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Encore BANDIT – SCADA/M2M Router

Encore’s BANDIT™ Family of rugged routers are SCADA, Smart Grid and AMR/AMI enabled and designed for mission critical applications in harsh environments with wide temperature ranges found in utility substations, industrial plant floors, railroad wayside stations, transportation, construction sites and point-of-sale infrastructures.

BANDIT routers are ideal for integration of legacy RTU/PLC systems with satellite IP modems.


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BANDIT 2™ is an industrially hardened cyber security appliance with integrated router, firewall, terminal server, serial-to-IP conversion, legacy-protocol conversion, and VPN functionality. Ideally suited for M2M, banking (ATM), AMI/AMR, electric, gas, oil and water utilities, transportation, green energy, and traffic control system applications, the BANDIT 2™ ensures secure system data and SCADA network connections directly to the Internet, secure Wide Area Network (WAN) and/or Local Area Network (LAN), or commercial cellular data IP services. With its seamless Host Site diversification failover feature, the BANDIT 2™ is ideal for Disaster Recovery and Application Load Sharing to multiple Host Sites.

Summary Points:

  • IPSec or Selective Layer Encryption (SLE) for enhanced VPN over satellite networks
  • Manageability (Remote Monitoring and Configuration)
  • Multi Network connectivity over any network including Frame Relay and IP Broadband
  • Up to 2 serial ports for legacy traffic
  • Host Site Diversification for Disaster Recover with Multicast

Serial Legacy Support:

  • One DB25 port (RS232)
  • Supports multiple asynchronous and synchronous legacy protocols
  • One DB9 serial console port supporting EIA/TIA RS232
  • Protocol support for DNP3, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, MODBUS, CDC, S/NET, CONITEL, ABB, and most electrical industry proprietary protocols; inquire for additional protocols

Power & Environmental:

  • 7 watts maximum
  • DC: 12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC, 130VDC
  • AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz (with external adapter)
  • Industrially hardened operating temperature: -40° C to 85° C – DC      -30° C to 70° C – AC
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Height: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm) x Width: 6.0 in (15.24 cm) x Depth: 4.4 in. (11.18 cm)
  • Weight: Less than 1 lb. (Less than 0.45 kg)

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BANDIT 3™ provides additional functionality and has the necessary features to comply with the most stringent security requirements.

The BANDIT 3™ supports up to 6 serial RS232 ports, integrated four port fully managed Ethernet switch, selectable power supplies and redundancy options, and an optional integrated V.92 modem. In addition, the BANDIT 3™ supports two expansion slots supporting optional digital connectivity modules such as Fiber, Ethernet DMZ, T1/E1 CSU/DSUs, 56/64K CSU/DSU, MPLS, or 4 wire E&M, allowing for connectivity to microwave, satellite, IP, Frame Relay/MPLS services, analog radio and/or cellular connectivity modules allowing connectivity to public carrier secure cellular data services. Supported cellular interfaces include CDMA 1X/EVDO Rev A and GSM GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA.

General Features:

  • Protocol management (spoofing) and translation
  • NERC CIP (003, 005, 007, 009) compliant firewall security
  • Secure Wireless Cellular connection
  • SNMP manageability (Monitoring and Config)
  • Operating System (OS) and Configuration Servers
  • Disaster Recovery and Load Sharing
  • QoS Enforcement
  • VPN

Security Appliance Features:

  • Integrated router/firewall/VPN
  • DMZ LAN port
  • NAT
  • VPN (up to 30 tunnels) – IP Sec (RFC 2401) with DES, 3DES and AES (256), GRE (RFC 1701), Internet Key Exchange – IKE (RFC 2409)
  • Selective Layer Encryption (SLE)

Serial Legacy Support

  • Up to 5 DB25 ports supporting EIA/TIA RS485,RS232, RS422
  • Supports any asynchronous or synchronous traffic over IP
  • Protocol support for DNP3, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104 MODBUS, CDC, S/NET, CONITEL, ABB, and most electrical industry proprietary protocols; inquire for additional protocols

Power & Environmental:

  • 10 Watts maximum
  • DC: 12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC, 130, 250 VDC
  • AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz (with external adapter)
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing
  • Height: 2.375” (6.0 cm) x Width: 10.375” (26.4) x Depth: 7.5” ( 219.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.25 lb. (1.02 kg)

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