Hitachi Energy introduced the TRO610 Cellular Router that provides state-of-the-art communications and cybersecurity, specifically designed to support industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for utilities. As smart field devices spread across power distribution networks, the TRO610 delivers efficiency by enabling a wide variety of edge computing applications. With features such as edge computing and multiple secure connectivity options, the TRO610 lays the foundation for network modernization and future network applications.
“Advanced connectivity options play an important role as utilities and industries increasingly adopt on-premises or cloud-based technology solutions to digitize and improve operations in an environmentally sustainable way,” said Massimo Danieli, Director General of the Grid Automation Business Unit at Hitachi. Energy.
The TRO610 is a compact, cost-effective router that is ruggedized for operations in harsh environments. It provides an edge computing platform to host custom applications and a Bluetooth option for sensor data connectivity.
Complying with the 3GPP1 (3rd Generation Partnership Project) specification, the TRO610 operates on public and private 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular networks on multiple frequencies, including CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service), Anterix, 410Mz, and 450MHz. The device is ideal for utility applications, especially power distribution networks, thanks to its compliance and certification to IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850 standards.
The TRO610 can be easily managed via Hitachi Energy Supers unified network management and monitoring system. Supros simplifies installation with low-touch deployment of wireless devices and remote terminal units (RTUs) and supports over-the-air firmware updates.
The TRO610 supports a host of modern smart city applications such as electric vehicle charging stations, environmental health monitoring, traffic management and public safety. For electric utilities, the TRO610 complements Hitachi Energy’s solutions for battery storage monitoring, circuit breakers, reclosers, voltage monitors and secondary substation monitoring, among others. It provides always-on cellular connectivity to Field Area Networks (FANs) that underpin energy management applications and utility distribution network operations.