GW2024P Series Ruggedised Router

DIN Rail Router/RTU for High Isolation Scenarios
Supports GPRS, 3G, LTE and optionally 450MHz CDMA

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Substation hardened for:

  • Distribution automation
  • Smart grid
  • Smart metering
  • Water & gas utilities
  • Transport and rail
  • Integrated mini RTU controllable from a SCADA master
  • Protocol Gateway IEC 101, IEC 61850, IEC 104, Modbus, DNP3

The Virtual Access GW2024P Series industrial M2M router is a ruggedised router suitable for high isolation scenarios such as electrical transformation centres, substations and outdoor cabinets.  It is DIN rail or wall mountable. Applications include SCADA, telemetry, transportation, emergency services and other critical infrastructure.
The GW2024P Series router offers up to eight Ethernet ports and supports GPRS, 3G, LTE and optionally, 450MHz CDMA. It offers secure WAN connectivity for internet and private networking environments over wireless broadband paths.

Mini RTU
The GW2024P Series router functions as a mini RTU, meaning there are reduced deployment and operational costs as the RTU and router functionality are integrated in one device.

Multiple I/O and Serial Ports
Input and output ports can be controlled directly from SCADA master.

SCADA Protocol Conversion
SCADA protocol conversion allows utilities  to consolidate SCADA protocols to a single protocol at the master without the need to upgrade RTUs remotely.

SCADA Protocol Support
SCADA protocol support includes IEC 60870-5-101, IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61850, Modbus RTU/TCP, DNP3, RS232 and RS485.

Dual SIM
The GW2024P Series router incorporates the latest wireless technology. Dual SIM architecture ensures that a backup 3G or LTE network can take over should the primary network fail. The router detects a network problem and fails over to a standby SIM/ APN if necessary, ensuring customers’ SLAs are upheld. The GW2024P Series 3G and LTE functions also include support for inbound and outbound SMS, so for instance, if all other WAN services are unavailable, commands can be sent to the router to perform diagnostics or even reset function.

Environmentally Hardened
The GW2024P Series router is designed to meet the IP33 standard for ingress protection and EN standards for harsh environments such as electric power, rail and roads.

Ingress protection
To protect against rain and dust, the box is completely sealed other than the bottom connectors.

External vibration
The device is designed to withstand environments such as roadsides where there is a high level of vibration.

The GW2024P Series is tested to random vibration, drop, topple and bump standards to ensure the device will continue to operate under conditions that would not be tolerated by commercial grade communications products. It has an optional conformal coating that protects against condensation.

EMC immunity, Safety, ESD and Electrical Isolation
Environments such as substations and transport can contain high levels of radiated emissions from switchgear, tracks and other power sources. In addition there are tight safety regulations to prevent injury or equipment damage. These require far higher levels of isolation than commercial grade communications equipment. The device is designed to meet the high EMC, safety, ESD and isolation standards mandated by these applications. The PVC enclosure enables the GW2024P Series to be electrically isolated from ground, providing a high level of immunity from electrical surges and transients.

In addition, the RS232 and RS485 serial ports on the GW2024P are fully isolated from the main circuit to a level of 2000V DC continuous. This provides a high level of reliability in harsh electrical environments.

Automatic Failover
Optional automatic failover from fixed to wireless circuits ensures business connectivity through network or last mile circuit outages, whilst email alerting and auto-failback confirm primary circuit restoration.

Managed Ethernet Switch
The two port 10/100 Mbps managed Ethernet switch enables multiple devices to be connected in remote environments with the ability to segment into individually filtered subnets or DMZs. Tagged VLAN (802.1q) segmentation offers further versatility for diverse network applications.

Advanced Security & Routing Features
GW2024P Series routers deliver business grade security services including:
•IPSec (3DES and AES)
•Stateful Firewall

Extended Temperature
The GW2024P Series router supports an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C.

Software Features


  • Automatic configuration using Activator server
  • Command Line Interface via Telnet or SSH
  • TFTP client download/upload
  • SNMP agent
  • SMS management support

Fault Investigation and Reporting

  • Event logging
  • Syslog support
  • Packet tracing

Routing Features

  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • DHCP server/client
  • DynDNS
  • NAT
  • NAT Traversal
  • NTP Client
  • VLAN support
  • Packet filtering
  • Firewall
  • Port forwarding
  • BGPv4, OSPF
  • RIP (v1 and v2)
  • IPSec/L2TP/GRE
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3
  • TLS 1.2
  • 802.1x authentication
  • IEC 104
  • QoS
  • VRRP


  • IKE version 2
  • x.509 certificates
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography (EEC)
  • SHA2_512 support
  • AES_CBC (256), 3DES and DES
  • PFS
  • SCEP
  • DH_8192
  • 802.1x authentication
  • IEC 104

SCADA Protocol Conversion
Protocol conversion including the following:

  • IEC 60870-5-104
  • IEC 60870-5-101
  • IEC 61850
  • Modbus
  • DNP3
  • Serial to Ethernet

SCADA Protocol Functionality

  • Control of I/O from SCADA master
  • Protocol conversion
  • Monitoring of comms. interface status from SCADA master
  • Basic PLC functions

Terminal Server

  • Serial RS232, RS485 to TCP/IP or UDP/IP conversion
  • Connects serial ports to TCP or UDP streams

Hardware Features

LAN Interfaces

  • Two 10/100 Mbps base-T Ethernet ports
  • Auto detects full- or half-duplex operation
  • Auto detects a regular or crossover cable for easy connection to a switch or hub
  • Tag-based 802.1Q VLAN or port-based VLAN

WAN Interfaces

  • Wireless WAN with 3G or LTE options
  • Ethernet ports can optionally be configured for WAN use

RS232 Serial Interface

  • Speeds up to 115,200bps
  • RJ45 socket presentation
  • Interface is fully isolated from the main circuitry and the other interfaces to 2000V DC

RS485 Serial Interface

  • Half duplex two-wire interface
  • RJ45 socket presentation
  • Interface is fully isolated from the main circuitry and the other interfaces to 2000V DC


  • 2 SIM card sockets with optional slot cover


  • Supports two SMA female antenna sockets
  • Supports antenna Rx diversity in 2G and 3G modes and MIMO in LTE mode

Approvals and CE Certificates

  • EN 60950 safety approval
  • EN 55022 and EN 55024 EMC
  • IEC 61000-4-2 severity level 3 Table 13 IEC 60870-2-1, 6 KV discharge
  • IEC 61000-4-3 severity level 3, Table 15 of IEC 60870-2-1, 10 V/m
  • IEC 61000-4-4 class 4 fast transients immunity
  • IEC 61000-4-5 class 4 electrical surges immunity
  • IEC 61000-4-6 class 3 conducted immunity
  • IEC 61000-4-8 severity level 3 Table 14 of IEC 60870-2, 30/300 A/m
  • IEC 61000-4-12 class 4 ring wave immunity

Power Input

  • GW2024P-2-48VDC: 36-72V DC
  • GW2024P-4-48VDC: 36-72V DC
  • GW2024P-2: 24V AC or 9-36V DC
  • GW2024P-8: 36V AC or 9-36V DC
  • GW2024P-2 uses a 24V AC input and GW2024P-8 uses a 36V AC input to achieve 2.2 seconds of power hold-up. This enables a last gasp message to be reliably sent on power down.
  • GW2024P-4-48VDC and GW2024P-2-48VDC: 36-72V DC: 36-72V DC input optional last gasp power hold-up.

Operating Temperature

  • Operating temperatures vary, speak to our sales team.

Physical and Environment

  • Unit size: W160 x H120 x D75mm
GW2024P Series Ruggedised Router
EthernetSIM Sockets3GLTECDMA450RS232 IsolatedRS485 IsolatedRS232/RS485Input Voltage
GW2024P-22211+24V AC/DC

• = Optional

Virtual Access offers an extensive range of radio modules. Use the tables below to choose the best option for your application.
*Not recommended for new projects
Refer to router datasheet for operating temperature.

RF Band Options
Order CodeRegion2G Bands3G BandsLTE BandsLTE CategoryGPSFormats

Europe China






TX 452.500 ~ 457.475
RX 462.000 ~ 467.475



RFL*Europe APAC900/1800900/2100PCIE
RFM*North America850/1900B2/B4/B5/B17YesPCIE
RFNWorldwide850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B20 B25/B26/B29/B30/B41YesPCIE
RFPAU/NZ/Latin America/Taiwan850/900/1800/1900850/900/1900/2100B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B28/B404YesPCIE




RFUEMEA/North America/Latin America/APAC/Japan/Australia800/850/900/2100/1900/1800/1700B1/B2/B3/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B21/B25/B26/B38/B39/B40/B41/B666PCIE
RFZBand specific3(900)/8(1800)B1/B8B3/B7/B5/B20/B31PCIE
RFVChina3(900)/8(1800)B1/B8FDD B1/B3/B7/B8
TDD B38/B40/B34/B39/B41
RFWEMEA/Korea/Thailand/India3(900)/8(1800)B1/B8FDD B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28A
TDD B38/B40/B41
QFAEurope/Australia/South AmericaB2/B3/B5/B8/B1/B2/B5/B8B1/B2/B3/B4(AWS)/B5/B7/B8/B40
TDD 2300/B28 (700 APAC)
QFBB1/B2/B5/B8TDD B38/B39/B40/B413PCIE
QFCEurope/North & South America/Asia/Australia/Japan/AfricaB1/B2/B5/B6/B9/B19/B8/B4(AWS)B1/B2/B3/B4(AWS) B7/B8/B9/B12(700ac)/B13(700c)/B18(800 lower)/B19/(800 upper) B20(800DD)/B5/B26(US850 Ext)/B28 (700 APAC)/B29(US 700de lower)/B41 (TDD 2500)/B30(2300WCS)/B66(AWS-3)/B32(1500)/B46(TDD5200)12YesPCIE
QFMEuropeB1/B8/B5B1/B3/B7/B8/B209800DD)/B5(850)/B38(TDD 2600)/B40(TDD2300)/B41(TDD2500)4LGA
QFRGlobal (AT&T, Sierra Wireless, T-Mobile, VerizonB2/B3/B5/B8B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B9B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B38/B39/B40/B414YesPCIE
QFSEurope/North America/China/Japan/Africa/APACB1/B2/B8/B4/B5B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B11/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B21/B26/B28/B29/B30/B38/B39/B40/B41/B669PCIE
QFTGlobal (AT&T, Sierra Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon850/900/1800/1900B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28M1/NB1OptionalLGA