INSYS: smart, compact VPN router as iIoT gateway for industry and buildings
With the SCR series, INSYS icom launches modern routers with a compact, flexibly mountable housing. These new iIoT gateways are available now.
The routers are available as 4G and LAN versions, both also as variant with digital I/Os. Both IP-based and serial devices can be connected locally. The release of the multi-functional SCR makes it easy to retrofit existing plants and transform them into modern, industrial IoT environments. The compact housing and the two mounting directions make the iIoT gateway suitable for switch cabinets in industrial environments as well as building connection boxes. The SCR series features the icom operating system and the icom SmartBox Linux environment. This virtual environment allows to execute scripts and programs or store and process data in so-called containers (LXC) on the router – all independent of each other. Therefore, the SCR is not only suitable for secure remote maintenance but also as a cost-effective solution for edge computing applications like condition monitoring or data analytics. Moreover, conditions and values of connected devices can be monitored independent of the protocol and various cloud services can be connected for applications like reporting or benchmarking. Amongst others, stateful firewall and VPN functionality, for example using the VPN service icom Connectivity Suite – VPN, provide IT security.