS SD4 – Features & Benefits 1.Application Flexibility Low-power consumption... Sleep mode reduces power usage by up to 50% Long range wireless... Twice the receive sensitivity for more range and less cost of infrastructure ( bps) Serial and Ethernet interfaces... Future-proof technology migration onto IP networks Backwards Compatible... Seamless integration into existing MDS 4710/4790 systems Software defined... Single hardware platform configurable for 6.25, 12.5 kHz or 25 kHz channels 2.Industrially Hardened Rugged... Class 1, Div 2 for Hazardous Locations and IEEE 1613 for noise immunity 3.Reliable & Scalable Licensed Band Operation... For exclusive-use, non-shared operation in 400 MHz band 4.Secure AES 128-bit encryption... For secure communications

10 Flexible Communications COM2 Serial Port RS232 or RS485 Serial-to-Serial IP-to-Serial Power Port VDC COM1 Serial Port Dual Function Data or Management Local Configuration Antenna Port 12.5 kHz channel spacing (ICASA) AES-128 Encryption Remote Management Ethernet Port 10/100 BaseT Data and firmware load HTML Configuration

11 SD4 Operating Modes Packet with MAC Enhanced mode for Media Access Control and Store & Forward functions. Required for AES-encryption & Multi-Host feature Over The Air (OTA) format is NOT compatible with 4710 Packet Default mode for SD4-ES and SD4-SS Modules Required for AES-encryption & Multi-Host feature Over The Air (OTA) format is NOT compatible with 4710 Transparent OTA format is compatible with 4710 Best choice for new SD4 features in mixed 4710 networks Supports Data on COM1 and IP/Ethernet x710 Mode for integration into legacy 4710 networks only

12 SD4 Duplex Repeater Full Duplex Radio Module for Master / Repeater Installations Options for Redundancy on RF channel Comes fitted with factory tuned Duplexer IP-to-Serial – with integrated terminal server AES 128-bit encryption Menu System for ease of configuration Confidential - Internal Use Only

13 Enhanced Benefits

14 Built-in Web Configuration Page Uses web based SD Device Manager for easy configuration of all SD Series parameters including transmit and receive frequencies, channel size and modem speed SD Device Manager is also used to access important performance and maintenance information SD Series configuration and maintenance can also be performed using Telnet and HyperTerminal sessions

15 Spectrum Saving Store & Forward Saves radio spectrum by re-using frequencies to repeat signals Extend Communication paths using single radio Store and Forward Used in Packet with MAC mode for radio network management and collision avoidance SD4 Store&Forward Single Freq. Repeater Host Computer Remote Device

16 Comprehensive Network Management Manage your SD network using PulseNET NMS PulseNET is purpose-built for industrial communications and includes sophisticated and meaningful pre-built workflows along with intuitive graphical representations of the network Access historical network and equipment performance trending to optimize availability through predictive maintenance A comprehensive NMS system with drill-down capabilities from the network layer to the device level.

17 Network Scenarios

18 Simple IP/Serial Application

19 SD4 with Repeater + Local RTU/PLC Repeater GE MDS SD4 Remote GE MDS SD4 Remote PLC/RT U Host Computer SD4 at Remote Locations Serial + ETH & Encryption Connects to RTU/PLC SD4 Duplex Repeater Serial + ETH for PLC Interface SD4 installed at Master Site Serial + ETH & Encryption Connects to Host Computer Connects to Host PLC

20 MDS SD4 and IP/Ethernet Optimized Communications

21 Frame/Packet/Message Structure EthICMPdata ping EthIPUDPSNMPdata SNMP EthIPTCPFTPdata FTP Ethernet and IP protocols add information to data payloads to allow communications to occur in layers. Industrial Protocols like Modbus TCP/IP works the same way EthIPTCP MB hdrdata Modbus TCP/IP (Size in bytes)

22 Ethernet frame SCADA to RTU Communications All SCADA protocols work with master-slave model Modbus TCP DNP3 over IP Any serial polled protocol encapsulated over IP Virtual data transfer Actual data transfer EthIPTCPRTU#1Query PC Server SCADA Software TCP Server RTU#1 Query Eth IP TCP Client RTU#1 Eth IP TCP Modbus data is encapsulated within TCP/IP/Ethernet frames/packets The RTU receives the Ethernet frame and extracts the data before processing it RTU#1 Query

23 Ethernet frame Wireless Ethernet frame (80+ bytes) Ethernet frame Wireless Ethernet Bridges TCP Server RTU#1 A bridge transmits frames at the Ethernet layer level Every wireless bridge works this way W Eth EthIPTCPRTU#1Query EthIPTCPRTU#1Query EthIPTCPRTU#1Query PC Server SCADA Software TCP Client W Eth IP TCP Virtual data transfer W Eth Eth IP TCP RTU#1 Query

24 Ethernet frame MDS SD4 Optimized Communications TCP Server SD4 eliminates TCP/IP overhead Works with: Modbus TCP/IP DNP3 over IP Any serial polled protocol encapsulated over IP EthIPTCPRTU#1Query PC Server SCADA Software TCP Client Eth IP TCP Eth IP TCP Client Eth IP TCP Server RTU#1 EthIPTCPRTU#1Query Eth IP TCP SD4 Wireless SD4 frame (20+ bytes) RTU#1Query TCP/IP/Ethernet headers are regenerated by the receiving SD4 radio. The RTU receives exactly the same Modbus data as if it was connected directly to PC Server TCP/IP/Ethernet headers are removed by the sending SD4 radio Only the data portion is transmitted over the air W Eth Wireless Ethernet frame (80+ bytes) EthIPTCPRTU#1QueryW W Eth RTU#1 Query

25 SD4 and IP/Ethernet Data All IP connections terminate locally at the SD radio The transmitting SD extracts RTU data packet content and broadcasts it over-the-air The receiving SD regenerates the TCP/UDP data packet Makes efficient use of the channel, but has limitations SD radios dont route or bridge Ethernet data, it encapsulates industrial protocols in IP payloads

26 Latest Firmware Features

27 SD4 New Features New in the latest firmware revision for the SD series radios (release 4.1.5) –Extended Ethernet capability; supporting up to 3 simultaneous TCP/IP Client/Server connections to hosts and devices and ping over the air to remote devices bps –Extended Over The Air data speeds; now up to 19200bps on a simplex 12,5Khz channel. Double the previous rates. –Added maintenance functions e.g. reprogram remotes over the air, modem type, frequencies etc. –Simultaneous use of COM1, COM2 and ETH ports for data, acting like a full gateway for device connectivity. –WEB interface for easy programming with setup wizards –MAC network management with reduced overhead and guaranteed zero collisions over the air. –Store & Forward functionality for spectrum saving repeaters. –Terminal Server feature for Eth to Serial Conversion. –Full support for exception based protocols e.g. DNP3 & IEC /104.


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